Saturday, October 25, 2008

A new experiment...and lots of food pics

So I finally pulled it out of the package. I bought some brown adhesive vinyl in January. I took it out the package yesterday. I've been scared of it. Scared to mess it up. I have my Silhouette sitting here, just begging me to give it some vinyl.

(For those of you who are wondering what I am talking about, the Silhouette is a digital cutter that hooks up to computer and cuts what I tell it to cut. Amazing! The vinyl is just like you would buy pre-cut from Uppercase Living or other companies for home decor, but this is just a big roll so that I can cut out my own words and images.)

So last night it called to me and I heeded the call. Afterwards, I wondered why I decided to do small letter, the hardest, first, but it worked, so now I am less scared of the bigger words. Below is my first creation:oct_25_2008 copy

I just love it! Adam doesn't get the parentheses, but then he's a guy. Next I am working on a larger phrase or verse for our living room wall. Then the list goes on from there, but since I only have so much vinyl and funds are diverted elsewhere for now, we'll see how far I get.

Now for some catch up. Today is food day. I apologize for any malfunctions caused by drool on the keyboard. ;) I take no credit for any of these recipes. I just claim to know how to read and multi-task.IMG_0864

This is my first attempt a Chicken Alfredo that I got from this blog. The sauce was actually really easy. A little bland, but I probably should have added a little more salt. The chicken was phenomenal though! The mixture of spices just worked.

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So not my best picture, but definitely my best apple crisp. The "crisp" was really just fantastic. Now don't think I give myself any credit. It was just a good recipe from Sophistimom. I did not try the caramel sauce, so if you make it, let me know how it turns out.

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My mom's chili recipe. Yum. I used to make this back in college every year for all of our friends, I'd have to triple the recipe. Now it's just one batch, but between a couple dinners many lunches and a ton in the freezer, we get it done. This is a pic of Adam's bowl, minus the cheese and onions. I like mine with black olives, rice, sour cream and cheese. I mixture that causes Adam's nose to turn up! Just a combo of ways I have eaten chili and people's homes in the past.

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Last, but certainly not least, this is Tanya's Potato Parmesan Soup. Potatoes, cream, cheese, bacon, green onions. And easy! I made this when I was talking on the phone to my friend, Tiffany. The hardest thing I had to do was some math (I had bought 1/2 pints, the recipe called for cups, couldn't remember conversions). We have another 1/2 of the recipe sitting in our freezer too!

Tomorrow I will post pics of my other crafty projects. Then maybe a life update too. Off to re-organize my craft space.

2 comments:

Tina, Ryan and Olivia said...

I love the words on your flour and sugar jars...I thought the jars were bought that way...wish I was so creative!!

The W.O.W. factor said...

I thought of you the other day..saw a commercial for "CrickCut", the same kind of thing you just bought, only doesn't connect to computer. Comes with 7600 design/letters/etc and can go from 1/4" to 24" in size.
Have you heard of it? If I was into doing things like you do, it would be something I would have bought. Even cuts fabric, and some kind of 'board'....
How's yours work?