Holy WOW what a weekend!
This was the best weekend the Mr and I have had in like months. We got along damn near the whole time, we talked to each other, we did things together, there were no fights, the sex was phenomenal… WOW. And I actually got things done! It was well and truly AMAZING.
The poor lilacs are about at the end of their flowering cycle. I had hoped that pic would turn out a little better. Ah well, they’re still beautiful. The butterflies were going crazy over them yesterday. Speaking of butterflies…
Those are the metal butterflies Josh repainted for my mom. I think they turned out gorgeous.
I think this is pretty cool, too. When Josh and I were out shopping for his birthday gifties on Saturday he picked out this yarn for me to make him some socks. I’m using a new pattern so I needed to swatch for it. I did this last night while we were reading Game Of Thrones to each other.
Fran’s birthday is in June, but since I was at the craft store and they had all of the parts, I figured why not. I think it turned out very nice. I also spent some time making stitch markers for an exchange I’m doing with the reddit/Ravelry folks. I’m making a tutorial to show how to make them, so I figured why not actually make a set while I was at it.
You might have noticed that one is slightly different. I do that on purpose so that if they’re being used for a project that’s done in the round, you can easily tell which marker is the one for the start of the round. Pretty clever, eh?
The other big exciting thing I did this weekend was make spaghetti FROM SCRATCH. It turned out super yummy. Josh said it’s every bit as good as my mom’s, and that’s quite the compliment. So, I give you…
1 lb mild Italian sausage
1 lb ground beef
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C sugar
2 cans diced tomatoes (don’t drain)
4 cans tomato sauce
3 Tbsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Brown meat with onions, peppers and garlic. When meat is no longer pink and the onions are getting translucent, add all other ingredients. Allow to simmer for at least an hour. The longer it simmers, the better it tastes. Serve with pasta of your choice.
And what’s a good Italian meal without some cheese bread?
Easy Cheesy Bread
Italian sandwich bread
shredded mozzarella cheese
shredded parmesan cheese
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Butter bread and top with mozzarella and parmesan. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Bake for approximately 6 minutes.
I’ve got a ton of stuff to do this week. So far I’m off to a pretty good start though. Gemma’s giftie is in it’s final stages right now, the sock for Mom is progressing nicely, the laundry got done this weekend, and the house isn’t too trashed. I’m looking forward to getting things done.
I leave you with one final pic. Josh was in a creative mood Saturday night, so I got this…