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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 10h ago

Mother’s day was a great celebration. We met our daughter and her family on Saturday at Vintana’s Restaurant in Escondido – half way between where we both live. The food was fabulous but the visit with family, even better. Our grandson, Nick, age 13, now stands at 5’10 ½” tall. Okay, he surpasses me in height by 10 ½”!

The kids went all out and ordered appetizers, our meals, and dessert! I ordered the macadamia-nut-coconut grilled sea bass. It was so delicious that I plan on finding a similar recipe, or try my hand at duplicating it. Only I’ll use halibut instead. But still – that coating was to die for and the fish – succulent and tender.

We must have continued talking at the table for a good 45 minutes after we ate just enjoying our conversation. Here’s a pic of our dessert, Chef Deborah’s Potted Brownie; (Mike in the background)… go Mike!

And if the lunch wasn’t a wonderful gift unto itself, I even received a box of Shari’s Berries! Oh – are – those – strawberries – Good!

 

Then Friday, the 17th, we celebrated hubby’s 66th birthday! Retirement! At! Last! For him…

 

We celebrated by lunching at Monte De Oro Winery with a fruit and cheese plate. The lady working the tasting bar made the lunch and wine tasting special with lively and friendly conversation.

For dinner, hubby requested steak with pomegranate-wine sauce with Parmesan scalloped potatoes and wedge salad with blue cheese. Dessert – we were too full to have any. You can find the steak recipe link here in my Weekly Meal Plans blog post!

 

Because hubby scheduled morning doctor appointments on his birthday we had the Bananas Foster Syrup over French Toast over the weekend instead.

 

We love French toast and are always trying out new recipes, or simply making up what sounds good at a moment’s notice. This recipe can be made and served over ice cream, French toast or even pancakes. Turn up the volume and add chopped hazelnuts and mascarpone whipped cream when serving over French toast or pancakes!

Bananas Foster Syrup

Serves 2
 

    Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 bananas

1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium low heat. Once melted add brown sugar and stir to dissolve. Stir in cinnamon and cook for a few minutes; 3-4 minutes. Add sliced bananas and stir to coat. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add hazelnut liqueur and stir. Return to heat and bring to a simmer.

 

2. Serve immediately over French toast, waffles, pancakes or over ice cream for dessert. If desired, add chopped hazelnuts.

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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 3d ago

As I write up next week’s menu the rain is falling in buckets and spring seems non-existent. Between the cooler temps, marine layer and now rain, one wouldn’t believe that we’re living in what’s supposed to be, sunny Southern California!


But some of the meals planned will reflect otherwise. That’s okay, no matter the current weather here, spring is in season and that means all the goodness that comes with it from strawberries to peaches!

 

(Monday)

Baked Ziti
Garden Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette

This pasta dish baked in tomato puree (or pasta sauce) with plenty of mozzarella and Parm is delicious and should help stave off the cold weather blues when it’s supposed to be pretty. Because I didn’t read the recipe ingredients thoroughly – oh my, I realized I didn’t pick up ricotta. I substituted cream cheese and think I like it better than ricotta… hmmmm

(Tuesday)

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Strawberry Salsa
Macerated Peach & Burrata Salad w/ Basil Oil

Whenever there is a salsa, I’m one happy camper. This time, a strawberry salsa with tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, jalapeno, and lime will top the perfectly marinated grilled chicken to perfection.

(Wednesday)

Roasted Halibut w/ Walnut Crust
Steamed Green Beans w/ Caramelized Shallots
Creamy Grape Salad

Halibut is such a tender and moist white fish that, in my opinion, is slightly elevated over tilapia. Personally, I often substitute it for sea bass. A coating of crushed walnuts and Panko will create a crust that houses the moist delicacy inside. Yum!

(Thursday)

Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli
Fresh Baked Bread

I already have a great recipe for Pasta e Fagioli in my 365 Days cookbook. But this one is cooked in the Instant pot – oh yeah! And of course, I’m always on the lookout for the best recipe and this one just may be it!

(Friday)

Steak with Gorgonzola Sauce from Costco magazine
Baked Potatoes w/ the Works
Iceberg Lettuce Wedges w/ Blue Cheese Dressing

As we begin Memorial weekend, steak comes to mind and I can only hope the weather turns nice so we can grill these steaks and serve with a Gorgonzola sauce – with Gorgonzola being my most favorite blue cheese ever! This recipe comes from the Costco magazine and one I just have to try.

