Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
For your stocking-stuffing needs:
Talking Japanese Watch $20
Take the pressure off your friends and stop yapping their ears off. Ask them to buy you a talking Japanese watch. It'll keep you company and you'll learn to shout out the time in Japanese.
3-D Doodle Kit $9
Because Beowulf in 3-D was so unimpressive, you, by default, will make cool stuff with your 3-D kit. Doodle doodle doodle. Then send it to me and I'll put it on my fridge.
No glue, no scissors. A put-it-together-yourself paper camera that works with 35mm film. So fun. For the camera people. I'd buy this myself, but I'm eyeing the Holga at my local camera shop.
Pinhole Camera $28
In case you have no stocking to stuff...here's a stocking for ya, from Crafty Robot ($50). We've officially entered the holiday season. Be nice.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Henry's Christmas tree farm gave us our first Christmas gift of 2007--the chance to cut down our own tree. A first, for me! The trees went on for rows and rows and rows...weirdly, lots of the trees were tagged by people who reserved them on previous weekends (wha?). Theresa & Jason joined us and picked up a live tree (roots attached).
The tree fit into our Yaris!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Pumpkin Bread Stuffing Recipe
1 cup margarine, plus 1 teaspoon
4 stalks celery, diced
1 red onion, diced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
2 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
1/3 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
6 cups pumpkin bread, cubed
approx 1/3 cup vegetable broth
Allow pumpkin bread to dry overnight, or toast in oven at 250 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and grease a large baking dish with 1 teaspoon of margarine.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the 1 cup of margarine. Add the celery and onions and sautee for 8-10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for a few more minutes until mushrooms are soft.
Turn off heat and add spices, stirring well to combine. Add bread cubes. Add vegetable broth a few tablespoons at a time just until stuffing is moistened.
Transfer mixture to greased baking dish and cover with foil. Bake in oven for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes, or until done.
(I took this from the About.com Vegan site. There's another recipe that I have my eye on: a Pumpkin Mushroom Stuffing from All Recipes.com. Mmmmm mushrooms.)
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
No new photos for now, since my camera is in the shop. On Halloween I broke both my camera and my laptop. Arggh. I'm such a klutz. I sent the camera off to the Canon hospital and they've fixed it and it's on its way home. Finally. Mini laptop is in St. Louis with my dad, who is trying to get it fixed and will hopefully be bringing it to Providence for Xmas. Until then, I'm playing with a mac laptop (generously lent to me by my landlords). Starting to love it...
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Last week we had a small, last minute Halloween get-together.