Saturday, January 23, 2010

Alas the Weekend Is Finally Here!!!!

After the work week I had this week I am soooooooooo planning to enjoy and relax this weekend! I am actually contemplating a Kitchen Day tomorrow. I've been noticing there is more space in my freezer and I need to add more meals to it again. I find making up large batches of food and freezing them into meal sizes so much more convenient than having to come home every day from work and figuring out what to make. Some days between Trevor's irregular work schedule and other weekly commitments it's easy to just haul something out of the freezer that morning before work and then heat it up in the oven when you get home.

So I think today I will take a little run out to one of the grocery stores to pick up ingredients to make a lasagne, mac and cheese, meatballs, hashbrown casserole (as suggested from my good friend Crystal), and see if I can come up with another meal or two. I think I might also try out a new cheesecake. I have had my eye on a Pina Colada cheesecake recipe in my cheesecake book for sometime now. I believe I need to get it out of my system and make it for supper tomorrow night :)

As for the events in the sewing room this week, well I haven't been too productive this week. Now that I am into my 7th month of pregnancy and the fact that my iron level is so low, I have been feeling dead tired when I come home from work and all I feel like doing is napping either before or after supper. The energy level is a bit slower these days. Some days I have to fight with myself to move my butt and get things done. I have so much I need and want to accomplish before little William arrives. I will have to get my mojo moving this week and get some results in my sewing room even if it is just some hand sewing.

Speaking of, I did do a few little hand sewing jobs this week. So I suppose I was a little bit productive. Firstly, I managed to get another embroidery sewing motif block finished. I even managed to trace out and start embroidering the 3rd block in the series of 12.

Also, as I mentioned in my last post I added the nose and eyes to the Santa placemats, but for some reason blogspot wouldn't allow me to add any more photos (Gremlins or something). Well here they are! I hope to get started on the quilting of them this week.

I also thought I should post a photo of the Wallhanging I made for the Fall Mini Swap I was involved in. It has since been mailed off to my secret swapper. I hope she likes it! I had so much fun making it I plan to make a second one for myself but make mine into a cute throw cushion for this Fall. I still have plenty of the exact scrap fabrics I used in this one to make a duplicate!

I had so much fun with this past swap that yesterday I registered for the Winter Swap through the Quilting Bloggers site! I can't WAIT to find out my swap partner and get started on this next project!

As for my 2 recipes a week, I made the second one this morning. It seems most of the recipes I talk about have been for suppers or desserts. This morning I decided to try out a new breakfast recipe. Trevor and I love a big breakfast on Sunday mornings. I know this isn't Sunday, but it's still the weekend right? And besides I was in the 'trying something new' kind of mood!!! Not to mention, if I'm to have a Kitchen Day tomorrow I'm going to be up to my eyeballs in pots and pans anyway!! :)

This morning I tried out a FABULOUS new omelet. I use to make omelets all the time but for a long while now I found myself getting tired of them or too heavy. I've always made my omelets using 3 eggs and 3 Tbsp of milk!! Too heavy! This recipe was for 3 eggs and 1 Tbsp of milk. It made a HUGE difference. Not to mention the flavours combined in the ingredients were out of this world! I thought I would share it with you!

Pesto Feta Omelet (from the Company's Company Series. This book is all on eggs)

1 tsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced fresh white mushrooms
2 tsp Basil pesto
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp milk
pepper, sprinkle
1 tsp hard margarine
1 small roma (plum) tomato, sliced
2 Tbsp Crumbled Feta cheese

Heat cooking oil in non-stick medium 9 1/2 inch frying pan on medium heat. Add onion. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring often, until softened.

Add mushrooms. Cook for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to small bowl.

Add pesto to mushroom mixture. Stir until well combined. Set aside.

Beat eggs, milk and pepper with whisk in medium bowl until smooth.

Melt margarine in same frying pan on medium. Pour egg mixture into frying pan. Reduce heat to medium-low. When starting to set at outside edge, tilt pan and gently lift cooked egg with spatula, easing around pan from outside edge in. Allow uncooked egg to flow onto bottom of pan. Repeat, working around pan, until egg is softly set. Scatter mushroom mixture over 1/2 of omelet.

Layer tomato slices over mushroom mixture. Scatter feta cheese over tomato. Fold other 1/2 of omelet over feta cheese. Cover. Cook for 2-4 minutes until heated through. Makes 1 omelet.

I will DEFINETELY be making this one again!

It is a cold but sunny day today here in St. John's. It is just after 12 noon here. I think I should haul my butt away from the computer, get out of my nice warm flannel pjs, grab a shower and get out and get some fresh air and run some errands. I want to go to Michaels and Kent today as well as the grocery store.

Til Next Time!!!

Quiltingly Yours


Patchmaker said...

That omelet does sound (and look) good! Thanks for sharing


dudefromtherock said...

This is hands down the best breakfast item I have ever can't go wrong with this offering.Andrea out did herself on this one! psst can I have my $20 dollars now?

Comfort Cove Designs said...

ahhh its nice to see my biggest fan (my sweetie) enjoy the food I make him!!!

ummm the $20 went towards the Valentine's Partridgeberry Cheesecake I made you this weekend!!