Friday, April 30, 2010

Veggie Nachos

Hannahlily makes these very delicious veggie nachos that are a healthy alternative to traditional nachos. Any topping could be used that you like. Basically you will be using the baked sweet potato slices instead of chips. We prefer using nonfat yogurt instead of the sour cream to make it even healthier.
Sweet potatoes are ranked as one of the most nutritious vegetables. High in vitamin A, vitamin C, a good source of vitamin b-6, beta carotene, more fiber than oatmeal, high in antioxidants, and a low glycemic index rating. Veggie Nachos

Peel and slice a sweet potato. Place each slice on a baking sheet lined with sprayed parchment paper. Pour 1T. oil evenly over potatoes. Mix 1/2 t. sea salt, 1/2 t. ground cumin, & 1/2 t. paprika together. Sprinkle mixture over sweet potatoes. Bake for about 25 minutes until almost tender.
Place baked sweet potato slices on desired plate. Top with black beans, chopped bell pepper, chopped onions, grated cheese. Microwave until cheese melts. Garnish with tomatoes, sour cream & salsa.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Amanda's Card

The center of the flower is a Totes for Hope pin. Vikki's sweet daughter, Amanda age 12, is starting a program, as a Girl Scout project, called Totes for Hope in order to provide needed supplies for the homeless in her community.

Supplies used- Stampin UP paper

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Millet Muffins

These are very healthy. Millet is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals and it adds a crunchy texture to the muffins.
I get millet at the bulk section of Earth Fare.
Earth Fare has a coupon this week of 20% off bulk foods.
I love the flowers Hannahlily! Thank you so much!!

Millet Muffins
2 1/4 fresh milled whole wheat flour
1 t. salt
1 t. soda
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 c. buttermilk
1 egg
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. honey
1/3 c. millet
Mix first five ingredients in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl mix buttermilk, egg, oil, & honey. Combine with flour mixture and add the millet.
Bake at 400 in sprayed or paper lined muffin cups for about 15 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I use the jumbo muffin pans which will make 6 muffins.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Young Victoria DVD

The Young Victoria DVD was released yesterday. I received it this morning as a very sweet surprise from Hannahlily. This is a beautiful historic movie about Queen Victoria as a young lady. Great story, acting, scenery and gorgeous costumes. Academy award winner of Best Costume Design.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Notes To My Daughter #2

These are more notes I wrote to HL while she was growing up. I am so touched that she thought to save all the notes I wrote her. I didn't think of getting a box for them until years later when I saw she was saving them. If I would have known what I was doing I would have written the dates on them.
These are the size of a business card and envelope. I wrote little a short message of thank you on the card and I would leave it on her pillow. I didn't do it every night. It wouldn't come as a surprise if I did. I wanted her to know how much I appreciated her kindnesses.
Even now she is so kind and giving to me and I think I need to give her a card. Before I know it time has passed and there's other things I should be thanking her for but I rarely get that card written. I intend to get back to writing these short messages of thanks.

The small size makes it easy and quick to write a message.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery in downtown Bristol VA is a charming
old-fashioned type bakery.
56 Piedmond Ave.
Bristol, VA
Tuesday - Saturday 6am - 6pm

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Kindness Matters Box

Simply decorated die cut box.
Kindness matters pin attached to bow.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These are so good. We have made this in just about every size bundt cake & muffin pan available and the recipe always turns out great. These freeze well too.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
1 box lemon cake mix
1/2 c. oil
4 eggs
1 t. vanilla
small pkg. lemon instant pudding mix
2 T. poppy seeds
1 c. hot water
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl with a mixer for about 2 minutes. Bake in sprayed muffin pans for about 20 -25 minutes.
Top with icing made with powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Handmade Peeps

Hannahlily filled this very special mug with handmade peeps that she made fresh. They are so adorable. The cute little eyes are from cocoa powder with a little water added. Four different ribbons are tied on the handle.
This is a little chick card that I made for my squirrel (Hannahlily).

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Honey Butter

Honey Butter is very easy and great on dinner rolls.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Quote Tag - #35

"It's Friday, but Sunday's coming. It was Friday, and my Jesus is dead on a tree. But that's Friday, and Sunday's coming. Friday, Mary's crying her eyes out, the disciples are running in every direction like sheep without a shepherd. But that's Friday, and Sunday's coming. Friday, some are looking at the world and saying, "As things have been, so they shall be. You can't change nothing in this world." But they didn't know that it was only Friday, and Sunday's coming. Friday, them forces that oppress the poor and keep people down, them forces that destroy people, the forces in control now, them forces that are gonna rule, they don't know it's only Friday, but Sunday's coming. Friday, people are saying, "Darkness is gonna rule the world, sadness is gonna be everywhere," but they don't know it's only Friday, but Sunday's coming. Even though this world is rotten, as it is right now, we know it's only Friday.
But Sunday's coming!!"
Tony Compolo