Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm baaacck.  Ok, so after I stopped scrapping, I basically did nada.  I totally enjoyed that.  However, my friend Robbie said I should check out the "She Art" by Christy Tomlinson.  I said I can't do that, but you know what I can.  Yep, there are "no mistakes" in mixed media.  If you always remember that, you'll do ok.  I have only sat down about 5 to 6 times to actually paint.  It is usually when my friend Kim comes by or I am doing it for the Cub Scout auction.  I do plan on painting more, and maybe I'll even get up the courage to put some up on Esty.  Here are two that I did.  I forgot to take photos of the ones I did for the auction.  Oh well.....

Ok, if you saw my post on Facebook, you probably saw the cake Hayden and I made for the Blue and Gold auction.   I was determined to make that the best hambuger cake ever.  I wanted that puppy to look real.  What do you think?  It was aroud 8 x 6.  It won "Judges Choice" in the cake voting.  I am super proud of my little guy.  He honestly did about 80% of the cake.  (ok, there was instructions -lots- provided).  Here is our version of the hamburger cake. Oh, and no, that is not real bacon.

Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Wow, it has been a really long time since I have posted on my blog.  I guess since I stopped scrapping I stopped blogging.  I don't know why.  I have been doing mixed media art and cooking.  I started thinking that "What the Scrap is That?" does'nt just have to be about scrapping right?  It could pretain to scraps of my life.  Saying that - here goes!

Ok, so lately I have really been on a cooking craze!  My husband and been a guinea pig in every sense of the way.  I have found that the best recipes that actually taste like the stars they have been given are from my Epicurious app.  However, I like to try cookbooks as well.  My favorite cooking shows are Iron Chef and Chopped.  I even have Hayden, my nine year old watching.  He loves them, but his favorite is Worst Chefs in America. Anyway, I just order Michael Symon's book "Live to Cook" .

 I tried one of the recipes and I loved it!  Brett, not so much, but then again he does like white sauces for pasta.  In fact, he is more just a meat and potatoes kind of guy.  The reviews are fabulous on it.  Here it is!

steps ingredients per step instructions
  • Kosher Salt
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add enough salt so that it tastes seasoned.
  • 1 quart (4 cup) Heavy Cream
    2 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Rosemary
    Kosher Salt
    While the water is coming to a boil, put the cream, rosemary, and a pinch salt and pepper in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring just to a simmer, then lower the heat to medium and and simmer to reduce the mixture by half.
  • 2 cup Shredded Roasted Chicken
    Add the chicken to the cream and bring the mixture back to a simmer. Continue cooking until it coats the back of a spoon, about 30 minutes.
  • 1 pound Dried Rigatoni
    Add the rigatoni to the boiling water and cook it until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain the pasta from the water and add to the sauce.
  • 8 ounce Fresh Goat Cheese (1 cup)
    Black Pepper
    Kosher Salt
    Add goat cheese to pot. Toss the pasta to combine it with the sauce and bring it back to just a simmer. Adjust seasoning to taste. 
Well, I hope you try it, and I hope you like.  Come back because I plan on posting again.  You'll get to see some of my art work,  more cooking or maybe anything - it will be just "scraps of me".

Thanks for stopping by!