Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
- 1 package of fettuccini noodles cooked to package directions
- 1 jar of your favorite alfredo sauce or you can make it from scratch
- 1 can of Italian diced tomatoes. Or you can use the regular diced tomatoes and add some Italian seasoning. ( I usually don’t drain the Italian tomatoes but if I use the regular tomatoes then I drain them.)
- 1 jar of sliced olives
- 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breasts
- 1-2 medium zucchini diced small.
Monday, March 21, 2011
My kids love Harry Potter. They play it constantly and they have wanted real wooded wands forever, but the ones we saw were $50.00! We have 5 kids and that was never going to happen (okay even if we had 1 kid I wouldn’t pay that kind of money). BUT my husband has always liked to carve stuff so he decided he would make them each a wooden wand for their birthday. I got him a carving set from Michaels for Christmas so he could carve them and all he used was one wooden dowel (and stain) and he got 4 wands out of it! Our kids love H.P so much that they wanted certain characters wands. So we went online and they all picked out the wand they wanted. He finished the first wand just in time for #2’s #7 (Ginny’s wand). She LOVES it and it turned out really well.
Before & After
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A couple of years ago I was searching for a new recipe for St. Patrick’s day and I came across Irish Soda Bread at allrecipes. IT IS AWESOME! Now I make it every year for St. Patrick’s Day and a few other times during the year as well. It’s super easy and delicious. I have also brought it to school to share with my daughters classes on St. Patty’s Day. There is always a discussion on allrecipes about which ones are really traditional but since they’re super tasty I don’t really care.
Here is a version that doesn’t use buttermilk ( I haven’t tried this one before). . Nana Dot’s Irish Soda Bread
But you can always substitute milk + vinegar for buttermilk in a recipe. 1 TBS of vinegar + 1 cup of milk = 1 cup of buttermilk. You should let the vinegar and milk mixture set for 5 minutes before using it in your recipe
Today I made the Irresistible Irish Soda Bread. Once you mix all of your ingredients it’s more of a wet biscuit. I like to bake mine in my circle casserole dish.
It’s so good and super easy to make you should give it a go sometime.
“Holy enormous slab of butter batman!”
Living room makeover project #4 End table
I found this piece at the same time I found my awesome sewing chair. I have wanted a end table for a while and I loved this one because it has two little drawers in it, perfect for storing my magazines and other books. I recently bought a new rug for my living room and I loved the leaf patterns all throughout the rug so I thought I would incorporate the leaves into my end table. I again used clear contact paper to get the look I wanted. Who knew contact paper was so cool.
The End Table
First thing I did was sand it down and paint the top of it white the color I wanted the leaf to be.
Then I cut it out and placed it on the top of the end table.
Then I painted over it with dark chocolate brown.
Then I rubbed stain all over the end table so that the white wasn’t so bright.