Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Collapsible Pinwheels For Sale in my Etsy Shop!!!

I just listed my first creation in a long time for sale in my Etsy shop!

I have started to make my collapsible book page pinwheels/rosettes in many different patterns!  They are about 14 inches in diameter when opened and only 7 inches long and 1/2 inch thick when folded up.  This allows for easy, safe storage when they are not on display!!

Check them out!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

My Queso Chicken

Yesterday I had gotten chicken out in the morning to do something with for dinner.  I looked through my recipes and with it barely being above zero degrees here yesterday, most of them required me to go to the grocery store to get something, which was out of the question.  On the ride home, I thought well what can I stuff it with that would be easy and tasty.  Salsa came to mind and normally I like to put laughing cow in my chicken, but we are out of laughing cow :(.

Anyways, here is the recipe: 

2 chicken breasts (approx 4 oz each - of course the BF's portion was more like 8 oz)
2 pieces of American Cheese (the yucky yellow kind - add another slice if your chicken is big)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the chicken until it is between 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. 
  3. Place a piece of cheese and enough salsa to cover the cheese/chicken evenly.  
  4. Roll up your chicken and stick with a toothpick, the salsa will kind of squish out so don't roll it up too tight. 
  5. Sprinkle with Panko (I crunched up a few doritos and sprinkled them too since we had them)
  6. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until chicken is done. 
If I calculated it correctly it is 6 WW points plus.

It doesn't look so tasty, but it is delicious! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Flea Market Find: Vintage Jelly Jars & Bed Springs

With nothing better to do on lunch yesterday I ventured down to one of my favorite local shops, North Country Neighbors.  Not really searching for anything in particular, I had been on the look out for vintage jelly jars for at least a year and I finally found a set.  I got a set of 4 for $3.00.  I had seen them on Etsy, but the cheapest was $8 for a set of 4 with normally $10 shipping.  It just didn't seem worth it to me and I knew they would pop up somewhere eventually.

The reason I wanted them so bad, is they fit perfectly inside a bedspring!

 The uses are endless!

A cute vase....

or an interesting candle holder...

I am hoping to post more and more, so be prepared.  I think I am back in recycling mode :)