(Saturday)

Grilled Halibut w/ Grilled Red Pepper Harissa
Tunisian-Style Grilled Vegetables

I usually switch up the fish recipes when I have 2 within a week’s time, but this recipe grabbed my attention super fast – we’re eating Tunisian style tonight with grilled halibut and a red pepper harissa sauce. Yay!

(Sunday)

Grilled Bacon-Cheese Burgers
Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

From time to time, it’s nice to have tried and true recipes. And really, who needs a recipe for a burger anyway. Pick your favorite ingredients and go for it. The macaroni salad, however, sounds like one I just have to try and it should be the perfect accompaniment to the burgers!

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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 5d ago

This week focuses on my pick for the Top Five Friday Finds in free crochet patterns for granny squares! You’ll love each of these squares as they are unique in their own right and oh-so beautiful. Make pillows, bags, vests, lapghans, afghans and more.

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Patterns listed from top to bottom, left to right

#1: Four Point Butterfly Granny Square

Four Point Butterfly Granny Square by Joanita Theron – Creative Crochet Workshop on Ravelry. I love the unique and beautiful styling of this granny and it would make an incredibly beautiful afghan and matching pillow!

#2: Mystery Granny Square

Mystery Granny Square on Ravelry. From time to time, I mess up – this time royally. When browsing through the many beautiful granny squares on Ravelry, I tend to look for like colors so the collage will have a cohesive look. I found this granny square but apparently didn’t copy the URL correctly. I looked and looked but can’t seem to find it again. If you know where, please, please tell me!

#3: Interlocked Granny Square

Interlocked Granny Square by Joanita Theron – Creative Crochet Workshop on Ravelry. This beautiful square includes interlocking rings as part of the unique and lovely design.

#4: Rustic Lace Square

Rustic Lace Square by Crochet Tea Party – Crochet Tea Party on Ravelry. I love this design because it’s so feminine and lacy! Personally I think this would make a beautiful shawl as well as a table runner!

#5: Fancy Clover Granny Square

Fancy Clover Granny Square by Joanita Theron – Creative Crochet Workshop on Ravelry. Again, Joanita creates a stunning design with a beautiful and unique center that would make the prettiest afghan!

Mint Delight Square

Mint Delight Square by Cylinda (Me). A fun design you’ll enjoy working in three colors using a long double crochet stitch!

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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 1w ago

Work up a beautiful lapghan, full sized afghan or even a pillowghan using our Mint Delight Motif for a dramatic piece that’s sure to please!

 

Mint Delight Granny Square

Everyone loves granny squares and this 6-inch square boasts long double crochet stitches and three colors to create a beautiful piece; perfect for a pillow to a full sized afghan!

This pattern is in text format and written in English. The square is worked in the round.

    Materials:
  • Sm amt 4-ply WW yarn ea (lt green, white, & dk green) per square
  • Crochet hook size H/8 (5.00 mm)
    Finishing Materials:
  • Tapestry needle
Finished Size: 6" sq
Gauge: 2 rows = 1 1/8" T
Intermediate
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Mint Delight Granny Square
Designed by: Cylinda Mathews

Materials:

  • Sm amt 4-ply WW yarn ea (lt green, white, & dk green) per square
  • Crochet hook size H/8 (5.00 mm)

Other Materials:

  • Tapestry needle

Skill Level: Intermediate
 

Finished Size: 6″ sq
Gauge: 2 rows = 1 1/8″ T
 

Special Stitches:

Ldc: Yo, insert hook in specified st 2 rnds below, pull up a long lp, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) twice to complete the st.
 

Pattern tested and model made by: Cylinda Mathews
 
© Copyright CrochetMemories.com May 2000. All rights reserved.
 

Square:
 

Rnd 1) With lt green, ch 4; (2 dc, ch 3) in 4th ch from hook (first 3 chs skipped count as first dc), (3 dc, ch 3) 3 times in same ch (4th ch); join with a sl st to first dc (4th ch of beg ch 4), drop color behind and picking up white on last st: 12 dc/4 ch 3-sps.

Rnd 2) With white, ch 4 (counts as first dc plus ch 1), sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp (center ch) (corner made), ch 1; * dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in 2nd ch of next ch 3 sp (center ch) (corner made), ch 1; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first dc dropping white on last st and picking up lt green: 16 dc/12 ch 1-sps/4 ch 3-sps.

Designer Note: In working the Ldc in the corner sps, work the sts before and after the stitching on rnd 2.

