It was another day of fabulous walks, but silly me, I forgot my camera :( But trust that there was beautiful countryside, lots of Mennonites out in their buggies for Sunday drives, fields of growing things and cute puppies romping about (though a little too much, Jesse got hot and laid in a stinky puddle, much to my dismay and his for the inevitable bath he would receive on our return home).
Anyways, once I recovered from the walk, which took much Pita Pit pita eating, coffee and episodes of Doctor Who, I did some cooking.
Banana chocolate chip muffins are so awesome --one got ate up before I could even get a picture:
And also some tasty pasta casserole!
Since the pasta casserole is pretty easy and I just sort of made it up as I went along today, here's my recipe:
Recipe for Pasta Casserole
Boil up 1 box penne pasta in salted wate. Drain and set aside when finished.
Boil (or steam) 1 head of brocoli for about 5 minutesx
While the pasta and the brocoli are cooking, make up the sauce:
Fry up in a pan until soft and cooked:
3 cloves garlic
1 green pepper
Add all the vegetables to:
1 can pureed tomatoes that is seasoned with salt, pepper, thyme, hot pepper flakes
Cook the sauce for about 10 minutes over medium heat.
Mix together the cooked pasta, sauce and a package of ricotta cheese broken up into pieces into a large casserole dish. Cook at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Let cool a few minutes and then enjoy!
Craft Hope Project 12 which is a project to send bracelets to orphans in Russia in affiilation with the organization Orphan Outreach.
For anyone not familiar with Craft Hope, they have done a lot of amazing crafty projects such as quilts and sock monkeys through various charities and organizations to give hope to people who are ill, poor, or victims of recent tragedies. They also have an amazing book of projects that are good for donating to charities called Craft Hope.
Additionally, I am looking at a cute Hello Kitty (aka Hello Knitty) that I made for the boy back when I still lived in Toronto....I just finally got around to taking a picture of her in all her fabulousness:
here. I think I finished knitting this in a few hours, and it took a few hours to sew together and stuff --overall it was super easy and fun to make !
I'm off to get some rest after all my adventures --good night all!