Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cheeseburger Pie

I found this recipe online and thought hmmm that might be good BUT it also could end up a soggy mess but it looked easy so I put my little twist on it and gave it a try AND Yummmmy it was!  I am going to experiment next week with some variations to this yummy goodness

Cheeseburger Pie

1 lbs lean ground beef
1 can crescent rolls
1/2 sweet onion finely chopped
1 dill pickle diced (use a whole pickle)
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp yellow mustard
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp dill pickle juice
2 tbsp milk
2 c. shredded cheddar
1 - diced tomato

1. preheat oven to 375
2. Unroll crescent rolls and press them into the bottom and sides of an 8" pie dish.
3. Cook ground beef in skillet until brown and drain excess fat.
4. Stir in onion, pickle, ketchup and mustard.
5. Sprinkle with flour, add pickle juice and milk continue cooking until thick and bubbly
6. Remove from heat and add 1.5 cheese.
7. Pour mixture into the prepared crust and bake for 15 minutes.
8.  Remove from oven and top with the diced tomatoes and serve with pickles on the side!!


kid tested - perfect 10!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Old crayons beautiful again

I have become addicted to Pinterest.  On Sunday we did a little crayon recycling project that I found on pinterest.  It was rainy and muggy so we stayed inside most of the day, my six year sorted through the heaps of crayons we have in boxes all around the house.  She collected all the little broken pieces and removed all the paper. We put all the like colors together in a silicon baking mold, I used a flower mold but you could use any shape or size to make this fun! Preheat the oven to 300 and bake them for 20-25 minutes.  Remove and let cool thouroughly I let mine cool overnight just to make sure they were back to their original state. The result is some cool looking new crayons!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Ah Ha August

Well it has been to warm to do anything I am seriously ready for Fall and we have at least one more month of this heat and humidity.  Most people stay indoors in the winter NOT me I stay indoors in the Summer, in the AC, oh how thankful I am for AC. 

Here is the potato salad recipe that my hubby claims is the best potato salad he has ever had!

Sweet and Spicy Potato Salad

3 lg sweet potatoes washed pealed
2lbs fingerling potatoes washed
1 red pepper diced
1/2 organic sweet onion diced
1 C. mayo
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce (Franks makes a nice one)
1 tsp season salt
1 tsp hot sauce of your choice - this will supply the heat level you choose, i used and X-tra hot sauce.

1. Boil a large pot of water, add potatoes and cook until potatoes are just tender do not overcook ~15-20minutes.
2. Drain potato's and run under cold water
3.  Mix potato's, onion, red pepper in large bowl.  Add the season salt, chili sauce, mayo and hot sauce and gently stir.

Refrigerate for at least 2hrs.

What have I been making - fairies!!!! I have started making fairy costumes for my daughter and friends I hope to get my etsy shop up an running soon so I can sell them.. More to come on this

Sewing I started my version of a tie quilt stay tuned on this one too it is 1/4 of the way completed...

I have been introduced to the Kindle app on my iphone and I love it!!I have downloaded tons of free amazon books and I am now back to reading.  I had stopped reading for a while because I generally read at night when the kiddos where in bed but seems my son does not like to go to bed unless I am in bed with him.... Pretty hard to read a book in the dark so the kindle app has allowed me to read again ah,  not only that I have a book with me wherever I go.