Friday, February 27, 2009
You will need the following:
1 can of chicken (they can be found near the tuna fish)
1 tub of cream cheese (I think it is the 8oz, you will only need 1/2)
1 tablespoon of butter
1/4 cup of milk
1 can of crescent rolls
dash of salt and pepper
Bread crumbs (optional)
1 can of cream of chicken soup (optional)
Preheat oven to 325-350 degrees depending on how fast or hot your oven cooks.
In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingrediants together, rmember only 1/2 of the cream cheese. Open the crescent rolls and break them so that they are in squares. You will only be able to make 4 per crescent package. If you need more, then double the recipe.
Spoon equal amts of the mixtures into the middle of the crescent squares. Then fold the crescent opposites sides together and pinch it at the top.
This next part is optional. Take some bread crumbs and sprinkle on the top of the crescents.
Stick in the over for 20-25 min depending on how fast your over cooks. You just want them lightly browned on top but not dough in the middle.
If you want the sauce to put on top, take the can of cream of chicken soup and put in a small sauce pan. Fill the milk up 1/2 way in the can (if you fill the whole can up like the directions say, you get A LOT of sauce) and slowly whick on the stove, medium heat until is is bubbly.
Serve with rice and a side and you have a quick easy meal. The prep time is maybe 10-15 min. I like to make it in the morning and stick in the fridge and then when it is closer to dinner time, I just have to take out, put in the rolls and cook.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
3. Then you modge podge the letters onto the wooden letters. Then modge podge over the paper to keep the paper on their.
4. Then you can continue to dress them up anyway you want. I decided to add ribbon to mine.
Friday, February 20, 2009
1 bag of egg noodles
1 jar of spagetti sauce
1 bag of shredded cheese
1 container of sour cream or rigotta cheese
Boil the egg noodles. Drain. Put back in pot. Then toss in as much sauce, sour cream or rigatta cheese, and shredded cheese that you want. I like mine creamy and my kids like it cheesey so I probably over do a little bit of the cheese. Stir and serve. I serve it with bread and broccoli on the side. It is super fast and easy and a great leftover meal as well. If you don't want to make a lot, just use 1/2 a bag of the egg noodles.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Materials you will need for a twin size quilt:
-3 yards of fabric (60" wide) for the top
-3 yards of fabric (60" wide) for the bottom (if you don't want to use batting, buy fleece for the bottom)
-1 yard of white fabric
-Quick Fuse by june tailor - 3 per pack White, fusible inkjet fabric sheets or Avery Printable Fabric #3384, Inkjet, 5 sheets per pack White, Iron-on or sew (these are the brands that I like to use)
1. For the first step, you want to get your pictures printed out on the fabric sheets. Then you are going to iron the picture onto white fabric. Be sure to read the instructions on the fabric sheets and follow those instructions. For the photos, you can put just one picture in each square, or you can make a collage of the pictures for each square.
2. You are going to cut the strips of fabric out that will go around the photos. You can make the strips of fabric next to the photo however wide you want it to be. If you want less fabric between the picture, than make the strips skinner. If you want more fabric, then make them wider. I think my strips were about 6". Remember to add the 5/8" allowance. The bottom, top, and middle strips are going to be wider than all the other strips. Mine were about 8". When you are cutting the strips, make sure they are all even so the rows match up evenly when all together.
3. Now start sewing!! Sew the first row first. Fabric strip, picture, strip, picture, strip, picture, strip. Repeat for the other two rows.
4. Then sew the top strip to the top of the first row. Then sew the middle strip to the bottom of the first row. Then sew the next row to the middle strip....and so on, until you sew on the bottom strip. Ta Da! Now the top of the photo quilt is done!
5. Next, lay the bottom right side down. Then lay the batting down on top of that. Then lay the top of the quilt right side up on top of the batting. (One quilt I made, I did not use batting. Instead, I used fleece for the bottom fabric and it worked out great)
6. Fold the bottom fabric over the top fabric about an inch and pin. Sew around the edges.
7. Then start threading and tying the yarn around the quilt evenly.
And you are done!!
The photo quilts do not hold up in the washer very well. You have to dry clean them, I believe. The washer might ruin the pictures. You can also make a wall hanging instead of a quilt.
Sorry this picture is sideways! Blogger keeps rotating it...anyways, here is another wall hanging that Amanda made for her daughter
For the wall hanging, you will only need 2 yards of fabric. And the top strip will be a lot longer so you can fold it over to put the rod through it.
I hope that wasn't too confusing for you!!!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp red or pink food coloring
- 4 cups corn flakes
- Small heart candies (like the ones you find for decorating cupcakes in the baking isle).
- Wax paper
1. Melt butter, add marshmallows, stirring until all marshmallows are melted.
2. Add extract and food coloring. Stir until it is a uniform red or pink color.
3. When mixture is smooth, add corn flakes. Mix well, but gently so as not to crush the cornflakes. Let the mixture cool enough so that you can handle it, but not too much or you won’t be able to shape it.
4. Form into heart shapes on sheets of waxed paper, decorate with candy hearts. Let cool.
You’ll need a batch of the basic recipe (below) and a very small funnel.
1. Make a batch of rice krispie treats and let it cool slightly so that you can handle it.
2. Butter the inside of the funnel.
3. Using your hands, pack the rice krispie treats into the funnel, then turn it over onto a cookie sheet to cool.
There are a couple of variations on this basic recipe.
1. You can dip your kisses in chocolate to make a more traditional kiss, but it is messy.
2. You can use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over the kiss.
3. You can make them with love messages inside, similar to the little kisses. Just write a message on a strip of paper, string it through the small end of the funnel so that only part of it will be inside the kiss, and then pack the cereal mixture inside the funnel.Here’s the basic recipe
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows, 6 cups rice krispies cereal
Directions: In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt margarine and marshmallows on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Stir mixture until smooth. Add rice krispies cereal, stirring until well coated. When slightly cooled, shape cereal mixture into desired shape using buttered hands, or lay out flat on waxed paper. Allow to cool.
I also found a similar recipe on According to Kelly on how to make the rice krispie kisses.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
From: Campbell's Kitchen
Prep: 10 minutesBake: 20 minutes
4 cups cooked broccoli flowerets
Heat the oven to 450°F. Place the broccoli and chicken into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.
Stir the soup and milk in a small bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the broccoli and chicken. Sprinkle with the cheese. Stir the bread crumbs and butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the cheese.
Tip: You can use leftover cooked turkey instead of the chicken in this recipe.
Serving Suggestion: Serve brown rice and a simple tomato salad: tomato wedges with chopped fresh basil and red wine vinaigrette on Romaine lettuce cups. For dessert serve apple crisp.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
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Monday, February 2, 2009
Every Saturday, my kids and I go to the family storytime at the library. And they sing this bean bag song that my kids really enjoy. During the song, you are suppose to put the bean bag on parts of your body, like elbow, foot, or head, etc. And then throw it up in the air and catch it. Well, I thought that since this keeps them so entertained at the library, I should make them some bean bags to play with at home. And they are easy to make. I made two in 5 minutes.
My daughters were so excited about these bean bags that I made. They have been carrying them around and playing with them nonstop. They even slept with their bean bags!First, cut two squares out of fabric (scrap fabric works great for this).
Then put right sides together and sew all around, leaving an opening to turn in the right way. Flip it to the right side.
Fill with rice, beans, or whatever. I used rice.
Then handsew the opening closed. I was a little lazy with this step and just used my sewing machine to sew it closed. And done!