Friday, January 20, 2012

Pizza egg...rolls?

Trying stuff I see on Pinterest. We do a lot of that these days.
Here's one.

Not sure what these are called but the family loved them.
Egg roll wrapper + string cheese + pepperoni.

The cheese stands alone.

Bake at 350ish for 10-15ish minutes.

On the fine china.

 I thought they were too big so I cut everything in half.

I think as long as you take them out of the oven before this happens


then halves would work, too. Looks like bacon.

We dipped in pizza sauce + parmesan. I thought the wrapper was a little tough since it was baked but they were requested again so I guess they were alright.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stuff we made.

A few Christmas ornaments we made:

3 craft sticks (popcicle sticks) glued together in a triangle shape, school glue smeared all over with glitter sprinkled on top. Voila...a Christmas tree! Right? We thought so.

I bought a mitt-shaped wooden ornament, slapped some paint on Juli's hand, stamped it & outlined it in glitter. I wrote her name and the year on the back with a Sharpie. It's not fancy but we'll appreciate it when she's older. Also, a pine cone spray painted silver.

Juli loves pizza. She said she wants to marry it.
So that I don't feel so guilty feeding her pizza too often, I started making it on a flour tortilla. Kinda like a thin crust pizza. It still has 12 carbs but that beats a regular crust with thirty something carbs.
We layer it like so: tortilla, sauce, parmesan, mozerella, cheddar, pepperoni.
(that's mine on the right with pepperoni, cherry tomatoes, & bacon)
I usually bake it on about 350 for 10-12 minutes or just until the edges of the tortilla are nice and crispy.

So I got this bright idea that I could make a pretty cake for the kids Baptism.
Let's just say it'll be sheet cakes for me from now on. No layers, no trying to be pretty.

 Our ginger bread men:
Daddy on the left, complete with red beard & plaid shirt. Peter Griffin on the right.

Not only did I make this gorgeous baby boy, but I hand embroidered that whale on his onsie.
Jonah & the whale.

My first crocheted granny square came out pretty good! That's pretty much all I had time to make. One.

Once I attempted pretty organization. I bought some baskets, went to home depot to pick up some formica chip samples & chalkboard spray paint. I spray painted the formica chip & tied it to the basket with some yarn. I also have a basket labeled for sweets. Go me!

So there's some of the crafty stuff we've done recently. There's a bunch more but that's all I've got pictures of so far!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


I'm starting a new blog here. I guess I'll just dive right in.
I'm a Momma to these 2 babes.

That's Juli & Jonah, 5 years & 7 months. I eat their faces.

A few words that describe me are:
(not in that newfangled, stylish, nerd way but in the true, old school sense of the word)

You get the idea.

I've got things to post tomorrow!