Tardis T-shirt (bleach resist)

July 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm | Posted in crafts | Leave a comment
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This is a repost from 2011, that I am revisiting to make myself a tardis shirt…

I am constantly amazed at how quickly my son goes through clothes, between growing and staining them.  So when I saw Michael’s had plain t-shirts on sale for $2 each, I picked up a bunch, thinking he could just wear them as is.  He would have been fine with that, but I, on the other hand, just couldn’t leave them alone.  And since one of the shirts was black, I decided to try out bleach resist, with a tardis stencil of course.  You could also do planets, a space ship, or the death star.  Or really anything on any other color shirt. Continue Reading Tardis T-shirt (bleach resist)…

Egg Yolks and a Breakfast Casserole Recipe

June 4, 2015 at 5:40 pm | Posted in crafts | Leave a comment

Recently I found myself with 36 egg yolks.  My husband has been following a low calorie diet, and has been eating a lot of egg whites.  Since the equivalent of 7 egg whites is the same price as 18 whole eggs, I figured I would just separate the yolks out myself, and use them for “something” else.

The most yolk-heavy recipe I found used a measly 6 yolks, and yielded 50-60 cookies.  I wouldn’t want 20 cookies in my house, let alone the 350+ I would make to use up all my yolks.

So, this is my new yolk-heavy recipe.  In case anyone else has three dozen egg yolks hanging out in their fridge, just waiting to be cooked.  36 egg yolks is right around 2 cups.  If you only have a dozen or two egg yolks you can easily add whole eggs to make up the difference, a large egg is around 1/4 cup.

  • 2 cups egg yolks
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 lb cheese, shredded (I used a white Monterey Jack, a mozzarella would make it less fattening)
  • 1 lb ground pork, or breakfast sausage
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 bell pepper (or several of the smaller multicolored peppers)
  • (garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, caraway, and charnushka to taste, if using pork)
  1. Cook the sausage or ground pork.  I can’t eat MSG so I make my own sausage scramble by cooking 1 lb of ground pork and adding in sausage spices to taste – super easy.  I use around 1 tbsp garlic powder, 2 tbsp parsley, and 1 tsp each caraway seeds and charnushka.
  2. While the pork is cooking, slice the onion and peppers.  Grease a 13″x9″ baking pan.
  3. Spread the cooked sausage in the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cook the onion and pepper until just done (the onion will be slightly translucent.)
  5. Sprinkle veggies over the meat, followed by the cheese.  Pour the egg yolks (only) evenly over the mixture.
  6. Lightly beat the 4 eggs, and pour them over the top of the mixture.  I put the eggs separately on top so it will look more normal, with the white and yellow mixed.  (That is also why I chose a white cheese.)
  7. Bake at 350* F for 20-30 minutes, until lightly golden and bubbly.

Not the healthiest dish, but a quick way to use up 3 dozen egg yolks :)

Luckett Farms CSA in Baton Rouge, LA

May 6, 2015 at 5:09 am | Posted in Food, garden, totally random | Leave a comment
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This is a bit random, but I wanted to post a review of Luckett Farms, the local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that we joined this summer.  Several of my friends participate, and had posted on Facebook how much they enjoy the produce so I decided to give it a try.  I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t find any reviews or photos before I bought a share though, so took some photos and weighed the produce to satisfy my curiosity, and am posting it because I can’t be the only person who wants to know this information. :)  The photos aren’t the greatest, since I snapped them with my cell phone as I was processing the veggies, but bad photos are better than no photos :)  I have the first three boxes photographed, weighed, and price compared below, and will update it to add the remaining 5 boxes as the summer progresses. Week 1: Luckett Farms CSA box 1csa box 1 out My first box contained: Continue Reading Luckett Farms CSA in Baton Rouge, LA…

Ancient Grain Pilaf

August 19, 2014 at 9:04 pm | Posted in crafts | 1 Comment

Ancient Grain Pilaf | Random Creativity

 

I love to try new things, which sometimes leads to random ingredient purchases that I am not quite sure what to do with.  Last year I bought 1/2 cup of amaranth from the bulk bins at the grocery store, and I loved it.  So I ordered the five pound bag online, and now find myself with a surplus of amaranth sitting in the pantry. Continue Reading Ancient Grain Pilaf…

Lemon or Lime Shaved Ice

August 1, 2014 at 12:04 pm | Posted in crafts | Leave a comment

lemon or lime shaved ice - Random Creativity Recipes

Refreshing treat during the 10 hot summer months we experience each year here in the south :-) Its quick and easy to toss together. You will need an ice shaver. I like it really tart, you can make it milder by adjusting the amounts of sugar and lime juice.

