Mar 14, 2011
Checked my transcript today and my grade for Corporate Finance was posted. Got an A. :) Yay! I ended up getting a B on my term paper, and I've emailed the instructor 3 times asking for feedback on what he took points off on. Not surprising, I haven't received an answer back!
One of the ladies on one of my stitching groups posted a link for a St. Patrick's Day meal from the Cuisine At Home website. Since I had beef brisket in the freezer, I thought I'd try it out. It's a pretty easy crock pot recipe called Marmalade Glazed Corned Beef with Carrots and Potatoes, recipe HERE.
A couple of notes:
• The site is correct: The beef was salty, even after rising it. It made the carrots *really* salty. The potatoes weren't, so I'd suggest putting the potatoes in and then layer the carrots on top.
• I substituted wine for the lager, and red wine vinegar for the white.
• I didn't carmelize the marinade in the oven, just heated it up on the stove and poured it over the beef. The marinade was really good over the beef.
• I did cut the extra fat off the beef. Don't do like I did, and slice your pinky finger. I bled like a stuck pig! Luckily, no blood on the beef.
I haven't done any stitching since around March 7th, so no JG update. My plan is to get it out tonight and do some stitching on it (right after I clean Charley's cage -- the silly girl laid 4 eggs last week!). Here's the progress I did on Blossom Splendor:
I would also like to thank several of you who emailed me with your enabling temptations by informing me of the new chart packs from Joan Elliott. Luckily, I already have both of them, hee hee.
I bought the Blue Geisha kit last year when I went on the ILCS retreat to St. Charles.
Summer Geisha was actually featured in one of the UK magazines last fall. Guess what? It was called Blossom Splendor. It's one of my current WIPs.
As promised, I chose the recipients of my PIF. They are as follows:
Bette of Reflections of a Desert Rat
Mel of Epic Stitching
Kay of Kay's Corner
Congratulations, ladies! Please email me with your snail mail addresses.
Again, here are the rules:
1. Send no less than 5 stitching related items per person within the next 365 days.
2. Items can be DMC, other threads, stitching needles, straight pins, buttons, scissors, ribbons, etc. - a combination of items such as 3 threads, 1 pack of straight pins and 1 pack of stitching needles or just 5 threads.
3. The items must be new and not used.
4. If you win, you must be willing to post this PIF on your blog and do the same for at least 2 people. This PIF is very simple and easy to do, so I hope you will join me.