 

Rnd 3) With lt green, ch 3, Ldc in next dc on rnd 1 see special sts, dc in next dc, Ldc in next corner ch 3 sp on rnd 1, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner sp, dc in next dc, Ldc in same corner ch 3 sp on rnd 1; * dc in next dc, Ldc in next dc on rnd 1, dc in next dc, Ldc in next corner ch 3 sp on rnd 1, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner sp, dc in next dc, Ldc in same corner ch 3 sp on rnd 1; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first dc dropping lt green on last st and picking up white: 12 Ldc/32 dc/4 ch 3-sps.

Rnd 4) With white, ch 4 (counts as first dc plus ch 1), (sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1) 3 times across to next corner, (dc, ch 3, dc) in 2nd ch of next sp (center ch); * ch 1, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc) 5 times across to next corner, ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in 2nd ch of next sp (center ch); rep from * twice, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1; join with a sl st to first dc dropping white on last st and picking up dk green: 32 dc/28 ch 1-sps/4 ch 3-sps.

Rnd 5)With dk green, ch 3, (Ldc in next dc on rnd 3, dc in next dc) 3 times, Ldc in next corner ch 3 sp on rnd 3, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner sp; * dc in next dc, Ldc in same corner ch 3 sp on rnd 3, (dc in next dc, Ldc in next dc on rnd 3) 5 times, dc in next dc, Ldc in next corner ch 3 sp on rnd 3, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner sp; rep from * twice, dc in next dc, Ldc in same corner ch 3 sp on rnd 3, (dc in next dc, Ldc in next dc on rnd 3) twice; join with a sl st to first dc: 48 dc/28 Ldc/4 ch 3-sps. Fasten off, secure ends.

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Victorian Raised Shell Mile-a-Minute



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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 1w ago

Stuffed pork loin is filled with a delicate, tangy, fruity, salty and slightly hot filling and then roasted to perfection. Additional sauce is served on the side for a meal fit for the dining room!


From time to time, I like to play around with a recipe idea and after purchasing a bottle of Stonewall Kitchen Cranberry Horseradish Sauce the idea hit that it would be amazing served with pork. Of course, its fun to use other ingredients one has on hand like fresh spinach, goat cheese, and Dijon. But once the process begins, you tend to add on. Why not crisp crumbled bacon and toasted pine nuts too?

Start by butterflying the meat. Then salt and pepper the cut side and top with chopped spinach.

Next, layer on the goat cheese mixture and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon and toasted pine nuts.

Roll the pork loin jelly roll fashion and secure with cooking twine. Place in a prepared baking pan.

Brush meat with additional cranberry horseradish sauce and roast in a preheated 400 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes to an hour.

Stuffed Cranberry Pork Loin for Two

Serves 2
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound pork loin, butterflied
  • Sea salt & freshly ground pepper

Stuffing Ingredients:

  • 1 strip bacon, cooked crisp and then crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 3 Tablespoons Stonewall Kitchen Cranberry Horseradish Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup chopped spinach
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Directions:

1. Cook bacon until desired crispness. Drain, cool and crumble.

2. Toast pine nuts in a dry skillet until fragrant, a few minutes. Set aside and cool.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

 

4. Mix together the softened goat cheese, cranberry horseradish sauce, and Dijon mustard. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

5. Butterfly pork tenderloin and lay flat. Salt and pepper the one side and then layer the chopped spinach over the cut side. Top with the goat cheese mixture and sprinkle on pine nuts and crumbled bacon. Start rolling the meat from the first end like a jelly roll, ending at opposite end.

6. Once rolled; tie string around the meat to keep together and place in a pan that has been drizzled with olive oil. Salt the outside of the meat and spread more cranberry sauce over the top.

 

7. Roast in preheated 400 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes to an hour or when meat thermometer registers 145 degrees or desired level of doneness. Remove from oven and transfer to a meat block and tent with foil. Let rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice in half and serve with additional cranberry sauce on the side.

Serve with mashed sweet potato and asparagus. I used an asparagus recipe that was so good; it can be found here!

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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 1w ago

It’s been a super crazy week again. Hubby’s brother has been in and out of ER and we’ve been decluttering like crazy! It feels so freeing to let go and bless another family with those items we no longer use or want!


And the garage – hubby’s in a mood to clean and I’m not standing in his way! There were some evenings we were so tired that frozen pizza was in order and another night neither of us was hungry at all; sandwiches were more than enough. The recipes missed – back on the menu!

