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Thursday, February 18, 2010

~ GIFTS AND FOOD AND ROSES - OH MY! ~

Hi there!  Hope everyone is surviving the bitter cold and snow.  Have you seen the pictures of snow in the South, there's just something so wrong about snow on palm trees, bleeeeech!

The Twisted Stitcher ~ and I participated in a private loaning of charts.  Vonna's stitch is done and she's sent her finish *Flowers of Lebanon* for framing.  And, I am drifting... out there... way out there... somewhere... my stitch is going very slowly despite my daily stitches.  While pouting about my lack of progress I was stitchy surprised yesterday!  This darling floss tag/ring arrived from Vonna in appreciation, along with a note that she was sending us a slice of Spring.  The back is finished with sparkly Easter egg fabby.  Isn't it pretty and folky and Springy, and just perfect for my sewing basket!  Thank You for your kindness Vonna:) 
Stitchy Surprise from Vonna

Caution ~ Green Veggie Alert!  Permission granted to back out now if you're not a fan.  Ahem... Carol aka StitchingDreams:)  Made this dish last night, one of my *Go To* recipes on a cold night, serve either as a meal or side dish.  Italian sausage or chicky is pretty darn good on the side for the meat eaters.  This recipe is very thrifty and makes great use of those oh~so~lonely and abandoned stewed tomatoes in the pantry.  You can easily use canned tomatoes instead.

Katie's Bow Tie Pasta:  Cook 2 cups bow tie pasta, drain, set aside.  In same deep pot saute a large thick sliced sweet onion and a clove minced garlic in butter/margarine/olive oil, add 4 med zucchini sliced 1/2 inch thick (more or less), 2 cans stewed tomatoes (about 14 oz. each), 1/2 teaspoon white or brown sugar, few shakes of onion powder and/or garlic powder, simmer about 20 minutes.  Lastly, grab your cooked pasta and toss it in, simmer a few minutes to reheat, enjoy!  Red pepper flakes/grated cheese on top optional, makes excellent leftovers!
Katie's Bow Tie Pasta

Can I share ~ beauties from Lover Boy for V~Day... 
awwwww, ain't he sweet...




 Tootles and Sweet Stitchin,  Sue

7 comments:

  1. Whoa...That bowtie pasta looks really really good...and I am STARVED right now!!!! Thanks for your kinds comments on my blog btw~ Faye

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  2. Oh your yummy meal looks YUMMY!

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  3. That recipe looks really good - I'll have to try it! That floss ring from Vonna is adorable. She makes some great things!!

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  4. Vonna makes such beautiful things! That pasta looks great! And the flowers are so pretty! Enjoy everything!

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  5. What a lovely floss tag and card.

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  6. The pasta dish looks yummy!
    A very cute floss ring tag frm Vonna and lovely bunch of roses!

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  7. LOL, Sue! Thank you for the green veggie alert--I turned back before it was too late (not really!)...

    What a darling floss tag from Vonna--I just love that little chick. And yellow roses--your husband knows how to pick 'em! Just beautiful :)

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