I took the opportunity to do some sit-down hand stitching on some scrap coasters for my craft room. I got the idea from that cool felt craft book I got the fox pin out of. They turned out cute and I had everything I needed to make them. I used cd's for the shape. I like a big coaster so that worked out well. I used scraps from my sewing apron I made. I love that fabric with the sewing machines, dress forms and most importantly-cats! How appropriate for a craft room. I used all blue felt but I like the example in the book where they used different colors.
I was feeling up to having pizza night Saturday. I made two kinds. One was just a very simple Sloppy Joe pizza with ground beef browned with a can of Manwich sauce added. Put that mixture on a Boboli crust and top with cheese. Bake according to the crust directions. It was a big hit with the boys. The slice on the right was a garlic mashed potato pizza I saw on Joyful Homemaking. I used caramelized Vidalia onions instead of red ones and I used a pizza blend shredded cheese but it was yummy. It reminded me of pierogies. Very different and very delicious.
I also wanted to show you a fantastic warm drink now that we are heading into Fall. It is a hot malted milk and I got the recipe from Claire Robinson's show on Food Network. You just warm 4 cups of milk with a split and scraped vanilla bean. Add 2/3 cup plain malt powder and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Stir until there are no lumps. Pull out the vanilla bean and serve. I love all those flecks of vanilla flavor. What I like about this is that you can put the leftover drink in the fridge and warm it in the microwave as you would like it. It hit the spot.
I bought the cutest Halloween decoration I have ever seen when my husband and I were away yesterday. I will take a picture and show you next week. Normally, I do all my Halloween decorating the first of October but there is a big family wedding next Saturday and my birthday is Sunday, so I am hoping I can at least start it. I have 2 cute Halloween projects I am working on now and I want to finish them.
Dancing With The Stars has started up again for a new season and you know how obsessed I become with that! It is too soon to pick a favorite, but I will be watching tonight. Have a wonderful week and take care. Nancy