 

(Monday)

Healthy Beet Galette w/ Goat Cheese
Spring Salad w/ Mustard-Orange Vinaigrette

Beets and goat cheese seem like an unlikely food combination but at the same time they call to me. The tangy juiciness of the beets combined with the creamy tartness of the cheese fascinates me. And placing these ingredients in a crust creates a wow factor!

(Tuesday)

Spinach Manicotti
Garden Salad w/ Italian Dressing
Fresh Baked Baguette

Who doesn’t love pasta Italian style? Ricotta and Italian cheese blend mixed with spinach and pasta sauce – it’s calling my name. All I need is a hearty salad and a good red!

(Wednesday)

Sugar-Crusted Salmon w/Avocado Peach Salsa
Maple-Glazed Carrot Coins
Steamed Broccoli Pieces

Salmon fillets are coated with a spicy and sugary coating before cooking; once plated they’re topped with a salsa of avocados, peaches, bell pepper, onion, lime juice, jalapenos and cilantro! My mouth is watering! Come join me and don’t forget the white wine…

(Thursday)

Coq au vin
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Dinner Rolls

I’ve always wanted to try Coq au vin – I mean seriously, this chicken dish has all the elements to create a meal that’s company ready! This recipe comes from the Wine Lover’s Cookbook, page 90. It’s time to set the table using the cloth napkins and the good china.

(Friday)

Filet Mignon w/ Pomegranate-Pinot Sauce
Parmesan Potato Scallop
Steamed Broccoli Pieces
Dinner Rolls

It’s hubby’s 66th birthday! Happy birthday Ron! To celebrate he requested one of his favorite meals; filet mignon with a pomegranate-pinot sauce. The sauce is cooked down until thickened and then drizzled over the steaks so that it pools on the plate – ah perfection!

(Saturday)

Egg Drop Soup
Asian Shrimp Salad
Fried Wontons w/ Cream Cheese

Asian Shrimp Salad is back on the menu and rightly so – it looks superb and beautiful enough for company. I mean, literally it’s so artfully plated that I want to dig in!

(Sunday)

Balsamic Raspberry Chicken
Garden Salad w/ Blue Cheese Dressing
Green Bean Fries

This chicken has me swooning – raspberries – oh yeah! Although I don’t have raspberry liquor, we do have raspberry infused balsamic and I think this dish will become another favorite around here!

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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 1w ago

This week focuses on my pick for the Top Five Friday Finds in free crochet patterns for containers! Smart, chic, beautiful, and elegant describe each of these crochet containers that I fell in love with and I think you will too!

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Patterns listed from top to bottom, left to right

#1: Moroccan Basket

Moroccan Basket by Tamara Kelly – Moogly on Ravelry. “The Moroccan Basket brings back one of my favorites – the Moroccan Tile Stitch – and pairs it with chunky yarn in a handy and attractive basket that works up fast! The basket is lined with another layer of crochet, making it even more useful and sturdy.”

#2: Magnificent Moss Basket

Magnificent Moss Basket by Joyful Yarns Crochet – Joyful Yarns Crochet on Craftsy on Ravelry. “This basket pattern is really versatile! The pattern is written for several diameters, and the height can be whatever you choose! The moss stitch creates texture as well as colorwork to enhance it’s over all appeal.”

#3: Diamond Trellis Basket

Diamond Trellis Basket by Esther Chandler – Make My Day Creative on Ravelry. “This diamond trellis basket is worked in the round from the base up – so no seaming required! The pattern makes use of post stitches to improve the stiffness of the finished basket.”

#4: Custom Rope Basket

Custom Rope Basket by Esther Chandler – Make My Day Creative on Ravelry. “This project is a great way of making a basket to fit any space or object you need to store. The technique could also be used to make trivets or placemats.”

#5: Himalayan Basket

Himalayan Basket by Maria Bittner – Pattern Paradise on Ravelry. “You can never have too many baskets and this is a beautiful one. Use it to hold odds and ends or as a holder for extra hand towels or dishcloths.”

Rose Shell Potpourri Bowl

Rose Shell Potpourri Bowl by Cylinda (Me). A sweet bowl/container to add potpourri and so much more! Perfect for mom on her special day!

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Autumn’s Glory Potpourri Bowl



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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 2w ago

Work up a super fast and easy potpourri bowl to brighten any room in your home. Using 3 strands of yarn held together for durability, beauty, and strength!

