Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
There is a gal at church (Sandee) who brings this fruit salad to most of our parties, and it's where I head first in the food line. She was gracious enough to share her recipe with me. I love it, and it's so easy to make.
Mix 1 container of light cool whip, one 3.4 oz package of fat free/sugar free instant vanilla pudding. Add 1 6 oz can of chunked pineapple with the juice, 1 10 oz jar of maraschino cherries, drained, 1 c. mini marshmallows, 1 8 oz can of Mandarin oranges, drained, 1 c. walnuts, chopped, 2 green apples, peeled, and cored, and 1 green apple, peeled and cored. Serve cool.
As for the orange bowl, I carved the top like a pumpkin, removed the innards with a melon scoop, and made these my serving dishes. I like 'em. I made this months ago, and saved the picture until...whenever. This would be cut with a little carved pumpkin face (I've seen this done before), or a drawn pumpkin face. But really, who cares if it's cute, it's delicious, and that's how I pick a meal! Oh wait...I do care, I care deeply if it's cute, but....I didn't think about it until later....as I started seeing pumpkins pop up at the store.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I saw this idea at confessionsofacookbookqueen, and it made me smile. I had an extra cupcake once upon a time (mostly b/c I got tired with whatever project I was currently constructing), so I tried out this cupcake topped cupcake. I think with some fun liners, and a passion for piping this could be really cute. I was running on E at the time of this, but I had to share the idea.
The cupcake is pretty basic, and then you just add your Mini Cupcake.
Mini Cupcake Construction included a mini Peanut Butter Cup, Icing, and Cherry Berry sprinkles I bought at Michal's, but you could also use Sixlets, or a mini red M&M.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
This past summer I attended a sewing/scrapbooking retreat. One of my favorite things about retreats (other than actually getting 'stuff' done) is discovering new toys and doodads the others bring along. One sewing gal brought along this little pill bottle someone made her as a 'hello' gift at another retreat she attended.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Alternative Title: Feeding My Inner Nerd
I didn't have any idea what to expect, and initially, upon exploring the museum, it met my expectations. I've always loved stars, space, and just Mother Nature's nightly show (a little harder to appreciate in the suburbs, but....I try). The Planetarium was my favorite field trip in school, so...I knew a space center would feed that positive memory, and it did.
I have to add, if I had kids with me, this would also be a PERFECT spot. They had a ginormous play area. Seriously, it was made for big and little kids alike, and they were having a blast. There's a food court, and a gift shop...or two with all sorts of fun things. Like the ever, wonderful, space ice cream.