Friday, February 28, 2014

f . . e . . b. . r. . . u . . . . MARCH

February - such fond memories:


Hmmmm. . . fond? memories? Well, there will be memories of the coldest winter in about 20 years. I'm not so sure how fond the memories will be.

Newton was attempting to get the ice up off the driveway this afternoon - before more snow comes.

But the changes - they are a-comin' . . .

Due to Daylight Savings Time, we will lose an hour between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Lent begins Wednesday, March 5.

That means FAT Tuesday is March 4.

Easter is on the horizon along with Spring. 

Time is flying, as usual.

I spent my day in the kitchen today - dishes, and making dinner. I made Beef Enchiladas for dinner. I really didn't have a recipe to follow, so I improvised. My favorite Enchiladas recipe is for chicken and it has a verde sauce.  I love verde, but just didn't seem like it would work with the beef so I used salsa. These casseroles are fairly quick and easy to put together.

ground beef - browned and drained
add taco seasoning and water for the quantity of beef you are making.  I made almost 3 pounds of meat, so I                           used 3 packages of seasoning.
2 pouches of Success Rice
1/2 of large jar of salsa

I combined all the ingredients and filled flour tortillas. Placed in 9x13 baking dished sprayed with cooking spray. I topped with the rest of the salsa and cheese. Baked at 350 degrees (F) for about 30 minutes. Just long enough to warm through and melt the cheese.

My BFF said she uses a whole jar of salsa, adds a can of cream of mushroom soup, cheese AND sour cream. That sounded like just too much stuff. Also, Honey Do is lactose intolerant so I tend to lighten up the dairy products. Extra cheese, salsa and sour cream are at the table and anyone that wants it can add it to their plate. It's also one of those casseroles that you can make it to your liking. Add what you want, take out what you don't. But I made it the way my family will like it and there is plenty leftover for another meal. My sweet Honey Do brought me a salad for dinner so I'll have the enchiladas tomorrow for lunch. :) I know, he's a sweetie :)

I started a new project tonight for the weekend. I drew these mittens off a while back. I've already done two other blocks and have a fourth drawn off. I'm going to make a wall hanging out of them. I need something for winter - even though it's quickly (we hope) coming to an end. I'm stitching in a variegated blue floss. This one should finish up rather quickly. Something in-between Bethlehem. Block 4 to begin on Monday :)

I was playing around on Facebook this evening and found numerous free patterns to share.

door stop elephant - this one is just too cute!

Autumn tree - I can see making this in various color combinations for each season. Wouldn't that be fun?

Apron - I love aprons. This one is very feminine.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a creative weekend.


Anonymous said...

DST - next weekend, right? I love that apron, too. And your mitten project is so cute! I, too, am ready for warm weather and spring. It's near 60 today, near 70 tomorrow, and half of the following 8 days will be in the 40s! Ugh.

e said...

DST - next weekend . . . yes, I was corrected. I didn't double check the date and found the post on FB. That will teach me :)
I think we got near 40 on Saturday, but there was a snow storm forecast for a foot over Saturday night into Monday, but that may have changed. So glad you are getting a little warmer. 60 and 70 sound so decadent :) Have a great weekend.