Rose Shell Potpourri Bowl

Crochet bowls can be so handy and decorative. When I designed this bowl, I used it as an accent on my desk and to hold potpourri, but it can be so much more! What would you use it for?

This pattern is in text format and written in English. The bowl is worked in the round.

    Materials:
  • 3 skeins 4-ply WW yarn (same color) (3 strands held together)
  • Crochet hook size K/10 1/2 (6.50 mm)
    Finishing Materials:
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
  • 3 Polyester roses
  • 1/3-yd (3/4” W) flat lace
  • Glue
  • Sewing needle/thread
Finished Size: 2” T x 5 ¼”dia
Gauge: Not important to over all size
Beginner - Easy
Purchase from Ravelry: $1.00 (Available soon)

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Rose Shell Potpourri Bowl

Designed by: Cylinda Mathews
 

Materials:

  • 3 skeins 4-ply WW yarn (same color) (3 strands held together)
  • Crochet hook size K/10 1/2 (6.50 mm)

Other Materials:

  • Tapestry needle
  • 3 Polyester roses
  • 1/3-yd (3/4” W) flat lace
  • Glue
  • Sewing needle/thread

Skill Level: Beginner – Easy
 
Finished Size: 2” T x 5 ¼”dia
Gauge: Not important to overall size
 

Pattern tested and model made by: Cylinda Mathews
 
© Copyright CrochetMemories.com December 2000. All rights reserved.
 
Bowl:
 

Note: 3 strands of yarn are held together throughout.
 

Rnd 1) Holding all 3 strands together; Ch 2, (8 sc) in 2nd ch from hook; join with a sl st in first sc: 8 sc.

Rnd 2) Ch 1, (2 sc) in joining; * (2 sc) in next sc; rep from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 16 sc.

Rnd 3) Ch 1, sc in joining, (2 sc) in next sc; * sc in next sc, (2 sc) in next sc; rep from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 24 sc.

Rnd 4) Ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next sc, (2 sc) in next sc; * sc in next 2 sc, (2 sc) in next sc; rep from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 32 sc.

Rnd 5) Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), (2 dc) in joining, sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc; * (3 dc) in next sc, sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc; rep from * around; join with a sl st to first dc: 8 shells.

Rnd 6) Sl st in next dc; ch 1, sc in same st, sk next dc, (3 dc) in next sc, sk next dc; * sc in next dc (center dc), sk next dc, (3 dc) in next sc, sk next dc; rep from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 8 shells. Fasten off; secure ends.

Finishing:
 

Tie lace into a large bow and tack to edge of bowl. Glue the polyester flowers to the center of the bow.

 

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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 2w ago

Homemade projects for Mother’s Day don’t have to be complicated or take hours to crochet. I’ve collected a few patterns here that can be made within an hour or less! Each are perfect especially when paired with other items! She’ll not only love them, but appreciate them for years to come!

Bowl & Coaster Set

The Rose Shell Potpourri Bowl is a fast project using three strands of yarn held together for a sturdy bowl. Not only can it hold potpourri, as the name implies, but so much more. It could be used to hold crocheted coasters like our Pretty Petals Flower Coaster. Just match the colors for the perfect pairing.


Cup Cozies

Any number of cup cozies would be a great gift for mom. Be sure to pair it with a gift card from her favorite coffee house! Cozies you might like to crochet include Happy Sunshine Cup Cozy or Pretty Pastel Cup Cozy.


Hot Pads

The Tri-Colored Mandala Hot Pad would make a beautiful gift when added to a gift basket with the ingredients to her favorite pasta dish. Or perhaps paired with a gift certificate to her favorite kitchen store!


Spa-Themed

The Seascapes Candle covers are ideal to include with a spa themed gift basket. Pair with handmade soap or her favorite bath and body products. Other items to consider in a spa themed gift set might include the Plum Nice Face Scrubby or the Sweetheart Face Scrubby.


Sachets

Sachets are always great to pair with scarves or fine apparel. You might want to crochet Mom’s Cross Stitch Sachet or Diagonal Stitch Sachet with Pouch – both are ideal and mom will love them!


Apparel Accessories

When it comes to accessories there are several cowls that could be worked up in about an hour. These include Homespun English Tudor, Reversible Thicket Cowl, Starry Night Luscious Cowl, Swirl Cowl on the Diagonal, or the Casual Twisted Slant Stitched Cowl. And some have matching fingerless gloves, boot cuffs and more!


