Friday, August 5, 2016

Summer (Easiest) Blueberry Cobbler

One of our favorite parts of summer is visiting a nearby blueberry farm. This is a great place--the blueberry bushes are as high as trees and even in this summer of little to no rain for our area, they were covered with blueberries.
The kids did a great job picking blueberries the first time we went, so we came home with more than three gallons. And, since they are only $8 a gallon at the farm where we go, we got a great deal!
So, of course, we went back. The kids weren't quite as enthusiastic the second time, and the blueberries were a little sadder (smaller, mostly) because of no rain, but we still came home with 2 gallons to freeze. Hooray!
The first time we went blueberry picking this summer, we made a day of it with friends invited to come with us and then come home to swim and rest. Then the husbands came to join us for dinner, and I made blueberry cobbler.

Easy Blueberry Cobbler
(thanks to my friend Angela, who gave me this recipe ages ago)

1 cup self rising flour 
(or 1 cup AP flour + 1 1/2 t baking powder + 1/4 t salt)
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 stick butter, melted
2 cups blueberries
Butter 9x9 pan, mix ingredients in bowl and pour into pan. Pour on blueberries. Sprinkle with a little extra sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour.

(I usually triple this recipe but only use 2 sticks of butter. Then I use two 9x11 pans.)


Sunday, July 31, 2016

July Stitch Fix

I love having clothes delivered to my door, and being able to try on new clothes with old clothes, and I love having a personal stylist pick out my clothes.
Hooray for Stitch Fix!
The clothes and shoes come wrapped up like gifts. 
(The prepaid mailer is to send back anything you don't like.)

This was the only thing I kept from my last fix. I love the color and the fact that it is reversible!

Your selections always come with suggestions of how to wear them and a sweet little personalized note.
It's so fun to play dress-up adding in other items from the closet!
Want your own box of clothes delivered to your door?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Star Wars Party

Thanks to pinterest and amazon for ideas and easy access to party supplies, this party was not near as difficult as it might seem. 
I used these fantastic star wars drapes for table covers. At only $15, they are a steal because I will use them for a couple of more parties (two more boys this year) and then we'll make them into pillows for the boys' room. 
I googled stars and printed them on yardstick to cut out and tape to my string for the background.

A food marker made these cupcake topper storm troopers a cinch to churn out.

The tutorial for the pool noodle light sabers is here.

These are still getting played with months after the party!


Monday, February 29, 2016

Recent Food

Fancy Snack Toothpicks

Personally prepared Mug Cake!

Pretty Fruit

Pressed Tea

Anything over the fire

Chicken Nuggets (cracker/egg breaded and baked)

Spinach Salad with baked brussel sprouts

kale, carrot, avocado, sunflower seed slaw-type salad with sweet and sour dressing (honey, oil, apple cider vinegar)

Chocolate box for sharing

big breakfasts

Valentines Breakfast with heart shaped donuts and heart-shaped bacon

hard tack while studying the Civil War