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May wrap up

TGIF! And I am on mini holidays too for a week 😊

My hubby and I are going to spend a week in Melbourne (in Australia, not the US!) where he will start working towards the end of the year. I’ve never been there but I’m really excited as I got told that the food and coffee down there is amazing! I’m also pretty excited because they have real winters and I will be able to crochet and knit heaps of wearable things once we move there. If you have been to Melbourne or live there, do you guys have any suggestions for good yarn shops? I might as well go and visit a few!

Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick recap for May. I actually did not finish many things in May but the ones I finished were pretty big (except for Yoda, he is tiny)!

I think that starting and finishing a blanket in a month (actually more like 3 weeks) is a record for me, I’ve never done a blanket that fast! The cross stitch was also the longest of the year, look at all this beigy/brown! And I even got some sewing done, talk about multi crafting 😂 I also tested a great bikini top pattern from Oceans Originals but I can’t show you anything yet, patience!

I also dug out a few projects and I am working hard to get those finished in June!

I’m actually not sure why I’m doing so much needlework considering it’s winter! What I am thinking, I wonder?

I also did some baking in May, and I participated in my first Fantastic Bake Along! It was great and I can’t wait for the June one.

So, my plan for June is to finish knitting my socks, hopefully find some time to read more  (maybe on the plane) and get back on track for my LOTR blanket.

What have you been up to during May? Do you also have a huge list of projects you’d like to start/continue/finish in June?

Have a great weekend!

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Fantastic Bake Along – Double Dipped Fried Chicken

Hello readers!

Once every three weeks, I will now be participating in the Fantastic Bake Along hosted by Tami @tanglewoodknots and Tracy @itsatsweetday. This time, Tracy chose the recipe, a double dipped fried chicken. You can find the recipe on her post here.

So I set out to make this delicious looking chicken for dinner, first I had to mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients together. I used moroccan spice mix instead of paprika as this is what I had already in my cupboard.

Then the coating began. I used cut chicken breast, as I thought it would be easier to eat with the meal I had in mind. The I gently fried my chicken until lightly golden.

And hop! In the oven! Because my pieces were smaller, I baked them for 40 minutes, and they were perfectly cooked through. But in the mean time, I also set out to make the other part of our dinner: a udon noodle soup. It was the first time I made one but it was super easy and I’ll probably make it again. I prepared a broth using garlic salt, chicken stock and ginger. I brought it to a boil and then reduced the heat immediately to infuse the flavours. Then, I added pieces of scrambled egg, buk choy and udon noodles and cooked them in the broth for 5 minutes.

And there is was! Delicious fried chicken and udon noodle soup!

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If you are interested in participating, contact Tami or Tracy and you can also follow my Pinterest board where I will be adding all the recipes for the Bake Along.

Please also check out the other amazing bakers/cooks participating in the Fantastic BAL (I’ll edit this as the posts are released).

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