Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Irish Nachos....

1 bag waffle fries (20-24-ounces)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 pound deli-sliced corned beef, chopped ( I used simmered corned beef)
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 small head green cabbage, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
Salt and ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup light beer
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
PreparationPre-heat oven to 450ºF.

Arrange the waffle fries on a baking sheet and cook according to package directions, adding about 10 minutes onto the baking time to make them extra crispy.

When the fries have about 10 minutes left, place a medium skillet over medium-high heat with 2 turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Add the corned beef to the skillet and sauté until light golden brown and heated through, 2-3 minutes.

Add the onions and cabbage to the pan, and cook until the onions have softened and cabbage has wilted, 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and reserve warm.

While the veggies are cooking, place a medium pot over medium-high heat and melt the butter. Add the flour to the pot and cook for about a minute.

Whisk the beer into the mixture and cook for about 30 seconds to cook off the alcohol. Whisk the chicken stock into the pan and bring up to a bubble. Simmer until thickened, 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in the cheese to melt. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

To serve, arrange the crispy waffle fries on a platter, top them with the corned beef and cabbage mixture and douse with a good helping of cheese sauce.


Monday, February 16, 2009

The winning name of the KSGP blog giveaway is revealed

My daughter Mackenzie pulled the lucky name today.

and the winner is.....

The Olde Oaken Bucket!

Congratulations. Please send me your mailing address to myangel011@optonline.net

Thanks everyone else for playing and remember our next KSGP blog giveaway is scheduled for march!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

It`s that time again, for a KSGP blog giveaway. None other then me being the host :)

Well it`s my turn for our monthly giveaways and for february I`m offering up this little girlie. Pop on over here Seems one`s loss could be your gain ;) All you need to do is leave a comment here and if you add a picture and a link back here that will give you an added 3 entires. Why 3 you ask......... Thats my favorite number :)

Well here`s the darling being offered:

Now isn`t she purty! The winning name will be revealed on February 16th. Good luck everyone :) and thanks for stopping by the post.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Playing with paints...

Well I`ve decided to try something new. I`ve been playing with acrylic and canvas. I really enjoy it. It seems to relax me that in it`s self is worth it! This is my second one I have done. It`s a 12x16" piece. I`m thinking about maybe trying to offer it on ebay, but not sure if I`ll have any takers. I guess I won`t know unless I try. Here she is:

Please let me know what you think. I welcome criticism!

Friday, February 6, 2009

4 and 4.....

My good friend Cookie over at curds-and-whey has granted me a chance to play along on a twist of the typical blog awards. All you need do is pick the 4th photo in your 4th folder. Well here it goes.....Lets see what I got...... oh the anticipation...LOL

Awww yup there he is my big boy Tank! phew wasn`t sure what photo I may pull up..LOL

Ok next all you need to do is present it to four more to play along. Of course only if you have the time.....no pressure ;)

My four are:

1. Sara of graphicpretties

2. Jackie of plain-n-simple

3. Patty of Toadhollowprim

4. Debbie of barefootprimitives

Have fun!

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Plain-n-Simple Giveaway!!

Jackie of plain-n-simple is having an awesome giveaway! Be sure to pop on over to her blog to get in on the action. Anyone would be lucky to win as she is an amazing artist!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super bowl sunday.....

Ok I`m not a football fan so it`s been a normal sunday for me. Spent the day cleaning, packaging up things for the post office, taking pictures of my newest creations and then the dreadful listing of them all.Whoops just looked up and noticed I almost forgot one! I really must confess....I HATE THAT PART. Especially when tonight I got booted off 3 times with my final listing....argh!

It was a beautiful day out today and I did get to enjoy the sunshine while running a few errands. Boy I really can`t wait for spring to arrive. My favoritest season of them all.

I started to play with paint and some canvas and so far I`m liking how it looks. Not bad for my first piece. I was inspired by one of Jane`s paintings of grittyjane. I will hang it in my family room oncee it`s complete. I still have many parts to finish.

Ok well here are my newest dollies for this week. I had fun making another cloth and clay doll.