My Clumsy Moments #1 Cream Cheese

I often get to hear that I’m clumsy, as not a single day go by without me spilling something on myself or all over the table, keyboard, floor, etc.. Therefore I thought it could be interesting if I made a “series” with my most clumsy moments, both because this will allow me to share them with you, as well as looking back at them later just to think that “today is a better day!”

Here we go..

crispbread-tomato

We ate the last of the cream cheese in the box for lunch, so I put the tomato stem, a curled up paper and bread crumbs etc. in the box and closed it to throw it away after we were done eating. Of course we had to finish the last of the episode before cleaning up, and then I put all the “bread topping” (I don’t know of any better way to say it in English to be honest, we actually have a word for it in Norway!) in the fridge. All of it.

The next morning I was gonna eat cream cheese and tomatoes on my crispbread, since that’s my favorite “bread topping” at the moment.. Guess what was in the box that had contained cream cheese the day before? SURPRISE!

It took me a moment to understand what I had done, while I was standing there, still tired, looking at the trash from yesterdays lunch. What a wonderful way to start the day..

Still, I am pretty sure that I am not the only one who does “smart” things like this. I’d love to hear about your clumsy moments!

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Homemade Garlic Sauce

Last weekend we decided to be super lazy and eat pizza while watching The Good Wife (yay for lawyer series) on the couch, but no matter how lazy you are, you can never be too lazy to make garlic sauce for your pizza. And if you didn’t know already.. garlic sauce makes every pizza better!

This simple garlic sauce can easily be put together with ingredients you probably have at home already, it takes about 2 minutes to make, and you can change it up the way you like it!

I normally find it kind of annoying when recipes are described with measurements like “a dash of” or “a squeeze of,” but I have learned that sometimes there’s no way around that.. That means that that’s how I’m gonna share this recipe with you, but at least I made a picture that might help you see what I’m actually talking about here:

Are you ready?

Ingredients

  • 1 box of crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • A squeeze of ketchup
  • A pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
  • Spices or herbs of your choice – I used oregano

Preparation

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl
  • Stir until everything is mixed well.
  • Let sit in fridge while preparing pizza.
  • Enjoy!

Don’t ask me how crème fraîche and sour cream works, but the more you stir or the longer you let it sit in the fridge, the more “saucy” it gets. You can use a big or small garlic clove depending on how “garlicy” you want it, and you can even try adding other spices to make the sauce more fancy – it’s up to you!

Are you still wondering if you really can bother to make this sauce the next time you eat pizza? The answer is yes, you can!

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Mini Pizzas in Muffin Tins

Since we had some minced meat that was about to go bad in the fridge, we had to move “Meatless Monday” over to Tuesday this week (we’re having cauliflower nachos tomorrow, yay!). For some reason we’ve been eating pretty much only vegetarian meals and chicken all January, but today we decided to make mini pizzas, and they turned out really delicious!

Mini Pizza

Let me give you a simple explanation of how they are made:

  • Cut tortillas into round pieces and put them in a muffin tin
  • Fill with whatever you like to put on your pizza normally – simple or advanced, vegetarian or with meat, it’s up to you!
  • Top it with cheese, more cheese and some oregano

Today we decided to make a simple version: Tomato sauce with minced meat, pineapple on mine (I mean of course, duh), topped with cheese and my moms homemade pizza spice (which is mostly home grown oregano). Simple but delicious!

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To Knit or not to Knit..

Today I found the time to enjoy some lovely mint tea while knitting, and I wish I would do that more often; it’s so cozy!

knitting-tea

I’m currently working on a little blanket that I started making months ago, and it’s actually turning out quite well! I haven’t really been doing any knitting or crocheting for quite some time now, so it was nice to get started again.. The only problem is that I have too many projects, and I always feel like starting on a new project before the last one is done.. ALWAYS! I believe I’m not the only one “suffering” from that problem though.. You can never have enough projects, nor can you have enough yarn, am I right?! 😉

A clean house is a sign of not enough yarn..

Tonight we’re going to eat some typical Dutch food – Kroketten and bami are my favorites at the moment, together with fries of course. Healthy? Nope! – while watching The Good Wife on Netflix and raiding with guildies in World of Warcraft a little later. I’m so ready for weekend right now! Are you?

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Slow Cooker: Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Recently we bought a slow cooker, and the more meals I make using it, the more I love it! Yes, I managed to burn the second thing I ever tried to make in it, even when I followed the recipe (I think?), but I can’t let such a thing stop me from trying out more recipes, right? So today I made a tasty broccoli and cheese soup that I served with garlic bread.. Yummy!

I wonder why slow cookers seem to be so common in America, but not in Europe.. Maybe we’re just not spending enough time on Pinterest where we can find so many wonderful recipes that require a slow cooker, haha!

Broccoli and cheese soup

I found the recipe here, and I will definitely be making this soup again! It’s so delicious!
Do you have a slow cooker?

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