Friday, April 21, 2017
I found this little drawer and decided it would be an adorable holder for a scrapbook. I bought these little tags and I found a bunch of different quotes to represent each month of the year.
I used my scraps and paper embellishments and I made a 'main' month tag for each month, but then I also made three colorful tags to go behind each month. The idea is that she can add pictures and stories to the tags that go along with each month so that at the end of the year, there is a year worth of stories and pictures.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
During the busy holidays the crockpot is about as big of a commitment as I make to most dinners..mostly because my oven is busy, but seriously, busy or not, this one is staying in my rotation.
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
Ingredients: 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken, 1 1/2 c. bbq sauce, 1/2 medium onion (grated with juice), 1 T olive oil, 1 T. Worcestershire sauce, 2 T. brown sugar
Instructions: Stir all ingredients together (except chicken). Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and cook 4 hours on high or 7 hours on low. Take a fork and shred and stir with juices.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Here is that tutorial. Unicorns are our joke. No doubt, birthdays are better when served up on a princess plate.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Lots more DIY dino to come....
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
They sell foam wreaths and bunny ears at the dollar store. You can also find boas there, but they aren't always in stock, so I used a coupon and got two for half off at the craft store.
Monday, April 10, 2017
So....if you have a family with similar needs, or just want to try out some tasty potatoes, here's one that worked for us. The original recipe came from panningtheglobe.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
1. Roast the Garlic: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice off the top of the garlic head so that you see all the cross sections of all the cloves. Drizzle 1 t. of oil on the exposed garlic. Wrap tightly in foil. Bake for 35 minutes. Let it cool.
2. Peel, slice, the potatoes and put them into a large pot. Cover them with cold water by a couple of inches. Add 2 t. of salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes (or until tend enough for a fork to easily slide in and out).
3. Save 1 c of water before draining. Drain. Place the potatoes back into the pan. Turn the heat off. Squeeze the garlic out of the skin into the potatoes and mash with a masher until they are all blended together. Add 6 T. of olive oil. Stir or mash. Thin with potato water a little at a time until you like the consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with onions and/or parsley.
*I made these the day before and reheated them in the oven before serving.
Friday, April 07, 2017
To make my yarn puffs I just looped a bunch of yarn around four fingers about twenty times. The more you loop, the bigger your puff. Use fewer fingers when looping to make smaller bunnies. Lab puppies are optional.
I cut out little pieces of felt and glued those and the pompoms to the white puffs after I had tied them to the twine to make sure I got them in the right place.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
French Onion Soup Casserole
1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add onions and cover. Cook for 30 minutes and stir from time to time.
2. Add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Heat the broth until it boils. Reduce heat to low and let is simmer (uncovered) for 30 minutes. The broth will reduce.
3. Lightly toast the bread slices.
4. Pour the onion and broth mix into a greased casserole dish. Cover bread with the bread and top with shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
5. Bake (uncovered) at 350 for 20 minutes (Until cheese is melted and brown on top).