I am using the little hearts to test out some threads. My flower stitching is still pretty wonky. This post will refer to the pictures I posted earlier. today. If you are reading this using a normal size monitor, the first two close ups are close to life size. The third heart is actually a little smaller. I have a die cut pattern that cuts out three different size hearts at a time. The last picture shows the comparison.
This is one of my wool felt blend sheets.
The top picture DMC embroidery floss. This is with three strands, which seems to be a pretty standard number. I have a good amount of this.
The second is with the pearl cotton size 8. I thought pearl cotton had a bit of a sheen to it, but this was pretty matte. This is from the big batch of off brand pearl cotton I brought cheap.
The third heart is with three different types of thread. It is also an experiment to see if different thread thicknesses look good together. I don't think it works well here, but it might work depending on the design. After stitching with the size 8 pearl cotton, I though it seemed about the same size as crochet thread. So I tried a couple flowers with crochet thread. That is the one in white. The red is size 12 pearl cotton. The light pink was labeled size 80.
With thread sizes the higher the number, the thinner the thread. Crochet thread size numbers do not seem to be the same as pearl cotton numbers. I found a website with a handy comparison:
pearl 5 is a little thicker than size 10 crochet thread
pearl 8 is about the same size as 20 crochet thread
pearl 12 is about the same size as 40 crochet thread
The only sizes of pearl cotton I have seen are 3, 5, 8 and 12. You can also get crochet thread is size 30, though that it harder to find. Crochet thread also comes in the thinner size 80. I generally only see that at places specializing in tatting.
I have several small miscellaneous balls that do not have a label on them. They are probably 12 pearl or 40 crochet.
Right now I am leaning toward the crochet thread and pearl cotton over the embroidery floss. It is just easier to work with than something with three strands. I am kind of leaning toward the 12/40 size especially for smaller projects. Something larger might work well with a larger project. Both sewed okay through the felt, but the thinner thread went through much easier.
Size 30 crochet thread interests me as well. There is such huge size jump between the size 8 and size 12 pearl cotton.
02-11-2019, 01:43 PM
I finished a puzzle. This is one of the pintoo mini puzzles. 368 pieces but they are really tiny.
02-11-2019, 05:52 PM
I love those hearts! haven't done much on the craft front. still have to wash and block mil shawl. did start on a c2c scrap afghan with double stands of the mandala yarn. been work and guides the last couple of days. and last night couldn't sleep until 4am and then up and down until 8. so only working on the scrap blanket today and throwing a frozen stuffed turkey breast and squash in the oven. snowed here so the world is at a stand still. cancelled guides for tomorrow since more snow is coming.
I've been sorting and organizing some recipes and spices and doing a little decluttering. Not much but maybe it'll turn into an obsession. If I'm lucky.
02-12-2019, 11:15 AM
I think I have more yarn than I actually need for the p/g afgan. Oh well, I can use them for scarves or donate them to a prayer shawl ministry at one of the local churches. If Knitwits was open during the weekend, I would donate the leftovers to them. Problem is, the program operates out of a local senior center and is only open during the week when I'm working.
02-12-2019, 11:34 AM
LOL @ Knitwits. 😂 I'm sure they would appreciate your donation. Maybe you could drop it off somewhere else.
I made a batch of chicken breast, so that might help me stay on track with my food.
Been working on decluttering the kitchen island, too. I want to start a couple AGs today, so I have one running with a bleach solution in it.
02-12-2019, 12:32 PM
I think, at least to some extent, we can direct our obsessions. I can sometimes get obsessed with worrying about things, negative thoughts. But sometimes I can successful redirect this to being obsessed with something else - like reading fiction or debating what type of thread to go with. Kind of like not being able to stop a train, but being able to move it to another track. Sometimes I am not sure if I make sense to anyone but myself.
I read an interesting blog post on line about someone embroidering with sewing thread. That is hand embroidering with the thread on spools designed to go into your sewing machine. After all it is not like there are embroidery police who will come after you. Well I suppose if I was part of some embroidery group, the craft snobs would come after me. I have also found places online that sell yarns for weaving. Some of them see thin enough to embroider with. Of special interest is something called 10/2 pearl cotton. Which seems like it might be somewhere between pearl cotton 12 and pearl cotton 8. I think the /2 means it is a two strand yarn. These come in cones or mini cones. Even the mini cones hold a lot more than the small balls of pearl cotton generally available. The mini cones are 4 ounces. Valdani brand balls and DMC brand of pearl cotton are both 10 grams. So the cones and mini cones cost more but are still a lot cheaper per gram or per yard.
