Friday, April 25, 2014

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Because you might get a cat next to you!


We had to move a chair out of our guest room for Peppermint to come stay with us for the next few days.  Noodle found the chair in the living room right away and climbed on next to Kermit. 

A couple of nights ago I had insomnia.  I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t go back to sleep.  All because I came up with a scrapbooking game!  I figured out a way to use up supplies and make a game out of it.  And make lots of scrapbook pages in a short amount of time.  This sort of thing is exactly the opposite of my deliberate and slow approach, so I’m anxious to try this “game” out!  If I succeed, I will be blogging about it!

All this really came about because one night this week I made my layout for the May gallery at Write.Click.Scrapbook., and it was one of those “everything aligned under the stars” scrapbooking moment when it call came together rather quickly and effortlessly.  It made me feel so happy and productive.  Here’s a sneak peek at the layout.

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Did I mention that this year my Project Life pages go into the same album as my regular scrapbook pages?  It’s all good and I love it.


We cooked some great meals this week.  This was Broiled Salmon with Roasted Tomato Sauce.

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And this was Chicken Udon Soup.  And man, was it good!

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This past Tuesday (4/22) we went to our second “Taste of Terroirs” at Mille Fleurs. 

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This monthly event pairs wine and cuisine from a different region in the world each month.  This month it was the Piedmont region in Italy.  We had hors d’oeuvres with a white wine in the salon.  Then we were seated at the same table that we were seated last month.  We even sat with some of the same people we met last month!  John and Angela, Jeff and Valerie, and we met Chuck and Linda this time.  It is FUN to show up at the event after last month and chat with the same people at the table.


Started out with white wine….


And a trout and ravioli dish. 


A selfie.


Then the red wines were poured.


Paired with Bollito Misto Piemontese, a dish with veal, beef, chicken, cannellini beans, polenta, and bagnet ross sauce.


I have to admit I liked the dishes from last month’s Mendoza, Argentina region better.  But his month’s dessert was good!  This was Torta Gianduia.  It was  hazelnut-chocolate torte, cherries, and cream.


Todd is sad because next month we will miss out on Taste of Terroirs.  They will be doing wine and cuisine from Todd’s favorite wine region of Rioja, Spain.  Perhaps some cute Noodle photos will cheer him up.


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  1. Love your combining of the regular scrapbook pages with the Project Life. I need to do that. I was looking at my 12x12 one pocket pages yesterday and wondering what I was going to with them. Now I know. TFS. Cute Noodle pics.

  2. I'm doing regular and PL in one album as well. Love it. The Noodle pics are the best. Love that cat!

  3. I'm going to try your chicken udon recipe. My DH came home with all kinds of noodles from Chinatown not too long ago!


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