After all the fattening holiday food, I had a hankering for a nice a vegetarian dish, so out came one of my favorite vegetarian cookbooks.
I selected a recipe (helpful when these books have gorgeous photography) and read it over to decide how to make it mine. It featured filo dough, broccoli, and feta cheese. Hmm. I'm not a big fan of broccoli mixed with cheese, and I'm REALLY not fond of feta cheese. Well, I needed to make the recipe my own anyway right?
So, out went the feta. But wait, I thought why keep the broccoli when I prefer onions and peppers. And if it needs cheese to bind it, why not use mozzarella? And since onions, peppers and mozzarella sound like a pizza, why not add sausage to the mix?
So much for my good intentions on a nice vegetarian recipe.
So it wasn't vegetarian, it was delicious anyway.
Do you substitute ingredients the first time you make a recipe, or so you follow it implicitly?
I found this little beauty of a sandwich (or cake) plate at a yard sale for a buck. I kinda sorta hoped it would be classified as chintzware, but according to Replacements Ltd., it just didn't make the cut. It's from the James-Kent Ltd. company (made in England) and it's called Pearl Delight.
But I did find that the same place in good condition is worth about $12, so -- it's not a bad investment after all.
Years ago I bought a beautiful milk glass cake plate in perfect condition. I brought it home, got out of the car, and as I was entering the house, the screen door whacked it--breaking off a large chunk. Oh, how I cried.
It took me twenty years to find another just like it, and oddly enough, I believe I paid the same amount of money for it as the first one ($4).
I've got a birthday coming up and I know what my cake is going to be sitting on.
Following last Thursday's post ... the little crackle box with the rose on top, I found this at a yard sale in Fair Haven. Isn't it darling? It's pretty now, but I know I'll enjoy it even more this winter when the snow is on the ground and my roses are hibernating. (I believe I paid a $1 for it.)
Good heavens! I forgot to blog. I went through so many weeks of getting NOTHING that when I did start to find treasures, I forgot to blog about them. Well, at least now I have fodder for a couple of weeks worth of blogs ... and alas, soon the yard sale season will be over. But, fear not -- let me share a few of the things I found while canvasing the backroads of Wayne County.
I'll only show one a day -- otherwise I'll be scratching my head trying to think of something to blog about.
A few weeks back, I had a guest come visit. Before she arrived, I decided I should try to "girlify" my guest room. I found this darling little crackle box at a sale for only 25 cents. Right now I'm keeping my excess earrings in it. It sits on a shelf on a doily looking just lovely.
Come back Monday to see what else I found! (And wish me luck that I find something pretty on Saturday.)