Saturday, September 25, 2010

Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp. poppy seeds
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground mustard
1 bag baby spinach leaves
5 slices cooked bacon crumbled
1 pkg. sliced mushrooms
1 cup cottage cheese,rinsed and drained
1 cup shredded swiss cheese or mozerella
1/4 purple onion thinly sliced & cut into strips

Combine all 1at ingredients for dressing put in a shaker and refriderate.
In large bowl combine all other ingredients. Before serving add dressing
and toss gently. Makes 14 servings

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad

Cook 3/4 cup dry Orzo according to package, drain 7 rinse in cold water

1/3 cup chopped cucumber, seeded
2 T. chopped green onion
2 T. olive oil
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Cover & chill 30 minutes
Before serving stir in 1 cup shredded baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 T. snipped fresh italian parsley

Crochet Fingerless Gloves

Ok so in between picking up the kids from school I made this pair of fingerless gloves. I made them at the same time using one end of the skein of yarn and the other. So when I needed to put the edging on I was ready to do the edging on the otherone as well.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Applesauce Spice Bars

1 cup sugar1/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened1 LAND O LAKES® All-Natural Egg1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 cups applesauce1 teaspoon ground allspice1 teaspoon ground cinnamon3/4 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup raisinsFrosting
3 cups powdered sugar1/3 cup sour cream3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened1 tablespoon vanilla1/2 cup chopped pecansDirectionsHeat oven to 350°F. Spray 10x 15-inch baking pan (I use a sheet pan) with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Combine sugar, 1/3 cup butter and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining ingredients except raisins. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in raisins.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients except pecans in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Frost cooled bars; sprinkle with pecans. Cut into bars.

Monday, September 13, 2010

12 packages of Trident Gum!

12 packages of Trident Gum

Walgreens had a sale on trident for 2/1.00
I had four coupons that say buy three trident gum and get $1.00 off.
I bought a 12 pack package and used all four coupons and it only cost
$2.00!!!!! What a bargain! Usually Trident is over a dollar and using
the coupon at another store would have cost over $2.00 alone for just
three packages. :)

How to make a diaper castle cake on a budget!

How to make a diaper castle cake on a budget

First of all I bought three spools of ribbon in white light pink and dark pink, some foam sheets, and a multi size package of rubberbands, some wider ribbon and a bow at the dollar star and used two packages of western family diapers (count 40 each size 3) Cost under twenty dollars.
So not working with the traditional 100 diapers this time. I have only 80 diapers to work with. So this is what I did! Four rows of 16, connect three rows of 16 for the bottom layer. And fasten the other 16 on top of them. Fasten ten for the top row and 6 for the pillars.

Start by folding the diaper over so the printed design part is tucked in.

Fold the next diaper ontop of the other one just facing backwards so printed side is still tucked in.

Here is the stack of 16 folded diapers. Now I use a large rubberband to secure it. (make 4 of these)

take long pieces of ribbon and tie the rubberbands together on the bottom layer.

Arrange like showed in picture. fasten the three rows together with another larger rubberband to secure the bottom row.

pull ribbon up through the top and place the next layer of 16 diapers on top. Repeat with top 12 diapers (ribbon must be long enough to go through the three stacks. Roll up 6 for the tower separately and rubberband like a scroll. Use ribbon to fasten on the castle with aid of the rubberband.

use foam sheets to form pillar tops. roll up like a cone and staple each one. Make sure they are wide enough to fit over the rolled up diaper. Decorate with ribbon or whatever you like. curl the ribbon and top with a bow.

Crocheted Allstar booties for a girl!

I bought this outfit for a friend and decided to make some Allstar booties to go with it. I think they turned out great!