Assuming I would actually use that much thread of one color. I am playing around with the idea of dyeing threads. I have some "professional quality" dyes for cotton around, but I am thinking of dumping them for Rit dyes. The pro dyes come in powdered form. You are supposed to wear a face mask because the powder is toxic to breath in. That makes me lean more toward a liquid dye like Rit.
I just found out that DMC has 225 colors of pearl cotton 8 and only 40 colors of pearl cotton 12. I was really leaning toward pearl 12, so that was a little annoying. I could check out other brands though.
02-12-2019, 01:59 PM
I liked embroidering with perle when I played around with threads a little last year. I also found a site online that sold yard lengths of huge varieties of novelty yarns in color bundles. I bought some and think they will be fun too. They will have to be couched rather than sewn but should add some interesting texture.
I finished a scarf with macaw, the pretty RH blue/turquoise. That’s number 46 or 47 - I’ll have to look at my finished projects list to be sure. I think I’ll bring the total up to 50 and call it good for this winter. Then I’ll do the baskets along. I’m ready to make some blocks to embroider. I thought I would go on and do the placemats but I really don’t want to get into that now. I’ll use the machine to begin but these will be small projects and going forward it would probably be simpler just to hand piece them. How long could it take? Anyway with all the seams being embellished irregular hand stitching shouldn’t matter.
My work table has filled up with yarn. I need to clean that off because I want to do taxes today or tomorrow.
02-12-2019, 02:11 PM
I just checked and the scarf I just finished was 48, so that’s only 2 to go. I think I’ll put other things aside and do those today and be finished with that project.
02-12-2019, 02:19 PM
The thought of doing pieced projects by hand literally just made me shudder.
I ran across a technique called finger embroidery on Pinterest this morning. I pinned some stuff that might work for baby keepsakes, so want to give that a try sometime. It looks easy, fast, and very portable. I wonder if I could do it on long car trips. Probably not on winter roads.
I got 2 AGs cleaned, bleached, and planted, all herbs. I also tossed a bunch of seed packets that got old when I wasn't looking. We haven't had any gardens running for a couple years. I hope the bleach killed off the dang bugs.
02-12-2019, 02:37 PM
dc - I haven't done scarves in a couple of years, at least not to completion. I've worked on some here and there while traveling on the train to see friends.
Right now, I'm glad the p/g afgan is down to my feet (although not long enough to cover them yet). It's around 30-32* at the moment. I'm annoyed because we currently have a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain. So I'm not looking forward to the drive home from work, although it's supposed to transition over to all rain by the time I usually leave work. Then again, it was supposed to transition over around noon, which didn't happen. Of course, Nature doesn't pay attention to the weather forecast. At least we're not getting tons of snow/rain like we did in November. The one road I can see outside my window looks passable but I won't know how slippery things are until I actually leave. But the sun's setting later so I should be able to see while I drive home and I think people may have stayed home (as the road doesn't look that busy).
02-12-2019, 04:08 PM
SD - this would be maybe 5-6 pieces on an 8-9” block. Crazy quilt type piecing, not fussy everything’s-gotta-match precision sort of thing. Just a few short lines of running stitch.
I’m about half finished with #49.
02-12-2019, 09:06 PM
Don't mind me, D. I haven't been without a dedicated sewing room since 1982, so it's hard to remember not having at least one sewing machine set up and ready to go 24/7.
I finger embroidered 2 little flowers. They turned out okay but I think I need to review the YT again. They're not quite right. I think these will make nice pins for parents who may not be interested in crosses. I don't think it will take me long to get up to speed on these so I do a better job. They're easy and quick and I can use cheap scrap yarn. Or make tons of one color from a cheap skein. I will need to start looking for cheap faux pearls or other round beads to make the centers. Since we don't have a thrift store anymore and Husby will be retired so we won't have to focus on house projects on weekends, we will probably start going to garage sales again. Anyway, I think I like the finger embroidery so far. Attachment 48383
02-13-2019, 11:15 AM
I like the flowers.
Scarves are done. Taxes aren’t. Probably this weekend. Today I want to finish putting away all the flotsam from the great furniture shift. Tomorrow I have to go to town and the weekend will mostly be cooking all the meat I’ve had thawing in the fridge. It’s going to be busy with unfun stuff. Real life stinks.
