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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Alfredo Veggie Lasagna!! on: July 16, 2011 12:41:05 AM

So my family has been out of town on vacation but since I'm a grown up now and just started my new job I had to stay home. However, this meant I had full control over the fridge, pantry, and meals! Now I hate lasagna, cause all that cheese is weird textured and gross, but I love cheesey sauces so I whipped up a super cheesey alfredo-like sauce to use instead and layered it with spinach, artichokes, tomatos and portabella mushrooms. The sauce was by far the most difficult thing and was almost a massive disaster: this is what I started with...

2[ish?] cups of milk
3 slices provolone
1 slice muenster

So I boiled the milk and added cheese. HUGE DISASTER. I had milk and melted cheese completely seperate from each other so I added:

1 cup parmesean
Lots of roux [butter and flour thickening mixture, is that the right word?]
1tbsp fresh minced garlic
1tsp ground thyme
1tps oregano
And then I whisked the crap out of it until it got creamy on very low heat and it actually worked.

So I buttered my pan, and got to work!
My layers went:
portabella mushrooms
fresh spinach
rest of sauce
shredded mozzarella and parsley

Cooked for 25 minutes at 350F and it was the most delicious thing ever! Only thing I didn't really enjoy was the sauce turned really thin in the oven [see plate above dominated by sauce], possibly from the juice from the tomatos? So I'd definately make the sauce thicker next time before I bake it to account for vegetable liquid
2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: What's for supper? on: April 22, 2011 06:02:42 PM
I made salmon and pasta with a creamy cheesy alfredo herby sauce and paired it with some fancy cheap walmart bread =] Sooooo good!
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: What's for supper? on: November 23, 2010 06:12:36 AM
Last night I made chicken and dumpling soupish stuff and tonight will be leftovers of it!
4  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: What's for supper? on: November 13, 2010 05:13:34 PM
Pasta with tomatoes, artichokes, and mushrooms =] along with garlic parmesean French bread from Wally World and ....grapefruit pop and doritos? Don't judge haha my roommates are gone so I have the house and kitchen all to myself!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Starkid afghan on: August 18, 2010 08:34:48 PM
Iloveyou. That is a beautiful blanket for a beautiful musical =] They are my favorite! I dress up as Draco for like everything now =] Complete with homemade dark mark.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: JEANS too tight! on: June 18, 2010 05:17:44 PM
Wash them is cold water and then air dry them [NO DRYER] since its the super hot air that shrinks them. Vanity jeans tend to stretch out a bit after a few wears so if possible, wear them a few times and then always air dry them. Vanity is my favorite too =]
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Can anyone explain how to get this ruching effect?? on: June 12, 2010 06:52:52 PM
One tip to do the sculpted bust like that is just sew it right to a bra, then you get support and you don't have to worry about whether it fits or not haha. And if it has a low back, just cut the straps and back off. And you don't have to make a lining to sew it to, unless you already have one, in which case, you don't have to haha. That machine stitching thing sounds like it would look really cool! Will you post it after you finish so I can see?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Batik kids shirt on: June 11, 2010 09:42:05 PM
I love the elephant! We did Batik at school only we used blue elmers glue [the gel kind] and it works the same as resist apparently and it doesn't spread. Though it does take 2-3 washes to really get the glue out.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you get in & out of this thing?!?! on: June 03, 2010 06:51:16 PM
Oooh a fancy knit would work really well I think. Then if you just sew the ribbon to the top in the front [just right under the bust] then you could just wrap it around you twice and get almost exactly the same look with no zipper! Though you would have a nice ribbon tail unless you did like a hook and eye or something at the back and just connected the ribbon instead of tying it.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you get in & out of this thing?!?! on: June 02, 2010 07:38:08 PM
My guess is that there's a side invisible zipper as it would still look like the ribbon was just wrapped around with the invisible zip. Also, that is a VERY adventerous first project. It looks to be made in a chiffon or very thin type of silky satin thing. Both fabrics are fairly difficult to work with. It's a gorgeous dress though. Look at all the major pattern companies for dresses that are similar so that you will have a pattern to work off of. I wish you luck! It's a beautiful dress =]
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