Monday, April 23, 2012

Let the Week Begin

My neighbor's house got TP'd last week. The neighborhood kids must have had a mischievous streak. You wouldn't catch an adult wasting costly toilet paper like that. It was kind of fun to see and brought back memories of my kids' friends hitting our house. Much better than the graffiti some hooligans sprayed on a nearby subdivision's wall. That's not cool.

I love roasting fresh Brussels sprouts with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. The best part...those charred leaves. Better than potato chips.

Bones likes to use his toys as pillows. If you leave a pillow or laundry basket of clothes lying around, Bones will find it. He likes his life cushy. Don't let his sad expression fool you. That dog is spoiled rotten. He turned 12 this month and is the funniest dog I've ever had.

I've been obsessed with all the gorgeous triangle quilts in blogland. I finally found a template and played around with some solids during sew day. Let's see if I can get this baby together. I had no plan or layout so it turned out pretty random. I added an extra row to make it longer, but I was too lazy to cut more black, so the bottom row is an odd ball.

The sweet onions are plentiful and cheap this time of year, so I whipped up a French onion soup. I had mushrooms, so added those in too. I floated a cheese topped crouton and broiled the crocks for a couple of minutes. The kids have been working a lot, so I'm opting for lighter fare for dinner when it's just the two of us. I had a good time at the local produce market last week. So much to buy and try. I'm making Salad Niçoise tonight with the teeniest new potatoes I have ever seen. They are almost too cute to eat.

Someone has a little fun planned later in the week. Ha! It's not me, but I do get to be the driver. I'll try not to giggle much since I know my time for a colonoscopy is coming. It's Inspector Gadget's second time up, so he knows what to expect. He said it was a piece of cake the first time, so that's always nice to hear. Preventative medicine works for me. I'll make sure to have a delicious dinner for his reward. He's too old for a toy.


  1. My husband works at a plant that makes toilet paper and brings home cases every couple of months -- I imagine plenty of houses around here must've been hit with it over the years.

  2. Bones is the cutest thing ever! Love the triangle! And
    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Keep publishing and show us all your beautiful creations.


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