It’s been about a month since the Renegade Craft Fair, where I mostly sold out of soap.  There is more on the way, and I promise to have your favorites:  Pumpkin, lavender, and lemongrass.  I think you’ll also be excited to know that I am now packaging my soap with paper that has been screen-printed by Keith Herzik (whose exhibit you should go see at the Hyde Park Art Center).

It’s been a busy few months, and I haven’t been able to keep up with all the stuff I like to keep up with, but I got to go to the Hawthorne Race Track this past weekend, and won $3.90! I got my picture taken with Sven Ghoulie, too!

I’ve also managed to work out a good recipe that involves all my favorite things:  Beans, some kind of pork product, something tomato-based, and some kind of bread baked on top.  It yielded a big batch; there was enough for my boyfriend and I to eat it twice a day for a few days, and it was super-cheap to make!  I bet someone in prison invented it, but it’s one of those things that gets remade into something nicer in all the ladies’ magazines. Here’s what I did (measurements are approximate):

About 2 cups of pork, sausage, or ham cut up into little pieces

1 cup, or a good healthy pour of bbq sauce

1 chopped half onion

3 cans of beans rinsed and drained (I used one each of cannelini, kidney, and black beans)

2 packages of cornbread mix (I used the one that comes in the bags)

2/3 cup milk

2 eggs

Heat the oven to 4oo degrees, & grease a lasagna pan (a 13×9 inch pan). Heat the beans, meat, bbq sauce, and onions on the stovetop, & pour into the pan. Mix the cornbread mix, eggs, milk & butter in a bowl, and spread it on top of the beans & meat.  Bake it for 20 minutes in the oven!