Friday, July 13, 2012

Cesar Pasta Salad


Dressing Ingredients                           

1/2 box farfalle pasta (1/2 lb.)         
8 T light mayonnaise
2 T olive oil
1 t worcestershire sauce
1 t garlic powder
1 lemon juiced
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste   

Salad Ingredients     

1 can quartered artichoke hearts
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
1 cup black olives
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup diced red onion 


Whisk together mayonnaise, olive oil, worchestershire suace, garlic powder, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese.  Add salt and pepper, if desired.



Cook pasta al dente and let cool.  Combine pasta, drained artichoke hearts, broccoli florets, grape tomatoes, black olives, cucumber, and red onion in a large bowl.  Pour prepared dressing over the top and toss until all ingredients are well coated.  Chill for 2 hours and enjoy!


Flip it!

Use pasta of your choice!
Add or deleted salad ingredients depending on what you like or have on hand!
To save time, use a store bought salad dressing!
If you like more pasta, add it!
If you like more veggies, add them!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Patriotic Skirt

Patriotic Skirt

I haven't sewn in a LONG time but I was inspired to by Pinterest to attempt this skirt.  It was super easy!  Instead of the sash on the skirt I decided to add a fabric flower instead.  I got sooooo many compliments on this skirt... definitely inspired to attempt future sewing projects!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Birthday Candle Card


Birthday Candle Card


5- 3"x5" pieces of paper
5- 1" pieces of string
Blank white card
White school glue
Marker or stamps




Along the inside of each piece of paper, glue a piece of string.  Be sure to leave a small piece overhanging for the "wick." Roll each piece of paper, starting at the end with the string, and working until the piece is entirely rolled.  Apply a thin line of glue along the inside of the paper to keep it rolled.  Once you have all of your "candles" ready, apply another thin line of glue along the paper seam and attach to your blank card.  Hand-write or stamp a message on your card.



Make one BIG candle for a 1st birthday!
Make the number of candles equal to the age of the recipiant!
If you're not very crafty or to save time, just use real birthday candles!