I can’t believe that I am leaving tomorrow for the bay area (a 4 hour drive – one way) to take an 8-hour scrapbooking class on Saturday in Cupertino . . . and you are asking what could be that spectacular to make someone want to drive 4 hours one-way (might be 5 hours or more depending on how many stops I make and Friday traffic) . . . well here is a picture of the project . . .
Isn’t that a beautiful treasure box (its even more beautiful in person) . . . I promise to tell you all about it (and maybe have photos also) when I get back but right now I have to pack as I am leaving straight from work tomorrow afternoon . . . thanks for stopping by . . . HUGS & KISSES!!!
For the last week I have been sick with a cold, been a little stressed (more on this at a later date) and have been in need of comfort . . . I don’t just mean a hug or kiss or even quite time along with a good book and a glass of wine . . . no I mean FOOD!!!! . . . you know those special dishes you had as a child that just seemed to make the world seem brighter . . .
Well I decided to make a dish that I find great pleasure in and that is totally (and I mean totally) not good for you . . . this dish is not a childhood favorite as I just discovered it a few years ago when having dinner at the Cheesecake Factory in San Jose (no its not cheesecake) . . . its “Shepherd’s Pie” . . . now I have had other versions (including one that my daughter makes) but they have never come close to the one at the Cheesecake Factory . . . soooooooooo . . . I decided on this rainy day to try and bring some comfort to my husband and myself by trying to make this dish . . . this meant that I went through all my cookbooks (boy I have a lot of these – looks like its time to clean the old bookshelf) . . . I even went on line hoping that somewhere out there is the exact recipe for the Cheesecake Factory’s Shepherd Pie . . . no such luck . . . sooooooo I took a few ingredients from all the recipes I did find interesting and came up with my own version . . . well I am heard to tell you that it turned out pretty great – hey dear hubby even liked it enough to have seconds . . . soooooooo I now have a new recipe to add to my file and one that brings comfort to my husband and myself . . .
BTW . . . what is your number 1 favorite comfort food?????? . . . mine will always be “rice pudding” . . . that’s all for now . . . thanks for stopping by . . .
Here are the pictures of the new toys I got from Santa this year . . . I still do not know why the pictures would not download into my last blog . . . I did nothing different than before except that it is not 3:00 in the morning . . . so maybe my brain is working a little better . . .
Anyhooooooooo . . . decided not to go with a laptop (that’s what my last computer was) and went with a Mac instead of a PC (supposedly can do both on this computer thanks to the Parallels program). . .
And had to have a new printer to go with the computer . . .
I am expecting one more new toy . . . should be delivered in the next couple of weeks . . . an Epson v600 scanner . . . will post pic of it when it arrives . . .
I suppose that great creations will now be expected of me . . . just not right now . . . going to call it an early night . . . sooooooooo thanks for stopping by . . . hugs and kisses!!!!!
Well I must have been a very good girl this past year because Santa was awfully nice to me at Christmas. Among other things he brought me a couple of new toys . . . I have a new computer – an “IMac” and a wide printer – an “Epson 1400″ . . . YAHOO!!!!!
I took pictures of my new toys to share on this blog but I can’t figure out how to get the photos here . . . you see I have used most of my life a PC (okay only the last 20 years more or less) and I could move around on its programs/applications pretty good but this MAC thing is very new and very different to me . . . . guess I am going to have to go to the bookstore and get a book for dummy’s . . . oh bother!!!!!
So thanks for stopping by . . . will be posting pictures of projects I have complete soon (I hope) . . .