Saturday, January 21, 2012

OMG, what a mess.

OMG! Look what has happened to my kitchen. I've only made 36 dinners but my kitchen is in turmoil! Not that I am fussy about stuff but it is hard to find what I need. 36 down, only 114 to go!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Coconut Lime Shrimp

Thanks to Dicentra and One Pan Wonders I am bringing lots of good food on this long backpack trip. You see here one of the 26 rotating meals. Rice, mushrooms, mixed veggies, coconut cream powder, ginger, shrimp. soy sauce and red peppers. Wow! Not only is it good, it's easy to put together ahead of time and only takes about 2-3 minutes to prepare. My favorite kind of cooking!

Sleeping quilt

I've been putting off this project for a really long time... maybe five years or so. It is a synthetic quilt, sandwiched between two layers of ripstop nylon, very thin. After sewing it up and quilting it with black yarn, I then needed to sew a foot box for my tootsies. This bag is rated to about 20 degrees. It is a kit I bought from Ray Jardine and his website. If anyone is interested in making your own gear, check out his website.
There was some serious cussing going on around here last night

I chose fuchsia as the upper color... obviously not because of its "natural" hue but because I get tired of all my stuff being beige, brown and other muted colors. The bottom is black.
It won't get lost in my pack!