Happy Sunday evening everybody. I had a busy but enjoyable weekend. I made this cute snowman for my fireplace hearth out of terra cotta pots. I found this in a magazine years ago and bought the pots, and as with many things, I didn't complete it. By keeping this blog, I am spurred on to finish projects I have stuck in limbo. Anyway, I had my husband spray paint the pots white over at his shop where there is ventilation, unlike my craft room. Then I painted on a face and used homespun to fashion a scarf and hat. I sewed cute whimsical snowflake buttons on the hat and glued on black buttons to look like coal lumps. I really like it. I can't believe originally, I planned on putting this on my front porch. Somehow I don't think it would have survived the winter.
In my continuing joy of having breakfast for dinner, I have to share this yummy recipe for peppers, onions and eggs. It is rustic and filling and has been very well-received here at my house. All you need to do is heat some olive oil in a big skillet and add 2 sliced and chopped red bell peppers and one chopped onion. Cook them until very tender. Add a 14 1/2 oz. can of diced tomatoes with the juice, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until the liquid has slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Make 6 indentations with the back of a spoon and crack an egg into each. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 3 minute until whites are set. This will give you runny yolks, which was my desire. However, I was quite leery of uncooked, jiggly whites and ended up overcooking the eggs and the yolks were solid the first time I made this dish. Believe it or not, it was good anyway! This last time I made it, I got lucky and the eggs were perfect. I made homemade berry muffins and toasted up some bakery sourdough bread. Add some fresh fruit and you have a great dinner.
I wanted to include a picture of my sweet pooch who will be 13 years old this summer. As you can see, she is really gray but she is doing pretty well, all things considered. Our vet told us at her last check-up that her life expectancy is around 12 but because she is in such great condition, she could live to be 14. I hope so. I don't ever want to see her suffer and stick around for us, but we will be devastated when her time comes. My youngest son is her major caretaker and he is so good and patient with her. He is graduating this June and we got her as a 6 week old pup right before he started kindergarten.
I hope you all have a wonderful week. I am working on knitting a scarf to go with a coat I just got so it gives me something to do when I sit down to watch tv. I hope you are able to fit in a project that you enjoy. Take care. Nancy