My Kitchen in Autumn

My Kitchen in Autumn

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Finally out of the Kitchen!

I'm exhausted, haven't stopped cooking since yesterday. This year, I decided to make my own dinner rolls, which turned out pretty good. My husband taste tested 4, so I'm guessing they will do. It was actually kind of fun once I got into it, just very time consuming. I used a recipe that I had been saving for a while. I liked that with this recipe you can make them ahead and freeze them. My Kitchen-aid mixer was a big help as the recipe makes 4 dozen rolls. Each small ball of dough has to be rolled into a 10" log, and then tied in a knot with the 2 ends pinched together and hidden underneath. At first it was tricky, but then it became meditative. Anyway, you bake them at a low temp for a few min. then after they cool, put them in the freezer for another day. I think it was worth the effort, because I have plenty for our family's Thanksgiving dinner and anytime we want rolls with dinner, they can be popped into the oven frozen, and finished baking, so they will taste just as fresh as when I first made them.
That was yesterday, today I started baking the goodies with my daughter. We made pumpkin bread, apple pie, pumpkin pie, corn muffins and cornsticks that I made in my antique cast iron pan. I'm looking forward to spending tomorrow, cooking and spending time with my family, maybe even having time to If you are interested in the dinner roll recipe that I used, leave me a comment and I will add it to my blog. I hope that everyone is enjoying a holiday weekend with their families as well.

On another note, I am having a Black Friday sale at my Etsy shop:  Nov. 23-26th  use coupon code usship4free for free domestic shipping on the promotion days. Hope you'll stop by :)
A wreath that I made years ago

Monday, July 30, 2012

Buried in Yarn!

Help! I need a new way to organize my abundant supply of yarn. Yarn is so expensive, (for the good stuff), that when I find a bag of new yarn at a yard sale or Ebay, I have to buy it when it's available.
So, needless to say I have enough to last the rest of my life. I have tried numerous ways to organize it. Here are a few:

Put similar yarn together in plastic bags
Group the same colors in vintage suitcases
Decorative Baskets                                                                                                                                   I tried those vacumne seal bags that are "as seen on tv"

Nothing has been ideal. If you have any new creative ideas for me, I would love to hear them.

Also, announcement for my Etsy Shop:
My "Christmas in July" sale is ending tomorrow at midnight.
Hurry Hurry put in coupon code: christmas10 for 10% off everything!

These hats are examples of some of the items in my shop. Hope you like them :)