She has invited us to join her in revisiting some of our favorite blog posts from the past.
I thought it would be fun to see what I was doing on this weekend in January...two years ago...
(some of you will remember this)
Stitching and Stewing on Sunday 2009
Today was a good day to work around home. After I tackled the necessary correcting and planning for school, I decided that it was time to make myself a new pincushion. I have been sewing for 42 years and have always worn one on my wrist. Here is the one I currently use...
...so you can see it was about time.
This flower is perhaps a little 'over the top', but I think it looks pretty cheerful.
It can be made with or without the wristband.
Which would you prefer?
This is a recipe that my daughter discovered in the Real Simple magazine.
She said it is one of her and her boyfriend's favorites.
(image from Real Simple recipe site)
I tried it and liked it too...so am sharing it with you...
Chickpea Pasta with Almonds and Parmesan
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
7 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound angel hair pasta (I used whole wheat)
1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup roasted almonds, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the broth, red pepper, and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring, until the broth is nearly absorbed and the pasta is al dente, about 6 minutes. Stir in the chickpeas and parsley.Divide among individual bowls and top with the almonds and Parmesan.
Stop back tomorrow for Stitching and Stewing on Sunday...2011.