02-13-2019, 02:31 PM
I fanally got through the stack of WW magazines and clipped and sorted the recipes I wanted to keep. That stuff was all mixed in with the travel food recipes, so that's all sorted now. That's a separate project which I set aside for now. I haven't worked on that for a couple years so I need to get back to it.
02-13-2019, 07:37 PM
haven't been doing much first just usual soreness but had banged my upperarm on a door deep bruise and yesterday managed to cut the tips of both index fingers. did get mils shawl washed. couldn't block it well a cat would sleep on it if I left it flat. not something I can get a good pic of.. did discover I missed a whole dble stitch part skipped to the next. oh well then you know it is hand made!Attachment 48389
02-14-2019, 12:24 AM
M- the shawl looks great. I hate cuts on my fingers. They interfere with so much, far beyond what they look like they should. I hope they heal quickly.
I was a washout today. The weather is really sapping my ability to do much. I spent quite a long time getting the grocery order put together but finally got that submitted for pickup tomorrow afternoon. If I get off soon enough I’ll try to get a haircut before the dental appointment but that may not work out.
There was a minor sale at Better World Books. I ordered a few diabetic cookbooks, and two used ones from Amazon by an author I like. I’m beginning to feel the neuropathy in my feet so I’ve got to start towing the line better. I’m hoping they will inspire me, but the hope is rather faint. Fussing about food is definitely not my thing.
02-14-2019, 07:26 AM
I think the trick with food guidelines is to streamline the process as much as possible. One trick, anyway. My goal is always to make meal planning something I don't have to think about much. That's one reason I like WW Freestyle so much. So many free foods I don't have to think about before I eat them.
Not sure what's on my agenda today.
02-14-2019, 08:33 AM
The shawl looks nice, Martha! Hope the bruise and cuts heal quickly!
Finished skein #7 and started skein #8 on the p/g afgan last night. Alternating the colors is keeping my interest so I can keep going on it. I think once I finish this one, I'll go back to the wool-blend afgan for myself since there's a bit of color in the yarn (on a grey background) so I keep checking to see how the color lines up as I go along. Single color afgans are good when I just want to zone out a bit. :lol:
02-14-2019, 03:42 PM
Your shawl looks beautiful. I think we are much "better" our craft mistakes than other people. Crafters tend to see things other people overlook.
I have a stuffed animal on my desk that was a gift from a coworker. It is store bought. It has the manufacturer's tag. But the ears are noticeably not even. And the smile is at an odd angle. Maybe they were going for home made charm? At any rate I still like it. It has a certain amount of charm. But also I like it because someone likes me enough to buy me a stuffed animal.
A funny thing on finger embroidery. I googled it. And I did see a you tube thing that looks like it matches your flowers. But I also saw a lot of people who had embroidered a hand giving someone the finger. There is this whole area out there called "subversive embroidery" where people embroidery themes that are rude or naughty. Embroidering swear words is also a thing. The whole trend is puzzling. I kind of get that some people want to be edgy. But embroidering helps me to feel happy and relaxed. Embroidering something with such negative emotion would defeat the purpose.
I am thinking of picking up some more die cuts to use with felt I am embroidering. So many of the embroidered hearts had these little tiny felt flowers. I am pretty sure they were die cut. And they are so small I could get little flowers off the small scraps of felt I generally through away.
02-15-2019, 08:28 AM
I haven't heard of subversive embroidery, but I'm not surprised. I found the videos on Pinterest. There are a bunch of them by the same person whose name escapes me.
I can't stop thinking about CH. I hope whatever made her leave FV, that she's okay.
Today I'm going to try doing some machine embroidery to embellish angel boy gowns and pockets. I have to figure out the right colors for the card that came with my machine, because that's where most of my designs are. The color codes for the thread don't match the thread sets I have, and it's hard to figure out what colors need to be used, and in what order. I quit using that machine because it was so frustrating to end up with green squirrels and other weird and ugly embroidery because of the unmatched coding. I'm hoping I can find a conversion chart or something online. Otherwise it's going to be tedious trial and error.
02-15-2019, 12:10 PM
I knew about subversive embroidery but it’s definitely not my thing.
SD - Good luck with your machine embroidery. Green squirrels could have a charm of their own - lol. Ditto on CH.
