Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Red around the house….

For the longest time I have said that I don’t have red in my house, that it doesn’t go…... Wrong. I have lots of red stuff scattered about including my computer, the mouse and my cell phone cases. I have an espresso machine that is red. I love a latte first thing in the morning. So I am joining Sue for REDnesday today for the first time.
There are roses on the table.
There is a hibiscus tree right outside the door.
Love the Baggallini pocketbook! Lots and lots of pockets and lightweight.
My Kindle has a red cover.

And Jack made Mrs. Bennett’s sauce and that is red. He made it in the red Le Creuset. I didn’t take pictures! You can print the recipe here.
Mrs. Bennett’s Sauce

1 cup water
2 cans tomato soup
2 T. Worcestershire Sauce
2 T cider vinegar
1 t chili powder
2 bay leaves
1 can tomato paste
15 oz. Hunt’s tomato sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 package mushrooms
I medium yellow onion chopped fine
1 lb. hamburg browned and drained
1 Italian finger pepper chopped fine
a good pinch of oregano
pinch of salt
Sauté onions, mushrooms and garlic in 2 T olive oil. Add everything else to Dutch oven and simmer until thick about 3 hours. After 2 hours add a good glug of red wine. Make the day before. Enjoy.
I am experimenting with the print recipe feature. I would appreciate any feedback – like did it work???



podso said...

I enjoyed looking at all your red!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous reds, how could you miss that hibiscus? One of my very favourite flowers.

Sall's Country Life said...

I love red and am buying a gallon of red paint when I get home! Yep, the recipe printer thingy worked!

Vee said...

It is surprising to learn how much of a color that may not be a favorite we have around. I'm sure that you've read that every room needs a pop of red. Looks as if you're doing very well; I know that I am. That sauce sounds delish!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I am surrounded by red and I love it -- sounds like you had more than you think! I love red, it makes me feel happy. I need to get a print feature on my blog! Joni

Donnie said...

It is funny how we find things around the house when we are participating in a meme. You did really good with the red.

From the Kitchen said...

I believe I must have some red around here as well. I'm going to have a look. I am coveting your espresso machine as it looks like a manageable size for my small kitchen.


Olive Cooper said...

Love your hibiscus. I cannot have any as the deer eat them.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Love the red sauce the most. Must give it a try.

Jackie said...

Hi Carol, I don't think I have much red around the house, quite a bit terracotta though. I only ever wear a red jacket I don't have any other red clothes!!
Love the hibiscus, even in the garden I go more for white and pink flowers!!

Have a good day, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Rettabug said...

Hi Carol!

The print recipe link worked great for me!! Thanks for sharing!

You KNOW I like red...I must own at least 4 different shades of red lipstick & at least 6 jackets in various shades.

Love all your photos & the new header, too!

I'm finally getting a blog post up shortly. Its taken me forever to get back in the groove. Dark skies, cold rain & even some snow don't help the mood much. Hurry up, Spring!!


Made By Gen said...

I like the red flowers and the purse...Happy Rednesday...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Books with red covers always grab my attention!


“Oh, my goodness, oh, my dear!
Don’t you think it’s very clear
That a red-less day’s a drag?”
Said Ms. Foxy Scarlet Hag.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Lazy Days

Karen said...

Great recipe! And I just started bringing red into my decorating, love it.

Cathy said...

Red is one of my favorite decorating colors and I have touches of it throughout my home. Love those Baggallini handbags!

LV said...

It seems you found a lot more reds than you expected. All of them are very nice and displayed very well.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Well, you did find lots of pretty reds! Where's the RED YARN? I bet you have some!

xinex said...

I see that you have a Nespresso expresso maker too, Carol. Aren't they great? I love mine too. I also like the convenience of the frother, so easy to use. Love that Baggalinni bag too, looks great for traveling, it looks light....Christine

Boo-Bah said...

Your post is absolutely filled with wonderful reds. I think the Hibiscus is so beautiful!!
The sauce recipe sounds delicious.

~~Carol~~ said...

Welcome to your first Rednesday Carol! You've got alot of great reds, including that gorgeous hibiscus(!) and your espresso machine. I think you secretly love red and didn't even know it! I hope you'll be back next week with more reds!
Happy REDnesday!


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