Thursday, January 31, 2013

What I bought at the Dallas Farmer's Market, + recipe

Farmer's Market veggies
OK, so I didn't go straight to the sewing machine yesterday.
Instead, I decided to use some of what I bought at the farmer's market.
I purchased,
 1 big bag of spinach $2.00
(shared about half with daughter #2)
1 bunch celery $2.00
1 basket (4) bell peppers $3.00
1 green, 2 red, 1 yellow
(gave daughter #2 1 red)
medium bag brussels sprouts $2.00
I made up a couple of "salads" using some of the spinach and peppers, 
for the hubby's lunch.
Sautéed the sprouts in olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice,
also for the hubby's lunch.
(Thank you daughter #1 for the fresh lemons).
Then I made a casserole/savory bread pudding,
that I adapted from all
Here's the recipe if you're interested.

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 small chopped onion
½ each, chopped green, red, yellow bell peppers
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 or 3 handfuls of spinach, chopped
2 tbsp. crushed dried rosemary
1# sausage (I used hubby's homemade chicken sausage)
9 slices cubed bread
5 oz. hard cheese, shredded (I used Colby jack)
4 eggs
1 cup milk
Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped onion, peppers, celery, spinach, rosemary and sausage.
(Hubby's sausage is on the lean side, if you're using purchased sausage you might want to cook it first, drain some of the fat and then add your veggies).
Saute until meat is cooked and veggies are tender. Take off heat.
Mix in the bread cubes.
Spoon into a lightly oiled casserole dish, mix in ½ the cheese.
In a large measuring cup, measure out your 1 cup milk, add the 4 eggs and whisk.
Pour into the casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes at 350°
Unfortunately I let mine bake at 375° for 40 minutes, (forgot my oven runs hot).
Still tasty though......

Next time I'll use homemade bread and be more mindful
of the timer:-)
 Till next time, happy cooking.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The "New", Used Sewing Machine

Dallas Farmer's Market
I was looking for a used sewing machine on Craig's list
the other day and found one for $29.00.
A singer touch and sew, circa early 1970's.
Not a bad price for a machine in a cabinet, plus the matching chair.
The only problem?
It's location was in Dallas, about an hour away.
I might not even want it...
Maybe it wouldn't sew properly...
Maybe it would need work...
Maybe this was one of those Craig's list scams...
You can let the maybes deter you or just go do it!
So, off we went to give it a test drive.
It was a fine machine with bells and whistles,
 plus a few extras thrown in for good measure.
We tarped and tied her into the back of the pickup
and headed over to the Dallas farmer's market.
~Couldn't waste the fuel doing just one thing!~
Well, I have some sewing to do and soap to cut...
Hope you have an excellent day!
Till next time,

Monday, January 28, 2013

Out For A Sunday Drive, Corsicana, Texas

Hubby wanted to go to Gander Mountain in Corsicana to
check prices on sausage casings.
I was like, yeah, OK, sure.
The ride in was on the interstate, lots of cars going way too fast!
When we got finished at the Gander,
we headed into town proper to hit the local Walmart.
My suggestion for the ride back was to take the back roads.
Out came The Roads of Texas Atlas.
(I love that atlas).
These photos were taken on FM 1126, just outside of Emhouse.
A beautiful drive back home, wouldn't you agree?
How was your Sunday?
Till next time,

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Snow and Baby

What my eyes have seen lately.


I don't know what blogger's issues are....
Till next time,