Sunday, December 7, 2008

Weekly Challenge Update-

Door Bough
Sharon's Independence Days Challenge Week 25
Plant something: Planted some new chives

Harvest something: No but used some garlic scapes

Manage something: Made up a container of Cocoa Mix and one of Russian Tea, (not for gifts)
Cook Something New: OK, Here goes-


3 slices of tomatoLettuce

About 1 tbsp of mayo2 slices of bread

Prepare veggie bacon per directions-Spread mayo on bread- then layer the lettuce, tomato and cooked veggiebacon.For a little zip and tang, add some Chipolte or Hot Sauce.

I also made Rachel Ray’s “Love Birds” –Chicken in Puff Pastry with Fig- I couldn’t find fig preserves so I used dried figs cut up instead

Love Birds

And I made Sugar Free Peanut Brittle

Work on Local Food Systems: Just buying local apples at the green grocer, about it

Re-Cycle, Re-Use, Re-Duce, Repair or Compost something: Got some Fir tree Boughs for free when my mom’s apartment complex cut down a bunch of trees and made Door Boughs out of them for my mom and myself; Of course threw what I didn’t use in the compost pile; recycled some printer ink cartridges and two cell phones- sent them in to PetsMart’s Charities. I got a mailer at the local petsmart and sent them in- Not only recycling but helping out homeless pets as well! TWOFER!
Learn a skill: Learned how to Clarify butter and how to make (distill) Rose Water

MELINDA'S BUY SUSTAINABLY CHALLENGE: Didn’t buy these- I made the Made some Pine Door Boughs for decorating my mom's and my doors. They cut down trees at her apartment complex, I pick the small pieces of Fir tree boughs, and voila- Instant Christmas Cheer! Of course the boughs will be composted after Christmas. Didn’t buy much of anything this week except groceries.

Beansprout's Make a Christmas Gift Challenge: Made pine door boughs from materials I “gleaned”; Finished head board

Crunchy’s Freeze Yer Balls off Challenge: Yes Crunchy my balls are officially frozen. The new programmable thermostat works great! Nice waking up to a not so cold house!

Sergeant Chile’s Operation Clean Out- Worked in garage all day Sunday- well took some time to put up Christmas tree


Chile said...

For the zip in that sandwich, try mixing the chipotle with the mayo.

Robj98168 said...

Well why didn't I think of that Chile? I make honey mustard mayo all the time for a dipping sauce