Saturday, March 13, 2010

A couple of projects

I've actually made some time to work on a few projects lately. The book is actually a calendar. It is my first time to use my Bind-It-All, and I am now totally addicted! I need to order some more o-wires, but I think my next project is going to be a 12x12 album.
I've decided that it's probably a good thing that I don't have a dedicated space for crafting. I don't think I would ever get anything else done or ever clean up my crafty mess!
I found some cute projects at U Create that I would like to try. They involve sewing, and although my sewing skills are not great, I think they might be easy enough even for me!
Hope you are having a great weekend! I think it's time to start getting ready for craft night!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Birthday Card

I'm finally getting around to posting a card I made two weeks ago. It was for a friend's birthday. She loved it! It is a total scraplift of a card in the CTMH Originals book. I use that book often for card ideas. It was already dark out when I took the photo, so the colors are a little off. The patterned paper (I think) is from a set I bought from Oriental Trading Co. The fastener has been in my stash forever because it's from Lil' Davis. The stamp is from The {Stamps} of Life . Everything else is just random stuff from my stash and scrap pile. I even pulled out the sewing machine for the stems! I hope to get a few more cards made this week, and maybe it won't take me two weeks to get them posted.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

February's Favorite Recipe

This was a big hit at my house! I used Frank's Red Hot Sauce for the wing sauce. It wasn't too spicy for the girls. Everyone made sure that I knew they liked it!

Buffalo Chicken and Potatoes

1 1/4 lb. boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/3 c. buffalo wing sauce
6 c. frozen (thawed) southern-style hash brown potatoes
1 c. ranch or bleu cheese dressing (I used the ranch)
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 can condensed cream of celery soup (I had cream of chicken, so I used that)
1/2 c. corn flake crumbs
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1/4 c. chopped green onions (left these off because of my picky men)

1. Heat oven to 350. Spray 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In medium bowl, stir together chicken strips and wing sauce.
3. In large bowl, stir together potatoes, dressing, cheese, and soup. Spoon into baking dish. Place chicken strips in single layer over potato mixture.
4. In small bowl, stir together crumbs and butter. Sprinkle in baking dish.
5. Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes; uncover and bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Sprinkle with green onions.

Other flavors: you can replace the wing sauce with teriyaki, sweet and sour, or barbecue sauce.

You can also omit the chicken and wing sauce for a side dish.

The recipe is from the Betty Crocker web site.

Monday, March 1, 2010

SEI Paper

So, I spend lots of time reading blogs. I guess you can tell since I'm posting about another giveaway! Obsessed With Scrapbooking has lots of great ideas about using your Cricut cartridges. She is giving away an SEI paper pack that is gorgeous! Good luck!