Thursday, July 19, 2007
I am so impressed with all your craftiness.
It's all simply craftastic!
Because I have nothing to add but don't want to be left out, here's a cherry pie I made for Mike's birthday yesterday. He was 21 and requested a pie instead of a birthday cake. I cut out a "21" out of crust and baked it on top.
The whole birthday celebration, which also included chicken paprikash with an unbelievable number of dumplings (I multiply Mom's original recipe by eight) and wine, was very nice.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
I leave for Italy in one week. I'll be in Sorrento for a meeting for 6 days, then Zac is coming to meet me and we'll go to Florence, Cinque Terra, and Rome if all goes well. I've become somewhat obsessed with the idea of packing and decided to borrow Sarah's sewing machine to make some simple drawstring bags to segregate my dirty shoes and laundry from the rest of my stuff. They are made of thin flannel in cute simple patterns. They were fun to make. I made 5 (3 for me, 2 for my rommate) and stayed up until 12:30 making them, which is late for me.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
When I was little, I didn't realize that pimento cheese was something that people made--let alone ate! It looked alien and gross to me wrapped in plastic inside gas station sandwiches. Last year my friend Shuford and his mom made it and taught me how. It's delicious! I made a bunch for 4th of July and at least one person at the party was as excited about it as I was.