Archive for February, 2009
On cold rainy days, the kids love this lunch.
I call it Monte Cristo PB & J…
Melt some butter in a pan.
Make a stack of PB & J. Make an extra one, because they go fast!
Dip sandwiches in an egg wash made up of 2 eggs a tablespoon of milk, a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and maybe a dash of cinnamon.
Cook each side until golden brown in oil set on medium- high.
The best way to finish these off is with a little sprinkle of powdered sugar, which of course I was out of.
By the way, I’m switching back to my old design. This one cuts off my pictures.
Sorry about the lack of “Hobby Humpday” yesterday. This was the week that I not knowingly scheduled to do everything I couldn’t do while recovering from surgery.
Anyway, Ricardo brought these gems home from the grocery store around Christmas. Think waffle cone in cookie form. Although they would be great with ice cream, I like to eat them right out of the box. At 23 calories per cookie, I do just that.
There is a special gadget called a pizzelle press. If my local grocer stops carrying pizzelles, I might just have to get one!
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She’s actually been here for a while, but as soon as we got her Piper Ann took off with her. It took me a while to find all her pieces and redress her.
We got “Alex” from the toy swap I participated in over at Bird and Little Bird.
Gail at Crafty Little Beana (a fellow St. Louisan) was my trade partner.
I traded these bean bags with her and also let her daughter pick an apron from my shop.
She also made this that double as a necklace for “Alex” or a bracelet for Piper Ann. It matches the fabrics perfectly.
The basement which is the kids Wii area and playroom has been seriously neglected since I had surgery.
Yesterday was the day I referred to as D day, as in DISASTER!
Here are some before pictures…
I ended up with 6 bags of trash…
and 3 laundry baskets full of stuff to sell or donate…
Here are the after pictures…
I’ve been subscribing to Martha Stewarts’ Everyday Food for about 3 years not, and I absolutely love it.
The recipes are easy to follow and usually don’t need that many ingredients. I especially love the weekly menus. They give you 5 recipes along with a grocery list for an entire workweek.
After 3 years of subscribing I’ve accumulated a lot of magazines. To cut down on storage I created a spreadsheet.
I have different categories such as appetizers, desserts, vegetables, but I also have meals categorized by main ingredient. That way I can read the grocery ad, see whats on sale and reference my spreadsheet for a recipe.
When I categorize a recipe, I put the name of the recipe along with the date of the issue it came from. When I want that recipe, I go to Martha’s website and type in the name of the recipe I want and then print it out.
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Can your kids spot an onion from a mile away not matter how finely you chop it? Mine certainly can!
My tip for you is to put a little onion powder into what you’re cooking instead of fresh onions. You’ll still get the onion flavor without the complaints!
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