Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 39, The Blogsville Ladies Crochet Society

Mama joined The Blogsville Ladies Crochet Society last week.  It is hosted by Miss Lynne of Dip-Dip and The Bridge.   There is still time to join in on the fun.  The first project which is a dishcloth is due on June 27th so that it can be displayed on Dip-Dip and The Bridge blog on the 29th.  Mama is a novice at crocheting.  She has made a few scarves and started a dishcloth when Daddy was in St. Thomas, but never finished it.  Well, she has been working hard on her dishcloth.  She was excited when she finished it and sent a photo of it to Lynne.  She was then quite embarrassed when she reviewed what it was supposed to look like.  It looked nothing like the sample.  She quickly emailed Lynne and told her to delete the photos.  LOL  Lynne wrote back and said it looked nice and asked how she did it .  Mama may have created her own stitch.  It looks like she knitted it instead of crocheted it.  Mama is not going to show you a photo of it because she doesn't want to spoil the surprise.  It will be unveiled on June 29th will all the dishcloths.  Mama did make a new one last night and she thinks it is the correct stitch now.  It was a lot easier to do than the first one.  The one rule they have is that "enjoyment is mandatory".  Mama said she is following that rule.

Sunday night, Mama fixed a potato salad from her Emeals menu.  Daddy said it was good enough that she could serve it to company. That means he liked it.  LOL   It was served with bacon sandwiches.

Potato Salad
 ¾ lb potatoes, quartered
(¼ c mayo)
1 egg, hard-boiled & chopped
2 green onions, chopped
Cook unpeeled potatoes in boiling water 15 to 18 minutes or until tender; drain. Rinse with cold water until
cooled; drain well. Combine mayo, hard-boiled egg & green onions in large bowl; add potatoes and mix lightly. Serve chilled

Last night, they had Chicken Cheesy Skillet.  Scout and I didn't have any because it was too spicy for us.
1/2 box of 16 oz penne pasta
1 chicken breast, cut in small cubes
1 c. salsa
1 c. frozen corn
1/2 green pepper, cut into short thin strips
1 c. finely shredded fiesta blend cheese

Cook pasta per package directions.  Cook chicken in large skillet coated with cooking spray for 2 minutes. Stir in salsa, corn and green pepper.  Bring to a boil. Simmer on medium-law for 10 minutes.  Drain pasta and add to chicken mixture.  Add cheese and stir until melted.



Mama thought it was good, but maybe a little too spicy because she used hot flavored salsa. Daddy said it wasn't spicy.  He always says that.

Rain is predicted for the rest of the week.  We hope we see some of it.  It is hot here now, 96 yesterday, but that is to be expected in Houston.  The people on the news complain about the heat every day.  Mama says complaining about it doesn't make it any cooler.
I stay cool by staying in the air conditioning.
Joey,
The Greyhound Who Hopes His Mama Doesn't Start Crocheting Things For Him To Wear
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