Friday, November 20, 2015

Little Trees

 Kynda just sent me a Pinterest photo of these trees .So much work and detail from a Japanese artist.
These were the ones I made for my craft show, using old odds and ends I have collected. No stand for mine.. They are too large to be ornaments but I put a hangar on them . I am not comparing mine to hers, she is an artist and I am a crafter! 

Beautiful Friday in Michigan, sunshine, sunshine!  Snow on the way they say.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Love Foodies recipe

This was too good not to pass on (if you like brussel sprouts).  Lisa brought in a big bag from her garden, and when I went on Pinterest this recipe popped up.  Must have read my mind:

prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the dish
8 oz Bacon
1 pound Brussels sprouts, outer leaves and stems removed
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Freshly ground pepper and kosher salt to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease, butter, or spray a 2 quart baking dish
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the Brussels sprouts and coarsely chop. Fry bacon (if raw) until crisp and coarsely chop.
3. Transfer sprouts and HALF of the bacon to the prepared baking dish and toss with the red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste, then spread out evenly. Pour the cream on top, sprinkle with the cheese, remaining bacon and breadcrumbs and dot with the butter pieces.
4. Bake the gratin until bubbly and golden brown, about 15 minutes.

I used monterey jack cheese .And just thinking I could use the precooked bacon and it would be even quicker.  We really liked it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Unique Trees at Town Peddler

The funnel trees are by Dirt Road Divas.  The last one is made from a tomato cage and that new ribbon.
Hoping all is well with you all!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Craft Show, Lindbergh School, Dearborn Michigan

Tomorrow is my craft show!  I used older patterns to sew from this year.  Turkey Jack is Simply Nantucket, long angel is LaCroix, reindeer is Homespun at Heart and the snowman in the sock is based (loosely, on
a pattern by Back Porch Pickins.  Hope she doesn't see how I murdered her snowman.) .

Have a good weekend everyone!