Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Pocket Archaeologist cooks super simple spaghetti

I wish I had a picture of this spaghetti but just think of every dish of spaghetti you have ever had and that is how it looks. It has three ingredients, not including the pasta of your choice. You determine the portions; about 1 lb of sausage, maybe an extra can of tomatoes if the sauce seems too thick, more or no mushrooms at all. You get the idea. Here you go.....

1. hunt's cheap-o traditional spaghetti sauce (BOGO at the grocery store like every other week) or some other more expensive brand if you prefer
2. italian sausage removed from the casing and browned
3. large can of mushrooms (not the baby can)

Put in a crockpot on LOW for a couple of hours or simmer slowly on the stove. Serve over your favorite noodle. Ta-da! You are the awesome mom/cook and everyone loves you!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Pocket Archaeologist takes on Thanksgiving

It's a new day for the pocket archaeologist! We are venturing into the realm of decorating with all the good vintage-ness that is everywhere this holiday season! And on Etsy! And in my shop on Etsy (!

These are two pictures snapped before dinner was served at our house on Thanksgiving. Down the middle of the table are leaves I picked up in North Carolina in October and fall corn from last year. Vintage gold-trimmed plates and silver and glass candlesticks, Anthropologie napkins (from when I worked there and got an awesome discount) and Ritz-Carlton blue and green goblets (so inexpensive you wouldn't believe it) completed the blue and brown theme. The faux mercury glass votives are from Target (or TargetBarn, as my husband calls it) a couple of years ago. Pie was served with vintage silverplate forks....oh, how I love those!