Accessories

Other accessory items include purses and totes. Our Basket Weave Clutch is beautiful and would provide mom with a sweet purse that’s perfect for church or luncheon out with the ladies! The Clustered Tote Bag would probably take a little over an hour, but is so beautiful mom would love it! Or the Zebra Jacquard Bag and the matching Cell Phone Holder!


Bookmarks

If mom loves to read, bookmarks are always a great addition when paired with a book or gift card to her favorite book store. These might include the Butterfly Bookmark, Lacy Crimson Bookmark, or Ribbon Delight.




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Crochet Memories Blog by Cylinda@crochetmemories.com - 2w ago

I sometimes go through saved recipes torn from magazines or cookbooks to plan our weekly meals. This time around, it’s the Sunday Roasts cookbook that has me salivating and anxious to try almost every single recipe within. I just wished there were more photos!


Oh my goodness; let me tell you about a couple of meals lately that we not only liked, but LOVED!

The first, Spaghetti w/Black Olive, Cherry Tomato, & Black Truffle & Chablis Mustard, was incredibly delicious and super easy to fix! Though I didn’t have the black truffle & Chablis Dijon, I substituted regular Dijon and added a hint of white wine and used sage and mushroom infused olive oil. So good!

The second, Chuck Roast in the Instant Pot, reminded me of mom’s pot roast. All the elements I love from a tender roast to soft potatoes, sweet carrots and bits of onion. This recipe was perfect in stepping you through the process of using the Instant pot with great success. In fact, when we sat down to eat, not a word was exchanged as we scooped bite after bite into our mouths. Probably a more accurate description would be shoveling the food in…but the point is we were enjoying this roast so much that any talking would have been drowned out anyway with the forks hitting the plates and smacking of lips!

(Monday)

Skewers of Peppered Tuna w/ Wasabi Mayo
Sauteed Veggies w/ Soy
Fluffy Rice w/ Sesame Seed & Soy

Lately the allure of Asian meals has swept our house. I’ve never cooked with coconut milk before but combining it with Asian sauces, fresh ginger or pickled ginger has become a highlight! Fresh Ahi tuna that’s marinated in soy and then peppered and skewered served with wasabi mayo – It. Sounds. Delicious!

(Tuesday)

Cornish Hens w/ Orange-Cherry Sauce
Steamed Green Beans w/ Toasted Almonds
Garden Salad w/ Fried Goat Cheese

We have a game hen in the freezer so while browsing through my Sunday Roasts cookbook I came across this particular recipe that grabbed my attention. Any time a fruity sauce is used in conjunction with a protein, I’m game – pun intended!

(Wednesday)

Egg Drop Soup
Asian Shrimp Salad
Fried Wontons w/ Cream Cheese

Back to another Asian influenced meal. This time I’m trying my hand at egg drop soup followed by this artfully displayed and alluring shrimp Asian salad. Really, it’s pretty enough for date night!

(Thursday)

Easy Pork Chops w/ Sweet & Sour Glaze
Steamed Green Beans
Orange Salad w/ Sweet N Sour Dressing

Don’t these pork chops look wonderful? Served with a robust sweet & sour glaze made from balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, herbs, and red pepper flakes for added heat, then cooked down to a syrupy glaze – it’s the bomb!

(Friday)

New York Strip Loin with Béarnaise Butter
Smashed New Potatoes
Honey-Glazed Carrots

New York strip steaks with Béarnaise butter not only sounds restaurant worthy but very date night perfect! Set the table, turn the music on low, serve with a hearty red and don’t forget the candles!

(Saturday)

Balsamic Raspberry Chicken
Garden Salad w/ Blue Cheese Dressing
Green Bean Fries

Berries; be it strawberries, blueberries, Boysenberries, or raspberries – have my attention! Combining them with something like tender chicken, it’s heaven on a plate. I don’t have raspberry liqueur, but I do have raspberry infused balsamic I’ll be using instead. Oh yeah, I’m ready for this meal!

(Sunday)

Lemon Garlic Scallops
Spaghetti
Garlic Toast

Happy Mother’s Day! Since brunch is more my thing on a special occasion, we’ll be having brunch served with either orange Mimosas or orange champagne from Wien’s Winery. But it will be casual, carefree, and delicious. For dinner, I’m turning to scallops sautéed in lemon garlic sauce that sounds so good. Served over spaghetti with garlic toast – and I’m one happy camper!

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