Saturday, October 20, 2012


Isn't this the cutest.???   I keep saying, I'm not buying one more thing, then I found something like this.  Too cute. 

Friday, October 19, 2012


I have been crocheting lots of little things.  This is the cutest little dishrag.  I use it as a coaster.  It is suppose to fit the curves of your hand.  It was on Etsy.  I love all the little patterns you can buy to try new things.  Tiffany wants me to do slippers, that is for another day.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cowboy Caviar, Salad in a jar

I found this wonderful recipe at Jo's Country Junction.  Of course I made a few changes, but we all loved it.  You can eat with chips, I just eat it as a salad.  I made a huge bowl, but all my little visitors took home a little jar, so I have my 2 little snack. 

Cowboy Caviar

1 can blackeyed peas
1 can pinto beans
1 can corn
1 can garbazono beans
small jar pimento, ok I bought a jar, and lost it.  So none in this salad
1 cup chopped green peppers
1 cup chopped onion
Toni Chachere's
1 c vinegar
1/4 c grapeseed oil
3/4 c sugar
mix well, pour over salad, let sit in icebox for a couple of hours before serving.

I have put beets in this salad, or canned carrots.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Healthy Eating

Did I mention, it feels like cooking healthy food has taken over my life, its worst then the laundry creaping out of your baskets, down the hallways.  You know the feeling.   But, we have been eating well. We eat out 1 meal a week, so I am responsible for all 20 meals and snacks.  With all the restrictions, you really can't just stop somewhere and pick up junk.

This was sliced baked potatoe, topped with lean meat smothered with onions and mushrooms. No added fat.  Then a little sauted zuchnicci.  We have found Kev can have 6 ounces of meat twice a week, this is 4 ozs.  We actually think it is a nice portion.

We are doing high potassium, low fat, no gluten, no perservations or food coloring, or sweetners, high protien.  Sheeze, anything else to watch. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Burp Rags

I finished about 25 of these for gifts.  The frayed one was found off the web.  She had the cute little pattern.  She said she put batting in hers.  I did not, our weather is really hot here, so 2 layers of cute flannel was plenty.  Sewing these were really quick, the clipping, that was boring and seemed to take forever.  I just watched a movie, and kept clipping.  I am really happy with these.

The smaller ones was just copied off a tiny burp pad I bought from the Dollar Store.  Now these are my kind of project, I just whipped them up on the serger.  You can see the colorful thread I used.  I love quick projects.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Salads in a jar

Ok, this one looks simple, but it is wonderful.

Dip recipe
1 Packet Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup FF milk
1 cup Oinkas Greek yogurt
Put in jar and shake till smooth

Put about 2 T dip in bottom of jar
1 can rinsed black beans  I divided this into the 4 jars
1 T shredded Chedder cheese
1 avocado divided 4 ways
6 sliced grape tomated sliced, per jar

This was wonderful, It is supposed to be eaten with chips, but I ate it as a salad.
Next time I make them, I will add more tomatoes, bell peppers, and maybe some celery.
They stayed fresh for 4 days, and the beans were wonderful in the ranch dip.


This is just my plain salads.  I put in the dressing, put in whole grape tomatoes, put in a little lettuce.  then a fresh organic egg on top.  Yum  Stayed fresh for 4 days.  I'm not sure why they stay fresh so long in a little glass jar, but I sure am happy about it.  Hubby doesn't see the attraction, leaves more for me. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Eating Healthy

Well, I have to try out the new broth.  So I roaster a large chicken with potatoes, broth and Poulty Bouquet.   It smelled wonderful.  I promise I have done something other then cooking, but it sure seems to take a lot of time cooking healthy.