Monday, February 27, 2012

quinoa black bean burgers

these little meatless patties really dirtied up my kitchen... 

gettin' crispy

it's always better with cheese.
and it looks like a finger peeking out from under that cheese, but it's not.  I swear.  I wouldn't be able to call it Meatless Monday otherwise.

dinner served!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Oscar loves Modern Warfare 3

he can't get enough.

*Oscar's loves do not reflect the opinions of that's mellifluous and it's associates

ah... oui oui!

We had out of town guests come visit us last weekend and I got up and fixed breakfast for us all.  When you make your toast on a baguette, it really makes you feel good about yourself.

so no more sliced bread.  Baguettes are the way to go.

au revoir!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

garlic mushroom tortellini

meatless wednesday???

We made this for our Valentine's dinner last week.

because there's nothing less romantic than waiting hours to be seated at a restaurant and then herded in to eat some fancy overpriced special.

ah!  romantico!

recipe here.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Oscar loves getting rid of old dresses

Oscar, you can't keep them all.  We have to make space in the closet.

my little bread loaf hairin' up the giveaway pile.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

love hangover

yesterday was Valentine's Day... just in case you forgot.
We don't really go all out for V-day and we didn't really plan on celebrating it, but I had a little pocket of time yesterday afternoon so I made some nutella rice krispies treats and cut them out like hearts.
Mister could live in a house of these things and he'd probably eat the walls down and be homeless.

We also got a nice treat from our new culinary school friend...

orange chiffon cake.
she's going to make me fat.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DIY felt heart clip

ah... in the spirit of Valentine's day and all things heart-shaped, I've decided to give a hearty DIY.

cut out 2 felt hearts.
I did this freehanded, but if your freehanded heart is wonky, click here.

using a contrasting thread color, sew your hearts together.

it should now look like this.

bust out your hot glue and a clip.
glue clip on diagonally... or however you like.
I like diagonal.

clip it on.
it would be a super cool hair clip, too!

Monday, February 13, 2012

cauliflower pizza crust

we made a pizza!

out of riced cauliflower (chopped and food processed, then nuked for 8 minutes)

I was nervous.  It was much more moist than real dough.


but it turned out beautifully.

and mister said I could make it again... which is a good sign.

recipe here.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Oscar loves birthdays!

especially his own!!  It's been a busy week but I can't forget to post about my little man's 9th birthday!!

made a little special tuna birthday treat by adding bread crumbs.

we were singing to him at this point.  he loved it.

yum yum yum yum

he loves his tuna birthday treat!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

will I ever...

finish this project??

maybe if I get focused this weekend I will finish it and maybe even work on the quilt I started before Christmas!  You know you wanna see the before and after of this island.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DIY chalkboard labels

So the local craft store was having a glass sale and I got these glass canisters for a steal of a deal!!

but something was missing.
they seemed so naked.

I happened to have a sheet of labels sitting around waiting to be used so I decided to put them to good use.

lightly spray the labels with chalkboard paint.  let dry.  repeat.  repeat.  repeat.
yes.  it took 4 coats.

chalkboard painted labels.

they were a little large for my canisters so I cut them into squares.

super cool, inexpensive project (especially if you already have chalkboard paint)

Monday, February 6, 2012

roasted chickpeas

I went to a party for New Year's and these were served.  I knew the recipe came from Pinterest.  I knew it.  So I found the recipe and decided to make them myself for the Superbowl party we went to last night.

recipe here.


chickpeas (roasted).

spices and chickpeas.

not a bad snack when you're searching for a little something healthy!

Friday, February 3, 2012

oscar loves packaging.

what a guilty look.
he probably peed next to the litter box again.
just to get my goat.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

apple cranberry pie

so the best thing about the mister's new job is that if he makes nice with the culinary students who work the cafe, they bring him beautiful pies like this for us to fatten up on.
apples and cranberries.
so delicious.
so pretty.

I may eat this whole pie over the weekend.
yeah I said it.

then I will run several miles.

happy february!!

My awesome friend Amanda (who kinda needs to update her blog... just sayin') invited me over the other night and we made heart wreaths.

don't judge the lopsided heart... he needs love, too.

Amanda is the scrapbook paper queen.  I thought I had a lot.  She wins.

inspired by this pin