I’m feeling better today so the cooking can finally get underway. Yesterday was grim. When I got the groceries home I unloaded the frozen and dairy stuff but had to call on my neighbors to bring in the rest for me. This up and down weather with such extremes and the on and off again rain as front after front blows through is killing me. We’re back up to 75-76 today. I’d better cook fast because the next slide down may pretty much confine me to the recliner again.
Yesterday I did something I have never done in my 70 years on this earth. I bailed at the almost literal last minute on the dental appointment. I think I’ve been sleeping poorly with the arthritis pain these last days. When I got comfy in my chair I zonked out before I was even aware it was coming - a real crash. I woke up about 30 minutes before the appointment time. It would take longer than that to just drive there, much less get ready and then leave. I called in a panic and had to reschedule. First option was early April, at an earlier time than i like to cope with, but this was totally my fault so I took it. Let me tell you it’s embarrassing to sleep through a mid afternoon appointment. Fortunately I’ve been a patient there for years, so they were very nice about it. I still had to get it together to go in and pick up the groceries. It felt a little like playing outside after insisting I was too sick to go to school!
I’m writing all this to put off the inevitable. No more procrastination! Off to the kitchen.
02-15-2019, 01:12 PM
Jackpot! I found online printable thread charts that list many brands by brand and color name printed right on a sample of each color. So excited! Particularly since I picked up some cones very cheap that don't seem to have a brand name at all. I realize the color charts might not be perfect matches but at least there's some semblance of each along with a name to provide a clue.
I spent most of the morning going through all my machinr embroidery thread to see what I actually have. It's not a lot, but all together it's a good basic selection. I was lucky to find an extra starter set of Madeira at SA a year or so ago, in a sealed box for only $3.50. It's the same as the one I had, so that more than doubles my quantity of 12 basic colors. That will help a lot. If I decide to start doing lots of embroidery, I will probably look for a big cheap lot on eBay.
I have bread in the oven using a recipe from my KA book and it's looking good so far. I made one plain loaf and a loaf stuffed with craisins, candied pineapple, brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon. Husby likes a loaf like that. This is 100% whole wheat so I hope it turns out well. I keep looking for good whole grain recipes. This recipe makes 2 round loaves in my glass tube pans, which is perfect.
02-15-2019, 02:45 PM
The color charts I found got even better. If I click on a color, a little menu opens up listing 4 colors that can be used in place of the original color, along with each of the 4 by name and number. I'm going to print the basic chart and then go through manually and open each color, then make a written list of the 4 interchangeable colors. I won't have a computer handy when I'm at my machine, si the printed chart and list will come in handy. Having suggestions for alternate colors will help since my options are limited.
I'm looking forward to embroidering stuff now. I can remember sitting at that machine in tears because it was impossible to know what colors went where, and I would end up with little motifs that were just a mess because I couldn't convert to the brand of thread I had. It should be much easier and a lot more fun now. My mom bought me that machine to thank me for driving her all over creation when she was having chemo, so it's special to me and I was always disappointed I wasn't getting more out of it.
I guess it's time to haul out the instruction books and start relearning how to embroider. I don't remember the first thing about it anymore.
02-15-2019, 04:19 PM
that is great you figured it out spirit deer! thanks everyone for your compliments. there have been a couple of books from the library about subversive embroidery or cross stitch got them out for ds. you do have to watch sugar etc spirit deer..my mil has had diabetes for decades now has sores on her legs that she didn't even notice..her neighbour in the home did. plus she has a nasty cold so double dose of antibiotics. Her birthday today so the boys who are sick too went and gave her gifts and cake. that way no ones shares germs. she loved the colour lol don't think she will wear it much but I knew that. she just loves that colourway of mandala and we all know how we fall in love with yarn and fabric. at least the snow has turned to rain so snow is being washed away. As long as it doesn't freeze all is good. realized I hadn't washed the fabric that I bought dd for her blanket so did that. may as well be prewashed because it will be lots. here is a pic of my mil in the shawl Attachment 48391
02-15-2019, 04:47 PM
Well, I jumped the gun again. I remembered the embroidery designs as listing a number on the screen as each color is embroidered. I finally got around to actually sitting at the machine and scrolling through the designs on the card and seeing what some of the colors on certain designs. And they don't come up as numbers, they are just listed by color. :Ugh: For example, the first color listed for a squirrel motif, which just the squirrel with no background, just says "blue". I haven't seen too many blue squirrels. So I will have to experiment my way through each design I want to make after all. Luckily they're all small and there are only 19 of them. They are also camping, oudoors, and wildlife themes, nothing for baby gowns. It's irritating that card did not come with any type of guide, so it's hard to figure out sometimes what I'm looking at, much less what color it should be.
