I felt so domestic yesterday! As we sat and drank our coffee and ate our donuts, we watched the Food Network. Rachael Ray was making mac & cheese from scratch and I got it in my head to do the same.
Now when I want to cook or bake something I usually scour my vast cookbook collection, search the internet and then come up with a hybrid recipe. However, yesterday I found a recipe that needed little change -- Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese. I switched out whole milk for the milk & cream and I omitted the breadcrumbs because I felt lazy. The mac & cheese got a thumbs up from the whole family. (How could it not -- did you see the nutrition info -- yikes!!) The only change I would make is to use a very sharp cheddar next time.
After the mac & cheese was consumed, I decided to take the new sewing machine out for a spin. Working without a pattern, I came up with this nifty little pouch. Look at the tiny little seems I can make with this new machine:
Is that cool, or what? My zippers have never before looked this good! The pouch is fully lined and I even used bias binding to cover the seems inside. Bias binding is my nemesis and I still can't get it to look as perfect as I would like. I'm winning the battle of the zipper though, so I do have some hope that bias tape will eventually yield to my will!
Can anyone recommend some good basic sewing books?