Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Broccoli Jalapeno Potato Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

Baked. Cheesed. Baked again.  Delectable.

This is the ultimate compilation of my favorite comfort veggies stuffed into mushrooms and topped with delicious cheddar jack cheese.  It's brilliant. And you should go make it right now for instant happiness.

Serves 8 1-mushroom portions
Nutrition Facts: Cal-226, Carbs-14, Fat-13, Protein-9, Fiber-1
What you'll need:
2 baking potatoes
2 small heads of broccoli
1 sweet onion
2 jalapeno peppers
14 oz. stuffer mushrooms
2 cups cheddar jack cheese
3 tbsp. butter
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp coriander
1 tbsp minced garlic
salt n' peppa

1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
2. Peel and cut potatoes into bite size pieces, boil until soft.
3. In food processor, finely mince broccoli, peeled onion, and jalapeno (take out seeds for less heat!) and saute in 3tbsp of butter and other spices until soft.
4. Wash mushrooms.  Take out stems.
5.  Drain your cooked potatoes.  Add your veggies and 1 cup of cheese. Mash!
6.  Stuff those mushrooms tall and proud of your veggie potato filling.
7.  Bake on 375 degrees for 18 minutes.  Add last cup of cheese on top, bake for 10 more minutes.
You will probably be left with some extra filling.  Congrautlions! It makes an awesome side for dinner the next night.  Now go eat! Nom nom nom.

Your ingredients for the evening.

Your finely minced veggies and potatoes.

Washed mushrooms just waiting to get stuffed.

Oh, those mushrooms got STUFFED.  And they liked it.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Crochet Master

Ok, this is beyond cool.  The Crochet Guild of America is an awesome group and resource for crocheters offering yarn retail discounts, free Crochet! magazine subscription, opportunities to join local chapters, etc.  I've always wanted to be part of a guild, it's just so...medieval.

CGOA offers a program to become a Crochet Master.  You must complete 48 swatches of challenging work demonstrating your ability to understand patterns and your repetoire of expansive technical crochet skills.  There are also written portions of the program.  If your work passes the review board you join the ranks of other Master Crocheters.  There are also special events for the Masters. 

I'm in.  I mean if I missed my calling to become a Pokemon Master then I suppose Crochet Master is a close second.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thank you, Internet.

Sometimes I google things aimlessly.  Often my searches result in me watching videos of somebody braiding hair. But not today.  My curiosity lead me to search for "Game of Thrones inspired Crochet" and I was not disappointed.

As if crocheting isn't nerdy enough on its own...

Visit the amazing LunaCrafts to see adorable crochet character dolls!

Tiny crochet Direwolves? Yes, please.
Cutest baby dragon!

This exists!!!! Amazing on so many levels.
House Sigil knit glove kits!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Crochet: School Spirit Scarf

Is your favorite high school grad heading off to a university this fall?  It will be back-to-school season before you know it and every freshman needs a scarf made in their school colors!  This extra long scarf is quickly stitched in worsted weight yarn in a classic and collegiate striped design...find the pattern on Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Crochet: Roommate's Favorite Sweater

I know it's counterintuitive to be drooling over sweater patterns in the summer...but if you start stitching now it will be ready in plenty of time for a brisk Autumn! The Roommate's Favorite Sweater is the perfect sweater jacket for when you need an extra layer but not a coat.  Worked circularly in bulky weight yarn.  Find the pattern for instant download at: Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry

Etsy Treasury: Sea of Sequins

Latest Etsy Treasury list is chock-full of sparkly sequins and beading, take a look here!