Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Silhouette Decorated Santa Oven Mitt and Towel

We have a tradition of making some of our Christmas gifts, including the kids. These are Santa themed kitchen accessories that I had my son help with. not a bad idea to teach them how to use an iron when they are younger. 😃

This was a super simple design made on the silhouette software with the silhouette machine. All I did was use different size rectangles to create the sizes I needed, cut them out and iron them on. It was actually a good way to use up some black and gold scrap pieces.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Prepper Chili for a Crowd

2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
2 cans of chili beans (kidney beans in chili sauce)
1 can corn, drained
1 can diced tomatoes with chilies (Rotel)
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 packet of chili seasoning
1 1/2 pounds hamburger, browned & dehydrated

Directions: Mix everything together and cook over a heat source until hot. In the case of this not being a prepper situation, put in the slow cooker for 8 hours on low.


If you recall, I told you about how we were Becoming Prepared and reading the book 52 Prepper Projects  by David Nash for book club, well, one of the projects in there was dehydrating hamburger. I have a dehydrator and thought, "Why not?!?!"

So, I decided to make the dehydrated hamburger (I've done jerky before so I wasn't concerned) and then make chili with it since I typically usually mostly canned items for this anyways. I was interested to see how the hamburger rehydrated and if there was any texture issues, which there was not. It went over very well and I received compliments on it. I was asked for the recipe as well, so I decided if I was going to type up what I did I might as well make a blog post about it.

I did cook it in the slow cooker, in case you are wondering.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Savory Breakfast Flatbread

Savory Breakfast Flatbread
1 Flatbread (Aldi's has a 2-pk)
2 T butter
4 oz softened cream cheese
1-2 T bacon crumbles
1 green onion, sliced
1-2 T parmesan cheese
1/2 c halved cherry tomatoes
3 eggs
Season with salt, pepper and parsley

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix together butter and cream cheese and. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over Flatbread. 
Sprinkle bacon, onion, cheese and tomatoes over the top.
Create 3 divets in the topping and crack an egg in each.
Season the top with salt, pepper and parsley.
Bake 14-15 minutes, until egg has set.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Cinnamon Walnut Flatbread

Cinnamon Walnut Flatbread
1 Flatbread (Aldi's sells a 2-pk)
4 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 C cinnamon sugar
1/4 C chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spread cream cheese evenly over Flatbread.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and walnuts.
Bake for 14-15 minutes.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Silhouette Machine Creations

Since I had just shared a my newest creation with the Silhouette machine, thought maybe I would make a compilation post of all the items I have made and shared.

Heat Transfer


And these are just the things I have shared with you on my blog. You probably noticed I haven't posted on here as much lately, but have been trying to post in other places. So, please Follow my FB page or Follow me on Instagram to see more Silhouette items I have created.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Craft and Book (3rd grade AR level)

I'm excited to be back volunteering in my son's classroom. Next week I will start volunteering teaching them the Junior achievement curriculum as well as go in one day and read them this Berenstain Bears book, which is a 3.5 accelerated reading level, and do a craft with them.

They idea for this craft came from another mom. She told me they used pom poms to stamp the paint on, so that is what we will do as well.

Monday, November 12, 2018

DIY Headbands using your Silhouette machine

Just finished making our "Shop with Santa" gifts. If you don't know what it is, it is an event coming up on Saturday, December 1st where kids can shop for homemade gifts (made by 4-H families) with assistance from a 4-H member and have them wrapped by an adult. Most gifts are priced around $1-2. This allows kids to pick out affordable presents for their family and have it be a surprise.

My daughter and I made these together. You can see the other (Name) headbands I created in the post Silhouette Heat Transfer Gifts Created for Tweens. There are some other fun ideas there too.