While preparing meals during the past week I discovered a few things that made me wonder why I hadn't discovered them before.
One night I was having fresh green beans. As I was cleaning the beans, I grabbed my food scissors and snipped off the root ends, a handful at a time.
Quick! Easy! Painless! So why for the past 30 years have I been using a knife to cut them off?
DH bought a bag of redskin potatoes last week. Parsley-buttered is about the only way I ever serve redskins. I was surfing the net and came across a little recipe that used Lipton onion soup mix -- just dump the mix in a bag with 1/4 cup of oil, toss in the 'taters and shake 'em up.
Lay them in a single layer on a sheet pan and cook in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes. DH loved them! Now why have I never cooked them that way before? Not only is it super easy, but a similar recipe is even on the box! I have never paid attention to the box before. I guess an old dog can be taught new tricks.
All of my new jackets arrived this week. I am thrilled with them all. While ironing this one tonight, I thought I'd show you what I love most about these clothes.
The inside of the garmet. Yes, the inside of the jackets is what I like best.
Just look at these seams. Every seam is neatly covered with bias tape. This is a detail that is usually reserved for high end items. I just love that I can get details like this on a moderately priced garmet. Oh, did you notice that my nail polish matches the jacket?
It's no coincidence. I plan to wear the jacket this weekend and I thought it would be nice to work the nail color into the whole ensemble. So when I had the nails done last week I tried to pick a matching color. I think I did pretty good picking only by memory. :) Ah, you have to make your own fun in this crazy life.
Here's another thing I did a few days ago. I love this red jacket with the navy blue top stitching.
The problem is that the top stitching catches on everything and it didn't take long for it to look to shabby to wear.
It's been hanging in my closet for a few months. Finally I pulled it out thinking I would have to toss it. Then I thought, hey, why not just take the top stitching out? So I grabbed a seam ripper and sat through one hour of FOX TV (watching clips of Hillary dodging all those bullets) and took each stitch 0ut -- one by one. Now it looks great and I can wear it for a few more seasons....unless I got too fat and it no longer fits.....darn! I should have tried it on before I spent all that time. I do like to live dangerously.
Remember last year when I was in a slot/video poker tournament?
Well, they sent me an invitation to be in it again this year. It's this weekend. Hence, the importance of having nail polish to match my jacket. :) Maybe I will win and they will take my picture. Stranger things happen. Last year I was ahead after round one, but went downhill from there. It was a lot of fun. Please wish me luck and on Saturday keep thinking, "Royal Flush for Zoey"!
Until next week,
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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