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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Martha Stewart look out... I got a bee up my "you know what" to make homemade spaghetti sauce cuz I am B*O*R*E*D...I went to the farmer's market this morning and got fresh tomatoes, carrots, and onions along with parsley and oregano. This is a totally MN grown spaghetti sauce! Here are the goods...with a few tomatoes to spare...First I had to core the tomatoes and then skin them by dunking them in a pot of boiling water and wait for the skin to split...
Then douse them in an ice water bath...
once they were cooled off the skin magically peeled off...I was totally impressed that this worked...Google is a good thing!!!
Here are the tomatoes in all of their "nakedness"...LOL after prepping the spices, onions, and carrots (yep, there are carrots in here...see ingredients above) is still simmering down to spaghetti sauce consistency.
I have tasted it and it's AMAZING...a bit spicy cuz there's crushed red pepper in there as well...but I think this recipe is a winner. I'm not sure how much it's gonna cost me...the tomatoes were about $8 and carrots were about .50...spices about $1 or so...when I see how much I get out of it I'll have a better idea of the cost...but it doesn't matter cuz it's way better than store bought!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Condo pics...

OK...we're not completely settled but here ya go...I hung a quilt up in the entry future quilt gallery is finally started! WOOHOO!!!
This will be the sitting room...right now it's the "where should we put it" room! LOL Here's the master bath...beyond the wallon the left is the shower...the toilet is to the right of the towels...and the tub is behind the door on the right! You can see one of the double sinks to the left!
Master closet...before the master bath...just walk thru the door ahead and see the bath above! LOL
The master bedroom...
guest bath...
Steve's space...
the closet to steve's space...we NEED NEED NEED shelves!!!
my sewing room...still a WIP
my fabric closet
my sewing room as viewed from the family room
here's the kitchen and eating area from the family room
The deck before I spent 3 minutes reorganizing! LOL
This might work better...we'll give it a try...the jury is still out on this one!
SO...there ya have it...our condo...about 75% done...I still need to get my cutting area and design wall set up and then I'll be good to go!!!