Posted in Classes

Bluprint Care Package Event!

Hey, looking for something to do during your “home stay?” Or your “staycation?” Or your sheltering-in-place? I’ve been enjoying Bluprint classes as I signed up for a membership and can view any class I want at any time. It’s amazing! And I must say it is inspiring.

During this 14 day event, Bluprint will provide free access to their full slate of content; including more than 1300 classes and series and hundreds of step by step project tutorials and patterns making this the perfect time to learn a new craft or hobby.

  • Creativity is one of the best ways to connect with ourselves and loved ones
  • Creating family moments of togetherness by communing over creativity
  • Keeping the kids busy while you work from home
  • Getting lost in your passion and making something
  • Sourcing inspiration for your next (or first!) craft project
Creativity Care Package Offer Details
  • Craft More Happy Moments with our FREE Creativity Care Package 3/26-4/9/20! Watch over 1,300 creative education classes ranging from sewing, cooking, family crafts, and more!
  • While no credit card is required to take part, we do ask people to create a registration to view content.
  • Coupon code: None needed
  • Duration: 3/26/20 – 4/9/20

Posted in Food, Life!

Lasagna Using Dried Veggies

Food. Some people eat to live, but I live to eat. Are you with me?

With all the fresh produce from the garden (and my friend’s gardens) I decided to see what I could pack into a vegetable lasagna. But the last few times I’ve made it it was always so watery. So I thought – hey! – I should dry some of the veggies before I put them in there. And by dry, I mean really dry. So I used my new dehydrator (Christmas present) and dried some zucchini and roma tomatoes until they were reduced but not crunchy. I also dried some kale and sweet chard leaves; which I did dry until crunchy.

I made a tomato based sauce (can of diced tomatoes, can of tomato puree, onions, red pepper flakes, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, green bell peppers, garlic, red wine) and cooked that down until it was pretty thick. Then I layered up the lasagna with noodles, cheeses (ricotta with egg, guyere, parmesan) and the sauce and the dried veggies. When adding the kale and chard, I crunched it up and sprinkled it over each layer. Then I finished it off with a half jar of Trader Joes Three Cheese Sauce, just to make sure it had enough moisture.

I put it in my favorite baking pan (9 x 13) seen here. And if you are thinking this is the pan you’ve been seraching¬† for, you can purchase one from by clicking on this link: USA Pans 9 x 13 Inch Aluminized Steel Rectangular Cake Pan with Americoat (or if you live in the Eugene area, I’m sure they have them at Pepperberries or Hartwicks).

usa pan

And the result was exactly what I was looking for. The layers held together but were not too mushy or too dry. Perfect!

Yeah, I know. This has NOTHING to do with quilting. But a girl has to eat, right? Happy quilting!