Monday, March 28, 2011

Spicy Soy Garlic Chicken

Made this for lunch/dinner today.  This is an easy & fool proof recipe:
1 family pack of chicken thighs & legs (6 of each)
1/2 C soy sauce
2 Tsp honey
2 Tsp sriracha
3 gloves garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix soy sauce, honey, sriracha and garlic in a small bowl.  Coat chicken in sauce and place in oven safe dish.  Drizzle remainder sauce all over chicken.  Bake 1hr, skin side down for the 1st 30min and flip for remainder.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sleeping Beauty

Even with blinds and curtains, for some reason I can't seem to evade light. I can keep it pitch dark in my bed room when I go to sleep, the problem is that the Mr likes to read his magazines in bed. And he tends to do that for at least an hour. Solution: sleeping eye mask! Duh! I made one a couple years ago and spent the last few weeks looking for it. Then a couple weeks ago I went on a Mammoth snowboarding trip (sans Mr & kids) and knew I was going to be in the "singles" room. You never know how late other people want to stay up and you certainly can't have the room pitch are they suppose to find their way around? So I actually made an eye mask and brought ear plugs. It worked great. Unfortunately, it fell out of my purse on the drive back into my sister's car! I can't wait for her to remember to bring it. So here it is, an assembly line of mass produced eye masks. Besides for myself, I've made extras for an upcoming event and my girl friend's daughter's school x-mas boutique (i know, it's only March!).
I got the template a long time ago here. Prudent Baby also have a great tutorial if you need step by step instructions. I did use their tutorial for inspiration on mine. Never thought about using minky. Anyways, you simply cut out your materials. I had left over satin damask print from a previous project.

Since my satin and minky fabrics are so light, I lined it with a dark flannel to help screen out light.
The stacking order is flannel, minky then satin. Make sure the minky and satin's right sides are facing each other. Pin the elastic sandwiched between the minky and satin.

Stitch all around leaving a 1 inch opening on the top to turn inside out. Then top stitch the entire mask.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Raspberry Brownies

In the event you're wondering why all the sweets recipes...I'm trying them out because I'm making a sweets table for my sister's up-coming bridal shower. Good thing I've got a preggo neighbor to help put away all these calories!
I got this recipe from the Spring issue of Sweet Paul (online magazine). If you haven't seen it yet, you have to check it out. There's great ideas of the kiddos and a bunch of recipes!
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Netbook Sleeve

Our friend Brian lent me the Asus netbook to play around and see if I like it as opposed to going out and buying the iPad.  I'm still in the process of learning the functions.  But I do like the idea of being able to use Internet based programs and browse blogs on it as opposed to my laptop that weighs a ton.
Using scraps from the Christmas stockings I made a couple years ago and the toddler's backpack.  I made a simple sleeve. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sewing Book

Look at what UPS brought the other day! 
I've come across Oliver + S patterns all over the place in blog land.  They have the cutest nostaglic patterns for kiddos.  I ordered my book from Amazon.  There's a couple projects I'm really looking forward to making - reversible bucket hat, cozy winter hood, messenger bag and bear carrier!  Too cute.