Sunshine

Finally today, after a week of rain and drizzle our friend, Mr. Sunshine made a return appearance!

Which meant:

1. First baseball game of the season in the warm sunshine.  I left my wool accessories at home.

2. These herbs and tomatoes purchased yesterday will actually make it in the ground and pots.  I love basil. In everything. Try fresh basil in your scrambled eggs!

3. There are still flowers to enjoy!  These gorgeous azaleas would brighten any yard.  Although I missed my cherry tree in full bloom, these azaleas (partially) make up for it.

4. There will be knitting on the deck tonight while I am grilling up the kids’ favorite, hot dogs!

Hope you have a great weekend!

To My Valentines

For my Valentines, I planned a special treat.

They had as much fun eating them as I had making them!

And they were even better than they looked!

Happy Valentines Tuesday!

P.S. Knitting tomorrow!

A Quick Meal

It’s undeniably getting to be a busier time of year.
I offer you a yummy kid-friendly recipe for the season of parties or more importantly, gift knitting. 

You don’t even need to grocery shop for this one, only 3 easy ingredients!

Narraganset Chicken
Boneless chicken breasts
Ken’s Creamy Italian dressing
Pepperidge Farm Herbed Stuffing mix – readily available and keeps forever!

1. Marinate chicken (the longer the better, I do a full day)
2. Coat marinated chicken breasts in crushed stuffing mix
3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.

Enjoy and go knit! 

Let me know how you like it!

Time saver and time maker

I prefer to knit (and now spin).  It is a fact sometimes mentioned (ok, frequently) by my kids.

So, in the name of making extra time for knitting, I like easy dinners.  Those I can make and watch cook while knitting (while standing as Cat Bordhi encourages!)

Last night was no exception.  My kids like pasta and I try to change it up.  As I was making the sauce for the pasta, the twins were delighted and so was I.  

It is simple and healthy but don’t tell my husband or kids! 

Ingredients:

2 cans diced stewed tomatoes (plain or flavored)

 fresh baby spinach (the more the better in my book, 9 oz pkg?)

1 can of white beans (cannellini, but all I had last night was red kidney)

crumbled feta cheese to taste

Directions:

Simmer the tomatoes, knit.

Add the spinach and knit more.

When wilted, add the beans.

Simmer and knit then add feta.

Serve over pasta of choice, or eat it plain if you are like me!

Then, knit some more…