Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Homemade Mac And Cheese Recipe

Here is the recipe for the homemade mac and cheese that I made a little while ago.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
About half a package of elbow noodles (pasta)
About half a block of cheese, shredded
Breadcrumbs
5 pieces of bacon, cooked and broken into pieces (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Melt butter in a pot on the stove. Add flour and whisk. Cook until golden brown.

In the meantime, cook the pasta according to its instructions. Strain and set aside.

Add milk to the butter sauce. Whisk until it thickens nicely. Add 3/4 of the cheese.

Pour the pasta into a 9x13 glass pan. Pour the sauce overtop, add the bacon, and mix in. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and remaining cheese overtop.

Cook for 15-20mins, until golden brown and bubbling.

Monday, July 14, 2014

TARDIS Mittens Pattern Available!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve published my TARDIS Mittens Pattern! Also, I’ve recently seen the trailer to the new episode (coming out in August), so my Doctor Who excitement is off the charts.

You can find the pattern on my blog here, or on Ravelry here. It is $2.99 CAD, but you don’t need to be a Ravelry member to purchase it.

I’m excited to see the future projects!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Adventures of the Week

Gill and I once again trying our hand at sweet potato fries. They keep getting better!

I finished the book I was reading over the past couple of weeks - The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald. I enjoyed it, though it was a fairly heavy read. I am currently reading The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards.

I made home-made mac and cheese this week as well, with some bacon added in for good measure. It turned out pretty well! Keep your eyes open for the recipe, which I will be posting in the next day or so.

Still working away at spinning some think-and-thin yarn on my drop spindle. It’s going slowly but surely.

As far as what is on my needles this week, it is a gift for someone that reads this blog, so I won’t be posting pictures until the gift is received and opened!

This week I’m linking up with Heather, KCCO, and Yarn Along.

Hope you’re having a great week!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Crunchy Sweet-Potato Fries (Recipe)

Remember a little while ago when I had made sweet potato fries, but didn’t know how to make them crunchy? Turns out I found a way! I looked at a few different recipes and ended up making up my own, which turned out beautifully.

Here’s the recipe:

Heat up your oil for deep frying to whatever temperature you would normally use. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F.

Mix salt, garlic powder, paprika and a tiny bit of sugar in a bowl.

In another bowl, make a batter using flour and club soda (carbonated water). The ratio will end up being about one part flour to 2 or 3 parts water, though it doesn’t have to be exact.

Cut up your sweet potatoes into fries. Dip these into the batter, then let them drip off a wire rack for a minute or two. Deep fry these as normal. Place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towel, sprinkle with your seasoning, and put in the oven until all fries are done.

Voila! Crispy sweet-potato fries in no time.

Friday, July 4, 2014

A New Pattern!

Exciting news! I recently published the pattern to by Waterfall Bag (rav project link). It is a free pattern, and it is a pretty quick knit.

You can download it from Ravelry here, or from my patterns page here.