Sunday, October 30, 2016

Holy Crap Chicken and Colors

Wash and quarter your RED potatoes.

BROWN bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs.

Add potatoes to sprayed crock pot and add olive oil, herbs, garlic, salt & pepper.

Place browned chicken thighs on top.
Cover and cook on high or low for specified time.
Don't forget the Parmesan Cheese at the end!
Full recipe is HERE and it's FANTASTIC!
We expected meh and got KA-BAM!
The best chicken and potatoes!

While I'm talking food...

Have you seen these?
Coffee! GAH.

I like it when my mug matches my doily AND iPhone.
AQUA, yum.

Isn't she pretty? I ordered it from Anthropologie online.

I'm searching for a different one that has been elusive to me after a year of searching. I WILL find it, and when I do, it shall be mine. It was also sold through Anthropologie, but they don't have it anymore. I'll have to find it on eBay or something and pay an arm and a leg, but some things are worth it.

We went into town yesterday specifically to do some research on our house.
And then found the library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

So back home we went, enjoying the views...

EVERGREENS on the mountains and in the forest.

All the maples are starting to drop their beautiful leaves and become bare now.

I love the pine trees that are turning bright YELLOW right now...

And then there are the bare, WHITE birches...

I've had my eye on these three little PINK piggies for a while now.
I look for them every time we go into town.
They are so freakin' cute. They are much pinker than they appear here.

And then we arrived home again to a GOLDEN carpet of leaves...

Ken is itching to rake them all up.
I keep saying, "NO! Leave them a few more days!"
I just love the sight of them.

I hope you enjoyed all the COLORS.
Now go to the grocery store and get what you need to make the chicken and potatoes.
You won't regret it!

I'm gonna go work on my skull doily. It's an interesting make, but I'm working slowly and not making a whole lot of progress it seems. I'm on Row 12 of 28. I haven't yet sat down and worked on it for hours on end, but I will. It's fun how the pattern says, "Lower Jaw Complete!" or "Teeth Complete!" or my favorite, "Nose Holes Done!" or something like that. Hehehe. I'm easily entertained.

We're married 24 years today.

See ya.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mostly Fall Scenery

I still get the biggest thrill knowing this is where I live!
I will never get used to it or take it for granted.

These next three are on the Colville courthouse grounds today when we went to hand-deliver our ballots...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!

I ended up ordering that thread and got it yesterday.
The Skulduggery doily is on my hook!
Not sure I'll finish before Halloween, but I'm not going to sweat it.
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. That's all I'm going to do.

Oh, and a few readers provided me with the free pattern to that pillow I've been looking for. You can find it HERE if you're interested. THANK YOU to all who responded!

That's all today.
See ya.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Shopping, Dinner, Dog, Etc

Wow...5 posts in October already. Are you impressed? I told you I was going to start posting more again!  And away we go with more non-sense. You like that, right? ♥

Where to start?
How about with my next crochet project?

I saw this pattern for crocheted socks on Instagram yesterday and loooove them, so I went and bought the pattern HERE. Then we went to town to the fancy yarn store and I got the above yarn to make them. I didn't like any of the yarns at Walmart for this particular project. I'll use an off-white yarn for the lace. I was going to start them last night while watching the Cubs, but I never did. I just sat there thinking about it. It looks like a great pattern with pictures and plenty of instructions. Of course you'll see them when I'm finished.

While we were out, I got these curlers at Walmart.
My hair has grown like wildfire since we moved up here.
I cut 6-7 inches off last winter and it's all grown back, if not more.

There are only 6 curlers in each package for a little less than $10. I let my hair air-dry almost completely then put one curler on each side of my head hair, put the rest up in a ponytail on top of my head and split my ponytail into four parts for the last four curlers. I sprayed each piece of hair with hairspray before winding the it around the curler. Then I left them in all night. I do like them, so I'll probably go back and get another package.

This is a really messy version of what my hair looked like this morning after I took the curlers out and stuck half of it up into a big barrette. I was afraid if I brushed it the curls would turn into fuzzy waves, so I just stuck it up without brushing it. Now that I know I like the way the curls look, I'm going to go back and get another package. I think I need more than six. I'll try to do a better job with it next time and make it neater to show you. Anyway, I had fun playing with my hair.

Here are the caffeinated breakfast bars I was telling you about.
I had one this morning and this flavor was great!
They also have chocolate peanut butter, chocolate caramel, and cinnamon roll. I saw these coconut ones way in the back at the last second and grabbed them. I love my coconut!
FYI...1 bar = 1/2 cup of coffee (So they say on the box.)

I also got these and ate one yesterday.
REALLY freakin' good!
Don't kid yourself...I'm sure it's no better for you than a cookie, but it's a good cookie!

I wanted to buy these flowers, but I settled for a picture of them instead.
LOL. Cheap-ass.

Now...on to the cooking!
Remember the ground beef stir-fry I was going to make?

I used these noodles instead of the Udon called for in the recipe.
It's one of my favorite pastas aside from angel hair.

It was fabulous and I'll definitely make it again.
Recipe is HERE if you missed it.
I've made a lot of her recipes and bought her cookbook recently.

I voted. You should too.
It's vote-by-mail-only here in Washington.
No standing in line.

Do you like my leggings?
When Ken saw me he said, "It looks like someone attacked you with a stencil kit at Hobby Lobby!" Thank you, dear. He's so sweet.

Yes, I share.

Do you think that's gross? I don't.
I think he likes it. What do you think?

Do you know what you do when you see Fletch with this look on his face?

He's about to eat your face. Hard.
Fetchie is sweet, but he's also got a bad case of the crazies.
I've learned how to deal with him and his little "ticks."
That's what happens when you leave a puppy in a kennel the first four months of his life and don't interact with him. He's a little emotionally retarded. (I didn't do that. Someone else did.)

Okay, enough dog.

This was my house yesterday. The mountains behind it were mostly covered by clouds. Lordie, I love autumn!

Just a random picture I found in my "Crochet" file on my computer.
Hee-hee. A Chicken.

See ya.
Pammy Sue