Thursday, October 14, 2010

Egg Noodles-Yummy!

When I have extra eggs I make them into egg noodles. It is so easy & makes the best homemade chicken & noodle soup!

3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs at room temperature

Mound the flour & make a well in the center.
Break your eggs into the center & add salt.
Mix flour & eggs.
When the mixture can't absorb any more flour-sprinkle a small amount of water over it & keep mixing.
Keep mixing unti it starts to stick together as a dough.
Knead lightly on a flour dusted board until smooth & elastic.
Divide into 4 balls.
Roll out on a four dusted board to 1/8 inch thickness.
Lay out on a flour sack towel to dry.
Cover with a 2nd towel.
Let dry until no longer tacky.
Cut into desired size-I use a paring knife-you can use a noodle cutter if they are dry enough.
Let dry 1-3 hours after cutting.
I freeze mine in big batches for homemade noodle soup!

It makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
Try making some noodles-you'll never go back to store bought!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Handwork Thrives!

There is a resurgence of ladies who are doing handwork. It may not be out of necessity like our grandmothers but nevertheless it has returned! Our grandmothers needed hot pads to get items out of the oven so what did they do? They made them! They crocheted & sewed to get them what they needed. Today we love to sit with yarn in our hands & imagine what it was like for  them so many years ago to have to create all that they needed. There was no local KMART  to go to. Most times there wasn't even a grocery store. We love to create! We love to see what we are capable of! We love to take basic materials & turn them into something lovely! What are you working on right now? I have a hat & mittens on a set of double points right now as I write this!  I also have a quilt to be quilted. I have many numerous projects in varying stages of completion. Somedays it overwhelms me but most it just stirs up my creative mind even more!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fabric Giveaway!!

There is a great giveaway on this site! Take a look!

I love the fabrics, don't you?!?