last week's post, I said I had two goals for the following week: To try something other than a food recipe. But that when I do try a recipe that it's for something other than chicken!
#15. Okay, so I did try another new recipe ~ but yes, I branched out from chicken! I tried this amazingly scrumptious Crock Pot Beef & Broccoli recipe. The simplest meal ever and one of the tastiest too! I picked the wrong day to make it though, since I was home all day long. Translation? I had to live in the mouth-watering smells for h-o-u-r-s and my stomach was growling all day from the delicious aroma! Finally it was time to dig in though...and I tell ya, it was worth the wait. It tasted just as good ~ if not better ~ than it smelled. And once again the whole family gave it a gold star rating! This meal will definitely be making a regular appearance in our food repertoire.
this cowl. I say "tried to" not because it was a failure...but because it just didn't turn out quite like the one from the link. Most of my problem was not lack of skill however, it was because I just used the yarn and crochet hook that I had on hand. In order to make my cowl drape as nicely ~ and be big enough to double-up around my neck ~ I definitely need a chunky yarn and a larger crochet hook. I followed the pattern with what I had though, and mine ended up looking like this:
But yeah, her reaction was less than what I was expecting with it being all plain and gray and all. :) So I asked her if she wanted a more colorful one with some other yarn I had on hand. She was all for this mish-mash of colors so a couple of days later I whipped this one up for her as well.
ps: This week has been c-r-a-z-y busy, which is why this "pinned to practice" post is only getting up so late in the week. This is literally the first time this week that I have been at my computer for more than just to check and quickly reply to emails and briefly scroll through my Facebook page. So does my busy week mean that I had no time to try new pins this week? Stay tuned next week to find out...