Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I can't believe how lucky I am!
My Mom ran across a box of mine that I had stored at her place during my move about 8years ago. I had completely forgotten about it! When I looked in it, I found all kinds of fabric and fabric panels. I found all of these great Arnold Print Works Cat panels. I bought them about 15 years ago! So anyway, I sewed one up and put it on eBay! ebay id: moonpie*prims
These are great to make when your in the mood for cookies, but don't want to heat up the oven when it's hot outside (Ohio!)
No Bake Cookies
2 c sugar
1/2 c milk
1/4 c butter
4 tsp cocoa
1/2 c peanut butter
1 Tbl spoon vanilla
3 c oats
Combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa. Beat slowly and boil for 1 minute. Turn off heat. Add peanut butter & vanilla. When peanut butter is melted, stir in oats and mix well. Drop quickly on waxed paper.
I've also seen recipes that substitute coconut for oats or they use crunchy peanut butter. hmmmmm..... I might have to try the crunchy!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
finally made it to Crabill's to eat. If you're ever in Urbana, these little hamburgers are really good. It such a cool little place too.... only eight stools across..... the width of the place!
Woo Hoo!!! I was a baseball widow the other night (thank you Cincinnati Red's) and made these zippered pouches for my Mom and sister....they are going on a gambling trip to Indiana. I found the fabric at Joann's. The pattern is so easy. When I get time, I'm going to post a tutorial.
Well.... here are the results of my homemade sauerkraut. It had a great flavor and was a little crunchy! I warmed it up and put it on the grilled brats Greg made. oh my! It was sooo good. I'm definitely going to make a few more batches. I'm leaving the other jar to "work" a bit more (but I did like the crunchy version).
We are going to have a boat load of cherry tomatoes. We bought 2 plants and then had 3 volunteers come up! Looks like I'll be the cherry tomato fairy this year .... leaving bags of them on door steps! We also take a lot of produce to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Wow! I can't believe it's only been 2 weeks since the last picture ~ my gourds are really starting to take off. I did lose two plants out of the four...one was eaten and the other just shriveled up and died! At first I was afraid I was going to be overwhelmed with gourds, but now I think two plants will be manageable.
Since it was such a nice day (not hot and humid)... I decided to make some scalloped potatoes. I followed this recipe... but the next time, I'm going to put some cheese in with the layers instead of just on top.
Cheesey Scalloped Potato recipe:
•4 cups thinly sliced potatoes, about 6 to 8 medium potatoes
•2 tablespoons flour
•1 teaspoon salt
•1/8 teaspoon pepper
•3 tablespoons butter
•2 cups scalded milk
•1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (I did use more)
In a buttered 2-quart baking dish, place a layer of about 1/3 of the potatoes. In a cup or small bowl, combine flour with salt and pepper. Sprinkle about half of the flour mixture over the potatoes; repeat with another layer of potatoes and the flour mixture and top with remaining potato slices. Dot with butter then pour hot milk over potatoes. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle cheese over the top. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, for an additional 15 minutes, or until scalloped potatoes are tender and cheese has melted. Serves 6 to 8.