I have very vivid dreams nearly every night. I remember most of them, and they are ODD. Last night I dreamed I was on an art game show where I had to paint underwater. I didn't feel like I was holding my breath, but I kept floating away from my canvas - I woke up tired from the effort.
A Twitter friend - @mattiedog - told me that children typically have more of the protein in their brains that produces REM sleep and dreaming, but that some creative adults continue to have it, which led me to wonder if these creative adults sleep better than people with no creative outlet. I'm definitely more sane when I get some sleep, so maybe art really does guarantee sanity! Things that make you go hmmm. If only someone would give me a grant to study all these things!!
Anyway, I have one more picture for you from the boards at Leadership, speaking of creative. You know I love using trash to make art, and this card is made from trash! The large colored circles were made from the discarded piece you get when you use the Circles #2 die from the Big Shot. Just take the piece that's left and use it as a stencil to make the colored circles. Then she used Circle Circus to finish it off. Cool, eh?
Now, are you hungry from all this artistic effort?
As you know, my farm girl sensibilities dictate eating dairy products at every meal. So when I got the chance to test a recipe for Philadelphia cream cheese, I JUMPED on it! What's crazy is that the recipe called for putting that cream cheese in spaghetti. I was not opposed :)
Here's what you need, along with a pound of ground beef if you are so inclined.
All you have to do is add 4 oz of cream cheese to your spaghetti sauce while you're cooking it. It melts into the sauce and makes it all creamy and delicious, without that heavier feeling that cream adds to a pasta sauce. Never in a million years would I have thought of it, and it was insanely tasty! It also makes the sauce go a little farther. I was thinking this would make a super fabby pizza sauce.
You hungry? You know you want some.
Here's the recipe:
24 oz. spaghetti sauce
12 oz. pasta
1 lb. ground beef (optional)
4 oz. cream cheese
Red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper
Cook pasta, and cook, season and drain beef. Return beef to pan and add sauce and cream cheese. Cook until blended. Add pasta and cook for a few minutes. Serve with cheese & peppers.
Now, why did I leave my leftovers at home today, darn it? :)
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