About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fabulous new recipe!

I tried this new recipe from Sharleen over at 2 Cups of Coffee! It was a huge hit! I love when I find a fairly easy recipe that makes LOTS for my big family and that everyone loves. I used pepperoni instead of sausage (only because I don't like sausage) and Asiago and Romano cheese instead of parmesan because the only parmesan at my Albertson's was $18 for a small wedge! I will be making this often for my family. All you have to do is add a salad and some garlic bread and you have a meal. I made two 13" x 9" casserole dishes for my family, which means I doubled the recipe. It was enough that we had leftovers, another bonus! It is also a great recipe for making to bless someone else, which is Sharleen's reason for sharing the recipe : ) Go check it out, you won't regret it! Enjoy the rest of her blog while you are there, she is a teacher and has some great ideas and book recommendations : )

I also have more recipes I am wanting to try from Vanessa at Butterfly Impressions and Heidi Ann from Foxgloves Fabric and Folly. I love to try new things!

I have been working on the cutest Oliver + S pattern for the past week. It is for Ava, and I am going to try some embellishing and some more of my machine embroidery stitches on it. I think it is gonna be really cute when I am done. At least I hope so, I sure have spent enough time on it LOL I was gonna show ya'll a picture, but my camera battery is dead . I should finish it tomorrow, so I will have Ava model it.

10 comments:

SewQt said...

That pasta casserole looks delicious...I might try it with some GimmeLean. My son would love it with turkey pepperoni. We have a Turkey Store at our Farmers Market and their pepperoni is his favorite....Speaking of Farmer's Market...did you see Sandi's line of fabrics? http://portabellopixie.typepad.com/Beautiful!! I can't wait to see what you've made with the Oliver + S pattern! How do you find time to sew sooo much??

Marie said...

Thanks for passing along a good recipe! I get tired of making the same old dishes.

I can't wait to see which Oliver and S Pattern you used for Ava. I've been trying to decide which one to get. I'm a little concerned about the difficulty level, so you'll have to share all about that tomorrow!

One Shabby Chick said...

This recipe looks really yummy..thanks for sharing it! And I can't wait to see the pattern! I haven't gotten mine out of the package yet!
Amber

Tonya said...

Vanessa, yes I have seen the Farmer's Market fabrics, really cute, especially for little girl clothes! As for sewing time, I probably sew 2 hours a day, and I REALLY try to sew everyday. I can usually get an hour when Ava is taking a nap in the afternoon and another hour after dinner while watching tv. I rarely actually sit down to watch tv, I am usually folding clothes, sewing, etc. at the same time. Also, we are done with homeschooling until the fall, which gives me more free time : ) I find if I don't *schedule* the sewing time, I don't sew. This is my stress reliever, so I try to make sure I take the time : )

sharleen.2cupsofcoffee said...

Ahhhh, thanks!! Glad you liked it.

Trish said...

Mmm! I love new recipes and can't wait to try some these. Thanks for all the links. I got lost in several of the blogs and have decided to check out some local CSA because of 2 Cups of Coffee's newest post.

Those Oliver + S patterns are soo cute. I'm tempted to make some even though I know of no little ones that could wear them. The paper doll look just gets me squishy everytime.

Heidi Ann said...

Happy Friday Tonya, I am going straight to her site & getting the pasta casserole recipe!...Sounds like a great Friday night dinner!....And thanks for mentioning me & my recipes!...so nice of you!...It is my summer project to try out lots of new recipes & have some new favorites come Fall!...And can't wait to see Ava's dress!....Have a great weekend my friend!.....Heidi :) P.S. Your son's "jammie pants" are so cute!...Am just finishing up airplane jammies for Andrew too!

Tine said...

Those recipes look really great! I'll have to try that casserole....

scheduling sewing time is a very good idea! And creating is such a stress-relief :-)

Calandra C. said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe!! :)I'm going to try that this week. :)I seem to have fallen into a dinner rut as of late! :(