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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Baked Spaghetti A La Nom

Alright, it's a been a while since my last blog. A lot of that is because I am still somewhat buried in snow. If any of you follow me on Twitter, on my face book fan page, or Myspace (those accounts are somewhat linked) you may know that I try to somewhat regularly post pictures . . . usually of food.

I mentioned before that I had plans to start posting Om Nom Nom Recipes - not sure what happened to that. But it would seem all my food porn has sparked interest in what goes into some of those foods. I have yet to remake and tinker with the recipe for the stuffed bread I made a month or two ago.

Last night my dear sweet [nommy] hubby came home in a bit of a bad mood. Sad wife! A good cure for making my bad days a bitter better is good food. One of his favourite dishes I make is baked spaghetti. After seeing the picture of my baked spaghetti I was asked about a recipe. So here is a recipe worthy of half-assed patterns. And next time I think to do all this I will try to take pictures as I go along.

"Recipe" begins after you already have cooked the spaghetti.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

You will need a nice large, oven-safe piece of cookware.

First, I put a small layer of spaghetti sauce at the bottom (I used meat sauce), take a large spoon and spread it out and up the edges a bit and followed this with cheese.

Second, put a layer of spaghetti on top of the previous layer. The thickness of this layer is really up to you. My container was only so large so my layer wasn't terribly thick.

Repeat these two steps until you reach the top where your top will be sauce and cheese.

Lightly toss the spaghetti. Not enough so you disturb your cheese layers, just enough so that you make sure the sauce is all the way through.

Place spaghetti in the oven until cheese is melted to your liking. My husband likes burnt cheese so I burned the edges a bit for him.

Now you are ready to nom! Nom appetit!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Word On Where On Earth I Have Been

Alright, it's been a while since I made a blog post. But according to the who-visits-your-blog-tracker-thingie I have it says no one actually reads this anyway. Disheartening.

There kind of haven't been a lot of fun stuff photo opportunities because for the last weeks Ohio has been pretty much buried in snow. Then as soon as we all poke our heads back out again and think it's safe - WHAM! Snow. Which is what happened once again today.

Lately I have been thinking hard about summer appropriate knits for the store. I have some ideas and can't wait to get a move on them. Someone recently pointed out to me that they felt my online store got huge fast. I didn't think it was really all that big - I was hoping to insure whoever came to shop had a lot of options to choose from. Anyhow I said all that to say this, yarn costs money, and in general I never have a dime to my name. So I've been saving up all my dimes to try and get myself another tattoo - or rather to add to my most recent. So until I have it I won't be spending too much more money on yarn.

I do have a few more winter ideas I would like to move on and probably have the yarn here to make - so we will see what happens from there.

The Uniform Project chocolate chip cookie scarf has been getting a lot of views but no purchases just yet. This is a good time to remind all that a portion of the profits will be given to The Uniform Project for each scarf sold or order placed in advance until the projects end. The more scarves I sell the higher the percentage of profits I can donate. I'd like to manage to at least $360 so we can help one Indian child.

I suppose that's all for now. Toodle - OOOO

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wonderland Columbus and My Current Knit

It's been quite a while since my last post. I will admit, I am fairly guilty of something. How to express it in one word I am not sure so I will explain.

A month or so ago I mention what I have dubbed my "big things poppin' fresh." What am I so guilty of? Expecting to be able to announce them sooner. The blog for one has already been written and is waiting to be posted. And the other "big thing" I have a vague conception of when it will come to fruition. These things are not huge for many but for me they are quite exciting. A few people who know me in person now know what it is I am waiting for and one has even scoffed at how unimpressive one (the one I have a vague conception of when it will happen) is. All I can really say about that is - no one likes someone who enjoys raining on other people's parades.

A few days ago I went to the pre-launch of Wonderland Columbus. I was relatively excited about it. The excitement it seems, was a bit unnecessary.

Wonderland Columbus is basically an artist colony. The Wonderbread factory here in Columbus is being prepped for a bunch of us wide-eyed hopefuls to use for a range of things. How big that range will be it seems they were unable to say. How much these spaces would cost (which is what so many of us were there to know) - they were unable to say. When will it open? Sometime in the future. How many spaces will be available? Not enough for the amount of us who showed up. Fantastic.

Here are a couple of pictures from the event (I have more but am only posting these two.)

I'm not sure if the painter was channeling Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force or not. I really didn't mean for Carl to come out so huge but I don't feel motivated to fix him.

I have some ideas about what flotation walls are but think I like thinking about this autonomous from all meaning best.

During the speech I noticed a fire extinguisher next to me that I don't think was actually a fire extinguisher. My first two clues were:
1) On the bottom it said "Art Vs Art"
2) Facing me in marker on top I saw the word "NOT" and it was underlined
I didn't really feel like making a public fruit loop out of myself by snapping pictures in a crowd of people.

Back to where on earth I have been. I have still been attempting to enjoy some personal knitting while managing to feel no guilt for not working on my store. My latest project comes from A Stitch In Time, Knitting and Crochet Patterns, 1920-1949 Vol. 1. I am making "With the New Cowl Neck Line."

Earlier today there were four new uploads activated on my Etsy shop. When I went to take that last photo I noticed I am missing a bottle of Chanel Mademoiselle Lotion - I am not amused.

There has also been a new link added to my list of places to Om Nom Nom online. I now have Form Spring which is a bit like an ongoing online survey.

Alright. It's now past 8pm and I have yet to eat lunch!