Wednesday, February 29, 2012

project 360: week 8

This week started out with colds (no pictures) and then well, I sewed, Aaron worked and we ate in between. 

Concentrating on sewing NOT on my annoying husband trying to take pictures of my double chin.

Pan fried steak as we only have a charcoal grill which doesn't cook well in winter. This is a very close second best to grilled steak though.

Yards and yards of fabric.

We really need to take bump pictures during the day when the lighting doesn't create blurry pictures. Oh well. I've stopped counting how far along I am. The bump is just big and slowing me down. Baby should arrive beginningish of april though:)

The big quilt is DONE!!!! Now on to shams and the matching wee baby quilt.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Project 360: Week 7

I was bad this past week- Aaron and I were both sick, all I did was work on the quilt (how many pictures do you want to see of that?!) and our church was hosting a bible conference. So I only have a couple pictures!

Every wednesday there is a market in Dearborn, MI that has AMAZING deals on fruits and veggies, so we went there to stock up on produce for the conference. It's such an interesting place! We also found a new market that just opened and here's a photo of it. (Dearborn has the highest Arab population outside of the middle east- so I'm told.)

I'm pregnant, uncomfortable and I hate getting my feet and pants wet. Therefore baggy sweatpants tucked into rain boots make perfect sense for grocery shopping. (Sorry the photo's so dark- Aaron didn't use the flash and it was dark.)

We hit up an outlet mall and found all of these baby clothes for 10 bucks!!!!! (And no- we have no idea what gender we are having!)

Banoffee Pie

I've had some requests for this recipe. This isn't the official way to do it but it's how a lovely wee scottish lady made it for me. The original recipe calls for a vanilla crust- pshaw- everything's better with chocolate!

Banoffee Pie

First off you gotta make the dulce de leche. I'll tell you the way I do it and if it scares you google other ways to do it that might be- safer!

1 can of sweetened condensed milk, sill in the can, with the label removed, submerged in water in the crockpot on low for 10 hours. I usually put in 3 at a time and leave it over night. The dulce de leche keeps for a long time in the fridge.

1 store bought chocolate oreo pie crust. You could make it- just every time I try making it, it um flops. So I cheat.

Slice 1-2 bananas over the bottom of the crust.

Spread the dulce de leche over the bananas.

Whip up 1/2 pint of whipping cream and spread over the dulce de leche. Then decorate with something to cover up the nasty spoon marks left on the whipping cream:) I used toffee bits.

Ta da!! Most amazing desert EVER!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Project 360: Week 6

Sorry this is rather late... but here is last week in pictures. The cold bug hit me again and I was only doing necessary things.

feb 5: inside of lamp shade
feb 6: bookshelves at someone else' house
feb 7: sign's of labor
feb 8: the best cereal mixture in the world (rice krispies and harvest crunch with raisins and almonds)
feb 9: our first six cloth diapers for baby!!! We got a really good deal:)
feb 10: two and a bit more LONG months!
feb 11: making a baby quilt

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Project 360: Week 5 (A walk in the park)

On Saturday Aaron stopped work early and we went for a walk in the park. This is what winter with absolutely no snow looks like, rather barren. Here are some of my favorites: (Oh- and my bump is about 32 weeks here.)

Project 360: Week #5

We kinda slacked this week so some of the pictures are a little- well- boring. I need to remember to take the pictures before ten o'clock at night.

Monday: Den paint colors
Tuesday: Bookcase
Wednesday: What love and hard work do to a man's hands:P
Thursday: a tool bag Aaron won from Home Depot but the pictures all had our last name in them so I didn't post it!
Friday: Lebanese Dinner!