Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Getting Fancy & Crafty!

Yesterday's breakfast was so fancy...

Seriously, it totally trumped cereal. :)

I basically put a pot of water on the stove to bring it to simmer and once there were little bubbles going I poured in 2 eggs so they could poach for about 5 minutes.

While that was going on I made a bed of spinach and then added the left over grilled veggies from dinner and some mushrooms.  Once the eggs were done Kai and I each got one and then topped it with some nutritional yeast. 

In addition to that we split a kiwi and a banana.  Oh, and Kai had a slice of some Irish Soda Bread bought at the baked goods table at the St. Mary of the Woods Earthday Festival.

After school Kai and I ran a quick errand to Georgetown Market to refresh our Nutritional Yeast supply.  While there we each got a Rice Dream Ice Cream Treat. :)

Sometimes you have to eat dessert first!

Lunch was tuna salad (tuna, avocado, greek yogurt, dijon mustard, nutritional yeast) with a side of cherry tomatoes, cucumber, kiwi and gouda cheese.  I have to say, even lunch looked a little fancy...

For dinner we grilled burgers.  The Hubs had his beef burger that we divide into single servings and toss in the freezer when they're bought.  Then the night before I just grab a baggie and put it in the fridge to defrost. :)

I made Black Bean & Corn Burgers
1/2 C Oatmeal
3/4 C pre-cooked Black Beans
1/4 of a White Onion
2 T Flax Seed
1 T Lemon Juice
1 T Paprika
Blended in my Ninja then I stirred in 1/2 C Frozen Corn Kernels.

 Formed Patties...
 And Grilled on low...

 In addition we had grilled sliced red potatoes & sweet potatoes...

Plus I roasted some frozen okra at 450 for about 30-40  minutes. :)

I don't like regular hamburger buns.  They're too something.  So I took a page from the Akins Craze and used lettuce to wrap my burger with some tomatoes and gouda. :)

Such a delicious dinner!!!

Kai's Plate...

The Hub's plate...

And to continue my craftiness I did finish spray painting the swing, I sewed bean bags for the Corn Hole game we made at Christmas (In no way are they "regulation"...I just made squares and am filling them with dried beans to a weight I think seems right) and then I made this...

A Kindle Holder!!  I started out planning to take pictures but then just started winging it and the pictures didn't continue. :(

And here's my attempt to describe what I did...

1.  I used an old inspirational quote book and cut out the pages part.  

2.  I glued a rectangle of felt to the inside cover to give it a little cushion against the face of the kindle when it's closed.

3.  I laid the book over on some pink material and cut the material so that it would wrap around the outside & inside of the book.  Then I sewed a hem onto the ends so that they would meet in the middle and overlap a bit.
4.  I sewed a strip of green material and attached it on one side to the right side of the pink material.  I also sewed on 2 elastic strips to the corners opposite the green pocket.
5.  I folded the material inside out and sewed the top & bottom, using the book cover as a size guide.

6.  I turned the material right side out and  using liquid stitch, I added a square of decorative material and then sewed on a button and a ribbon.

7.   I opened it up and slide the book cover inside.
8. I added a strip of adhesive Velcro to the inside seam to keep it closed.

All Done.

And yes, the Hubs has commented that I've become quite crafty since getting the sewing machines out!  But I'm finally getting a lot of little projects I've planned to do, done and it feels glorious. :D

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