I found this brooch at our local flea market. I have a few pieces like this, sparkly and bright, they always catch my eye and I pick them up fully intending to use them. I could put them on my coat or a bag or something, but I never do. Still they're so pretty.
Next to the fabulous avocado, this is my perfect food. Not over done, very yellow-orange (the more orange the better) and oh-so-nice to have any time of day. If you ask me a properly cooked egg is the true test of a cook. I'm still working on my frying technique but this even I can do!
My Perfect Hard Boiled Egg
6 eggs 1 pot salt cold water
Gently place eggs into the bottom of your pot and fill with cold water until eggs are covered with about an inch of water. Place on stove and bring to a soft rolling but not wild boil. (Too much jostling will crack your eggs.) Let it boil for 2-3 minutes then cover and remove from heat. Allow them stand for 30 minutes undisturbed. Tip: Set a timer or you'll forget about them! Rinse with cool water and enjoy with a few pinches of salt or place them in the refrigerator for later eating.
Mark woke me up this morning with the happy news that today is National Puzzle Day. You may not know this, but over the Christmas snow storm/holiday I got hooked on 1,000 piece puzzle puzzling. Try saying that sucker ten times in a row! So in honor of this special day...
I can't take down the Christmas decorations. The house will be so bare and unsparkly without them. So just this moment I've decided that some things are staying and that is that! One of the many things that is staying... a paper snowflake wreath that I made myself. It is about 18" in diameter and hangs above my desk.
This slaw is my solution to the practically no vegetables in the house scenario. I made roasted garlic + olive oil chicken tenders and baking powder dropped biscuits for Sunday dinner but still needed something else, somethingslightly healthier. Why, you ask? Because I know myself that well. I know that without a filling and healthy side dish, there will be nothing left to stop me from eating every single one of those fluffy, delicious and oh-so-slightly golden on the top biscuits.
LAST MINUTE SLAW
1/4 bag pre-cut slaw mix (or one big handful)
2 Tbsp light mayo
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1-2 Tbsp milk (I used skim)
salt + pepper to taste (I like mine peppery)
Whisk everything but the slaw together until combined, taste for pepperiness. Add slaw, toss to thoroughly cover. Eat.
Makes 1 serving.
And since I know you're wondering... here's a shot of those biscuits. I always use the recipe for them found in my trusty Betty Crocker Cookbook.