Thursday, July 25, 2013

What to cook when you don't have much to work with

A friend of mine is a few days away from a fantastic journey and a new life...they are moving to a new city, and new state, and there isn't much room in the car for supplies when you figure in the necessities until the moving truck gets there with everything else.  Keep in mind this would also work if you were doing a kitchen remodel...

So what do you pack? what can you cook with the simplest of tools?  My advice, pack a large frying pan, a medium or large pot, tongs, a spatula and a spoon.

And what can you cook with that?

Breakfasts are simple, you have cereal, eggs and bacon, pancakes even if you do them small and one at a time.

Lunch, keep it simple, fresh fruit and "sammaches" or even leftovers from the night before.

Dinners, now there you can have fun.  There is smothered pork chops, loaded baked potatoes, fish fillets, my favorite chicken rice a roni, loaded mac n cheese, spaghetti, not-lasagna casserole, chicken angle hair pasta.  And when you don't want to cook inside, because she is moving to a beach community there is always the option of grilling burgers and brats, bbq chicken.

And don't forget the s'mores for dessert!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

That's evil!

Happy Hooker checking in!  I have been busy, trying to pack to sell our house...doing blanket and afghan projects, recovering from an emergency surgery, and starting on new projects!

I created a ripple blanket for my niece, seemed only fair because I had started one for her sissy, who's due in September/October.  She doesn't like it at

And of course I started a new minion, and posting said minion on Facebook was a great idea, as I have sold him, and have an order for another regular minion.

I have also been asked to create an Evil Minion from Despicable Me 2.  So I am using the standard minion pattern to create a new pattern for the evil minion.

I am using Red Heart Dark Orchid yarn for the body

And Lion Brand Homespun in Grape for the hair.
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I am planning on using black yarn to create the buttons instead of purchasing buttons, but we'll see, I may change my mind.