Friday, January 27, 2012

Every Day I'm Shuffling

Warning, the You Tube video below may play an irritating political ad before an awesome video. Tis the season, you know. Skip it if you're already sick of political ads. And phone calls. Hurry up, election. My politeness factor with telephone solicitors is waning.

And yes, I actually consulted this video to learn how to shuffle. It's fun, try it. You can eat more and entertain those around you.

I've been shuffling papers, quilting projects, fabric piles, book piles, to-do lists, tax crud, junk mail, etc. I think I see a light at the end of a few tunnels or at least the elimination of many piles.

From the Craft Fail site.
I found this funny site called Craft Fail, where crafters post their Pinterest projects gone wrong. Hilarious. I love the cooking fails especially. Food photography has come a long way and photographers and cooks make everything look so beautiful. Me, not so much. I can totally relate with the divinity mishap. Been there, done that.

This painted heart bag seemed like a fun and quick project. It was. It would be a great craft project for kids. Or make it a color blind test and hide a secret message. These quilt blocks have had me laughing all week. Don't click if you are offended by four-letter words.

The buttermilk roast chicken was a big hit. I may have let mine go a bit long in the oven, but I'm leery of undercooked dark meat or non-crispy skin. The meat was still very juicy and tangy. I used cheap leg quarters and cut them apart before marinating. I'd bake them on a rack next time. I had to pour off grease before they were finished. Trimming more of the fat before marinating might have helped too.

A green salad with vinaigrette, great Northern beans and sweet potato made for an easy dinner. Bake the taters while you bake your chicken. Can you tell I like a lot of freshly ground pepper on my sweet potato? No sugar or cinnamon for me. And if you get a marshmallow anywhere near my sweet potato, I'm not eating it. Gaack, I may have to turn in my Southern card. At least I eat sweet potatoes. I have to make regular potatoes for everyone else. Dang Yankees.

Happy Friday! I'm off to play.


  1. This is awesome! I'm so happy I asked where to find your blog!
    Happy Friday to you and yours!

  2. tasty. like you, I love sweet potatoes. but with butter and pepper - none of the sweet fixings.


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