Thursday, July 28, 2011

Toddler Skirt from my pajama pants

I was about to toss my pajama pants, when I realized they'd make an easy skirt for my little girl. 
I grabbed one of her other skirts, and traced that with an added 1/2 inch  seam allowance on each side making sure to use the elastic in the top of the pants to be the top of her skirt.  

I sewed it together, also keeping the tie for a bow later.

I then cut strips of material to make the ruffle.  I ran a baste stitch and then pulled them till they gathered.  I pinned and sewed that on. Then I hemmed it.

She looks adorable in it.  I'll definitely look at remnants differently for possible toddler clothes again. 

 Modpodge Number Puzzle Redo

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dreamy Tropical Fruit Salad

 I recently had a Hawaian Fruit Salad with Pineapple, Mandarin, cool whip and Sour cream.  I made this one with the ingredients I had on hand.
Fruit from Aldi's
 1 (15oz) Can Tropical Fruit
1 1/2 Cups of Mini marshmellows
1 Cup of Cool Whip
1/3 Cup of Plain Yogurt

Drain juice and mix all ingredients together. Cover and store in fridge until cold.  Serve. 
Its been a hot week!  What are you having tonight?
Easy Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

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Monday, July 18, 2011

El Paso Stuffed Green Peppers and some of me favorites

 These make a light, easy on the waist dinner, with just a few ingredients. Use can easily use your leftovers!

2 Green Peppers
3/4lb Ground beef
2 Tbsp of Taco Seasoning
1/3 Cup of Water
2 Cups of mashed potatoes
Mozzarella and cheddar shredded cheese for the top

Brown ground beef, then add taco seasoning and water. Simmer for 5 minutes.  Wash and slice green peppers in half longways.  Place in a microwave safe bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap.  Microwave for 3 1/2 minutes. Then let sit for 3 minutes, still covered. 
Now your ready to assemble.  Put taco beef mixture into the peppers, then top with mashed potato and cheese.  Your ready to eat! 

So has anyone checked out Anthropologie lately?  I think my daughter would want this blanket now.  So colorful!

 I really love their clothes and accessories.  Will these fit in my closet? 

And then there's Modcloth.  Awesome dresses.  I could live in these. Would they look good with flour and other food residue on them?  I'm pretty sure my little girl will use them to wipe her face with.


Ginger dress

Bird dress

Well, I guess I'd better get to the laundry whilst the little one is resting.  I'm not buying anyone of these today.  But they make good inspiration!  I hope everyone is having a great Monday. 

For those without time

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pasta

This dish really hit the spot for me.  I served it with Jerk Chicken sliced at an angle to make it easy to fork.
The farmers markets seem to be in full swing now.  I got a HUGE zucchini for $0.75.  It makes enough for two meals.  I figure I'll slice and fry it up for the other.

8 oz of pasta, cooked
2 Carrots
1 Small zucchini (I just cut the huge one I had in half)
1 Jar Alfredo Sauce
1 Stalk of Green onion
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Cut up zucchini and carrots into 1/2" to 1" pieces.  Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast at 400 F degrees for 20-25 minutes, turning vegetables halfway through.  Keep and eye on them, as zucchini cook relatively fast. Heat sauce and add to the pasta, then toss in the vegetables and season with slices of green onion.  I added some Tabasco to mine for a kick.  Delish!  

I've been keeping quite busy as I'm sure you all are too!  I hope everyone had a great 4th.  What did you do?

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

 These Cinnamon Rolls are so soft and tasty. 

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg

3 tablespoons softened butter
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup white sugar
In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup milk, water, and 2 tablespoons butter until very warm. Place milk mixture, salt, flour, yeast, sugar, and eggs in the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle. Press Start. My machine takes 1 1/2hrs to finish.

Once Dough cycle is complete, remove the dough from the bread machine.  On a floured surface, roll into a large rectangle. Smear with the softened butter. Combine the cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar. Sprinkle over the rectangle.
Roll the dough up into a log starting at the long side. Cut into 12 slices. Place the rolls cut side down into a 9x13-inch greased baking pan. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F.
Bake rolls until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool 10 minutes. 

I frosted my rolls with the Honey Cinnamon Cream Cheese I made here
Little one getting a taste
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