I had my first international sale this week.
A New Yorker found my website and contacted me to request a custom order. She wanted fabric elephants in pink, orange, yellow and aqua.
Making custom orders is such a cool way to find new colour combinations and see colours I wouldn’t have thought to put together. Custom orders also allow the time to do that, when it’s otherwise hard to find that time.
I’ve had a busy week trying to build up market stock in between orders, so for tonight’s meal, I decided on a very simple, quick and popular fettucine carbonara. But alas, no fettucine. I thought about a macarone cheese recipe I’d seen – similar ingredients, I’m sure I could convince the girls it was just as nice as carbonara. No macarone (of course. That’s not a staple pantry ingredient, is it?). No pasta of any type in the cupboard.
Okay, cheese toasties it is, then. No bread.
Tuna casserole. It’s quick and easy and the thing I make when I haven’t got anything else. No tuna.
I finally came up with delicious pies that we all love – fried onion, bacon and garlic with cream and egg in a pastry shell. Almost the carbonara.