Tuesday, May 21, 2019

...Over the Weekend...

...I think I mentioned that the Man was away at a conference last week...and when he got back...we went out for dinner...these were our appetizers...I got the sesame edamame...and the Man got the fried cauliflower...but we kinda shared both...I say kinda because the Man only ate about 2 of the edamame...whereas I undoubtedly ate over half of the cauliflower...haha...
...the Man order a spicy margarita of some sort...and it came with this hot sauce smiley face...which I thought was cute...
...and my entree was a couple of vegan tacos...the one on the left is black bean, mushroom and sweet potato and the one on the right is fried tofu...both were delicious...

...we've been having absolutely awesome weather for this time of year...highs were in the 70s all week...
...so we took Jack for a nature walk...we saw a lot of butterflies...
...this is a photo I took while chasing them through the field...but you can't even see them...
...they were varied...but mostly these orange/gold ones...
...here's a couple more...and they all loved these wildflowers...
...and it looks like it's going to be a bountiful year for blackberries...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

...Dinner and a Movie...

...I was on my own for Movie Night...because the Man was away at a conference...

...I already had some baked tofu...so I just tossed that in a pan with some bottled General Tso's sauce...steamed some broccoli...and made a small pot of rice...then I sprinkled the tofu with green onion and sesame...

...it was delicious...

...and for the movie I watched a few episodes of Dr. Who...the Man is not a fan...I am slowly watching my way through all of the Classic Dr. Who episodes...this week I watched all four parts of The Creature from the Pit...

...it was fun...and takes me back to my childhood...Tom Baker is "my doctor"...who's yours?...

~Have a lovely day!

Friday, May 17, 2019

...Friday Favorites...

...now...there's nothing wrong with 'boughten' applesauce...but you can take just a couple of apples...
...and in a very few minutes chop them...and cook them...
...with absolutely nothing else...and in a few minutes they will magically turn into the very best applesauce...
...with only ONE ingredient...apples...
...perfectly served over a two ingredient probiotic yogurt vegan biscuit...like gravy...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

...tiny things Thursday...

...these are the the tiny flowers and leaves for The Make and Do Crew's CROCHET FLOWER HEADBAND PATTERN...
...the only thing I did differently from the pattern was to add a French knot at the center of the pink flowers and to use a yellow French knot at the center of the purple flowers...
...the headband is a simple and straightforward chevron pattern of single crochet...
...and then you just arrange the flowers and leaves...
...and attach them "in a way that makes you happy"...
...it looks like it will be perfect for a baby's tiny head...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

...W.I.P. Wednesday...Mother's Day...

...so this was the "idea"...so oI quickly sketched it out on a piece of scrap paper...including the colours I intended to use...
...then I drew a better template/pattern...using the fonts that I wanted...
...and then in the morning...I lined it up in the corner of a white kitchen towel...and attached it with some masking tape to my fancy schmancy "light box"...aka the east facing front door...and using just a regular pencil transferred the pattern to the cloth...
...then I just started embroidering...using all acrylic threads...so that Mom can bleach the towel to keep it clean...
...and another little Mother's Day pressie was on it's way to my sweet Mom!...

...how does your creative process work?...and what's in your workbasket?...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, May 13, 2019

...Over the weekend...

...let's see...what all happened...over the weekend...
...I made croutons...
...and oat milk yogurt...
...you have to wait until the temperature is about 105-110° F
...we got another perfect basket of strawberries...just at the regular grocery store...I love when that happens...absolutely no waste...and they were delicious...
...this little guy appeared on our doorstep...
...and made himself right at home...we're calling him New Kitty...haha...and he's very used to people...no idea where he came from...the Man thinks someone set him out at the Church...he purrs loudly when he's eating...and Callie seems to HATE him...she hisses and hisses at him...but it doesn't faze him a bit...
...the Man got this iron on patch...
...so I ironed it onto a cap for him...
...Saturday evening...I went to the Mother Daughter Banquet again with The Airman's Wife...
...we had a lot of fun...
...and finally Sunday was Mother's Day...and it was just the Man and I celebrating with lunch at a new pub/restaurant...they had a tofu BBQ sandwich...it was interesting...I was expecting sweet pickles...but they were dill...still delicious though...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

...Dinner and a Movie...

...the Man mixed up a BBQ rub...
...and cooked some tofu on the grill...
...I made Nanny's Mexican Cornbread...
...and we had BBQ tofu...with Mexican Cornbread, vegetarian baked beans, and vegan potato salad...

...and for the movie...I chose Wonder...it was a sweet feel good story about some people...

...what have you been watching lately?...

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, May 10, 2019

...Friday Favorites...

...this is a photo from my phone...from the weekend before The Airman left...we all went to Pizza Hut...we had such a good time...and we got this delicious cheese-less pizza...it was so good...no one even missed the cheese...

...have you ever ordered a pizza without cheese?...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

...What I Eat in a Day...as a Vegan...

...breakfast was just an everything bagel with probiotic almond meal cream cheese...coffee and a glass of mango cranberry juice...
...mid morning I was hungry so I made a bowl of grits...and used up the last of the I can't believe it's not butter Vegan...it was OK...but I prefer Earth Balance...so I probably won't buy this brand again...
...lunch was a tofu sammie...just with homemade vegan mayo and lettuce...with some leftover Brussels sprouts and butternut squash...
...and then in the afternoon I was making rice to go with dinner and I was hungry...so I steamed some broccoli and had a little bit of rice and broccoli with soy sauce...it made a good snack...
...then for dinner I had a sort of vegan stew...that I just kind of whipped up when I found this leftover packet of VEGAN SAUCE BRUN in the freezer...so I just made the rice and peas to go with it...it was delicious...and one less thing in the freezer now...

...what did you eat yesterday?...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

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

...I finished the flip/flop/bootie remake...
...I said I was going to add some royal blue to the reused slipper tops to make them match the flip/flop soles...and this is the funky free-style design I came up with for that...haha...

...it's just chain stitch through the fabric tops...and then single crochet around the opening...
...and then I just single crocheted the reused top to the soles using the royal blue yarn...
...a couple of things...

...yes...they are a bit big and clownish...the pattern says to use a size smaller than you normally wear...and I can see why...

...and I almost always wear socks with all of my slippers no matter what the sole is made of...but you'd probably want to wear socks with these just for comfort's sake...
...so they're fine for house slippers...the ones in the pattern would be nice enough to wear out...but definitely not this version... ...for wearability...they kind of remind me of these pink fluffy slippers I had when I was little...
...in other knitting news...I've got both of my tan sock remakes to the same level of completeness...and I'll finish off the tops in k2p2 ribbing like I did on the red ones...

...what's in your workbasket?

~Have a lovely day!