Mama has me play with instagram…

Don’t forget that I am actually primarily running through blogger right now and visit this site when I have a chance to play with it and learn wordpress.  This will become my forever home when I work some of the kinks out C:
So this week the writing prompt that
had me most thinking about was:
Instagram fun! Share a photo you took with Instagram this week and tell us what you love about it.
Ok, I admit that I love instagram. 
I love the immediacy of it the fun of peaking at other people’s pictures, the effects…all of it. 
You can even follow me on instagram if you’re game for it.
A lot of times (no surprise) my photos are of food. 
My fav picture lately is exactly of that but that’s not the reason why I like it . 
The other night I was watching ‘Dancing with the Stars’ with small one and my father-in-law and we (ok, I) were desperate for a dessert. 
I wanted something easy and the groceries come on Wednesday so there wasn’t tonnes in the house so I decided on Jam Roly Poly.
You can’t really get any older dessert than this one. 
It’s a steamed pudding so people have been making a version of it since the days when oven were not a common appliance in the house.
It’s comforting on a whole lot of levels from the feel of the dough, to the easy ingredients.  The steam in the kitchen and the jammy centre.
The full instructions are on facebook if you’d like them.
All that isn’t why I chose these instagrammees.
While we were enjoying my treat my father-in-law told me an alternate name that they called Roly Poly during the war; Soldier’s legs. 
He explained that the way the Roly Poly was tightly wrapped and steamed reminded everyone of when various body parts got blown off.
You’d think this would turn me off but instead I think I like it even more.  I love the idea of those young kids, trying to make a joke of the horror around them even with dessert. 
You’d have to wouldn’t you?
I think this sums up the war or actually any war doesn’t it?
You make light of what you can because you have to, survive as well as possible and hopefully have a bit of dessert.

Need dinner now!

Quickie reminder:  don’t miss out on my giveaway
Do you have a witching hour in your house?
You know, that time when this

How about something that resembles pizza but has lots of vegetables hidden in it and doesn’t cost me the takeaway prices and grease.
Upside down Pizza
I found the original of this recipe as an advertisement in a Rachel Ray Magazine and I no longer can find it.  I think that it was for Ragu.
Here’s my version which can be made ahead of time (reheat to eat in a hurry) or make quickly with toddler help and with the help of a snack while it is cooking will avert the witching hour freak-out.
Take 1 lb of ground beef and brown with; 1 garlic clove and 2 small zuchinni cut up (OR use a head of brocolli OR use peppers and mushrooms OR any other veg you would like to trick your family into eating).
Place in a baking dish (9×11) and top with 2 cups of tomato sauce.

Layer on shredded mozzarella (1 1/2 cups).

And finally a topping of pizza dough (you can just use a prepared ball from the grocery store or here’s a recipe)

Bake 30 minutes until browned and bubbly (330 degrees).

Here’s the face you want

Always Pin’inspiring

co-hosts, Jane Via Adventures In Dinner to get things rolling and share the TOP projects

from last week.. Without further due, please join me in welcoming her here today..

* Ha p py Pin n i ng With JaNe*… 

The ArtsyGirl Connection

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Before we get to all the pin’inspiring projects from last week Artsy Girl and I
wanted to remind you about our weeklong party coming up soon!

Have you been working on your project? We’re getting ours set to go and ready to share.

But now onto this week’s fab projects, as I explained last week ArtsyGirl and I want to do

a bit more writing together so we’re trading lots of emails back and forth and

creating one Pin’inspiration feature post.

Just in case you’re reading this over at Artsy Girl and I’m Jane from:

Projects that I totally fell in love with this week included:

Small one would be thrilled if her mommy created this amazing doll house for her, 

dream on kiddo BUT “Bliss Immages and Beyond 

did just that  from odds and sods around the house.

Wouldn’t you love to be in the garden ready 

to have a tea party with “Thyme for the Home”

Almost made me wish I had a dog to play April 

Fool’s with like “Hating Martha” 

These little eggs by LiveLaughRowe 

are simply a d o r a b l e! 

How darling are these slip on 

beauties from Little Red Woods


I Can’t Stop Pinning.. 

Want More..? Here are extra’s to check out I loved!!

1. Imprint Alish 2. The Brilliant Crafty Type  3. Waldorf By Me

What did you fall in love with?

Even more importantly, what were you up to?
Thanks so very much for coming and sharing each week.  
Hope for you to pop by on Saturday and do the same.
Remember a couple of party niceties:

1) Be a follower of your hosts.

2)  Visit many other projects and show a bit of bloggy love.

3)  Please join up your recipes, projects, crafts and photography.  
Leave giveaways and etsy shops for other fabulous parties
Happy Adventuring, Jane and