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Monday, October 29, 2012

Pin It and Do it! October wrap up.

This month I joined in with Trish's Pin It and Do It Challenge. Some of my pins weren't worthy of an entire post devoted to them, and I failed to photograph many of them. Here are a few of them, with comments.

Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

I made this Spaetzle the night I made the Pomegranate Pork loin from Dinner: A Love Story. One of the commenters suggested that you use a cheese grater and spatula to push the dough through  into the water and it worked perfectly. After boiling it, I put it in the fridge for a few minutes before sauteing it in butter. It was terrific. And the pork loin was seriously the best thing I've eaten in months, and that's saying a LOT. Mike and I both wanted to turn around and make it again the next day.

This Honey Sesame chicken was a huge hit, but I ended up doing it on the stove top by browning the chicken pieces and then simmering it another 30 minutes or so instead of in the crock pot. I followed her recipe for the sauce and it was really great. Sweet, but not too strong of honey. (Which is good, cause I don't love honey.)

The kids and I made these crescent rolls one afternoon after school. They were good, but not as spectacular as you'd hope. I think that if I were to do it again I'd go with Nutella instead of peanut better and chocolate chips.

Oh yes I did. Let me tell you, 300 jumping jacks is no easy feat.

A+T faux bois embroidery hoop

Now that one is actually MY picture! This was an engagement gift for my cousin. I was unable to make it to her shower, so I sent this in my place. I used two other pins for my inspiration- this faux bois hoop, and this charming quilt. I considered wrapping the hoop in fabric or silk or something, but decided that the bare wood went with the tree theme.


  1. I'm going to have to look up that pork loin recipe. It would probably take me a week to do 300 jumping jacks.

  2. Holy cow! I'll skip the yummy recipes and go right to the workout -- but that's a doozy! I agree, 300 jumping jacks might be the end of me

  3. I love everything! And I hope I'm engaged someday so I can con you into making that hoop/tree for me.

  4. I can't even imagine 300 jumping jacks. Yowsa!!!

    and I love that embroidery. Love it!

  5. Oh, the fabric art is just beautiful. Excellent choice to leave the wood.

    Good job on the pinterest challenge!

  6. Oh I love spaetzle! I'll have to try that some time--I think my girls would love it.

    That embroidery you made for your cousin's engagement is ADORABLE. WOW. I just love the quilt you linked, but this is even more darling!!!!


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