I got home just in time to make dinner. I had picked up some stir fry beef on the way home. I sauteed some red onion and fresh mushrooms in olive oil and then added the beef. After it had browned a bit, I added just a little teriyaki sauce and let it cook. Meanwhile I prepared a package of roasted pine nut couscous in a separate pan and scrambled two eggs.
I made a side salad with romaine, cherry tomatoes, fresh mushrooms and dried cherries. Just as the hubster got home I added the meat mixture and the eggs to the couscous and served it. It was delicious, but doesn't have a name because I just made it up as I went along. I think I will name it stir fried couscous.
These days it gets dark about 5:30 and it makes me feel like the day is over and I may as well not start any projects, but I forced myself to open Art Rage and try to do a watercolor. Here is the result:
|I think it is alright (maybe a bit too green), but the house needs work.|
I must tell you I am having a ton of fun with this program.
I have been waiting to start on the "Good Luck" book until my Folio paper arrives from Dick Blick. This is the paper that was highlighted on Roz Stendahl's blog. It is one of her favorites. I am folding some small pages this morning to try another 3 1/2" x 4 3/8" book, but am dithering over what kind of binding to use. I have 10 signatures with 5 folios in each for a total of 200 usable pages. Right now they are being held by a clip to flatten them a bit. I am determined to make up my mind this morning and get it finished before the get together this afternoon.
Both of the kids and their 3 girls will be over this afternoon for the traditional decorating. The three little girls will help to hang the dated ornaments along the bottom of the shelves on the dining room wall. We have a dated ornament for each year of our marriage - 32 of them. The girls will also help decorate the tree. So far only the strings of lights are on it.
Poppa is also planning to make sugar cookies that the girls can decorate. I cheated this year and bought one of the refrigerator rolls of dough ready to slice and put in the oven. I also purchased a can of white frosting. I have food coloring to make a variety of colors.
I'm ready for my second mug of coffee and must get on the treadmill. I'd better get it in gear.