Day 181: Animated GIF

Laughing Baby Animated GIF

My nephew learned to smile this week! In honor of this achievement, I made an animated GIF using three adorable pictures of of him! Click on it to view the animation.

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Day 179: Flip Book – Part 3

Clouds

Finally! I finished the flip book today! Even though the drawings and animation in the book are very simple, it took a really long time to make it because I did 342 drawings–one for each page of the book.

I’m happy to say that I really like it. I plan to make a video of it as my project on Thursday!

Pictured is one of the drawings I did today of a cloud.

Day 177: Flip Book – Part 1

Bee

Eek! I am so excited to be making my first ever animation in the form of a flip book. The theme of my little piece is a summer day; on Monday I worked on some simple drawings of a rising sun and a little bee flying around. Yay!

I’ll post a video of the whole flip book once it’s done so for now I’ll leave you with a picture of my bee.

Day 176: Kale Frittata

Kale Frittata

On Sunday morning, I was super excited about making a kale frittata, first because I figured it would taste awesome and second because it would help me use up lots of the languishing ingredients in my fridge, including some fresh but wilting kale and a few types of cheese. I used this recipe from Eggs on Sunday  as inspiration, but pretty much made everything up as a went along. It turned out great!

Ingredients

– 3/4 of one small red onion, chopped
– 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
– 2 teaspoons of olive oil
– 2 and 1/2 cups of chopped kale, packed tightly
– 8 eggs
– 1/2 cup Parmesan
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– pepper
– 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add the olive oil and onion to a cast iron skillet or oven safe pan and saute until onion has browned
  3. Add the garlic and continue sauteing from one minute
  4. Add kale, eggs, Parmesan, salt, and pepper to the pan and then top with mozzarella
  5. Put the whole pan into the oven and cook for approximately 25 minutes until the eggs have set
  6. Slice and carefully remove pieces with a pie server.
  7. Then enjoy!

Day 175: Sauteed Kale

On Saturday night, Jim and I made dinner together and I tried on the strange experiment of barbecuing kale. It didn’t quite work out (instead of tasting awesome, it just tasted weirdly smokey) so I brought the kale inside, put it in a saute pan, added a few cloves of garlic, a little more olive oil, and a few spoonfuls of the chipotle pepper sauce (the stuff that’s in the can with the actual chipotle peppers), and it turned out quite delicious. Definitely a kale rescue.