Monday, February 28, 2011

I sewed….finally…and…

Nothing fantastic but I did get do this.

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I took a bird seed bag and a scrap of material and made this. I haven’t a clue what I’m going to do with it yet but I have a really cute bag now.

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The bag is about 9” tall and 6” round. A square Kleenex box fits in it but a bit to short (the Kleenex box). So right now it’s holding suet cakes for the birds.

Other good stuff that’s gone on here.

We made hot pockets using Kim's pizza dough recipe. Really Kim started it, I stopped over last week to drop off some goodies for her daughters Girl Scout garage sale and she had made some wonderful smelling hot pockets. So I took two home and shared them with the guys and they loved them so the next day Hannah, Justin and I made some.

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They were wonderful tasting minus a thicker crust on the bottom which was easy to get rid of, I just trimmed them off a little bit before serving. You could put anything in these. I used left over hot dish and hamburger fried, drained and then added some homemade B.B.Q. sauce. Some reduce fat cheese and there you have it.

Here’s another goodie we made.

Biz has some super cool recipes I’ve been working with and she posted a bread recipe that has just 4 ingredients. Flour (any kind you want to use), yeast, salt and water. It tastes fantastic and each slice is 62 calories. It’s easy to make, tastes great and I can make my toast, sandwiches and more with less calories. Here’s what it looks like.

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Mix up, let rise 2 hours.

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Split into two loaves, let rest 45 minutes

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Bake at 425 for 20 minutes in an oven that has a small pan of water for steam and there you have it.

I used garlic and herb seasoning on the top to give it a bit of extra flavor. It’s really good.

So it’s the time for baking because soon, hopefully sooner then later, spring and summer will be here and it’ll be to hot to run the oven or to busy or anything.

I bought my seeds and dirt yesterday to start my tomatoes and peppers. It’s still a little early, another 3-4 weeks or so but I’m getting excited. I use to always do my own plants but had a friend that was doing it and I’d get them from her but she’s been selling them and she has a huge garden so I wasn’t sure if she’d have anything this year or not so I’ll start my own and hope they come. I don’t have a green house but when it gets nicer I just might have to come up with something. For now, I’ll start them in the house and go from there.

So that’s what’s going on here. Oh I promised you a good picture of Abby and her birthday party. Here it is, taken with the camera instead of my cell phone.

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We also had a visitor during Abby’s birthday party.

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They loved the left over toast and then birthday cake in the afternoon. Spoiled rotten little squirrels.

Take care my friends and have a blessed week. On Wednesday my “little” boy turns 19. It’s amazing just how fast time flies when you have kids.

4 comments:

Karen Butler Ogle said...

I love the projects you do with your kids!

Blessings. Karen

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

I love the blue on bag. :) It looks nice and happy.

I'm going to stop ahhing when I see good food. I've got to stop binging and lose the weight.

Abbey looks happy! Darn. When I see these kids, I want to be a kid again.

Psst! What's the "little" boy's birthday present?

Baby Sister said...

I like it!! It's cute!! And I'm going to make that pizza thing...looks easy and good!!

Jill said...

Bag looks wonderful! Those pockets look so yummy! I haven't done those for awhile.

Have a great night!

Blessings,
Jill