This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cook Up With Vicki No 6...Bag Update...And A Win!!!

Another Cook Up with Vicki ...and I love having these...
this almost always turns out to be a Tuesday evening...
For tonight...Veal Cutlets with Sherry Mushrooms and Giant Yorkshire Pudding...
I wasn't able to get Veal Cutlets so I used Rib Eye...
and not having any Sherry on hand I used Marsala...thought it wouldn't hurt...
I loved it...Mr Armchair thought it a bit too sweet...
Swiss Brown Mushrooms...the recipe also stated Field Mushrooms which I couldn't get so I used Portobello...
I'm not a huge mushroom lover but I think the Swiss Brown has converted me...absolutely delicious!!!

Green Buttered Garlic Beans...


And here's the Yorkshire Pudding...
I used Gluten Free Plain Flour so it probably didn't rise as much as it should've...
I've never had Yorkshire Pudding before...but I loved it!!!

Rib Eye Steak with Marsala Mushrooms...
Oops a mushroom fell on the Pudding...
Yorkshire Pudding and Green Buttered Garlic Beans!!!
Served with a red...
For a Yorkshire Pudding recipe from Donna Hay...go over here

And this is Donna Hay's 50th Issue Celebration which I did the Cook Up from!!!

This is the pattern from Anni Downs that I am using for


this bag...Now if I can get my act together and stop dreaming about what to cook in the oven I could get this done for this months's OPAM (One project a month)!!!

Meanwhile my luck's been holding out with me and when I came back from Carerfest I had the news that I had won a pattern over at Gail Pan Designs...
The pattern is entitled Annabella's Flower Garden...
this came with perfect timing as we had just lost a very special person...
and she loved her garden...having left 2 of her plants for me to look after!!!
So this will remind me of Kerri...

Gail also sent this very sweet little photocard!!!
Thank you so much Gail...your news put a smile on my face at just the right time!!!
Bon Appetit...Dzintra

15 comments:

Jeni said...

i am putting my hat on and grabbing
my bag ....will see you soon my dinner ...
looks wonderful ...

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Yorkshire pudding... I love it.
The bag pattern is perfect and roomy enough to carry everything but the kitchen sink right?
Susan x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how did I miss this fest? Look at all that glorious food!!!! OH Dzintra, you really know how to serve up the eyecandy as well as food for the belly!!!

Thank you dearest for checking up on the fabric!! Bisous, Anita

Kiki said...

Yay ....all so fabulous..beautiful post!
Kiki~

Fer said...

Another delicious post! I looooove Yorkshire Pud, but of course my Mum makes the best ones!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hi dzintra
wow, everything looks amazing. well, i was thinking about the food :)
you are so good at getting projects complete too. somehow i get distracted so easily.
have a great day
~laura x

Notjustnat said...

Looks so yummie, I'm coming over for dinner too. Those lovely patterns, they will keep you busy in these cold evenings - enjoy your Friday - Hugs Nat

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hello D -
You've been going great guns with your cooking! And I can see why...lucky you with the shiny new stove. Congratulations. Everything looks delicious, as usual.
Thinking of you,
Catherine

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, lovely home cooked meal. Love what you have done on the bag, Don't give up dreaming I want to see what else you cook. Congrats on winning Gail's lovely pattern. Have a wonderful weekend.
Bev.xoxox

a good yarn said...

I couldn't resist buying the birthday issue Dzintra. Your meal looks delicious! How wonderful to win the patterns and that's a terrific bag. I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Ann.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh yikes! You are so far ahead of me in cook-ups Dzintra! I've been so busy with all the necessaries of life that I've not had time for all the loves of life lately! And look at that 50th Issue of DH! Everything looks so delicious (and GF Yorkshire pudding!Wow!)... sigh... wish I could just bring a harvest of things from my garden and we could do a cook-up together! Love your Annie Downs pattern for your bag too. xxxVicki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD AFTERNOON (for me...) dearest! THank you for coming over...yes! Let us CELEBRATE! ANd thank you for tracking down Peter and Benjamin...it would be so great, but no worry; if you can't find them, no problem. Merci mille fois mon amie! Cheers, Anita

Micki said...

The food looks so good, esp. the pudding. Congrats on the win...It''s a lovely pattern.
Micki

Simone de Klerk said...

It was great, visiting your blog after such a long time! WOnderful projects, good food, great wins! And ... so many posts!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a great idea your cookups are! What's food if you can't share and prepare it with friends! :D

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