Monday, February 11, 2013

Clarifications and a recipe link-up

My first order of business: a few small clarifications about the VDCFCLU+G, also known as the Valentine's Day Cabin Fever Creativity Link-Up+Giveaway. Here they are:

1) You DO NOT NEED TO BE CREATIVE or crafty or or whatever you call it. I do not run a craft website, and I would absolutely not put myself in the category of persons who call themselves "crafters". I was lucky enough to have taken one sewing class in high school because it seemed like a blow off class (it wasn't) and I actually learned how to use a sewing machine. That's it. I hate paint, I hate scissors, I don't mind hot glue guns because they're awesome and I have dabbled a tiny bit in scrap booking as long as I have some scrap booking set where everything is all ready for you to glue it on the page. Ok, so you get it, no need for actual talent here at all. Which leads me to my next one,

2) You can literally link-up anything that could pass, even with an D-, as a craft. You colored some Lenten coloring sheets with your kids? Link-it. You did a blog post 2 years ago about some DIY you did? Link-it. You have an already existing scrap book from college days that you'd like to show us? Take some pictures and link-it.

3) Also, while my title is entirely misleading, it does not need to have anything to do with Valentine's day at all, I just happened host the link-up close to Valentine's day. And my alteration was red, but only by chance.

and lastly,

4) I will keep it open for a couple of weeks because I know projects take time. So take your time. And link-up!

I'm annoying myself. I'm done. 

My next order of business is another link-up for today! Huzzah!
My sister-in-law, Hannah, is hosting an every Monday recipe link-up that I will be participating in. Now.

I know I said I would not post any more recipes for a while, but I lied. Plus Hannah is slowly but surely becoming more domesticated than me, so at least for the sake of competitiveness, I must participate.

Here I present to you the most used recipe in the Hahn household currently.
I made it last Monday, I will be making it tonight and probably at least one more night this week.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes:
First gather:
  • red potatoes, anywhere between 3-5 lbs, depending on how much you love potatoes
  • 1/2 stick of butter, more or less depending on how much you love butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic: minced, powder, whatever
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • salt and pepper, lots
  • parmesan

Chop yer potates (add a pacifier and 1/2 a baby carrot if you're feeling frisky)
Put them in a greased baking dish.
Melt butter and stir in your garlic, parsley and salt and pepper, pour the mixture over the potatoes and toss them to coat.
Sprinkle the heck out of it with Parmesan cheese and bake at 350 for about an hour.

After they are cooked through, turn on your broiler and broil them for about 2-3 minutes to make them a little crunchy on the top- unless you don't like that sort of thing, then don't.

So there you have it, some potatoes for your Monday. Enjoy!

Head over to Hannah's blog for a fantastic looking beer bread recipe and add your own if you are feeling so inclined.


  1. Yay! I love your roasted potatoes! Ben will be glad for us to have the recipe :)

  2. Does it need to be a blue paci? Or will a pink or purple one do? I like to be exact with recipes :)

    These look awesome by the way, I love some crunch on a potato!

  3. I completely sympathize with the inability to relate with crafters. I'm sorry. It's just so not my thing. Anyway, if I can halfway, somewhat, partially, pull off a 'semblance of a completed alteration project I'll add it to the fun.

    Potatoes look delish.

  4. Ana -- is there parmesan in the recipe? Not listed on the ingredients list, but you have it in the name. If so, how much? Thanks!

  5. These look so delicious! And I just noticed the soother on the counter and laughed! It looks like my counter.

  6. Ohhhh potatoes look yummy. Definitely will be trying those...
    oh my sad sad crafting is not turning out so well...I am DETERMINED to figure it out though, i'll be linking up soon!!!!