**An addiction to crafts and hobbies is a serious thing. If your know someone who you think has a problem, get them a bigger hobby room, and enjoy the fruits of their labors.***
I am JKB and I’m a hobbyholic. I have once again self taught myself another trick. My first project is a knitted scarf. Completely out of a knit stitch, next project, learning to purl stitch.
To start to learn to knit, I bought a kit at the store that came with an instruction book and starter knitting needles. I also found a site on line that had some good instruction video for when the book did not describe enough to understand.
A scarf pattern came in the back of the instruction book for a first project, I didn’t follow all the instructions, was trying to K.I.S.S. and did this scarf in all knit stitch. The pattern in the book said that project should take 3 hours, don’t really know what whiz as a beginner could do that, this scarf took me 3 weeks.
Either way, it’s a new skill and the family better be worried because they’ve just seen what they will probably get for Christmas ;-D. It has also replaced food while I watch t.v. at night.
In a deep skillet, brown the hamburger on medium heat. While browning meat, sprinkle over top, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper. When brown, Do not drain. If you use lean meat and there is not very much fat drippings, then add 2-3 tbsp of oil to hamburger before adding flour. Add your flour to the meat and stir till flour coats the meat and is not white anymore. Add milk and stir on medium heat till starts to thicken, then reduce or turn it off. Continue to stir till thickened. Stir consistently to keep from clumping on bottom of pan.
Serve over pieces of bread or toast, sprinkle over top a crumbled cube of chipotle seasoning for the best touch of flavor.
Layer as follows: butternut squash with 2 tbsp of sauce drizzled over –
Sliced potatoes with 1 stick butter sliced over, salt and peppered to taste –
Large red onion, 2 more tbsp of sauce then the zucchini and carrots –
Other stick of butter sliced over carrots, the bell peppers, then rest of sauce –
Slow cook the vegetable for 6-8 hours, or till potatoes and butternut squash are tender.
Be sure to layer vegetable in this order, you want your tougher veggies on the bottom to absorb the juices and your softer veggies on top so they don’t become mushy and unrecognizable. The carrots could be put lower if you want, in this way they came out not soggy but with just the right amount of crisp.
*butternut squash tip, microwave for a few minutes before peeling and it will peel and slice much easier. They can be somewhat hard if not.