Monthly Archives: December 2010

What’s for dinner?

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While I do plan on updating soon with pictures of last minute Christmas present projects for Mister Fuzzy, I decided tonight would be a good opportunity to share some creativity of the edible variety.

Inspiration struck me earlier this week while watching a cook on television talk about biscuits she serves at her restaurant that contain spinach and brie cheese. Brie isn’t commonly found at the grocery stores in this area, so although I thought the idea was nifty, I didn’t anticipate recreating it. That is, until our office Christmas party took place at none other than Red Lobster – home of those delicious cheddar biscuits that I often smuggle out in my purse just so I can ask for more and take them home. It hit me then! Why not do cheddar and spinach? It sounded like such a delightful combination.

I decided to experiment with it. Unfortunately for you, I never do exact measurements when I cook, but I must have used something like this:
4 c. bisquick
1 c. milk
1/2 c. melted butter
a couple heaping handfuls of sharp cheddar
1/3 package of frozen spinach (I believe it was Green Giant)

When I put the dough onto the baking sheet, I topped the balls with a sprinkle of garlic salt.

The result was miraculous (and tasty!)!  Scrumptious biscuits! I will definitely be experimenting with these again.

I then went on to make a hodgepodge of foods from various ethnic backgrounds, but they tasted so wonderful together. Mister Fuzzy and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it was adorable getting him to help me in the kitchen.

Other than the delicious biscuits, we made a spring greens salad with feta, sliced tomatoes, and we ended up topping it with a ginger dressing (not pictured).

I am rather fond of flat iron steak and its versatility in dishes. I wish I’d been able to give it longer to marinate, but our tummies were rumbling and we just couldn’t wait any longer. It still came out nice and tender, and I could have eaten it whole like this…

…but instead, I made white rice and then stir fried some veggies (including those leftover from a few festive holiday veggie trays) to serve as a bed for thinly sliced strips of the steak.

It was an absolutely lovely dinner with such a wide variety of flavors. I could definitely go for seconds right now! Share a dinner like this with someone you love tonight!

To new beginnings…

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I have always been the type to feel incomplete without some big project looming overhead…and by “some big project”, I mean several large projects going on at the same time. I’ve made clothing, dolls, strange knick knacks, even repurposed furniture, and painted every surface I could put a paintbrush to. I feel best when I’m creating, when I can feel how limitless the possibilities are. In the past, I have felt mediocre with completed projects, and I’m aiming for growth and development by starting this blog. From here on out, I wish to chronicle the projects (large & small) that I begin in my sometimes-hectic-always-stressful life.

One thing that has remained constant in my experimentations into the creative has been journaling. It’s a passion to not only write but to create visual elements within the text to wholly express myself. Recently, I’ve closed the book on several aspects of my life. I’m ready for a fresh start and new beginnings.

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It’s time to shake things up. Yes, I dare disturb the universe. I shall sing stories across these pages held by my owl-muse. I will make a change, and grow, and most of all…evolve…

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