Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Train Burgers

Train Burgers
2 lbs. Ground beef
1lb. Ham-sliced very thin
8 large hamburger buns
8 slices swiss cheese
8 slices american cheese
1 recipe (train sauce) see below
Sliced tomato
Dill pickle slices

Divide Hamburger up into 8 patties. Divide ham up into 8 servings. Cook hamburger on grill. When almost 165 degrees place ham on grill. When ham is hot place swiss cheese on ham & american cheese on hamburger. Toast or heat buns. Serve with train sauce, lettuce, pickle, tomato

Train Sauce
1 cup mayo
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbs. Cream french salad dressing
1 tbs. White vinegar
1 tbs. Sugar
1 tbs. Sweet relish
1 tbs. Minced white onion
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Pepper

Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Stir well. Cover & refridgerate. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Crochet Sock Monkey Hats

Crochet Sock Monkey Hats for baby boys & girls

Instructions for Sock Monkey Baby Hats
Use color for monkeys hat, ch 4. Sl st in first ch to make a loop.
Round 1- Ch 2 now Dc 15 around loop. Sl st in top of first dc. (15)
Round 2- Ch 1 dc two in each stitch (30)
Round 3- Ch 1 dc in first two and dc two in third and repeat (45)
Round 4- Ch 1 dc in first three and dc two in fourth and repeat(60)
Round 5- Ch 1 dc in each stitch. (60) Tye on and use trim color sc stitch all away around.
Round 6- Using color used for monkey attach yarn in the first dc of round 5. Ch dc in each dc around. Sl st in first dc.
Round 7-13 Ch 1 dc in each dc around. Sl st in first dc. (60 dc)
Can add 3 more rows to make larger size
Earflaps: Row 1-Using monkey color, Tie yarn and start with double crochet 11.
Row 2- Ch 1, turn, dc in next 9
Row 3- Ch 1, turn, dc in next 7
Row 4- Ch 1, turn, dc in next 5
Row 5- Ch 1, turn, dc in next 3 Do the same for the other side. Cut yarn and pull through.
Use the color that trims the hat and SC all the way around hat to trim hat in go all the way around hat.
Mouth: Round 1- Using cream color, ch 11. Working in a round, 2 sc in second ch from hook. Sc in next 8. 4 sc in last ch. Turning work and working on opposite side, sc in next 8. 2 sc in last ch. Sl st. (24 sc)
Round 2- Ch 1. 2sc in first sc. Sc in next 10. 2 sc in next 2. Sc in 10. 2 sc in last sc. Sl st.(28 sc) stitch onto hat amd use black yarn to stitch nostrils
Eyes: Use two black buttons and stitch onto hat in appropriate areas
Ears (make 2): Round 1 Using monkey color, ch 2. 6 sc in first ch. Sl st in first sc. (6 sc)
Round 2 Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st. (12 sc)
Round 3-5- Ch 1. Sc in each sc around. Sl st. (12 sc) Cut yarn leaving a 6-8 inch tail to sew onto hat.
Fold in half and attach ears to sides of hat.
Add braids and a pom pom on top of hat or crochet flower for girls hat. For strings cut 6 36 inch pieces for each strap. Pull through evenly and braid and tie off. Repeat other side. Cut extra yarn off of the bottom leaving a little bit to flair.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Whoopie Pies!

Ok I finally made these very quick to assemble!

Ok I finally made these very quick to assemble!

Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies

1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cups cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. butter, at room temp.
4 tbsp. vegetable shortening
1 cup of brown sugar (I used 1/2 cup of splendar)
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk

Marshmallow Filling:
1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
1 1/4 cups vegetable shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Mix ingredients for pies and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Scoop in tablespoon fulls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet layered with parchment paper. Sprayed with cooking spray. Bake one sheet at a time for 10 minutes.

Mix Marshmallow Filling and beat well. Spread onto cooled pies and press together. And put serving tray. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Artichoke-Spinach Dip

This was really good!

Artichoke-Spinach Dip

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, divided
1 to 2 tsp dijon-style mustard
Dash white pepper (I used black myself)
1 14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped (non-marinated)
1 cup fresh coarsely chopped spinach
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion (1/2 med)

In a large bowl combine mozzarella cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the mustard, and pepper. Stir in artichoke hearts, spinach and onion. Spread mixture evenly into a 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350* oven about 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve with pita wedges, French bread, and/or crackers. Also really good with tortilla chips.
Make-ahead directions: Prepare as above through step 1. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Uncover and bake about 25 minutes or until heated through.

Bargain of the Day!

Bargain of the Day!

How about V-8 juice? Use it in cooking as your tomato juice.
I bought 6 (64 oz.) bottles for a total of $1.74 WOW!!!
First of all they were are on sale for 2/5.00 So wouldn't this have
cost $15.00? Probably if you planned on buying them. I didn't plan on
buying any swo I stumbled across thisd deal. Yes with coupons. I had
three coupons to save $2.00 on every two I bought. Well, the store had
more than they needed for the sale and pulled a bunch and marked them
$1.29 great price especially when they don't expire til May 2012.
And that is how I got my price. :)