Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tea towel Apron

I got the idea for this cute and easy apron from  Waldorf craft book. I've forgotten which one. These are so nice as gifts and include a home-made cook book for little people. They wash and wear wonderfully.

Fold corners of a tea towel and pin as shown

Close  up of the pinning, when sewing leave a casting on the outer edge to  thread cord through

Sewn and soft cord threaded through.

One cute 4yr old modelling above apron. It covers them so well, it gathers around the arms.

Dried Mushrooms

We have a zillion mushrooms again so we have resorted to drying them. Here's about 6 kg fresh in dried form, about 350gm! The little ones are eating them like that. Ick! LOL

Running a drier is really inexpensive and a brilliant way to preserve food.

Friday, November 5, 2010

18th with Blacksmithing family.

Our son is blessed to have the most wonderful group of people in his Blacksmithing class. It's the end of their 3rd year and celebrating DS's 18th birthday. They are absolutely tops.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Do!

What do you think? It's a bit different, think of the shampoo I'll save! I decided I couldn't live with the grey just yet!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Single serve casseroles.

We have one child with allergies. It's a pest as most meals I make have tomato or potato in it. So I have started to plan ahead and have a friendly meal in the freezer for him. I found the most adorable little casserole pot and as luck would have it, the texas sized muffin tins are a perfect fit. So here's the first serve. In the freezer and waiting to get dumped into a freezer bag and then I'll refill with another casserole. I could reheat in the microwave but I don't like them, so the tiny casserole dish is perfect.
Chicken Casserole
This would be such an easy way to prepare meals for a single person. I know if I was just feeding myself I'd be lazy and tempted to have toast or something. This could be the answer :O) 

One less supermarket item.

For some strange reason I had not made peanut butter. I have made jams, pickles, jellies etc and always knew how to make peanut butter but never actually did it!

Peanuts, shamelessly I chose roasted and salted and a small amount of oil, I ran out of sunflower and used peanut oil. Say 4 cups to 1 TBS. Whizz in food processor for a few minutes.

It is very cheap too!