Friday, April 17, 2015
I decided the arms were just not worth finding antique-since I'm keeping it-I think it's fine. I had my brother attach these pieces. I love that it folds out to become a desk you can write on. My FAVORITE part are the little cubbies at the top. The little drawer in the middles pull is actually a little nail. I spent hours messing with these cubbies when I was little....and I have the crayon remnants to prove it on the bottom of the drawer.my room.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I originally saw this recipe at just a pinch. If you need a hearty meal, don't like mornings, or just want to try out a little something different for breakfast....
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
1. Spray a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray.
2. Cut biscuits into 4ths. Line bottom of the ban.
3. Brown and drain sausage. Scatter on top of the biscuit pieces. Top with shredded cheese.
4. Whisk eggs and milk and salt and pepper and pour over the pan.
5. Make gravy according to the pkg instructions. Pour over the pan.
6. Bake for 40 minutes at 350.
7. Cut and serve warm from the oven.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies
1. In one bowl mix all the dry ingredients except for the sugar.
2. In a second bowl mix butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add the vanilla and eggs until mixed well. Slowly add the flour mix.
3. Fold in the chips and blueberries.
4. Drop onto lined baking sheet.
5. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes. Cool and serve.
Monday, April 13, 2015
facebook. My goal was to use the cheapest supplies I could find. You could use a garbage bag or butcher paper to put together these kites, but I splurged and bought a table cloth for a dollar....which makes 6+ kites.
I then took the same string and wrapped it around each arm. I taped it to the sticks to hold it's shape.
I measured out the plastic tablecloth so it was about 11/2 inch extra around each side.
I punched a hole and strung another string through this, tied it off, leaving it a little loose. This is what I attached the kite string too.
I added a string with a tail. I used some ribbon. This helps weight down the bottom so that it's heavier on the bottom and can catch some wind.
Friday, April 10, 2015
I bought these tags from Hobby Lobby and found a quote I loved to print on them as favors to mark each table setting.
In order to print on the tag, I first printed off the quote to see where it lay on the paper. I then taped the bookmark over the printed quote...
I ran it through the machine and it printed in the same spot....but on the bookmarks this time.
I carefully pulled off the tape and added ribbon.
Next up, I took books from significant years of her life (birth, family memories, graduation, marriage, birth of her children etc). I found books that were published the same year, and quotes in the book for each person to read. We put pencils on the table and each guest then added a message. I used the same process as the bookmarks and printed the tags (with the name of the guest/year/book title/quote). I found the library cards and envelopes on Amazon.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Line a tray with foil, I rolled up the four sides as well so the grease wouldn't escape and I was just able to toss this when I pull the bacon off (didn't even have to clean my pan).
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Place on paper towels to blot grease. Eat. Repeat.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
I've made it three times in a month, and it's not because I have lots of time, but rather-it's that good and that easy!
No-Knead 3 Ingredient Bread
1. Combine flour, yeast, salt in a bowl.
2. Add 1 5/8 c warm water (follow yeast instructions for temperature). Stir until dough is shaggy and sticky.
3. Let the dough rise for 12-18 hours (the longer the better) in a 70 degree room. (I put mine in the fridge for 24 hours and set it out a few hours before using it). It is ready when the surface is dotted with bubbles.
4. Flour a work surface. Gently roll the dough into a ball. Place more flour on a cotton cloth covered in more flour (seam side down), cover with another towel and let it rise 2 more hours. It should be double the size and not readily spring back when touched.
5. Half an hour before the bread is ready to bake, heat oven to 450 and place a 6-8 qt dish in the oven to heat (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex, ceramic).
6. When dough is risen, pull out the heated dish, turn the dough into the dish. It may not look perfect, but shake it a bit to settle it evenly and then place it in the oven.
7. Cover with lid and bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake another 15-30 minutes until golden brown.