Monday, 9 September 2013

Sewing, Crocheting and Cooking

Marjorie's Quick Eggplant Parmesan

Not fancy nor complicated, this recipe came out of a need to use eggplant and tomatoes both abundant in the garden this year.   I remembered seeing a picture of sliced eggplant topped with sliced tomatoes covered in melted cheese on pinterest.  I was without the internet and so let my creative juices run and came up with Marjorie's Quick Eggplant Parmesan. 
In the first version of this recipe I have to admit that all I had was spaghetti Parmesan cheese and it works OK and shaved Parmesan is better.  All you need is the above ingredients and a baking dish.  This dish can be baked in an regular stove oven, a toaster oven or in a barbeque with only one side turn on and the dish on the other turning frequently.

Step 1:  Spray your cooking dish and spread cheese on the bottom
Step 2:  Slice your tomatoes and eggplant

 Step 3:  Lay sliced eggplant on top of the cheese and spray with your cooking oil add another layer of cheese followed by a layer of tomato and more cheese

Step 4: Place the dish into your oven and cook until the eggplant is soft and the cheese is browned
I enjoy this dish very much.  If you want you can remove the skin of the eggplant.

A Late Summer Dress for Ruth and Isabella

This is a great time of year to purchase fabric that at the beginning of the summer season was too expensive to purchase for a fun outfit for children and their dolls.  Ruth pick out this gathered waist or bodice fabric.  I purchased 1/2 a meter enough for Ruth and Isabelle's dress.  To make this dress you sew a single seam up the back of the dress and hem at the desired length.  With the fabric cut off for the hem create two one inch straps and attach these at the centre front.

The dress does not account for the attitude that is all Ruth and we love her for it.

An Infinity Scarf for Great Grandma Audrey

Using the Margaret infinity Cowl pattern a free pattern through Craftsy I made Mom a Cowl.
 I do not recommend starting and finishing a winter cowl in 38 degree Celsius or 100 degree Fahrenheit  weather.

In this picture the cowl is in the decorative position: draped loosely around the neck(Please remember that normally it would be worn over a coat and not in record breaking heat)
Here the cowl is being used as neck scarf and would help keep a draft away from your neck.
And finally as a shawl and here it can be worn over your clothing whenever you need just a little protection from drafts or air conditioning.
 Grandma Snyder

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