Monday, October 25, 2010

On the Hook

Here lies the start of another baby blanket :) My Sister in Law is due in November and I'll be darned if my newest nephew doesn't get a blanket just like his big brother! It will be a medium size granny square- airy enough for the Carolinas but snuggily enough to keep the latest edition to the Kurtz family warm. What color to finish this off with will be the next question.....

What is on your hook?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Branching out for Dinner

Or should I say fungusing out? Is that a word?

The hubby and I tried Quorn for dinner - he unwittingly. Gruyere Chik'n Cutlet to be exact. Add in some minute rice (sprinkled with sesame seeds) and corn- a convincing dinner for my meat loving man. (Extra perk done in 20 minutes)

So, what is it? According to the website: "Mycoprotein is the main ingredient in all Quorn products. It's made from a member of the fungi family, which includes mushrooms and truffles, and is a high-quality meat-free protein that's naturally low in fat with very few calories."

Try a few bites, even the meat lovers out there will find this tasty!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Warm Fruit Treat

Grab your ingredients:

-Sliced Fruit (bananas and pears this time- apples are perfect too)

-Chocolate Chips handful (increase if day is bad, decrease if you need to fit in a dress in a few days)

-Brown Sugar sprinkle

-Butter/Margarine 1 tlb

-Nuts (Walnuts are my favorite)

Mix everything in an oven safe bowl and pop in a pre-heated oven (350) for 15 minutes or longer depending how brown you want it.

BECAREFUL this is SUPER hot but ooooooohhhh so yummy!! ENJOY :)

Wordless Wednesday- ever feel watched?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Clip it Up

Who doesn't need an extra clip to hold coupons, lists, announcements, etc on the fridge.
Here is a: How To-

Gather supplies:
Clothes pins
Modge Podge
Paper Cutter
Paint Brush
Clear bags, rounded punch, fancy stapler - use these to decorate a bag if you'd like to gift these
Cut the paper to fit the cloths pins
Cut away- any type of paper will work
Modge podge your clothes pin and place the paper on top
Super cute - right?

Let them dry and do 2 coats of modge podge on top (letting them dry in between coats)

When dry fasten magnets on the back.
All Set!!
These are my new hotcake sellers at craft shows :) Enjoy!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Project

Things have been busy in the Kurtz house! October somehow snuck up on us - intro pumpkin pie, fall leaves, my best friend's wedding, etc. And did I mention an amazing array of photos?
My dear friend Amanda creates an October Project every year on flickr. Find mossyliquor and you've found some Adirondack and down home snapshots to stop your heart. Here is a peek at last year's collection and I can't wait for the new pics to start coming in today!

Click here to see all the pics from last year!