Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pickles!

Excuse me while I try to learn to blog from my phone! Last week I made 17 quarts of pickles. Busy times!

Friday, April 15, 2016

And then there were six!

Grandchild number 6:  Skye, 8 pounds 7 ounces


I love that she is using the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt and burp cloths I made.


Without going into the details, I wanted to share that prayers were answered for this child.  When she was 2 days old, she experienced some problems and in the middle of the night was air lifted to UNC Hospitals at Chapel Hill, NC.  You can imagine the anxiety this caused with her parents and family.  But, Praise the Lord, she was only there for about 12 hours.  The problem was diagnosed and she was sent home and is as healthy as she can be!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Low Carb Cheese Biscuits

I've really been trying to eat low carb when ever possible, so when I saw this low carb baking mix on Amazon, I thought I'd give it a try.   As a side note, I have always been a big carb eater and even though I've cut down on them a lot, I'm still eating too many! I'm looking to the future for my health, since diabetes runs in my family.  Also, I know that carbs play a big part in weight gain for me.

A box of this baking mix isn't cheap, at about $14.00 a box, but I figure if I'm only going to make something using it a couple of times a week, the box would last a while.

The first thing I made was these cheese biscuits.  To be honest, I didn't have very high expectations!  But, I was pleasantly surprised.  They were pretty good!  You do need to keep an open mind and realize up front that they are not going to taste exactly like the ones from Red Lobster!  But sometimes different can be good.



Browned to perfection:



A bowl of  healthy homemade vegetable soup rounded out this delicious meal.


I also recently made chicken pot pie using this mix.  Again, it was pretty good, but you have to remember its going to be different than the full carb version.  I will definitely be keeping a box of this mix on hand to make an occasional recipe.  The next recipe that I want to try is the pizza crust!

If you want to try this you can click HERE to order a box on Amazon. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Handmade Baby Gifts

Like most people, sometimes when I am working on something, no matter how hard I try, nothing seems to go right.  That's the way it was when I was making these burp cloths and crocheted hats for the new baby girl of a coworker of mine.


I measured and eyeballed it and everything, but after these burp cloths were washed, the name isn't straight.  But I figured its for spitting up on, so it won't matter.   The pink and white hat turned out a little small looking to me. 


I had planned to have the gift done by the time the baby was born, but she decided to come 2 1/2 weeks early!  So, then I wanted to hurry up and get the gift ready. 


So today the gift goes to work with me and out of my house and off my mind!

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