After being away from home for a couple weeks, its been hard to get back into any sort of routine.
Although, I do find being retired means there isn't much of a routine, which is weird to get used to.
We had a huge thunderstorm with hail and really dark clouds yesterday.
I love how fresh and red things get around here when the rain comes!
I'm so slow at cross stitching, but I started this piece using a method I saw on a DMC video HERE.
It's a half cross stitch so it takes half the time...my kind of stitching!
It doesn't have quite the beauty of a full cross stitch, but I wanted to try it. I like it so far, especially
because this is kind of a big project (for me) and I'm not sure I'd finish it if it was a full cross stitch.
I've also been doing some embroidery and applique using the Have A Latte fabric by Clothworks.
There's also this ruffle just waiting to be added to a project. I do love ruffles!
I made a salad (with a few changes from the original recipe) that even got the approval of the hubby.
It was so yummy!
(The original version is HERE at Creme de la Crumb.)
12 ounces bowtie pasta, cooked
6 cups spinach leaves, washed
1 cup Craisins
1 cup pine nuts, chopped cashews, or sliced almonds
2 4-ounce cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup teriyaki sauce (I used Yoshida, but you can use your favorite brand)
1 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup vegetable or canola oil
Mix the dressing ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve the salad.
Cook the pasta and cool. Add to the rest of salad ingredients.
Toss them all together with a little or a lot of the dressing and serve.
I had the hubby barbecue some chicken that I'd marinated in terikyaki sauce to go with this.
It was delicious!