Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

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I can’t even believe that I am blogging this, but I made scalloped potatoes and ham for dinner.  The reason I say this is because I do not like scalloped potatoes and ham.  I am not a fan at ALL of white creamy sauces.  I don’t like cream of anything soups, white gravy, or (and yes, I’ll pause for the collective gasp after I say this) alfredo sauce.  But…this recipe and dinner tonight was AMAZING.  And easy.  And only roughly 500 calories a serving.

Here’s the recipe:

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

2 cups nonfat milk

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

8 cups chopped and peeled potatoes

4 cups chopped ham (I used leftover Honeybaked spiral ham from Christmas that I had in my freezer)

1 teaspoon pepper

2 cups shredded cheese

Brown butter in large nonstick skillet, add flour and mix into a rue and let get brown, but make sure it doesn’t burn.  Add milk, stirring and bring to a rolling boil.  Add onion and garlic powder and pepper.  Stir.  Add potatoes and bring back to a boil.  Add ham and 1/2 of the shredded cheese, mix well.  Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Dump everything from skillet into baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.  Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.  Remove foil and continue to bake another 30 minutes or until bubbly, thickened and looking incredibly yummy.

I served mine with just a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.  Oooh so yummy.

Keep Simply Delighting!

Traveling Stash Box Winner

I apologize that I haven’t posted this sooner.  It has been a crazy couple of weeks at my work!

But…the random.org generator has picked a number and it is:

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Congrats to endlessstiches…I will be emailing you shortly to get your contact information to so I can ship the box.

Also, I have a lot of fun little items I have received lately that I will be showing you this weekend!  And between working on some urgent projects this weekend for work, I plan to work on some urgent sewing projects to keep my sanity!

Thanks to all of you who commented and entered to win this box!

Keep Simply Delighting!

Another Wednesday

It’s another Wednesday.  And what I have to show you is this:

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I love Moda Fabrics.  And these are some additional fabrics I needed to complete my Jubilee 16 patch project I talked about here.  I love this line of fabrics.  They are a combination of all of my favorite colors.

Here is another photo just for fun:

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I love how a jelly roll looks before it’s opened.  So marvelous.

So, the few things I am working on:

1. #scrappytripalong

2. Moda Jubilee 16 patch

3. hexagons (if I ever start sewing)

4.basting, quilting, and binding Gabby’s quilt.

Linking up to Freshly Pieced.

Keep Simply Delighting!

More Scraps on Monday!

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More of my #scrappytripalong.  I am loving making these blocks and loving playing around with placement.  I also am enjoying figuring out how to fully use my camera (yes I got some batteries!).  I have a couple more blocks to make to complete this quilt, but I think I am going to make all the blocks I have cut and then put them into 2 quilts.  Meanwhile, I am enjoying the process…which is what I wanted to do!

Linking up to Plum and June.

Keep Simply Delighting!!

Turkey Spinach Lasagna

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Tonight for dinner, I made something I have never made before: turkey spinach lasagna.  I was a little leary of this new recipe that I found but put my own spin on.  BUT…it was incredible.  Creamy, rich, and healthy!

Here’s the recipe:

1 lb ground turkey

1 T olive oil

1 medium onion, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups marinara sauce

1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese

1 10 ounce package of frozen spinach, thawed, drained well and chopped

1/4 cup parsley

2 egg whites

1/4 t salt and pepper

12 lasagna noodles, cooked

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in large sauce pan.  Add the turkey and brown.  When turkey is browned, add the marinara sauce and continue to simmer.  Cook lasagna noodles until done.  Mix in a large bowl spinach, ricotta, parmesan cheese, egg whites, parsley, salt and pepper until combined.  In a 13 x 9 inch baking dish, spray with non stick cooking spray and layer 3 noodles, half the ricotta mixture and then 1/3 of the marinara sauce mixture.  Add 3 more noodles, the rest of the ricotta and 1/3 of the marinara sauce.  Add 3 more noodles and the rest of the marinara.  Add 3 more noodles, and top with the mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.  I cut mine into 12 pieces.  Also I added red pepper flakes to my marinara sauce for a little heat.

This is definitely a keeper!

Keep Simply Delighting!

Traveling Stash Box Revealed!

So earlier this week, I think Monday (sorry all the days this week ran together), I received my traveling stash box that I won.  The box was previously with Deb that blogs over at Quilting and Other Craft Therapy.  Cherise over at Sewingly Along keeps track of where all the different boxes are.  Check out what’s going on with the boxes and enter to try to become one of the recipients.

The only thing that is required to participate is that you follow the rules of the traveling stash box.  Here they are:

Rules:

  1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving the box on your blog in a timely manner. Post the giveaway for the box soon after receiving it.
  2. There’s a note in the box that logs where it’s been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
  3. There’s a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
  4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.
  5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
  6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA.

You must be willing to pay USPS Priority Mail fees for a large flat rate box after you have shopped, restocked and hosted your own blog giveaway to send this box to your lucky winner!

So…here is what is in the box:

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lots of patterns

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some crafty books, and 2 recipe books

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some notions

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and FABRIC!!!!

Here is what I am keeping from the box:

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Here is what I am adding to the box:

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A nice brown fat quarter (I love the texture of the fabric) and a charm pack of Moda Marbles

There are three ways you can be entered in the giveaway to have this box come to your house!

1. Leave a comment telling me what kind of sewing machine you have and why you love it (I am in the market for a new machine, I need advice!)

2. Become a follower of Simply Delighting.

3. Hop over and visit Deb at Quilting and Other Craft Therapy, and become a follower of her blog.

If you are a no-reply blogger, be sure to leave your email address so I can get in touch of with you.  I will choose one winner via random.org on Thursday evening, February 14th.  As soon as I receive the winner’s information the box will be on it’s way.

I look forward to passing this box on!