My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lasagna !!!

Tonight I made a new Lasagna! It's called Barbecue Lasagna... I'm not quite sure who's blog I got it from... but it is GOOD!!!

So here is the recipe!

Barbecue Lasagna Yield 8 Servings

1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 C. ketchup & 1 Med. green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped & 1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. lemon juice
2 T. cider vinegar
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. prepared mustard & 1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. salt & 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 tsp. chili powder & 1/8 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
6 lasagna noodles, cooked & drained
2 C. (8 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 C. (4 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 C. (4 oz.) shredded Colby cheese
1 C. (8 oz.) 4% cottage cheese & 1 egg
In a large skillet, cook beef over Med. heat til no longer pink; drain. For barbecue sauce, in a large saucepan, combine the next 13 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Spread about 1/4 C. barbecue sauce in a greased 13 X 13 baking dish. Layer with three noodles & half of the beef. Spread with 1/2 of the remaining barbecue sauce; sprinkle with half of the mozzarella, cheddar & Colby cheeses. Repeat layers.
Combine cottage cheese & egg; spoon evenly over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 Min. til lightly browned.

I only kept mine in the oven for 40 minutes though. It was getting a nice brown on top & I didn't want to leave it in too long.

~ Susan

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Last Night...


Last night I heard something that sounded like a Kitten Purring with a bad cold.... It was Sissy snoring!!! Can you picture this cute little face snoring???

It sounded so funny coming from her... :-)

~ Susan

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thinking About Starting...

... My baking... I have been going through my bread recipes... Cool weather makes me want to bake stuff...:-)

My Kitchen Aid has been napping under it's black blanket all summer long... It's time to get wake it up!!!

I better get going... More laundry waiting for me.

~ Susan

Monday, September 19, 2011

Christmas Countdown..;-)

...Hey, somebody has to remind how many more days til Christmas..;-)... What can I say, I'm in the mood for Christmas... Right now anyway.... Kohls must be readty for Christmas too. They already have a Christmas Tree up and Thanksgiving isn't even here yet!!!

I'm looking forward to these days... A nice fire in the fireplace...:-)

~ Susan

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Yarn Shop !!!

... I have been sitting here reading my e-mails... And I had to share this with you... what do you think? If this doesn't link, just put it in your browser.

Yesterday I went into a new Yarn Shop. It's called Handicrafters Hideaway in Harrison, Ohio. It's in the Tall Oaks Center. It's a nice little spot. She has a living room area. A Sofa and Chairs with a Coffee Table. Even a Coffee Pot..:-) And Wifi..;-)

I have been working on scarves for charity... but I found a pattern I want to make for us. I just don't want to mention it in case it's too hard to do. In the mean time, I'll keep chugging away on scarves. I make them for a lady at a shop here. She makes Hygiene Kits for the Homeless. She puts the scarves in them for winter.

I better put meat out to thaw for tonight... Then run errands. Including the library. Need more books..;-) Not tear jerkers like last one. But Jane Green is a good Author.

~ Susan

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Tear Jerker

... I just finshed a book called " Promises To Keep " by Jane Green.... I won't spoil it by telling you what it's about... But I WILL tell you that if tears come easily to you, keep a kleenex handy.

~ Susan

Monday, September 12, 2011

Good Evening!

... I just got finished watching the Debate between Presidential Candidates... Very Interesting.... But I won't talk about that right now.

I'm still working on more charity crocheting.... I'm hunting all over for another pattern for Feather & Fan in crochet. It seems they are all in knitting. And I don't do that anymore.

I already made this one.

That one was O.K. But I'm looking for one that has more of a closed pattern. Something not so open. If anyone has one... I would love to have it. Or let me know where I can buy the pattern.

Tomorrow in the 80's... the next it gets COOLER!!! Can you tell I'm looking forward to the Fall & Winter ??? ;-)

I can hear the dryer going off... So I'll have to write more later. Either that or I end up with wrinkled clothes...:-(

~ Susan

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Husband and Son went Zip Lining

When I first hear tghe term ZIP LINING... I thought " What? " ... what the heck is that? Then they told me....

Here are the pictures Paul took of our son Zip Lining.

This one is of my son...

I'm not quite sure who this one is of. I need Michael to tell me who all of the people are they went Zip Lining with. Some of them work with him.

Hmm... not sure who it is...

And here is my favorite!!!

By The Way... your not getting me to do that...;-)

~ Susan

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Charity Crochet

Here is what I started last night...

~ Susan

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Off White Afghan...

Here is a close up of the stitches in my Off White Afghan...

And here it is spread out on the floor.

It's a light weight yarn... I believe it's rayon. Yarn I bought on E-Bay You can get real nice yarn on there if you know who your talking to. I deal mainly with MaryAnn. She has a shop on E-Bay called LotusBlossum. She has great Bamboo yarn.

And now I'm crocheing for charity. I started a scarf tonight. I'm using Simply Soft Heathered Teal to make a scarf. After the scarf I guess I should try a hat with Simply Soft to match it.

~ Susan

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Another Cool & Breezy Day....

... Very Nice !!! I don't mind it when we get a little either. We need it. I hope everyone is enjoying this weather. I took Sissy for a walk today and loved the wind... Almost blew Sissy away though. Good thing I had her on her leash..;-)

The Reds are on again tonight!!!

I'm almost done with an afghan I began working when we were in California on our vacation. It's off white and I'm using the Double Puff Stitch. It' Spring / Summer kind of yarn. Very Light Weight.

I'll say good night right now so I can watch the game...:-)

~ Susan

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Quick Blog Tonight


The rain sure is coming down fast... Just wanted to say Hi before going on to bed.

I hope the storms don't mess up the fireworks tonight.

~ Susan

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pearly whites...:-)

...Look at my baby after having her Pearly Whites cleaned by the vet.

She was sleeping off the anasthesia. So far no tummy aches... PLUS.. she hasn't let me see her teeth yet...LOL... She gets to resume eating tomorrow.

~ Susan