Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dad and Koda on the new porch



Red Dog has been working hard on getting the bump out finished on the back porch. The sun was shining so pretty today.

Chicken fried



I know I put the chickens on facebook, but I felt the deserved a spot on the blog. The first one I made was the striped one which is really cute, but the one I am really proud of is the rhode island red chicken. I made up my own pattern for the topknot and the beak for this one. They make me almost as happy as pink flamingos make me. I am working on some new projects for the knitting store will post pictures later.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Deoderant, Making Your Own?

I've read several blog posts about ladies who are making home made deodorant.
There are many reasons to do this, it is fun to make stuff, you can save money, but most importantly, it is healthier for your stinkin' ol' pits!!!

I'm seriously thinking about trying this out... check out this blog post:
http://simple-green-frugal-co-op.blogspot.com/2010/03/making-your-own-deodorant.html
This is a blog I follow in my google reader... the author, Melinda Briana Epler, also writes for another blog, just click on her name and you can head on over to One Green Generation, which is also full of interesting information!

Have you ever made your own deodorant? Did it work?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring Time, Salad Table


I read on a blog that I read often, I can't remember which right now.. but when I do, I'll post a link here for it, about a salad table. We found the plans on Martha Stewart's web site, so we went for it! Charlie and I built the table, loaded it up w/ soil and sowed our seeds. This past Monday, we had germination!!! We planted spinach, rocket salad and leaf lettuce. I'll let ya'll know how we progress w/ the growth!

Great Party Food | Ham and Cheese Rolls

One of my favorite appetizers are these cute little ham and cheese sandwiches w/ a super yummy glaze. They are baked and eaten while still warm... YUMMY.

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages small party/dinner rolls
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seed
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces ham slices (deli meat works great!)
  • 6 ounces shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese
Melt butter; add mustard, poppy seed, onion, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat until onions are transparent.

Without separating rolls, slice party rolls horizontally. Spread both sides evenly with butter mixture. Fill evenly with ham and cheese. Wrap each package in tightly in foil and refrigerate until ready to bake. Bake at 375 ° for about 15 minutes, or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

Ok... I never have poppy seeds on hand, so I just skip...
I also skip the onion. I do add some granulated garlic and some brown sugar:')

spring time....

... time for porch sittin'!
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