Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Strawberry Smoothie


It is quite hot outside and I thought a smoothie sounded good.  So I searched the internet for a recipe and then Devon and I went out to our small strawberry patch and picked some strawberries.

I loved the smoothie!!!  Devon said he didn't, but he is 10 years old and a picky eater. 

On a hot day like today, it tasted awesome and hit the spot!!!

Strawberry Smothie
5 strawberries (I used 10 since mine were small)
10 ice cubes
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dutch Oven Cooking: Green Bean Casserole

This dish is amazing!!!  It is more like a dressed up green bean casserole and it is good.  Not only have I cooked this in the dutch oven, but I have also thrown it together in a crock pot and taken it to potlucks. 

This is one of those recipes that you can add more or less to it or additional items to it.  I have altered the recipe from where I original got it, Everyday Dutch Oven but I don't think you could do anything to make it taste bad!!! This recipe is cheesy, and super easy to make.

Jazzy Green Bean Casserole
3 cans green bean, drained
2 cans corn, drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup dried onion flakes
2 cups cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
4 strips bacon, crumbled (optional)
1 small can French-fried onions

     Lightly oil or spray 10 inch dutch oven.
     In a large bowl combine all ingredients (except fried onions).
     Spoon mixture into prepared dutch oven.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (10 coals on bottom and 14 on top) or until bubbly.
     Sprinkle fried onions on top and bake for a few minutes more or until onions brown.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt

A friend of mine posted this scavenger hunt challenge on her blog and I thought it would be fun for Devon and I also do it this summer.  We are also ways looking for different things to do!!! (I will label each post as Hunt, so you can find them)

Here is where the challenge can be found:
 Gallo Organico

And here is my friend's blog if you want to follow her hunt: Fivetulips

Here's the list:
1. A sign welcoming people to your home town (or a nearby town)
2. A garden gnome
3. Birds on a wire
4. A group of tourists
5. A rack of post cards
6. An urban street scene
7. A rural landscape
8. A tattoo on a person
9. A bakery
10. A photo bomb (someone found lurking in the background of photo; the lurker may have intended to disrupt the picture or may be doing it unintentionally, but the background lurker is a surprise to the photographer)
11. A horn
12. A mascot
13. A sunrise
14. A parade
15. A juggler
16. A sign in a language other than English
17. A lamp post
18. A water fall
19. A public garden
20. A bus (not a car, truck, lorry, camper or RV) with a picture painted on its sides.
21. A photograph of you with something representing the season (recognizing that the season will be Winter for our friends in the southern hemisphere). Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.
If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for anything on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: A kite, hot air balloon or blimp
Alternative B: A bird house

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fall layout

I had the motivation to do some scrapbooking today, so I sat down in my room and created this layout with the help of a sketch from My Scraps & More.

Here's my layout
Here is the sketch I used for inspiration