Thursday, December 12, 2013

Day 11

Editor's Note: You're going to see Day 11 dated as December 12th, because, well... I'm apparently really tired. I thought I'd hit publish when I finished it, but instead I hit save.


I had a day of cooking today. My ladies' group had our Christmas potluck, and I decided to try something different. I made wings, with a sauce from scratch, for the first time. If I want something like that I usually just go to the grocery store and get it from the freezer section. This year I was feeling more adventurous. They turned out well, but I can't really share the recipe in terms of proportions because I didn't measure. That's one of things I prefer about cooking, as opposed to baking. You can be a little less precise. Basically, I used brown sugar, honey, mustard, soy sauce and a wee bit of barbecue sauce. I ended up adding a wee bit of flour part way through to thicken the sauce, since I didn't dredge the wing prior to putting them in the oven.

I really was a wee bit off all day today; I made devilled eggs for my cousin to take to her work pot luck, as I said I would. And I was going to go to help out at Hamperville, but I had this notion in my head that they called me and told me they were overstaffed, so I didn't need to come in. Turns out they were expecting me and my friend was worried. I feel really bad. I am not always one who is on time for things, but I rarely, if ever, just don't show up. I will make it up to them and go in tomorrow to help. I'm sure there's something they can have me do. Many hands do make light work, especially when it comes to sorting donations.

Now for a card that I have to say I just love. It turned out really, really well, I think.

I am entering it in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More  - Challenge #75; Photo Inspiration I was inspired by the colours in the photo, as well as the tree. 

Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes Christmas I used my Cuttlebug to emboss my cardstock with my SU Woodgrain embossing folder. 

Card Details: All Products Stampin Up
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink; Gumball Green
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Other: Designer buttons, Gold Glimmer paper, ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Scallop punch


Sue said...

Lovely festive card! The gold glimmer and bow with button are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Kerry said...

Great card. Thank you for joining in with our Christmas challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Marcy said...

Pretty Christmas card and beautiful details!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is such a pretty Christmas card!

Kimbo said...

A lovely traditional card. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x