Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Delicious Cheats Lasagne

I love homemade lasagne :)
but lets be honest it's a bit of a pain to make

So this is my cheat

First make a Bolognese, how ever you like it
at the moment i'm favouring turkey mince and lots of peppers :) but it's up to you

Then cook some pasta, again any will do here I've used Penne but i've also used tagliatelle in the past

I always use fresh pasta but you can use dried, it'll just take a bit longer to cook
you want it just cooked as it's going in the oven anyway
when it's cooked drain and add it back to the saucepan and mix in your bolognese until all the pasta is coated


put it into an oven proof dish and spread evenly, it doesn't need to be flat


Then add some b├ęchamel sauce I used shop bought, I'm cheating remember :)


Here it is half done, you can see that i'm not covering it all just most of it

Then in a sperate bowl mix some grated cheese, a good handful with some breadcrumbs again a good handful


This is for the topping


Sprinkle all over 


Until it's all covered
the breadcrumbs make it really crispy and you use less cheese :)


I cook for 20minutes at gas mark 6 
then 10 minutes at gas mark 9 

Finally leave to stand for a few minutes, this makes it easier to cut and portion out 


And enjoy!
We just did :) 




Thursday, 12 January 2012

Steps

I love photos of doors and steps, I don't know why
Also as I've said I'm talking part in the 365 project this year, the idea is you do something everyday for a whole year :) I would have loved to have made a pot or something ceramic everyday but with the kids it would never happen :( maybe next year?
So I've decided on a photo a day
It's going great so far and I'm able to indulge mg storage passion got taking pics of random things like gates and steps!
So I wanted to share these I took this week


These were the first I found, I just loved the way that they didn't lead anywhere :) oh and the pile of leaves on the one side


This Gate was on the same Road just a bit further along the house was down a very steep path so again it looked like the gate didn't lead to anything, well except this lovely view :)


And finally, again on the same Road!! these were waiting! I love this picture! I love the overgrown edges and the lopsided gates 


this one was taken while out walking with the girls on the weekend, just a quick photo but i am planning to go back and have a proper go soon :)

Do you think I have a problem??


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Etsy Treasuries

I have been featured in some amazing treasuries on etsy lately!
So have decided to share some here :)

Blue and Grey Fashion and Housewares.


Felt garland
$22.00

The Camper Satchel in Gray W...
$200.00

Vintage rotary telephone gre...
$62.00

T Strap Shoes / Navy Blue / ...
$30.00

Grey Canvas Pleated Bag - ad...
$32.00

Turquoise and Grey Aztec Swe...
$22.00

Decorative Designer Ikat Pil...
$32.00

Holiday Sale - Rain Catcher ...
$20.00

Blue Heart Buttons The Ice Q...
$5.00

Womens Apron / light blue ch...
$35.00

Cross Body Bag - Shoulder Ba...
$51.00

Valentine SALE Blue Feather ...
$15.00

Nautical navy blue clutch pu...
$34.00

Teal Bird Earrings Brass Bro...
$18.00

80s Light Grey Studded Coast...
$45.00

vintage two tone GREY blue S...
$35.00

I love the colour palette in this one by Laura From Mothballz

'feel like a red queen!' by Drycha

Gold Mini Crown, Glitter, Qu...
$45.00
Queen of Hearts earrings
$10.00
Follow The White Rabbit - Si...
$14.00
Queen of Hearts Full Sized W...
$50.00
The Red Queen, Alice in Wond...
$8.95
Queen of Hearts Poker Card B...
$12.00
Red Queen of Hearts Embroide...
$50.00
Queen of Hearts Necklace
$10.00
Renaissance,Victorian Period...
$145.00
Statement Necklace - Heart ...
$25.00
Red Heart Buttons The queen ...
$5.00
White Rabbit From Alice in W...
$9.25
Alice In Wonderland Red Quee...
$12.99
Flask - 8oz. - Queen of Hea...
$20.00
3 inches Large Pinback Butto...
$4.50
Crimson Silk Wisteria Gown b...
$250.00                           



This is one of my favourites as I love Alice in Wonderland :) It is by Karolina from Drycha


Jewelry, earrings, pearl and...
$19.00

Blue Valentine
$450.00

tiny ceramic earrings, blue ...
$19.00

White Triangle Button Brooch...
$14.00

Bella Bead Crochet Necklace...
$29.00

Oxidised silver Domed ring w...
$68.00

Needle felted beige blue hea...
$25.00

Crochet skinny scarf - knitt...
$26.00

Blue Winter Flower Photograp...
$25.00

Romantic Necklace, Wings of ...
$28.00

Dark Blue Ceramic Heart Bead...
$2.00

Blue Heart Buttons The Ice Q...
$5.00

Silver Dangle Earrings - Blu...
$43.00

Vintage Handmade Blue Heart ...
$5.95

Original Encaustic, Mixed Me...
$45.00

SALE SALE SALE Upcycled Blue...
$10.50

Wow this one is fab! the colours are so muted but together are so striking :) 
it is by Susana from tenderblue