Wednesday, September 20, 2017

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...our carbon monoxide detector needed a battery...and of course it's some ridiculous size that no one keeps...and since you can't really put up with that beeping...you have to go out right away and buy one of the silly little batteries...

...all of that to explain what I was doing at Stuff-Mart...(looking for a battery...that they also did not have...I finally went to a specialty battery and bulb store and they had one)...
...and it being the end of summer and all...Stuff-Mart has all their summer things on clearance...

...so...I got this weird dress/cover up thingy...at least I think that's what you'd use it for...I really can't imagine where you would wear it...because it definitely needs a lining...
...so on the same clearance rack...they had a plethora of these skimpy tops...for a quarter...25¢ ...they were approximately the right colour...so...I bought three...
...and I cut them off...
...you know where I'm going with this...I'm going to sew them together into a tube...and use it to line the skirt...

...and maybe I'll find some use for the bralette thingy too...
...so this is the skirt detached from it's bra thingy...you can't see it very well here...but it's very sheer...
...maybe ok for a beach cover up...
...ta-daaa...one fully lined skirt...total cost $3...time invested...about 15 minutes...
...and I actually wore it to Church Sunday...
...what have you re-fashioned recently?...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

...Tuesdays with Julia...

...it seems like it's been a long time since I've cooked with Julia...so I made two recipes...
...first another version of artichokes...as we probably won't see any fresh artichokes again until next spring...VEGAN ARTICHAUTS AU GRATIN
...and then a peppery sauce...Vegan Sauce Poivrade

...both were really good and all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, September 18, 2017

...Over the Weekend...

...I made these delicious chewy oatmeal granola apple bars...
...they were super easy to make...
...and they made the house smell delicious...
...I sliced them up into bars...
...and I'm keeping them (while they last) in a pyrex dish...
...these bars are so delicious and so handy to have around...they make a perfect quick on the go breakfast...

...from Maddie Lymburner's youtube channel...

...it was already vegan...and the only thing I did differently was to leave out the nutmeg...not a fan of nutmeg...

APPLE PIE OATMEAL BARS:

1.5 cups rolled oats
2 cups oat flour
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
3/4 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1.5 tsp blackstrap molasses
2 medium apples sliced

- MIX all ingredients except apples in a large mixing bowl. Press out half the mixture in a lined 8x8 baking pan. Add the sliced apples and gently press them into the oat layer. Then add the rest of the oat mixture on top. Sprinkle with extra oats and cinnamon.

- BAKE at 325F for 30 minutes.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

...Dinner and a Movie...

...nothing too interesting...
...although I did eat an entire half of a watermelon for dessert...and boy was I stuffed...
...the Man's pick for the movie and he chose a Nixon documentary...Our Nixon...it was probably payback for Me before You...haha...

...JK...it was really good...and the funny thing is...that having lived through the Nixon era as a child...I just kind of had this vague idea of what was really going on...and it's definitely beneficial for me to revisit this part of our nation's history...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your weekend!

Friday, September 15, 2017

...Floppy Little Kitten...

...this kitten slays me...
...I've started calling her floppy little kitten...

...seriously...I've got to take a video of her coming into a room and flopping down like this...she's like one of those fainting goats...

...and then she'll just go to sleep...wherever she flops down...

...have y'all ever seen this cat/kitten behavior before?...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

...W.I.A.Y. ...

...I had made a batch of Bryanna's Lowfat Granola...so I had that for breakfast...
Breakfast - Granola with Homemade Almond Milk
...and then I'd been craving sushi...so I got everything together for that...the Man hates sushi...
...but I love it...this is the first time I've tried the powdered wasabi...and boy is it ever strong...

Lunch - Vegan Sushi
Snack - Gala Apple and Pecans...
Dinner - Linguine tossed with steamed broccoli, olive oil and red pepper flakes...simple and yummy...
...and one more snack...this one is actually a favorite breakfast of mine (and my Daddy's)...and taking a queue from the Man who often has cereal as a late night snack...

Snack - Cheerio (style) cereal with banana and almond milk...

..your turn to inspire me with what you ate yesterday...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

...Garden Haul...maybe the last one this year...

...our 'gardener' told us that this would probably be the last of the tomatoes this year...and the last of the fresh corn...
...and those tomatoes...seriously...bigger than my hand...
...and the first onions...what I consider a 'fall' crop...and it is definitely cooling off...and the trees are changing colour to that...you know...darker/duller green before they actually change to fall colours...

~Have a lovely day!