Since it's Monday, don't forget to have a wander over to see Wendy at 1st Unique Gifts for another Handmade Monday Once I have deposited Caoimhe at the childminder's and Himself in bed for a sleep before his nights start tonight, I shall be setting myself up with a brew for a good look at what everyone else has been up to this week!
As you can imagine crafting has taken a bit of a back seat, what with all the nesting that's been going on. (9 days to go if she hangs on that long!) But I have had time for a bit of Domesticity and a wee play with my new Big Shot, although nothing was especially *created* with it, just some dies cut and messed around with.
From the foody side, as promised an update of The Chicken Experiment. (although not so much of an experiment since I regularly use whatever chicken is left over for one thing or another but this was more of a concerted effort) Well I think we lasted with chicken until Thursday when the last remnants were discarded. I could have done more with it and had I thought on the last bits of chicken could (and should) have been made into something and frozen for a later date. But I trust you'll excuse that bit of waste this time! Obviously I didn't eat any, but Tim and Caoimhe tucked into: a Sunday Roast, chicken sarnies (twice) chicken and ham pasties (they were eating these for days actually!), Chicken and noodles and chicken noodle salad (hot version for Caoimhe's tea, cold version for Tim's dinner at work the day after) We didn't get a chicken this week. Think that was overkill abit! But not bad for a 6 quid chicken.
Chicken and Ham pasties. A fab way of using up left overs from the Sunday roast!
Operation Takeaway continued on Saturday with a delicious Mushroom Korma cooked up in 20 mins by my lovely husband. From scratch too! I was very impressed. It was not like a traditional korma as we know it, it was tomato based and quite a bit spicier (unfortunately spicy enough to kick off the heartburn, but not labour!) I did have to pitch in and make some*Helen's proper chips* as they've become known (just chips done in the oven, not very exciting really!) and the rice but it was a delicious tea that was cooked from start to finish in about 45 mins including prep etc. Any suggestions on next Saturdays treat??
I just wanted to share as well the wedding card I made for a friend, using my Big Shot. I can post it up now, since she got married on Saturday. Congratulations again, Mr and Mrs Hulse!
That's about it for today. Lots more nesting to do and a child to drop at the childminder's.
Til next time!