Saturday, July 10, 2010
My 1 year old and my 6 year old boys share a bedroom. For the most part this isn't a problem, except when the 1 year old is taking a nap and the 6 year old feels he must go in and doesn't pay attention to whether the baby is sleeping or not. The other day when he had been woken AGAIN I had had enough so I made a sign. I cut 3 1x2's 6" long and glued them together with wood glue. Then I painted them with craft glue and used my new Silhouette SD (which I am in LOVE with) and cut some vinyl lettering. Then I drilled 2 holes and tied a ribbon to hang. Now the kids know when the door is shut because the baby is sleeping and that there will be consequences for opening the door.
I do have some GF stuff to blog I just have to finish a few pictures. Let's just say I finally made a tool that I have been wanting for 3 years that will make my GF baking easier.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Last year we bought a new fridge and my #1 criteria: I had to be able to put a cookie sheet with Fruit Pizza easily inside without a lot of shifting and leveling. I realize this is a strange criteria. Afterall, I generally only make fruit pizza once or twice a year. Nevertheless, when I need the space I need the space. So I recently made fruit pizza and once again fell in love with my fridge.
Mmmm I think i need to make another one!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Shepherd's Pie (printer friendly)4-5 lg potatoes
milk & butter for mashed potatoes
1 lb hamburger or ground turkey
1 medium onion, diced and divided
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained and reserving the liquid.
1 can green beans, drained
salt and pepper to taste
Mushroom Sauce (recipe below)
1. Cut up the potatoes into about 1/2"-3/4" cubes and boil in salted water until soft, but not mushy.
2. Meanwhile, in an oven proof skillet, brown the meat with the onion, reserving about 1 Tbsp of onion for the sauce.
When the meat is mostly cooked add the mushrooms.
When fully cooked add the green beans and bring to a boil.
Add enough of the sauce to make it really thick, it probably won't take all the sauce.
Cover with mashed potatoes,
leaving a hole down to the sauce to allow the steam to escape and not boil over (or at least not as much).
3. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Serve. YUM!
Mushroom sauce2 T butter or oil
2 T diced onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 T potato flour
Reserved mushroom liquid
Milk (choose your favorite, I prefer soy)
1/2 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dried basil
1. In a small pan melt butter. Saute onions until lightly browned. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and potato flour.
Stir until lightly brown and somewhat smooth. It might be a little crumbly
2. Add milk to mushroom liquid to equal 1 C and add Worcestershire sauce and basil. Pour a little at a time into pan making sure to fully mix in the onion/flour mixture. Bring to a boil and cook until thick.