We made this for dinner last night with our friend and it was so good we had to make it again tonight for my family!
1 frozen pie crust
1/3 cup half and half (or milk)
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup grated cheddar (gruyere works well, too)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
4 to 6 green onion ends, thinly sliced (1/2 cup finely diced red or white
onion or shallots work as well)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cook crust about 10 minutes until slightly golden at about 400°.
Gradually beat in half and half and eggs.
Mix in remaining ingredients. Pour mixture into prepared crust.
Bake until the filling is set, about 25 minutes.
|10 cups baking apples (like fuji or pink lady), peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).
Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all.
Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.
Yields 1 – 9×13 inch pan.
Over the holiday season I was contacted by a woman who came across one of my paintings in my Etsy shop that she absolutely loved. She asked if I would be willing to make her a custom painting of an image she had in her head. So after many emails, sketch designs, and revisions later, I have finally created the painting she had been dreaming up.
It was a whole new experience trying to paint something so exact while having to follow someone else’s directions, paint choices, and style. The process took WAY longer than anticipated, but in the end, it turned out just how she wanted and that makes me SO happy.
Here are just a few of the sketches I made in Photoshop during the process of trying to turn her changing descriptions into images:
“Autumn in New York”
To my other half-
Thank you for posing in pictures all the time for me. Thank you for being patient with me when I am trying to figure out what to buy in a store. Thank you for telling me I look cute. Thank you for teaching me new things-or old things over again. Thank you for taking care of me when I am sick. Thank you for calming me down when I am stressed. Thank you for going on adventures with me. Thank you for cooking with me. Thank you for always listening to me. You are the best ever and I love you.
Casey had been pretty sick and bed bound for the last few days, but today he felt MUCH better and had an appetite again. So today he and I spent some much needed fun time together. Here is a peak at our day!
1. Unread email messages give me anxiety.
2. At night, I like to sleep on top of the bed’s comforter with a blanket.
3. A lot of my daydreams consist of me thinking up ideas for new paintings.
4. I can do a pretty decent job at cutting boys, girls, and dogs’ hair.
5. I am saving up to get an Ipod Touch!
6. I hardly ever use conditioner on my hair.
7. I go on a walk almost everyday.
8. I am slightly allergic to cantaloupe, watermelon, and avocados-but I eat them anyway.
9. I have a freckle in my left eye.
10. I can’t kill spiders-I take them outside and let them go.
What are some random facts about you?!
For about a week, I worked with my Dad on his house up in Trail, British Columbia. It was the first time I’ve ever been out of the country, and it was a blast! Canada is super awesome. I can’t wait to go back!
The bathroom. When we got to the house initially, we discovered that no one had drained the toilet or put antifreeze in it, so the ceramic cracked and covered the floor with water, wrecking the linoleum and causing it to leak into the basement. So we put in a brand new toilet and new tiles for the floor. Someone had started a project tiling the shower, but hadn’t finished it, so we tore out those and put new ones in there as well.