Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hard-boiled egg leftovers

 So, this recipe is really really easy and really really good.
This recipe fit in one pie plate and basically was divided into 4. It was all healthy like that.
First, you cut a 2 or 3 potatoes in thin slices. Steam them in a little bit of water in a sautee pan with the lid on for just a few minutes. Enough to soften them up.
Take the lid off and let the water evaporate and add butter to fry them up just a bit.
Now layer the bottom of your pie plate with a good layer of potatoes (about 1/2 of what you made)
Fry up some bacon (I used 7 slices of center cut bacon cuz I feel better about myself using the center cut and it's less fatty)
Cut up the bacon and layer it.
Cut 4 hardboiled eggs in thin slices.
Add a nice layer of cheese. I'd say about 1 cup.
In your fry pan, melt 2 tbsp of butter, add a little flour and about 1/2 cup milk and cook till thick and the flour taste cooks out. Add some salt and pep to taste.
Pour this over the layers and the top with the rest of your potatoes and drizzle with the amount of butter you feel good about.
Good for 20 minutes.
It has that yummy hardboiled egg yolk texture but all the other goodness. Try this!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rapunzel cake

Every year she chooses her birthday cake about 360 days before her birthday! So, i had been anticipating the Rapuzel cake for quite sometime. I knew I wanted the cake to be all about the hair. I googled a  "rapunzel" image in black and white and this is the one I fell in love with. I loved that her buddy "paskal" was on her shoulder. A couple days before i began laying out the foundation for the cake in my mind. The head is an 8 inch round, the hair is half a cake mix in a 9x13 pan (so it was thin) the body was half a square pan (so it was the same width as the hair) Her chameleon friends is a cupcake split in half and just shifted to the right to give the illusion of a head and body. Then you can see I kindof used leftover cake pieces to construct the hair so that it fell nicely to match with the 9x13 cake.
I was pretty hesitant at painting the face. I'm artistic, but it's still risky to paint with frosting. I think it turned out okay. It's no disney scetch artist but my little 6 year old (and husband) were very impressed. And the cake was delicious which is always hit or miss with these.

CTR bag and some shirts

 I sewed this bag out of a black shirt. It made such a nice finished top and hem. The handle was also made from the hem. I just cut really close an didn't have to sew a thing except to the sides of the bag. The ctr was just hand drawn and painted on with green paint.