Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baseball themed wreath: Go Rays!

I needed a new wreath for the front door seeing as I still had the St. Patricks day one up there and I don't have any other spring themed ones. After a few minutes (ok maybe a little more than that) on Pinterest I decided that I had to make a baseball themed wreath for the Rays. This was my inspiration:
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I got to Michaels, got my wreath and blue ribbon (Rays colors baby) and was ready to go to the party store for little baseballs when I saw the white my end result looks like this:
Baseball season wreath

I just wrapped the ribbon and hot glued everything on and done. It took me less than half and hour and I'm glad that I have something Rays in the front of the house and a new wreath that I can use all summer in between holidays.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easy healthy Crockpot Dinner

On Saturday I pulled out the cook books and made a 2 week meal plan for the hubby and I. I forced myself to use new and different types of recipes at least twice. It includes some dinners and some stuff that I can make and then freeze off for nights when we just don't have the energy to cook. So tonight's plan was a crockpot meal that was a gamble but sounded interesting. So last night was new recipe #1: Spinach Spoon Bread. I found it in a great book that my mother-in-law gave us last year for Easter that I am determined to use more. It's one of those mix it all up and dump it in recipes. As I do with most recipes I made my own adjustments.

1 package of frozen spinach thawed and drained
1 cup cottage cheese
3 eggs (lightly beaten)
1/2 cup butter
some salt and pepper
3 bunches off green onions chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
3/4 cup gluten free flour
1 tblsn baking powder
about 1 tblsn of corn starch

Mix it all together and throw in the crock pot on low for 3-4 hours. Mine was in for a full 4 hours and was a little crispy around the edge (but not burnt).

The result was a green mush looking thing that both the hubby and I really liked! I think next time I make it I'll try to make it meatier or put it with some chicken since we were both still a bit hungry after.

Tonight's meal plan is open since I have a work meeting but I am making some beef stew that we can freeze off for those busy nights. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Make ahead breakfast!

So it's been a while since I posted. Jeff and I bought a house, started a new job, got married, had an amazing honeymoon and are now back at home finally settling in and enjoying being newlyweds in our new house. We are trying to eat at home more and eat a little healthier so I was looking on pinterest and found quite a few people who would back eggs in muffin tins then freeze them in he shape (I call the pucks) and use as desire. I have yet to try them re-heated but here are my egg pucks with egg whites, bacon, mushrooms and cheese. I put each one in a foul wrapping and threw them all in a bag. So in the morning we can grab however many pucks we want, microwave them real quick and make a sandwich. Now the hubby and I have a quick and healthy breakfast for weekday mornings! I hope everyone had a Happy Easter and a great weekend!