Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What's Up? Wednesday

I think I might try to do What's Up? Wednesday
each week just to fill you in on all the random stuff
I have created, cooked, or have going on in my life.
Now if only I will remember each week......

So, "what's up?" this week in my world:

1) I helped throw a 40th b'day party for my friend, Cheryl
last Friday night.  She wanted to have a designated bottle
of wine, so I spruced one up for her.

close up of the flower:

here we are all dressed up in 80's garb:
L to R: Cheryl (b'day girl), Tiff (co-hostess),
and Me(Debbie Gibson'd out!)

2) Sat through a painful School Budget Vote last night.
For those of you who don't live in a small town where you
can vote on your school budget BEFORE it goes to town vote,
you are missing out on some comical & sometimes sad, uneducated
conversation.  I am thankful to have the right to vote on things like this
in our town, but am often baffled by the off-the-wall statements provided
by our town Warrant and Finance Committee.
(sorry for the little rant)

3) Made an awesome Pasta, Broccoli Alfredo
for the girls & I on Monday.
I adapted the recipe from Cooking Light &
just have to share it with you all...
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

8 oz. pasta
2 cups steamed broccoli
1 T olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
2/3 cup  grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
Reserve 1/4 cup pasta liquid, then drain pasta.

2. While pasta cooks, heat olive oil then add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Sprinkle flour over garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Gradually add milk, stirring constantly; cook 2 minutes
or until bubbly and slightly thick, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to low. Gradually add cheese, stirring until cheese melts.
 Stir in salt and reserved 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
Add hot pasta & broccoli to pan; toss well to combine.
Sprinkle with pepper.

3) Sassy Lil' Sketches has a new sketch up today!
The Sassies have some awesome inspiration, as usual!

4) Going to a weekend crop at Purity Springs Resort tomorrow with my
sister and some scrappy friends.  I am so excited to be going, but have not
packed a thing!  I think I will be throwing stuff in my totes tomorrow
after work and heading off.  How do you pack for a crop?

Ok, enough rambling. I hope you all are having a fabulous week!


Cher~ said...

Have a great time at your weekend crop. I know you have been looking forward to it. I sent you some goodies, but don't think they'll make it to you in time, sorry. Can't wait to see what you create. So, tell us how you made that flower?

Kristie said...

I'm liking the What's Up Wednesday and think you should definitely continue it!

Awesome 80's pic, I hope you scrap it!

Love the sketch, going to a crop this weekend too and still haven't unpacked from the last one, so it will be a quick packing of the basic stuff for me lol. Good luck and have fun!