Monday, May 5, 2008

Still More from the Weekend

Check out these fabrics I got at Joanne's. They're all lightweight cottons that are destined to become summer tops. I'm really excited. It's hard to get out, since Rainer can't come along, so I took the opportunity to stock up. And everything was on sale, so if I do really mess up it won't cost a fortune (although I find I'm wearing the last one a surprising lot, considering it has some "issues"--they don't bother me, and mostly I'm around the house anyway).
A word about the trampoline--isn't it ugly? I think so, but I have to say this has been a great toy for our family. It's like a giant playpen for Dieter, he loves it, but it brings the big kids out too (at least a little bit, when Dieter asks them); it's honestly fun for everyone, adults included. Exercise, fresh air, bonding--all worth the eyesore, I've come to think. (And it won't be forever, I hope).
I just discovered that there is an Everyday Food Flickr group. It is so interesting to see what people make and how it turns out. I was inspired to make this "Lighter Sesame Chicken" from the December 2007 issue. It was great! The only modification I made was to double the sauce so there would be enough to coat the broccoli too. I'd definitely do that again--it was so yummy, and good as leftovers for lunch too.
I couldn't resist photographing the baby's portion. Isn't it cute?
I decided to make strawberry shortcake too. This comes from the May 2005 issue.


I love this presentation--like a strawberry shortcake sandwich. Faith ate one of the scones just plain today after school and she said it was really good. I did make one modification: I lowered the oven temp to 400 and started checking them after 15 minutes (because I burnt these when I made them 3 years ago--I always make notes on my recipes though, so I knew what to do this time).

14 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow, those strawberry shortcakes look so good, you are making me hungry! Unfortunately, our garden is too small for a trampoline but a friend of ours has one and it really does keep the kids amused for hours!
Pretty fabrics too, can't wait to see what you make from them.
Rachelxx

amy t sharp said...

making notes on yr recipes is genius! Love yr ideas. I will be making some shortcake soon- yummy!

kirsten said...

i like the idea of an 'everyday' flickr group - some of those recipes are awesome -off to bookmark the sesame one!

Amy said...

it is 8:30am I just ate breakfast and I am nursing my cup of coffe and now all I can think about are the few strawberries left in the fridge...everything looks soooooo yummy! I am not even hungry!

Laura said...

What a delicious weekend :)

About Us: said...

MaryBeth,

The strawbery shortcake looks great. I will have to make this one since I love strawberries. I also just subcribed to EveryDay Food and I like it. I will definitely make this sesame chicken recipe. Thanks for the heads up on both recipes, for oven temp for shortcake and the extra sauce for the sesame chicken.

Looks like the kids are enjoying the trampoline. That's nice. :-)

Molly

Julie said...

I love the fabric you found... and your food photos look delicious! I love Rainer's wooden bowl too! I was eyeing one from Nova for a baby shower gift.

Meg said...

Oooh, I'm going to have to try that chicken and broccoli dish; it looks delicious! I'll have to check out the flickr site.

And I'm almost finished making that exact same top--I stocked up at Joann yesterday, and I don't think I was able to use my coupon because everything was marked down.

Happy sewing--and cooking!

Kelli said...

I love our trampoline also. We had taken it down a few years ago and just put it back up at our new house for the little ones. We actually put in our one area of our deck, since its only the little kids jumping on it, it can be closer to use to watch them or easier to go out with them (our yard is terraced) yummy looking food. and beautiful summer fabric.

MamaBlogger said...

Wow! So much good stuff in that post! I think you should rename it "post with lots and lots of good stuff!" Can't wait to see the finished products from that lovely fabric!

felt said...

we have a very ugly trampoline that has provided hours of fun for our girls, and the neighborhood girls. We have a 3 at a time rule, and when my lola was little, if she was interested in standing, everyone else had to sit still, while she checked it out.
It is horrible to look at, but wonderful to have-especially with the padding and the netting! I love this blog, it's very inspiring. thanks-Nicole

Gift of Green said...

Yummo!

Em said...

Mmmm... your strawberry shortcakes turned out wonderful! I tried making some last week... not so good... I think I need new baking powder... They were so flat! They didn't rise at all!!! I'm hoping to try again for my daughter's birthday party - I'll have to do a test-run before that... maybe tomorrow!

Erna said...

that looks sooo delicous! I only knew strawberry shortcake from the tv but now I know better...