Friday, October 28, 2011
This week's prompt over on Gussy Sew's Inspiration Workshop is Favorite Recipes. And since I was making up my favorite recipe yesterday, I decided to reshare it here. The recipe is Creamy Chicken Lasagna and it is soooooo good!
12 no-boil lasagna noodles
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package of sliced portabella mushrooms
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 boxes of cream cheese, room temp (I used 1/3 less fat Neufchatel cheese and it's just as good)
2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
1 chicken buillon cube
2 tsps Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic salt
ground black pepper
1 jar of Vodka Sauce
Put chicken in a pot of water and bring to a boil, once boiling cook for 20 minutes (check chicken to make sure it's cooked through), shred
Saute mushrooms and onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until soft, adding garlic at the last minute
In a large bowl, combine chicken, veggies, cream cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella, Italian seasonings, garlic salt and pepper. Dissolve the buillon cube in 1/4 cup of boiling water and add to the mixture. Mix well.
Spread 1/3 of the Vodka sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 pan and top with 4 noodles. Spread half of the chicken mixture on top and then 1/3 more of the sauce. Add another layer of 4 noodles, the rest of the chicken mixture and 4 more noodles. Top with the remaining Vodka sauce and sprinkle with the remaining cup of mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 20 minutes.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I took a break from sewing for the upcoming purse/jewelry party to make up this wallet for my best friend. This is the Girl's Best Friend Wallet pattern from Jennalou Designs, made up in an awesome, mustard-colored fabric from Joann's. It's lined with a chocolate brown Kona cotton.
This was a tough one. I sewed and resewed the zipper. Then I had to cut all new pattern pieces for the zippered pocket and try one last time. I have a zillion links saved under sewing tips, so I finally went through them and found one for inserting a zippered pocket. Check it out here, it saved me!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
My microwave was seriously nasty, so I decided to take 4 seconds and put this Pin I had found to the test - and it worked! I should have taken before and after pictures, but that would be too embarrassing :) Just take my word for it - this little trick works!!
Friday, October 21, 2011
Oops! This post is a little late! Luckily Gussy Sews gives us till Sunday to post :) Anyhoo, this week's Inspiration Workshop prompt is Accessories - my favorite! And of course, my favorite accessories are those that you can make yourself :) I have TONS of DIY tutorials on my Pinterest for accessories that I want to make - here are some of my top choices:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Finally! These 2 Little Owl Pouches have been done for a week, except for their straps. This is a super-cute and simple pattern from Keykalou Patterns that is only available as a lite pattern here on her blog. I also made a pink owl print pouch up, but it did not come out so good, so no photos!
I also made up 2 more make-up bags using this pattern by Studio Cherie. This is fast becoming a favorite! I especially love the fabric on the second one, it's a mini-chevron print that reminds me of the famous print by the fashion house, Missoni. I got the fabric on clearance at Joann's and I like it so much I'm going to have to find more! I got really lucky with my zippers, they match the fabrics perfectly! And, I already have another make-up bag cut out and ready to sew - told you I love them!
Friday, October 14, 2011
This week's Inspiration Workshop over on Gussy Sew's is Red! I have been slacking on my participation in the Inspiration Workshop, but this week I took a piece of paper and started brainstorming ideas, and it really helped! Here are some pics I found on Pinterest that show my favorite things in with the color Red :)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Hi there! Been doing some fun stuff lately - including making this delicious soup and grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. I also made chicken lasagna the other night, sooo good! Try these recipes!!
Also picked up this adorable (and huge!) owl printed reusable bag for 99 cents!!! Check your local Marshall's :)