  • 6 -8 ice cubes
  • teaspoons sugar (or splenda)
  • teaspoons lemon juice or teaspoons lime juice
  1. Shave the ice in an ice shaver, into a cup.
  2. Sprinkle the sugar on top of the ice.
  3. Pour the lime juice on top of the sugar.
  4. Using a spoon, incorporate the gooey lime-sugar mixture into the ice. Enjoy!

Grilled Yellow Tomato Bisque

July 16, 2014 at 7:12 am | Posted in Food | 1 Comment

tomato soup

A rich tomato bisque – which makes a nice change from salsa and pasta sauce with an overabundant tomato garden. A bisque is thickened with cream, which results in a rich, smooth texture and makes for a satiating meal.  The original recipe (from Fine Cooking) recommended mint as a garnish, but I thought basil might be a more appropriate herb. This recipe could really work with any color ripe tomato – but the yellow/orange tomatoes make a stunning soup. I used 2 cups of stock because I like thicker soups – use 3 if you prefer it thinner. Continue Reading Grilled Yellow Tomato Bisque…

Corn Husk Dolls

November 6, 2012 at 11:01 am | Posted in crafts, homeschool, printable | 2 Comments
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I love hands-on activities for school – it is much easier to remember learning something if it is fun.  Corn husk dolls are a fun way to learn a little bit about the handmade toys used by native Americans, so they are a great project for making around Thanksgiving. The dolls are pretty easy to make, and are surprisingly durable.  It took my seven year old son 15 minutes to make his doll unaided.

Read the rest (and get the free printable directions) at randomcreativity.net – sorry for the inconvenience, I’ve moved to my own domain :)

Indian Banana Leaf Puppets

October 5, 2012 at 11:49 am | Posted in crafts, homeschool, Postcrossing, printable, thrifty projects | Leave a comment
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This week we are learning about India in the home school co-op that I participate in.  Since I am teaching that class, I went to postcrossing.com and wrote to someone in each country we will be “visiting” to see if we could exchange postcards.   As postcrossing is a postcard exchange site almost everyone I contacted was happy to exchange cards, and the member in India exchanged souvenirs as well as postcards.  One of the souvenirs was a set of banana leaf puppets.  I looked for information about banana leaf puppets online (I even used google translate to search in Hindi and Urdu) and was absolutely amazed that I couldn’t find anything.

Read the rest (and get the free printable) at randomcreativity.net – sorry for the inconvenience, but I have moved to my own domain :)

A fresh coat of paint and a little bit of caulk

September 30, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Posted in for the House | Leave a comment
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This is was my kitchen.  Wasn’t it lovely?  I suppose the dark stained cabinets and wallpaper might have looked ok when they were first done, but by the time we bought the house last year it was pretty bad.  I was absolutely thrilled last month when I found a great deal on 3 gallons of paint in almost the exact color I wanted, and after I painted the rest of the living areas there was almost a gallon leftover, more than enough to do the kitchen. Continue Reading A fresh coat of paint and a little bit of caulk…

Melted crayons southern summer style

August 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Posted in crafts, homeschool, Quiet Activities, thrifty projects | Leave a comment
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Melting old crayons isn’t anything new.  I picked up a set of clearance silicone ice cube trays just so we could melt crayons.  Being my weird self I decided to try and melt them in the sun, just because I could.  And wouldn’t you know, it worked.  My son absolutely LOVED doing this activity – it took him an hour to peel and arrange his crayon pieces in the ice cube tray (he was being very particular) and he spent at least an hour after they were finished, admiring them and eventually coloring. Continue Reading Melted crayons southern summer style…

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