Saturday, December 31, 2011

Quilt for Driscoll's Children's Hospital

My aunt asked how much I would charge for a quilt like this.
I told her I would never sell my quilt. It's for a baby in the hospital.
If I were to sell another, it would be too expensive for anyone to buy.
Too much work went into this quilt.
The baby who gets this quilt will be wrapped in love and prayers.

Making tamales again....posted from my new ipod

Today's menu:
Bean with soy chorizo
Cheese with Jalapeno

I put my controller and remote control in plastic, in case I needed to make changes to the Netflix BBC series I am watching. Don't want all the masa clogging up the buttons. LOL

Chopped veggies and mushrooms.

The first time I made tamales, with help, I used 2 borrowed tamaleras. (steamers)
Then I read online about a girl using an upside down metal colander.
Great idea. Worked just fine.

My veggie filling is three of these boxes of veggies, cooked as per box, and slightly chopped. I added a small can of sliced mushrooms and chopped those too. That's it!! Nothing else but what is in the box and the drained chopped can of mushrooms.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fruit Fly Trap

Got fruit flies? Here is a trap, but you have to be patient. Put the coffee filter on jar with a rubberband and watch the fruit flies enter, and get trapped. If you get impatient and try to swat the fruit flies that land on top of the filter, they will just fly away.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

A family tradition.
I once gave a cookie tin full of these cookies to my nephew, as he walked into our house, and told him
 Merry Christmas. When he and his mother left he handed me the tin. I told him to take them with him. He told me the can was empty and handed to me. WOW!!! Ate them all before the visit was over.

Zucchini Nut Bread

This is a family tradition. Zucchini nut bread. I've been making it every year since 1979.

Making Strawberry Jam

My sis-in-law and I found a flat of eight quarts of strawberries for $3 a flat. Unbelievable, so we bought two flats and gave some away and make jam with the remainder. YUM!! It was delicious.

Making Tamales for the very first time!!!

Thirty Years ago

Yes, this is me, my hubby and my then one year old son.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Homemade Lotion Recipe

So, I got this recipe off the internet because there were so many great reviews.
The recipe called for:
2-9oz bottles of baby lotion of choice
2-8oz jars of Vitamin E Skin Care Cream
1-4oz Jar of Vaseline

I used:
One 16.5oz bottle of Baby Magic Lavender & Chamomile lotion
Two jars of Vitamin E Skin Care Cream 4oz each
One jar 3.75oz Petroleum Jelly

I whipped it up with my kitchen hand-held mixer.

Then put into a couple of jars, the petroleum jelly jar, and the vitamin E containers.
This stuff is awesome!!
I already gave away the two vitamin E containers of lotion.
I'm going to buy some small purse-size plastic container for this lotion as it is great for dry skin.
Baby lotion $2.23
Vitamin E Cream $3.67 for both jars
Petroleum Jelly $1.32
Total cost $7.81 plus  for 28.25 oz
Less than 28cents an oz.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

St. John's Quilters-Blessing of the Quilts Dec 4, 2011

Tina, Elida, Father Jerry Frank, and Evelyn

Elida, me-Kathleen, and my mom Frances.

My sis-in-law Marilyn, Hesmeralda, and me!! Kathleen

Elida, me, and my mother....again.

Cute Snacks

Someone sent me this photos of cute ways to make snacks. I know it came from Pinterest, so I will add owner's name once I find info.
Too Cute!!

Dau Karen's First Place Cake

My daughter always participates in her Annual Office Christmas Dessert Contest. Twelve years ago she won 3rd place (Cherry Bars) and a couple of years ago she won 2nd place ( Pumpkin Pie Cake), but this year she make our family favorite and won!!
We have been making/eating this cake for years. It's our favorite and I never thought it was anything special. But I never thought to decorate it like a Christmas Wreath, I always just add a lemon glaze. This looks awesome!!
Recipe? Are you joking?
I just add a box of pistachio pudding to a yellow cake mix and make per box instructions. The original recipe called for an extra egg, some almond extract, and some green food coloring. Sometimes I did this, other times not. My daughter makes it with a white cake mix. Google or make to your liking. I once made it with a tunnel of chocolate going through the middle, but got complaints about messing with perfection.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Erica Wilson Nantucket Boutique

Erica Wilson Nantucket Boutique

Rest in Peace Erica, job well done.
You will never be forgotten.