We Moved!

Dear Blogging Friends,

InezbyDesign now has a new site, still with WordPress:  InezbyDesign  All the posts have been transferred over and a few new posts as well.

We sincerely hope you will drop by to like and follow the new InezbyDesign

Inez

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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is not something I have used much.  I have seen rave reviews so thought I would give it a try.  Good decision!  Spaghetti Squash

In my cupboard I try and keep staples and one of them is pasta sauce.  I use it in soups, regular spaghetti, and other main dishes.  The one I found was a Tomato and Basil.  Pretty plain but I planned to doctor this up a bit.  Here is how it went.

I started with a pound of lean ground chicken.  I also keep this on hand in my freezer.   Spaghetti squash has a tough skin so I would recommend that you microwave it for about two minutes then turn over and do the same again.

This is my recipe:

  • One medium size Spaghetti Squash
  • One pound of lean ground meat, I used ground chicken
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/2 – 1 small zucchini, chopped small
  • 1 jar of Sweet Basil  & Tomato pasta sauce
  • Seasonings to taste
  • Grated old cheddar and Herb Goat Cheese

Cut the softened squash in half and remove the seeds.   Spray a 9×13 pan with Pam or some spray oil.  Place the squash cut side down.  Bake for 45 minutes at 375.Squash Baked

While the squash is baking, take your meat and brown it in a pot with seasonings.  Chop onions and other vegetables and toss them in with the meat.  Pour over the pasta sauce, stir and simmer until squash is cooked. Squash Stuffing

Once the squash has cooked, take it out and carefully turn them over in the pan.  Scoop the meat and vegetable mixture into the center of each half.  I used a soup scoop!  Place back in the oven for 20 minutes at 350.  Take this time to grate your cheese.  After 20 minutes, cover each side with the cheese of choice and place back in oven until melted.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with chives and sweet basil leaves.  Serve with a small side salad.

It was delicious.  I found it easy to prepare and a great one “pan” meal for two people. There was sauce left over that I can use for real spaghetti the next night.  As a second meal it can also be heated and put over potatoes.  Just add a salad or some sliced fresh vegetables to go with.  I love one night cooking, two nights eating.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Special Delivery to Nana & Bop

Special Delivery to Nana & Bop

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Easy and Lazy Cabbage Rolls

This is such a quick and easy recipe and Oh so tasty!

Lazy Cabbage Rolls

All mixed up-Lazy Cabbage Rolls

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Wordless Wednesday – Pruning Time

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National Craft Month ~ March

In honor of National Craft Month, I am posting my efforts from today.  Granted they are not “handmade” but on the other hand, I did make them.

I received a gift of a Microsoft Office Suite which included 2010 Publisher Program.  My computer had been factory reset and I had lost the key to my previous Office Suite.  I was helpless!  Especially without my Publisher.  Do you have a program that you particularly like?  I LOVE Publisher.  It is so easy to use and I just feel like I can make it stand on end.

With our move to another Province, I decided my Art site needed an update and new name so I choose Skimmerhorn Studio.  I have also been going to a couple of markets where I need to have a business card; cards for my hand painted glasses, etc.  Improvisation was the name of the game.  For business cards I used small (I mean mini) watercolour paintings and for a company name plate I painted a picture, and little white tags for prices.

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Lighthouse Trail

Exploring the area, we found a short trail in the Kootenay Bay area.  It’s about a hour’s drive from Creston.  The trip winds north along Highway 3A, dipping and doodling along past such places as Wynndel; Sidar; Boswell and Crawford Bay.  On a warm summer day there are places to stop and enjoy the view, along with great attractions like the Glass House, or the Artisan community at Crawford Bay.  Today, however, it was damp and a bit drizzly.Crawford Bay looking South Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

Yellow Spring

Breath of Spring

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Owls and other Small Pictures

This last week has been pretty much of a blog holiday.  There have been house projects taking up time.  Also trying to be ready for my next Pop Up Mall on Saturday.

The wine glasses are finished and I added a few new designs you can see on Instagram at InezbyDesign.

I wanted to have something a little different to offer this time.   Looking through my watercolours, I found a box of small pictures that I can sell for $10 and $15 dollars.  It gives a bit more range for customers to find something they like.  Not everyone wants a wine glass.

Here are some of the newest things going up for sale.

And some veggies.

A pear and a Warbler

These are all small watercolours, some are only 3.5 x 5.  None are framed or matted so the customer can choose their own colours.  It is also a way for me to keep the prices low.  Any thoughts?

 

 

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Taping and Mudding Drywall

Taping and Mudding Drywall or How a Mother became a Mudder!  With the basement bathroom well on it’s way to being finished, it was my turn to be the troll in the basement today.   Continue reading

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