Monday, 1 December 2014

Ijeoma Ruana Update

It's been a long time, but finally I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. The cold weather (as well as other things) has really affected me energy wise, so I haven't done any baking and have just recently started working on Ijeoma again.

I've only got the front left panel to do, so this will be my main project until its finished.

Ijeoma Ruana by Mrs U Makes

Whilst I have been in hibernation I have made some earrings, one of which I sold to my good friend Susan, of Susan's Nouns, yesterday along with a Swarovski pearl ring. She interviewed me for an amazing project she has started which showcases inspirational people and places. She herself is also a talented singer so check out and follow her Facebook Page and look out for the Mrs U Makes interview which should be up in a few weeks.



Monday, 13 October 2014

I'm Still Here

Things are very busy in the U household at the moment, so I haven't done much baking or crafting. Even with the tripolatas in school there always seems to be so much stuff to do. Most probably I'm not adjusting to the change in weather, being cold makes me feel tired, which can sometimes put me into a 'Do Nothing' mode.

I am trying to kick myself into gear by thinking of new recipes for baked treats, so hopefully they will be developed soon.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

French Toast Roll Ups

Yesterday I Stumbled Upon a great breakfast treat, these French Toast Roll Ups, over at It's Peachy Keen.

She spread jam and cream cheese onto a flattened slice of bread, rolled it up, dipped it in egg and milk and then fried it in a little butter. They looked so good that I had to make some myself this morning, but with my own choice of fillings.

Instead of jam and cheese, I used chocolate and pistachio fudge sauce (the same type that  used in my Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge Tarts) and cheese and ham (technically it was cheese and wafer thin chicken, but cheese and ham sounds, and would probably taste, better).

These tasted like pancakes, particularly the cheese ones, which reminded me of the savoury pancakes they have at My Old Dutch.

They're not the most healthiest breakfast, but they are delicious, which in my books is all that matters.
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Here's what you'll need: makes 10
10 slices of bread
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
chocolate spread (or my chocolate and pistachio fudge)
2 cheese slices
approx 5 chicken slices or any sandwich meat.

Here's what you'll need to do:

Remove the crust from the slices of bread and flatten with a rolling pin.

Whisk the egg and milk together in a container or shallow bowl.
Put the sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl or plate.

For the chocolate roll ups, spread the sauce at the bottom end of the slice of bread.
For the cheese and ham (chicken), tear one ham/chicken slice in half and place at the bottom end of the bread. Cut the cheese into very thin strips and place a few on top of the meat.

Roll up the bread, then roll into the egg mix.

Place in a pan of melted butter and fry, seam side down, until brown. Continue to turn each roll up until they're brown all over.

Take out of the pan and roll in the sugar and cinnamon mix.
Eat and enjoy.

Other filling ideas that I'd like to try with this are: banana, applesauce, and (my absolute favourite) cheese and bacon. 

What would you roll up?

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ijeoma Ruana Update

I'm now onto the first front panel of the ruana. So far there haven't been any major hick ups and I'm looking forward to seeing the piece develope.

You may have noticed a plastic cord sticking out, that's the cord from the cable needle. Either one of the tripolatas or Mr. U broke it over the weekend,  I won't be able to get another one until next week. I've decided to get an interchangeable cable needle set.

In the meantime, I'm working on one of my many WIPs, I'm also planning my next projects, two crocheted garments. I'll go into more detail on those in a later post.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Cheesy Courgette Soup

Cheesy Courgette Soup by Mrs U Makes

It's autumn and although the weather is still warm I felt like making some soup to have as a tummy warmer in the evening.

This recipe was given to me by a guest minister who visited a church we were attending when the tripolatas were born. The type of cheese used may be a surprise to you as it was to me, but don't turn your nose up at it.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Chocolate Dipped Sticks

Chocolate Dipped Sticks by Mrs U Makes

A few days ago, whilst in the biscuit isle of the supermarket, I stood in front of a box of Mikado and wondered when I'd last had this tasty chocolate stick. I really love these and was seconds away from picking up a box when a little voice said "You do know that you can make these yourself" "Yes, I can make these myself", I thought, so I gathered together all the things that I would need.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Ijeoma Ruana Update: Back almost complete

I'm really proud of myself, I've almost finished the back of the ruana. It's looking great and I can't wait to start the front, which shouldn't take too long, so my aim is to get it finished or almost finished by the end of the month.

Once it's finished I'll try and get it tested through a pattern testing group on Ravelry. After the problems I had when writing up the pattern for Elise, I'm making sure that I write the pattern as I go along. Here's hoping there aren't any errors.