15 May 2014

More from the FB files.

My daughter and I have been making some very interesting meals and they have been very well received. We made something sort of like what a woman showed as a one skillet meal with beef and noodles. She did not provide times for cooking or temperature to cook at, so I decided to make something like that, but using my own methods. Hers called for beef, we used ground turkey. Hers said, just put in skillet, mine says mix into meatballs with Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs, shredded mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses. Brown the meatballs in a skillet and put in the bottom of the dish. Hers says, put pasta on top of the uncooked meat. Mine says cook the pasta. Both say to put pasta sauce on it and cover with shredded cheese. Also, cook in oven covered for 30 minutes on 350 degrees F.  Mine does not taste greasy.

Saw this recipe Chocolate Chocolate Veggie Pancakes on Food Network. Looked good and tried it. Changes were more fruit and veggies, less salt. In a blender: Fresh Spinach (handful), 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/3 cup honey, 1 small banana, 1 small apple (cut up), 1 small zucchini (cut up), 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg, 2 tsps vanilla, 1/2 cup yogurt, blend all to liquid. In a bowl, put 2 cups Bisquick, add the liquid from the blender and stir until well mixed. Add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. Cook as you would pancakes. My girls loved it!
The batter smelled delicious. They asked for more!

Link for Free Kindle Books - the Frugal Gal puts this link together.

Here is a link to an advice column where sister is told the truth: Sister told Truth
33 Amazingly Useful Websites
11 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes
Health Benefits for Knitting/Crochet
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Cherry Bar Dessert
Ratatouille Recipe
One Bowl Apple Cake
Hummingbird Cake
Raw Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
One Pot Pasta Meals

12 Free Crochet Dresses My daughter asked for one of these dresses. I hope I can make one to fit her.
Baby Unicorn
Moogly Links for Lace
Moogly November Lily
Dusting Mitt
Moogly Tea Cozy Links
Moogly Links for Cat Lovers
Moogly Links for Dresses more adult dresses
Moogly Links for Variegated Yarns
How to Crochet a Hawaiian Lei
Irish Wave Blanket
Moogly Magic Spike Mandala
Moogly Dragonfly Links
Moogly Owl Links
Dearest Debi Simple Layered Flower
Fiber Flux 30 Granny Projects
Moogly Links for Backpacks
Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth
Hot Pack
Hanging Luminaries
Dragonfly Wonder Scarf
Very Hungry Caterpillar Hat
Baby Sandals
Stained Glass Afghan
Mountain Mist Afghan
Granny's Kitten Blanket
Rainbow Dragon Backpack
Kaleidoscope Afghan
30 links to Little friends for Little Hands
Crochet Socks
30 Last Minute Gifts
Sock Monkey Hat
Priscilla's Free Crochet
30 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns
Mystery Reveal and Clues for Giraffe
Tote Bags/Market Bags
Japanese Flower Motif
Baby Blanket Pattern Links
Starflower Mandala
Moogly Tutorial Foundation DC
Knit Slouchy Hats

Home Schooling/ Educational Links:
Mound at Poverty Point Louisiana
Facts about the Lincoln Memorial
Printable Mother's Day Card
Homemade bouncy balls
Ireland's Giant Causeway
8 Water Tricks
15 Science Experiments
5 books that encourage reading
7 Educational Uses for Plastic Eggs
16 Curriculum Options for High Schoolers
25 Earth Day Activities
5 Ideas for an ADD student

Reading Updates

I have still been reading, but I haven't had time to write an update about where I am on the reading.

A - At Knit's End
B- Ben and Me with another daughter.
B - Bones are Forever
C - Crocheted Prayer Shawl
D - Don Quixote daughter read for school
E - Easy Knitted Socks
F - Flash and Bones
G - George Washington and the Secret Six
H - Henry Huggins another book for reading for school.
I -
J - The Journey Through Time
K - Knit Your Socks on Straight
L - Little Boy Lost (The Librarian, #1)
M - Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill daughter for fun read
N - New Prayer Shawl Companion, The 35 Knitted Patterns to Embrace, Inspire, & Celebrate Life
O - Oddball Knitting
P - The Prayer Shawl
R - Rush Revere and the First Patriots
S - Shawls, Wraps, & Ponchos
U - Ugh...You Again!
V - Vogue Knitting, The Ultimate Sock Book
W - War Shots
200 Crochet Blocks
One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve with Science
The Seven Day Prayer Warrior Experience

As to Men in Uniform... I have only finished War Shots and George Washington and the Secret Six.

More books to join what I want to try and read this year:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower  by Stephen Chobsky
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll
Everything is Wrong With Me: A Memoir of An American Childhood, Gone, Well, Wrong by Jason Mulgrew
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
I was able to locate three of them and will start reading them soon.