Monday, December 8, 2008

Made It Myself Monday

My apologies to those who expected Green Thumb Sunday entries. My gardening has wound down to simply watering orchids for now. I will get out there and do a major trim job, I hope, before my Dad comes on the 20th. Time is just slipping away..............

This is the lasagna I made yesterday. It was my first time to use the no-boil noodles and it was fine. Jerr broke my big lasagna pan and it's never been repaced so I used a brownie dish. Needless to say we had a little boil over due to smashing that much filling into the smaller pan. I used both ground beef and Italian sausage. Also, parmesan, ricotta, and mozerella.

Maybe it's the chilly weather (50's - 70's) but my nesting instincts are strong these past couple weeks. Might be part of why I'm not gardening. I saw these thick pork chops at Costco and they were just screaming out to be stuffed! LOL . I froze two (raw but stuffed) for Marge, and 3 for us for when my Dad is here. They smelled divine while they overcooked, oops. I'm having oven problems. Yea! Maybe I can get a new one :)

And finally, my only Christmas decoration so far. It's a naivity by Jim Shore. I love it because there are quilt patterns on every piece - click on it to make it larger and see.


Julie said...

Oh, your foods look so goooood!!! I am so into the comfort foods now while it has been cooler! LOL.

I was just looking at the Jim Shore nativity at my Hallmark store yesterday! I love every one of his peices!!!

luvonne said...

Your food posts are so yummy. You are more than welcome to stay with us anytime you come back to visit. I have a kitchen screaming for you up here.

My LIttle Family: said...

Well thank you both for your kind comments. I didn't used to cook these kinds of foods - I thought I was too good for them, LOL. I was more into gourmet cooking. Now I appreciate good comfort foods. Luvonne, you better be careful what you wish for, LOL!

JaMean said...

Hey, nice pics of the food, you are making me hungry!

Your Nativity set is absolutely STUNNING! I have never seen anything like this, and HOW COOL!

Thanks for sharing!

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