Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sassy-Flirty Apron Swap--Dinner Refashion

I actually recieved this apron over a month ago...before Valentine's Day. However, there was no one to take a picture of me in it, since my DH was gone. He's home now :) and I got him to take a picture of me. I L-O-V-E this apron. It turned out that my cousin was my partner and made it for me. I need this pattern. It looks better on me than any of the other aprons that I own. (And I have a plethora.) This apron is made for my shape.

I cannot impress upon you enough how much I love this apron and feel so pretty in it. The ties are wide enough to make a fat bow. It is just great. She also included some pink hot pads and a marvelous fridge magnet that looks like a chocolate covered strawberry. So tasty looking. There was also a little apron for my dish soap bottle and several other goodies. I am too lazy to take a picture of right now.

Love the Apron

***Dinner Refashion***

I am very much into Wardrobe Refashion, and am planning a post about my efforts in that area soon. Today, however, I would like to talk about Dinner. Two days ago, I made a Roasted Lemon Greek Chicken. I haven't made this recipe in awhile, and we always loved it before when I made it. Basically, you chop up potatoes, red onion, green pepper, and mushrooms and toss them in lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and olive oil. Then I put them in a roasting pan, put a 3 lb. Turkey breast on top and baked it for 2 hours. Sounds yummy, huh?

Well, when it was done, we were just not in the mood for it. So no one ate much of it. Also, I had made extra because I was expecting company. (though no company came). So we had all these left overs that no one wanted to eat and it was perfectly good food!

I sliced as much of the breast as I could for sandwiches. Then I pulled the rest of the meat off the carcass in bits and set it and the veggies aside in the fridge. Today I had a stroke of genius.

I got out my big stew pot and made a roux of 4 Tbs butter and 4 Tbs flour. I added 2 Tbs curry powder and 1/2 tsp of cumin and cooked that for about 2 minutes.

It smelled heavenly.

Then I added all the turkey bits and veggies and enough water to make it all soupy. I had to add a bunch of salt--like 1 1/2 Tbs. Then I let it simmer for an hour until the curry flavor got into the veggies.

And, Wa-La
Tasty curry chicken soup that everyone gobbled up and called yummy.



  1. That apron IS meant for you! Now I want to go thaw out a chicken and make that greek lemon chicken recipe! It'll only take all night.

  2. That *is* a great apron!

    I am a big fan of refashioning food, too!

  3. P.S. The Greek Chicken is better with smaller pieces--like thighs and drumsticks. Put the lemon zest in the rub too