I spent some of my Christmas gift money at the restaurant supply store and replaced a few kitchen basics. I got 2 new saute pans (and threw away the warped, flaky non-stick ones), 2 half-sheet baking sheets, 1 full-size one for home ovens, 2 baking racks, a dough cutter, a high-heat temp rubber spatula, another set of measuring spoons, and some butter knives. I have no idea why but my silverware at home is disappearing so I've been adding to our existing set with inexpensive ones from the restaurant supply store.
I've doodled at work a bit while waiting for reports to run and during lunch. :) You can tell in the t-shirt doodle that my new markers from Secret Santa are starting to dry up. Oops! :P
The guys and I decided to take another road trip to the Unclaimed Baggage Center since 1) Andy had never been and 2) he was having a heart attack when Rich and I *did* go so I didn't really remember a lot about the trip from the first time (view post about that here).
|On our way!|
|My dangling skulls in my van... they Rich crazy because they fly while going around corners which is exactly why I love them! :)|
|My mom gave my alphabet beads for Christmas so I made each of the guys a bracelet. Juvenile, I know, but they make me happy. :) Rich's says "SWA LUVS DOODLE," our nicknames for each other.|
|Unfortunately, Rich got a work call on our way so he pulled over at a gas station.|
|Andy is getting ready to enjoy some gum. :)|
|This made me giggle so I had to get it. I enjoyed holding it in my hand for some reason. ;)|
This little guy decided to chill out on the deck rail outside the kitchen window for a while. I am SO surprised that the kitties did not see him!
I made homemade sweet Italian sausage! Finally a nitrate-free, chemical-free sausage I can eat without worrying about tummy pain! And it was SO good, too! I know this is not an exciting pic but here it is browning for pasta I made one night. We are thinking of making homemade pizza this weekend and using the other half I made. You can find my recipe on my Recipage.
|I used one of my new saute pans!|