Monday, October 31, 2011

Pancakes or Crafts?

Yesterday's Yummy breakfast! My hubby and I make a good team! Can you guess which plate is mine and which is Gabriel's, lol?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Easy Frozen Yogurt Pie

I love this easy recipe for a yummy treat that is cheep and the whole family will love, probably even those who hate yogurt as I am one of that crowd and I love this pie!

Ok so here we go. You need 3 single serving cups of any flavor yogurt, a tub of whipped cream, and a gram cracker crust.

I had already dumped out the yogurt when I remembered I wanted to give you this recipe!

Add the whipped cream...

Mixed thoroughly (I hate how that word is spelled)...  

Scrape the mixture into the pie crust...

Admire your handy work...

Cover and freeze until firm...if it is too hard it will be difficult to cut so you may need to leave it out a little while before cutting.

Add fresh, frozen (thawed), or canned fruit on top and enjoy!

Mmmmmm....I'm gonna check my freezer.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chicken...It's What's For Dinner!

Hello Y'all!! So we are running low on dinner options so I got a bit creative and made a delicious dinner!
We had a bag of frozen chicken breasts
2 small head of broccoli that were about to jump over the edge of edible to compost
half an onion that would soon join the broccoli
some yummy garlic
fresh crisp tomatoes
and rice
I was wishing for pine nuts or garbanzo beans but I had neither...sigh next time for sure!

So I put the chicken in a skillet covered and cooked on medium,
cut the onion into 3rds and set aside,
cut the broccoli from the stalk and kept an eye out for any spots,
chopped the garlic into 1/4 inch chunks and sauteed it a little butter, then set aside,
cut the tomatoes into wedges and set aside

When the chicken was cooked most of the way through, I seasoned it with Emeral's essence with dill added turned and seasoned the other side, I let that cook for another couple of minutes while starting the rice.
Once I had the rice started I threw the onion and broccoli in and covered again until the rice was done.
I then put the rice on a plate, laid the chicken, broccoli, and onion on top sprinkled with about a tablespoon of the garlic, and put the tomatoes on the side...yummy yummy yummy!

 And rather pretty if I do say so myself!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hooo Are You?

Hello one and all! I found a new blogger today whom I am looking forward to following, Leslie at Night Owl Crafting. She is hosting a blogger's link party I think they are called and today is Hoo Are You? A series of questions I have to answer then link my blog back to hers in her comments. Here is her totally cute button:


So here are the Questions:
1. Do you like the season, Fall? Love it!! 
2. What is your favorite fall smell? Baking bread 
3. What is your favorite activity to do in the fall? Sew, take walks 
4. Do you dress in fall colors during the season? when I can, I recently shrunk out of many of my winter clothes with no money to replace them 
5. Name 4 qualities about yourself that start with each letter in the word FALL!  
F - feisty 
A - artistic 
L - loyal 
L - lazy

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Table Runner

So Tuesday November 1, Women Getting Real, newly given a tax free Non-profit organization status, is having a fund raiser 'An Offering Of Praise', They are taking donations of items hand made or not that are worth $25 or more. I didn't think I'd be able to participate because I didn't have the money to purchase the supplies to make anything, then I remembered that my grandmother had given me some great fall fabrics that would make a great table runner. So I am currently making a quilted table runner that I am rushing to get done...Ahhh!

During the process of trying to find a easy but fall-ish quilting pattern I could quickly do either by machine or hand I came across The Free Motion Quilting Project her button is on the right of my page. She has created 365 free motion quilting designs that you can do at home on your own machine! It is awesome!!! I just ordered my darning foot or free motion foot, which is necessary for this to work. I can't wait to get it in and get started! I love quilting but don't like strait quilting lines that are usually all that can be done on a home machine, I like the designs but don't have the money to pay for it, nor the patience or time for hand quilting as much as I would like to learn (that may have to wait until my children are older and need less time...hahahahaha yeah, like, never). I'm hoping this gets in in time for me to practice a little and then use it on the runner before I have to take it in...*can you hear the sound of me nervously biting my nails???*

Lol, I'll ask Jenny tomorrow what she thinks I should do!!! I was planning on hand stitching the outline of some maple or oak leaves scattered down the runner but if this comes in quickly enough I may not have too...I just don't know what to do! I'll let you know what I settle on and a pic of the finished project!