Berritt

I’m a superstar masquerading as a nerd, but you knew that, right?

There’s a Party in My Tummy, SO YUMMY, so yummy! March 5, 2009

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 2:33 am

Bruchetta, Berritt’s way.

ingredients:

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3/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 c Olive oil
8 roma tomatoes, diced
6 (or MORE) cloves garlic finely chopped
about a cup loose basil, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
Crumbled Feta cheese
Rustic baguettes, drizzled with olive oil and broiled

Mix all ingredients except Feta in a bowl, in no particular order. Let marinade for an hour or more, but not too long. It’s best fresh… but still really good on day 2. It rarely makes it to day 2, though.
Don’t eat it all with a spoon, don’t underestimate how easy that is to do. Go ahead and take a bite. BUT save some for the bread. it’s best all put together!

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Slice bread, drizzle with olive oil and broil a few minutes. The tops will be golden and crisp, the bottom will be chewy.

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Top each slice of golden crunchy chewy rustic bread with a big spoon of Bruchetta topping. Crumble as much feta as you like on top. Eat. Eat. Eat.
I could die happy having eaten ONLY this every day, for the rest of my life.

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When you’re 1, there is no better place…. March 3, 2009

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 5:12 am

than in your daddy’s arms for an afternoon nap.
nap

 

By Popular Request! February 26, 2009

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 5:36 am

Columbian Potato Stew

I’ve made this so many times, pretty much every time we have company, this is what we make. It sounds soooo simple but it is the BEST soup ever.

It’s NOT low fat.

Ingredients:

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1 whole chicken cut up. (wings, breasts, legs, thighs) with skin and bone!!
1 whole white onion chopped
1/2 lb russet potato, peeled and chopped
1/2 lb each red, yellow (not peeled) and sweet potato (peeled) chopped into bites
6 cups chicken broth
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c heavy cream
a pinch fresh oregano
salt and pepper to taste
3 ears corn, or about a cup of frozen corn. It looks fancier with the ears of corn cut in slices, but I don’t like eating corn off the cob.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, roast in oven for an hour or so. (Get the chicken skins really nice and crispy…. YUMMY!)
While the chicken is cooking, make the soup.

sautee onion in your pan in oil until it starts to brown, no longer. Add broth. Add peeled chopped russets and cook those down (that’s the thickener)
Add the other 3 types of potatoes, the oregano when the russets are soft. Add corn when the other potatoes are almost done.

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This is the most important part…..
1 c diced white onion
2-3 jalepenos chopped (take out the seeds and ribs if you’re a weenie)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
juice of 3 limes

mix that together and set aside.

Add the cream and sour cream to the stew, and it’s ready to serve.

Ladle the soup into a huge bowl. Top with a piece of chicken or 2, and a big spoonful of the salsa.

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It is SO good. Everyone I have made this for has begged for the recipe.
It is so simple but impresses everyone.

 

Quick update…. December 12, 2008

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 10:28 pm

We got the house! I’m almost done unpacking. I need to finish because then I can do my sewing room! I am SO excited to do my sewing room. I have awesome ideas…. I just need to make time.

The girls are all doing wonderful. I just love every single inch of them all.

That’s all for now. 🙂 I’m still around. Suuuuper busy, that’s all.

 

Has it really been 4 months? October 15, 2008

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 7:18 pm

I guess it has. It has been so busy. From a 3 week vacation mid summer, Alex coming and going again, buying a HOUSE!!, school, a flu and a cold (HOW did we get sick?? We never get sick?) it’s been insane and I don’t seem to get a minute of free time.

We are supposed to be closing on the house this week, I think. I am in LOVE with this house, or…. maybe the idea of what this house can become. It’s a 3 level craftsman with a great yard, and, well…. poptential? It’s gorgeous outside. Inside it looks like the seventies came and vomited up an interior. It needs a new fireplace, a wall and a kitchen knocked out of the top floor, french doors replacing a sliding door to the top floor balcony. It needs a kitchen remodel, wood paneling demolition, 3 bathroom remodels, a sunroom replacement… and 342,876 gallons of paint, but it WILL be great. Don’t get me wrong. We could live there comfortably and do nothing. But we (I) can’t live in ugly!! I will be posting progress. As long as we get the house 😉

 

The Good Sheep is opening!! June 29, 2008

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CLICK The Good Sheep!

I’ll be selling fibers, yarns, and spinning/knitting supplies! I’m excited to be able to fund my craft habit by crafting.

 

Spinalong! May 9, 2008

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 8:15 am

Once upon a time, a girl got a drum carder. She joined a spinalong challenge with other super cool fiber friendly girls. They all voted on a picture to draw inspiration from… and although the girl didn’t vote for the picture chosen, she gleefully carded up some fibers and spun a skein of shimmery magical yarn. 🙂

The picture:

The fiber:

The batt:

The handspun yarn:

The spinalong was SO much fun!! I want to do another!