There is some good news though. There are about 20 built in designs, plus maybe a dozen Disney designs. All of those have good color pics on a printed guide, with colors and numbers listed with them. They are all small which is good for my purposes, and sveral will work nicely for little angels. I will be able to make some of them for a boy, girl, or either just by changing one color. Now I just have to figure out how to get the designs in the correct place on the fabric. I bet YT and Pinterest have some tips.
I'm still excited about using this machine.
I also have some nice embroidery stitches on both my Vikings, if I can figure out how to sew a straight line on that slippery satin.
The more I work on these gowns, the more ideas I come up with. 😎
02-15-2019, 04:49 PM
Forgot to say that's a great pic of your MIL. The smile on her face says it all about her new shawl.
02-15-2019, 06:14 PM
The shaw is beautiful and she looks happy.....
SD you are very talented....I'm sure you will figure that machine out in no time....it's all greek to me....lol....
Ran to Target and got some valentines stuff at 50% off....having right eye done next week so won't be able to get there if it goes to 90%. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and pay.
02-16-2019, 11:57 AM
Bookwormpeg - welcome to the thread! Are you having cataract surgery? Whatever it is, good luck with your eye.
Just working on the meal stash. Yesterday I cooked the meats that I had thawed. Ground beef (sloppy joe, meatloaf, browned for spaghetti sauce and something else to be determined), baked chicken, crock pot with chuck roast and a few extra pieces of chicken. I’ll put those through the food processor and freeze to be used for beef and chicken salad for sandwiches. A pot of brown rice.
Today will be sauces and vegetables. Also I finally must tackle the freezer organization so I can put all of this in it.
Dish washing. Endless dish washing.
02-16-2019, 03:38 PM
Hi, Peg! Good to see you here, and thanks!
I tinkered with some of my embroidery stitches on the Tribute today. They might work out. I have a bunch of old thread on wooden spools that isn't any good for actual construction anymore but seems to work fine on the bobbin for the fancy stitches, so that should save on expensive thread. I kept the old thread for the spools, so if I can make use of it, that's a bonus. It won't matter it's weak for decorative stitching.
Mostly today I've been tinkering with recipes and trying new stuff. One thing I've wanted for a while is a recipe to replace the salt packet that comes with ramen. Today I finally found one! I changed it a little but it's a good base to work with, so I'm excited about that. We like ramen and it's okay for us to eat in small amounts, fast and cheap, so it will be handy for lunches after Husby retires.
02-16-2019, 04:56 PM
Now I have bread in the Crockpot. It's worth a try. If we like it, it would be handy to take camping, now that I have a dedicated CP onboard. I mixed it in the NTM Correlle bowl I got for the camper last year. I didn't think it would be big enough but it is, barely. Barely is good enough. I plan to make space for the new bowl but don't want to have to bring 2 more. The bread is mixed up with a spoon, kneaded briefly, then put in the CP with parchment. There shouldn't be any cleanup except the bowl, always a consideration. I could put together a bread mix or 2 at home. At camp, all it would need is oil and water, which we always have. The only fridge space would be for a tiny Tupperware dish of yeast. I'm really hoping we like this bread. We have the toaster oven but it's not big enough for bread.
I need to quit looking at Pinterest recipes or I'm going to weigh 400 pounds. 😁
02-16-2019, 07:08 PM
Bread is good! Not as good as my regular bread but considering how easy and quick it is, it's a fair trade off. I like it with garlic and he likes it with jam, which is a good metaphor for our marriage. 🤣 I don't know if I will ever actually make this in camp, but it's nice to have a recipe, so I will add it to the camping cookbooks.
02-17-2019, 12:47 AM
Originally Posted by Spirit Deer
Bread is good! Not as good as my regular bread but considering how easy and quick it is, it's a fair trade off. I like it with garlic and he likes it with jam, which is a good metaphor for our marriage. I don't know if I will ever actually make this in camp, but it's nice to have a recipe, so I will add it to the camping cookbooks.
I have another loaf in the Crock right now. Last night's version was a little crumbly, and I think I might have put too much flour in it when I kneaded it. I added to the point it wasn't sticky. This time, I added a lot less when I kneaded and left the dough smooth but slightly sticky. We'll see what happens.
