Thursday, December 31, 2009

# 80 - Try snowshoeing again

As promised, I tried snowshoeing again. Not only did I try it again, but Ryan bought me a really nice pair for Christmas. It is only -1 today and is snowing very lightly, so I strapped on my snowshoes and put Jackson on his leash, and away we went. We went across my neighbours property through an open field, along a creek, and through a little trail. It was beautiful! Now I’m trying to talk Ryan into getting a pair, so he can come along with me, might take a lot of convincing though! Hopefully it will be this nice again on the weekend, cause I will be sure to go again!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

# 46 - Finish knitting my scarf

I finally finished knitting my scarf, and was eager to cast it off, so that I would be able to wear it on Christmas Day to show everyone. As this was my first finished product, this was my first time casting off. I read out of a knitting book, as well as watching a tutorial online, and I still managed to screw up my last stitch. I tried to fix it, and ended up with a hole in the end of the scarf. I was pretty ticked, but thought ‘oh well, just a little hole’. Then I realized every time that little hole got pulled on, I lost a stitch and the hole got bigger. So though the scarf is completed, I am not wearing it until I get a little help from someone who knows what there doing, and then I will start repairing :) Soon enough I will be making a matching hat… I hope :)

# 70 - Make homeade dog treats

So this was fun… Ryans parents are big dog lovers and have two dogs, Oscar and Bailey. Though my goal was to make Jackson dog treats, I went to the dollar store bought some paint, ribbons and brown paper lunch bags to turn them into Christmas gifts for Oscar and Bailey. Jackson didn’t miss out, he got quite a few, and was also the testing dummy. As far as I could see, he looked like he liked them ;) The finished product…

#93 - Make homeade Christmas cards

So I finished making my Christmas cards on the 13th and sent them out! However, I normally send out a lot of cards, but because I was making them on my own I only sent out 13….

Sunday, December 6, 2009

BBQ Pizza Pie

So I haven’t been updating my blog, but that doesn’t mean I have been neglecting my list. I have been very very busy baking lately. We had a bake and book sale at work yesterday to help raise money for my breast cancer walk. The sale was very successful, as we raised $450.00, $150 each. I have also purchased all my stuff to start making christmas cards, and will hopefully be starting them tomorrow after putting up our christmas lights! So if I finish them tomorrow, thats another thing that I can scratch of my list. I also have been keeping up with my journal, every week as promised. This week I bought a scrapbook to make my book on 30 poems and quotes, so hopefully I will be able to start that during or after the holidays. I have lots of new recipes for my list, as I have made lots of new recipes for my christmas tins that I have been making. Tonight for dinner I made a new recipe from the Kraft Canada website. I believe it was called texmex chicken, but I have named it BBQ chicken pie, you can find the recipe in my recipe tab. It was pretty good, nothing crazy, easy to make, and with few ingredients.

BBQ Pizza Pie

2 onions
3 cups shredded cheese
1/2 cup water
3 cups cooked, diced chicken
1 cup chicken and rib BBQ sauce
3 flat tortillas (10″)
1 tsp cumin

1.) Cook onions, add chicken, BBQ sauce, water and cumin.
2.) Lay a tortilla on foil, spread some of the chicken mixture on, sprinkle with cheese, put another tortilla wrap on top, and repeat layers.
3.) Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until warmed through.

Completed 5-12-09