Friday, February 28, 2014
SO. This is a Mexican Rainbow Salad from What2Cook.
There IS lettuce underneath all those toppings. :) This was a huge hit with our family; we have such different dietary needs and tastes! With this salad, though, we could choose which rainbow stripes we wanted more or less of. Kenn's a HUGE salad fan, period - he loves anything that tastes fresh. :) And he loves corn. :D The dressing is good, too - we left it on the side, because none of us are huge dressing lovers. I highly recommend this salad - leftovers are easy to get rid of, too! (Make fajitas! Eat more salad! :D )
OK, I'm outta here. Have a WONDERFUL weekend! Be blessed - and thank you for reading my blog. :)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
There's nothing like a good breakfast. Although I hate eating early in the morning. And by the time I'm hungry, it's usually too late for me to cook anything. :D I planned, this time, and had everything I needed. When I asked Kenn if he'd like breakfast, he eagerly agreed. So, I made this Bacon and Spinach Quiche from Mr. Breakfast.com.
This definitely gets a YES, PLEASE. I used a store-bought crust. If I had to make the crust and roll it out for breakfast, I'm not sure I'd ever do it!!! :D I'm not sure I used heavy cream; I think I used half-and-half. (I did this one about a month ago, and my memory's not what it used to be! :D ) Other than that, I did exactly what the recipe said to.
YUM. Healthy, for the most part - especially since I didn't use heavy cream :D - with fresh spinach. Warm, and Kenn LOVED it. So did another family member who came to visit! :)
OK. I'm outta here. It's an incredibly busy week - but such a great one! I'm getting to spend time with friends this week. I'm gonna be all tired out, but it will be a GOOD tired. :D
Have a wonderful day, friends! Be BLESSED!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Welcome to the last Monday in February! The older I get, the faster time flies. :)
Today's manicure is brought to you by my dear husband, who bought me a mini ombre set for Christmas. This is my first time using it, and I think it's really fun! :)
"Ombre" is simply gradients of the same color. So one nail gets painted one shade, etc., etc. It's usually lightest to darkest - but I didn't know how dark the glitter would be, so it's kind of out of place. :) It's a fun manicure to wear because of the different colors being in the same family. When they're all different colors, it's called a "skittle" manicure. :) I'm looking forward to doing one of those, probably closer to summer. Although it MIGHT have to happen with pastels in the spring... :D
OK, I'm outta here!! Have a wonderful day! Be BLESSED! :)
Friday, February 21, 2014
HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you've had a good week - but I'm betting you're ready for the weekend. :D
Today's review is this recipe for brownie bundt cake with coconut cream cheese filling from Vanilla Sugar Blog.
I won't make you wait on this. This recipe would need to much tweaking for me to give it anything but a NO, THANK YOU. :( I was SO disappointed! I mean, it's three of my favorite things: brownies, coconut, AND cream cheese! I sprayed and sprayed the bundt pan, but the brownie STILL stuck horribly. The coconut and cream cheese mixture had very little taste, and added nothing but contrast and texture. I hate throwing food out, but I did toss most of this cake - after taking it to a pitch-in (or pot luck, depending on where you're from! :) )
SO. If you tweak it enough and really love it, let me know! Or if you decide to try it and love it, tell me - maybe I just did something wrong. :D
Have a WONDERFUL weekend! BE BLESSED!!!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Good Wednesday morning! :) I hope you're having a great week. It's been a rough week around here; lots of loss of loved ones of people I deeply care about. Please pray for the King family and for the Ingram family. Thank you!
Today's review is for Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti from Food.com; we just used the sauce recipe. :)
We're trying to control more of what we eat, where we can do so fiscally-responsibly. And we decided to try making our own sauce; we even froze it in useable portions, so we could use it whenever we needed.
It was a very pretty sauce. We let it simmer in the slow cooker longer than the recipe said; I think our onion was bigger than necessary, and I really felt like it needed to cook into the sauce a bit more. Besides, a good sauce is nice and thick, right? :D
We also didn't add the meat. I wanted to be able to use it for anyone, even vegans or vegetarians. And it freezes flatter without meat. :D
It was a really good recipe. My dad thought it was too "spicy", but I thought it was really good! Of course, season it to your taste. :)
OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Be BLESSED!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Happy Monday! :) Did you have a good weekend?
So, Kenn and I don't make a big fuss out of Valentine's. Seriously. My roses? Already dying - which he's not too happy about, because of how expensive they are. He bought them the night before Valentine's. Anyone see the connection? :D
ANYWAY. For church on Sunday, I wanted to do something fun. So I did a light pink gradient - the darkest pink is down by my cuticles, fading to light pink at the tips. Then, I put fun little heart rhinestones - which I got from Amazon.com with the gift certificate my sister and BIL gave me for Christmas :) - on them. Having a little extra bling is a lot of fun. :D
OK, I'm outta here. :) Have a wonderful day! Be BLESSED!!!
Friday, February 14, 2014
This is what I made for Kenn for Valentine's Day! :)
You know that English toffee I posted earlier this year? Well, Kenn really likes it. So I decided to use the new silicone mold I got for Christmas to make it extra-special for him; I put almonds on top of some, and just left the almond bark coating on top plain on the other half.
I used these little mini loaf liners to stack them in, four to a cup. Then, I stacked THOSE into a gusseted cello bag and used a piece of retired Stampin' Up! ribbon to tie it together. :)
I made him a card, too; you can go to Lori's Stamping Spot to see it!
I hope you've had a good day. I really don't like Valentine's Day - I never have - but we celebrate any chance we get. :D Kenn had to work tonight, so I worked on food for tomorrow's jewelry party! If you are in the area, it's at 2 at my house - and if you want to place an order, LMK before then so I don't close out my party. I'd love to get two more outside orders!!! :) Anyway. I have lots of things now to photo for you tomorrow; hopefully I'll be able to post a little more on-time. We're still having equipment problems. :/
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!! Be BLESSED!