Some Summer Sewing

I am getting read to go visit my sister and her daughters soon, so I have been busy making some more iphone6 wristlets and pillowcases for them.

I just thought I would pop into this blog and post a few pictures of my latest creations.

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Orange Honey Balsamic Chicken Super Salad

 

The good thing about having super salad is that you can pretty much eat as much as you want.   If you are hungry, it is one of the few things you can eat until you are full.  The calories are so low in salad and chicken that it fits into any diet. I am on 1200 calories a day now, and it fits (with room to spare).   And it tastes pretty darn good too!  Plenty of flavor! Continue reading

Made another pair. I’m on a roll!

I am having too much fun making myself socks.   The pair I made last night I wore all day today and my feet stayed toasty warm!   I’m loving them.  So I decided to make myself a few pairs in different colored yarns.

Tonight I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Dark Green for the heels & toes and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Colors in the “Madrigal” color way.   I like how the colors go from red to purple to blue, to green, to yellow, to orange, and back to red again.  Very pretty.

This yarn is acrylic, so these are machine washable and should be somewhat durable. They should not shrink at all.

I used the same pattern I posted last night HERE.

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Simple Beef and Barley Crock Pot Soup for Two

We are having a real cold snap here in Michigan this past week.  It has been in the teens (Fahrenheit) outside.  COLD!    It was really time to have some comfort foot.

Since we are on a diet, it is hard to have comfort food and still fit into your calorie budget, but this seemed to work.   The trick is that you have to trim off all the fat from the chuck roast and go lightly on the barley.   Someone like me who doesn’t get very many calories can only have about a cup of it, so you must have a salad with it.  My husband gets to eat more than I do, so altogether this fed two of us with a little bit left over for his lunch.

Today I whipped up a batch of crock pot soup.  Prep time was about 15 minutes, mostly trimming fat and cutting vegetables.   5 hours later, I had myself a rich, tasty, warming soup fit for a freezing day. Continue reading