I love the winter, but I also love spring with its promise of everything being renewed. This is the pillow that I just finished for Spring. The pattern is in this book called Imagine by Art to Heart. There is a pattern for very month of the year. I want to make all of them!
Here is a recipe that is an excellent one to use up leftover ham. It's a perfect time to use it right after Easter!
Mac and Cheese with Ham and Peas
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
¼ cup butter
½ onion, diced
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/3 cup flour
3 cups milk
3 cups grated cheese
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 cups diced ham
1 cup frozen peas
½ cup grated cheese
½ cup crushed seasoned croutons or seasoned bread crumbs
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, saute' onion in melted butter for about 5 minutes until soft. Add salt, pepper, dry mustard and flour. Stir until combined. Add milk gradually and stir until creamy mixture has thickened. Add cheese and allow to melt while stirring. Add lemon juice, ham and frozen peas and stir. Combine cooked macaroni and cheese mixture in a large casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Gently stir until combined. Sprinkle ½ cup of cheese on top. Sprinkle ½ cup of crushed croutons on top of that. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly and hot.
I read this book recently and I thought it was a helpful book in overcoming fears and also in knowing that your life is best when you include God.