I also made both loaves using 1.5 cups white whole wheat and 2 cups unbleached flour, which can make a difference. Making breads with more whole grains is a big reason I want this to work for camping. It's expensive to buy whole grain breads in the store especially when we don't know where to buy day old stuff and don't know where to shop for the best deals or, usually, what the ads are in an unfamiliar town. It would be cheaper and more convenient to make it myself. If I can find a recipe this easy I'd be happy to take a few minutes out of my vacation to mix this up. We would usually have time in the evenings to bake it, even on long driving days.
Since I used parchment in the Crock, I didn't have any cleanup. At the most, I would most likely be able to wait to wash the camper's Crock till we got home. For sure, I would not have to wash it each time. That's a big consideration for us when we're usually not hooked up to water and have to haul it to refill our fresh water tank in the camper.
Today I used a roasting rack in the bottom of the Crock. The bottom of the loaf got a bit hard last night. However, I put the bread away last night when it was still a little warm so it would steam, and it's much better today. Still a little crumbly though. If I can't get it so it's not crumbly, I don't think we can use it for sandwiches very well. It would be great for toast though.
02-17-2019, 09:14 AM
Could you put paper bread pans in the crock to bake in? I see them on Amazon.
I got lace sewn on shortened half-slip. It was a struggle but good enough for now. Likely won't get excessive use but if I need to repair later it won't be as bad. One less item to-be-fixed.
02-17-2019, 10:42 AM
Quilted 1 block of the yellow flower quilt. It is like wrestling a larger opponent. I need to buy a lightweight quilt batt for the next one to reduce the bulk. This one was medium weight. This is why I usually stick to smaller sizes.
02-17-2019, 11:36 AM
I think you could use a regular bread pan as long as it fit into your Crock. The one I have in the camper is a 4 qt, I think, and it's round, so should make a nice loaf. I can't get in the camper till the snow melts, but I plan to make a few more loaves in that Crock before I attempt it at camp. It might seem like overkill to test all this stuff at home so much, but it's much better to make all my mistakes at home where I have better resources to deal with them.
Today's attempt is less crumbly and also has a nicer crumb, so I'll have to pay closer attention to measurements. The loaf today was more closed with smaller holes and therefore better structure.
The roasting rack in the bottom didn't make any difference. But I don't think my camper Crock has a heat element in the bottom, so the bread browning on the bottom might be a nonissue in a different Crock.
I don't know if a different recipe would matter. All the ones I've seen are very similar. I might try some different ones and see if I can find something else, but I'm okay with this one for now.
I finally figured out I could make little yeast packets from foil and put them in a Ziploc snack bag and they would take even less room than my tiny Tupperware.
02-17-2019, 05:39 PM
As an experiment I have tried embroidery with thread that generally goes in a sewing machine. This little piece is the size of a playing card.
I think it is kind of a toss up for price. So I will probably just go with embroidery thread in the future.
The light blue flower shows a fundamental problem with most of the verigated threads. They tend to have white or a very light shade as one of the colors. They are hard to see on a white or off white background. It kind of looks like it is missing a couple petals.
My next planned project is something larger with the big pack of pearl cotton 8 I picked up not long ago.
02-17-2019, 07:01 PM
Looks good, Kathy. Good to know.
We got a couple wins in the food department this weekend. Husby mixed up a recipe for sugar free hot cocoa and he liked it, so that's a win for camping and home.
At long last my search is over for a ranch seasoning dip mix. I've looked for years and tried lots of different ones, but now I have it. I found one the other day that looked good, added onion and garlic to it, and now it's just right. I'm hoping we will like it for dressing, too.
I found a seasoning mix for salsa. Never thought about looking for that, but it might be worth a try. Same for another mix for Fiesta Dip. Never heard of it but it looks good. And Montreal steak seasoning. We like the McCormick version but I quit buying it due to cost and sodium. We always liked it, so maybe we can have it again after I cut the salt way back. I found other stuff, too. It should all help save money and keep our food more interesting.
It's been fun looking at Pinterest lately.
02-17-2019, 07:11 PM
I took a day off from cooking and tomorrow is the great thrift store expedition. By Tuesday the pork loin will be thawed and I will finish up in a day or two then. Tonight I’ll finish putting away the groceries, get the kitchen back in temporary order, putting all the mountains of washed dishes and pans away.