Crazy as a Loom

Monday, January 14, 2013

It' time.

Today I decided to put the "Custom Rugs Considered" back on my web site.  I took it off last summer.
I think it's time.
I will say that I intend to be more selective about the orders I take.  If they sound like heartache, then they probably are.

Working with a customer to get just the right rug CAN be fun, and productive, and a huge success.
It should be.

Winter is soup as far as I am concerned.  I made my fave this weekend, and I will be eating it all week.  Here's the link:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE it, and it's easy to boot.
I did, however, add some cannellini beans, because I only had one cup of lentils.  And I was MUCH more liberal with the spinach, in fact, I put in the whole bag. 

And when DH and my mother are doing their carnivorous best, I make another fave.......a grilled raisin bread with cheddar and a thinly sliced granny smith apple.  You can put some Grey Poupon on it too, if you like.  It's the best.

I am a lover of bran muffins, but sometimes when you buy them in the bakery at the grocery store, they are a little dry.  I found this recipe on another blog, and decided to try it.
I did use OAT BRAN, because I had it, instead of wheat bran.
I DID leave the batter in the fridge, as specified, for 24 hours.

They were TO DIE FOR.  Can I just say, warm with a little butter?  OH MY.

Oh, and I didn't have raisins, so I threw in some Craisins.........delish.
Even DH thought they rocked.
You can find the recipe here:
You'll want more than one, so don't say I didn't warn you.

Roy says pffft to the bran muffins, but he just wanted you to know he is feeling a little better.


Acorn to Oak said...

That sandwich looks yummy. Glad Roy is feeling better. :-)

Hilary said...

Your cooking, preparing and baking look SO yummy. And beautiful Roy.. gotta love that sweetie! Keep on feeling better Roy Boy.

Devon said...

Your food inspires me! I am avoiding red meat as of last week and maybe permanently... I love your vegetarian offerings!

Deb said...

Your photos are especially gorgeous tonight.That one of Roy..oh my goodness. I'd frame that and hang it up. I think I will make that soup. The retired-guy seems to be eating more meat than ever (much to the dogs liking because he shares a lot) I hear him say to Kane.."So, would you like a beef roast tonight, Kanie?" Anyway, I'm always looking for something new and exciting. Thanks for the recipe. Give Roy a hug for me. Hugs, Deb

claudia said...

I just got done with dinner and the dishes and you are making my mouth water!
Glad Roy is on the mend and feeling better.
Love that face of his.

moosecraft said...

Aww... happy to hear that Roy is feeling better! I sure could go for a slice of that raising bread for breakfast this morning! Nice thick slice with many, many, raisins... Mmmmm....

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MarthaVA said...

The recipes look yummy - thanks for sharing!
Little Roy Boy is so sweet looking. I do hope he gets better quickly! Hang in there Roy. Cuddles.

Joy said...

Aww look at that face...isn't he adorable? I put his pict as my new desktop background...cute!
Last nite I made the Two Peas and Their Pod Lemon Chicken Soup they have posted on their blog and f/b!!
It was very warming and good. I needed to use up some cooked ckn in the freezer so it was a natural as I had all the ingredients.
LOVE that sandwich...I think I might add that to my upcoming weekend menu!
My college age kids are always up for a tasty vegetarian/vegan adventure, and this might be the next one! Sweet and Savory, here we come! thanks for sharing the recipes!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm SO glad that you love the muffin recipe! And it's easy to change up - we've used things like chopped apricots or dried blueberries as well.

Your soup sounds delicious. I made an Italian sausage and bean soup last night (off the back of the box of saltines!) and we really liked it - it had baby spinach too.

Daryl said...

i didnt know Roy was feeling poorly, give him a kiss on that nose for me ... love the sandwich ... i love mixing sweet and tart or as a friend insists sweet and savory .. such a princess ..

would you consider a small runner? i will check no the length/width. i need to put something attractive on the window sill that has a draft and which is the favorite perch of both Jack and Harry .. two windows, two cats but both like the same window .. go figure ..

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I've been making the soup since you posted it last time and we love it! It's a keeper. Gonna have to try the muffins.

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Susan said...

All the recipes look wonderful and I have the inkling to make a cranberry bread right now for one of those sandwiches! Glad to hear Roy is feeling better, XOXO

Need A Latte Mom said...

WOW, you must be feeling better!
Custom orders back on the menu, you go girl.

LynneK said...

That Roy is such a handsome boy.

The sandwich looks good - I'll have to try it. I made the soup the last time you posted it and loved it. I need to make another batch of that soon.

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