Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The posts and links to the how tos are the following...
Weight Watchers Paella
As a side note, on the work trip to New Orleans, I became obsessed with photographing all the wrought iron all over the city during the afternoons we had in the city (I've been snapping letters I 'see' in small objects for awhile to build an alphabet)....and above is my best version of a wrought iron New Orleans collage I pulled together with the photos, which came together thanks to the fact that all the pals with me started finding letters in the iron for me. I was there for work, so there wasn't a ton of time, but it's my starting point, I've always wanted to try this out.
Linking To: French Party The Girl Creative Keeping it Simple Dittle Dattle Craft O Maniac CRAFT Between Naps on the Porch Tip Junkie Today's Creative Blog Krafty Kat All Things Related Night Owl Crafting Tea Rose House Free Pretty Things Trendy Treehouse SYS Crafty Soiree Gluesticks Sassy Sites Be Different Act Normal Sunday Showcase Sundae Scoop Remodelaholic
Saturday, February 26, 2011
fall with my friend Nicole (Nicole, come back!). I've visited often for Dallas Blooms in the spring. (You haven't lived until you've seen tulips as far as the eye can see in every color, and every shape and size). ...and this last summer I even enjoyed some of the summer concert series. BUT...
I've never seen the daffodils, and her group of February friends.
#30, Peggy, you are the 'winner' of the Anthro inspired apron. The decision was made with a panel of witnesses....and when I say witnesses, three out of them are of the four legged variety, but I assure you it was a random drawing. Random...one of my favorite words. See the judging process from previous giveaway here. I run a tight ship.
I have another giveaway coming soon...just as soon I as I relocate the item....ooops.
Posted by Christy at 9:54 PM
Potato Cake Recipe
Ingredients: 1/4 lb bacon, 4 large potatoes, 1 T. milk, 1 egg, 1/2 t. garlic salt (it actually called for allspice instead of this, but I adapted it to my taste), salt and pepper to taste, 1 small onion, minced.
1. Boil, peel, and mash potatoes. Add milk, egg, and seasonings to mix. Blend well.
2. Cook the bacon, drain and crumble into the mashed potato mix (reserve the grease).
3. Form potatoes into patties, and place in heated bacon grease.
Next time, I'll make my patties a little smaller b/c the browned part was my favorite. These were sort of hashbrownish, and all good.
Friday, February 25, 2011
This past week my cousin's family came into town...maybe I mentioned it a time or 16? They live in Pasadena, CA, and I miss them. They have the most precious little girl, and not only is it hard to be away from her, it's harder to see her grow so fast, so far away. On the other hand, what a great world we live in with skype, and facebook, and emails, and cell phones. I know her so much better than I know I would have once upon a before the internet.
They came in Saturday night, and we met up quickly for dinner. Blythe is a little hesitant around strangers, and feels most comfortable in her skin when her Mom and Dad are present.
I discovered she loves stickers. I made her a travel kit for her last birthday that included a package of stickers, and it looks like Grover caught a case of stickers on the plane ride here.
Here's the recipe for Grape Salad
2 lbs of green grapes, 1 lbs of red grapes, 6-8 oz cream cheese, 6-8 oz of sour cream, 1/2 c. sugar, 1 t. vanilla, 1/4 c. chopped pecans, 2 T. brown sugar
1. Wash and pat grapes dry (don't cut into halves, I wondered about this, but after some research, I guess this helps the dressing not become to wet).
2. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla (it calls for 8 oz of the cream cheese, and sour cream, but I think thats a little too much). Stir in grapes.
3. Top with pecans and brown sugar. You can eat right away, but if you store it overnight, the brown sugar becomes a little caramel-ish. That's always a good thing in my book!
Paisley Passions Sugar Bananas
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I decided to put together a little book for her to read about her trip to the zoo. As I was taking pictures, I decided to try to get her looking at the animals, and then get a shot of the animal. I put the pictures together as a powerpoint with a little script and some simple site words. I printed them off on heavy paper, and laminated them, and bound them for a whole 1.85.