My Thursday Three concerns creative endeavors which I’ve attempted lately.
1. A very good friend of mine had twin grandbabies, so I decided to make something special for them – crocheted baby booties. Never mind that I hadn’t crocheted anything in decades. It’s like riding a horse, er…bike, right? Well, not so much, but the skill did return to me and I made cute booties – then sent them off without taking pics. ::headsmack::
But I made more for Hubby’s great-nephew and added a beanie because they live up north where it’s cold. Cute, eh? I posted a few other crochet projects on my Facebook page.
2. My second creative endeavor is a new WIP I’m working on, (one of two) with a temporary title of Runaway Fiance. I think that title will go, because it doesn’t speak to the sexy, tropical, Christmas-y story about Nick and Noelle.
3. The third endeavor was actually a co-endeavor with Hubby. He’d gotten this great recipe from a buddy for smoked wild pheasant. It was pretty involved which is where the ‘creative endeavor’ part comes in. If you don’t believe me, just look at the process below.
First we had to marinate them an apple cider brine for about 36 hours with onions, lemons garlic, herbs and fresh ginger:
Then we covered with an olive oil/Jack Daniels glaze, dusted it liberally with a spice rub, then finally wrapped it in peppered bacon:
Then Hubby smoked it for several hours:
And this was the yummy result:
We added a cranberry stuffing, Cajun Black-eyed Peas, Cauliflower-Potato Mash, Brussel sprouts w/bacon & balsamic, and a fresh whole cranberry sauce. DE-lish!
Throughout my life, whenever I didn’t have my nose stuck in a book , I itched to do something creative or learn some new skill. Have you ever felt like that? What kinds of projects did you tackle?
Cute!!! I’m sure she will be more than happy to take a photo with them ON the babies. 🙂
That looks yummy. Now my mouth is watering. 🙂
Good idea, Tami. I’ll ask for a picture. The pheasant was yummy, though a lot of work.