Catching Up and Trying New Designs

I’ve been trying new recipes and, unfortunately for my blog, they all need some tweaking.  I have a couple of potentially great ones, but I still have to work out the kinks.  And since all the recipes that I try make 6 or 8 or 10 servings, it takes a while to eat up the first experiment.  And Al doesn’t want to eat the same thing over and over, so I also make other things to mix in with the test recipe, and so it takes us a couple of weeks to finish it up.  Then I like to wait a week or so to try it again so we don’t get tired of it before I figure out the problems.

I have been experimenting with a great tasting “Easy Eggplant Lasagna” that had way too much liquid in it, and “Rotini with Brocoli, Sweet Potato, and Chicken Sausage” that tastes fabulous, but I mistakenly cooked the veggies too much, and they turned into mush.  I need to remember that cooking takes TIME and CONCENTRATION!!   Stay tuned for the finished products – the taste is already great, I just need to figure out the prodedure and the presentation.

So to amuse myself I painted my fingernails.  I used Revlon 913 Peach Nectar for the base, Revlon 745 Frankly Scarlet for the design, and Mash-23 for the image plate.  I liked the design more on the image plate than on my fingernails.  I think that next time I will try the leopard print with a light clay colored base and maybe a dark blue or dark green for the design.  There are so many different designs on these plates that I could use a different one every day and still have some left over at the end of the year.  I have a few favorites that I find myself using over and over, so I want to try new ones more often.  I don’t really like this one, but I have learned that they look very different with different color nail polish.

Odd looking design with pale peach base and red design


Plate Mash-23


About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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