Friday, February 3, 2012

crafting: picture valentines

kyler is having a valentine's day party this year which means he needs valentines!
i wanted to use a picture to make it more personal
i used picnik.com to customize some pictures
and then i simply stapled a small pouch of candy to the back
simple easy and a whole lot of kyler
we are sending valentines out to our family this year which is why i made one from aspen as well!
what are you guys crafting for valentine's day?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

cooking: zuppa toscana soup

i love olive garden
i know that it's fake italian food
but the one thing i can't get enough of is the zuppa toscana soup
its an easy week night dinner, uses only one pot and takes less than half an hour to make!
take 3 large sausages, decase them and add them to a large pot with olive oil and some red onion
when sausage is almost done cooking, add two potatoes cubes into 1 inch pieces
season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
when the potatoes are soft, add three cups of chicken broth
and three cups of fat free half and half
{ my version is healthier! }
simmer for 10 minutes for flavors to infuse
wash and chop a head of kale
add to your pot and put lid on
simmer until the kale cooks down
serve with some crusty bread and enjoy!



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

cooking: green eggs and ham sandwich

when craig and i were dating, the first person i met from his family was his brother, chad
we had breakfast at a joint in chicago where i was introduced to green eggs and ham...
nothing like the miserable illustrations in the book!
so as i stared at my plate in nervousness and let craig do the majority of the talking,
i was able to calculate this perfection and now recreate it in sandwich form!
start by 'pam'ing your pan to make an omlet
beat two eggs, salt, pepper and a teaspoon of pesto for your omelet
while your eggs are cooking, toast your roll and spread some extra pesto love on!
assemble your sandwich... roll, ham, egg, pesto and roll
garnish with some breakfast friendly fruit and your done!
here's the half eaten product. delicious!
{ and by the way... chad loves me! i'm his favorite asian sister! }