Sunday, June 14, 2009

what my weekends are made of

this weekend was the first in weeks that i have hauled out my scrapbooking supplies and worked on my albums. i am often found thinking about crafting. (in the same way that i write down phrases and scenes that come to me, i collect pieces of scrap metal, transparencies, cardboard, and fibres that i can use for scrapbooking -- original and cheapo pages) a friend told me a few months ago that i could probably craft out of dryer lint -- and though i know she was kidding i keep brainstorming, because really -- why should birds have all the fun?

my newest quote (ok, i made it up ;) pictured hanging up on the fridge is: everyday happiness lies in the embrace of good enough.
this weekend was a waterslides, bridal shower (thankfully not one of those ones where trading birth stories takes up the bulk of the time), and having my parents over for dinner. i made what was close enough to moxie's steak salad to fool my taste buds and because i put the separate ingredients in bowls all over the table, for personal taste tailoring, even the kids' huge piles of lettuce etc were wiped clean :)

i cooked a large blade steak (frozen) for 1 hour at 375 degrees F, topping it with a bit of spanish olive oil and sweet and smokey BBQ sauce. i turned the roasting pan around half way through cook time, but didn't flip it. when it was done all i had to do was cut it into sliver strips
assorted bowls ingredients: diced avocado, spicy seed and nut mixture, chunky herbed croutons, diced tomatoes, cucumber diced, herbed feta, green onion sliced, white onion finely chopped.
set out with a selection of dressing. (kraft's sundried tomato and oregano and asian sesame were the hits)

2 comments :

  1. That salad sounds so good! I'll have to try it for sure. Did you know some people actually use used dryer sheets in scrapbooking/card making? They dye it and use it the same way you'd use mulberry paper. I haven't heard of anything creative with dryer lint, though. lol

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  2. YUM! That dinner sounds divine! And I totally want to steal your quote...LOVE IT!!!

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