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SATURDAY GREETINGS 95 IS HERE!

 

Saturday Greetings 95 has craft articles, tutorials, recipes, and ideas that I have hand-picked, especially for you.

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CRAFTS AND SUCH

CROCHET

This double thick hot pad is large enough for a large dish.  Country Crochet Hot Pad pattern is designed by Stitching Together and has free instructions and tutorials.  You need a Size I hook and two different color balls of Sugar and Cream Yarn.  This pattern is just a tease for a bundle of Country Crochet Patterns.

crochet hot pad

Image by Stitching Together

 


DIY

Create this adorable no-sew lavender bunnies from DIY Natural.   Not only will they make great smelling spring decorations, but they would make great Easter gifts. All you need to make these bunnies are:

  • 2 long socks
  • spoon
  • bowl
  • scissors
  • string
  • Bow ties, ribbon, dried flowers, etc.
lavender bunnies

Image by DIY Natural

 


KNITTING

Emily of Cashmere & Plaid shows you how to create a DIY Knit Twine Scrubbing Sponge.

twine scrubbing sponge

Image by Emily @ CashmereandPlaid.com


SEWING

Pat Sloan is presenting a mystery block a month.  This is mystery block 3.

Quilt Block 3

Image by Pat Sloan


WEAVING

I thought you might enjoy learning about Saori weaving.  What is Saori weaving?  Here is an explanation by  Kaz (Karen) Madigan, Curious Weaver:

Saori is hand weaving that emphasises and prioritises creativity and free expression. No rules, no fear – just pure absorption and immersion into weaving and working with yarn and threads. This ‘non-technique’ is meditative in nature and aims to build a clearer expression of your human self  from the process itself and the resulting handwoven cloth.

I found Curious Weaver to be very exciting and fun.  

Image from https://curiousweaver.id.au/


 SATURDAY GREETINGS 95

 FOOD/RECIPES

This week I wrote a review on Crock-Pot’s casserole slow cooker.  In the review, I mentioned a chicken/vegetable dish I cooked.  Below is the recipe that inspired my dish.  Of course, I made substitutions based on our tastes.

Italian Chicken and Potatoes

by Southern Plate

Image by Southern Plate

What I did differently:

Remember, I cook for two with an eye on leftovers.

I placed two huge chicken breasts in the center of the 13″x9″ casserole dish.  (First, I sprayed the crock with a cooking spray.)

Next, I placed an ample amount of green beans on the right side of the chicken breasts, seven quartered smallish yellow potatoes on the left side of the chicken and divided a bag of baby carrots into the front and back sides of the chicken.  Then, I added about 1/2- 1 cup of chicken broth to the crock and sprinkled on a packet of Italian Dressing Mix over the crock.  I sprinkled some lemon/pepper seasoning overall and slow-cooked it for 6-7 hours on low.

 

90-Second Keto Bread

by the kitchn

keto bread

Image by thekitchn

My nephew and his family are Keto driven.  They believe it is the only way to eat.  My nephew eats cups of broccoli and bacon daily.  A doctor I saw this past also endorses the keto way of eating.

As you know, I have been providing Keto recipes sporadically because a number of you enjoy the keto way of eating.

I picked this recipe and site because it has Keto for Newbies.

Let me know what you think about the Keto diet by posting in the comment section below this post.





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Have a great week!

UNTIL NEXT WEEK–

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Cheryl Moreo

    Yes, I remember when you went. Didn’t you buy a Saori loom? Did you get to meet Misao Jo?

    Reply
  2. Cathy Crisp Osborn

    Hi….I was fortunate to actually shop at a Saori studio in Tokyo, Japan a few years ago. My daughter and family were living there at the time. Even though no English was spoken, we totally understood the weaving concept. It was an adventure I will never forget!

    Reply
  3. Martha Cronkhite

    I love the Keto diet, mainly because it can help you lose a good number of pounds very quickly, and it’s not all just water weight. I find it a little difficult to find variety in recipes since the diet is built around a lot of fat, eggs and cheese, so I appreciate new recipes that offer things like this keto bread. Thanks for including them!

    Reply
    • Cheryl

      Good information. Not sure I could do the Keto fulltime, but I am going to try to do better. I love my pasta.

      Reply

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