Friday, January 28, 2011

English Muffin Pizzas:: Recipie

Earlier this week, I made this fun staple in our house. The kids enjoy helping me make this and it yummy too!

It's pretty self explanatory but I thought I'd share, just in case!
All you need is:
English Muffins
Pizza Sauce
Topping(s) of your choice
Mozzerella Cheese

I like the crispy taste of the muffins when I'm easy (as opposed to the soft texture) so I toast the muffins before I put them in the oven:

Once they are all toasted, I spread over the pizza sauce:

Add the cheese:

Add my toppings (I just chopped up some olives):

Once your pizzas are ready, place them on one of the tops racks in your oven, be sure to set the oven on BROIL so the cheese melts first!

Once the cheese is all melted, you're done!


Is Beauty School In Our Future?::

Norah decided it was time for a change in her hair, she took measures into her own hands and gave herself some bangs!! I'm so thankful it wasn't as bad as it could have been...I actually think she did an decent job! (phew...) we will head over to a salon today to even things up!

Take a look for yourself...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weekly Menu Board::

Like I said in my last post, I was feeling a little crafty this weekend, so when I saw this from my friend Michelle, I knew I had to do it as well!

I'm all about simplicity so the only things required for this are:
12x12 or 8x10 frame
(I chose 8x10 only because I wanted a thicker frame and the only 12x12 frames I could find were really thin)
scrapbook paper
white board marker

Once you've gathered that stuff, go pick out a cute font you like, I like this well as this one
When you have a font you'd like to use, go to your preferred program to design your page (Word, Open Office, Photoshop) and type out what you'd like..
Mine was pretty basic

"Weekly Menu"

Now print it out!

To add a little flare, I punched out the edges with this:

Once, that was done, I used some double stick tape to attach the menu form to the piece of scrapbook paper I had chosen.

Go ahead and put it in your frame and you're good to go!

...I picked up at 4 pack or markers at Target

Here's how mine turned out..

Since I had a few people ask about some of the recipes, I have been taking pictures and will start posting the those tomorrow!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

{Muffin Tin Monday}

My good friends
Amy and Colleen, introduced me to this fun idea awhile back, and this weekend I was feeling a bit creative..I'm wondering if it's because I spent the weekend home sick and decided to clean out my craft closet..hmm.

...anyways, it was super simple! We went to Target and picked up (2) silicone muffin tins, because I wanted colored trays, and well, you can't really beat 2.50 each. I grabbed some ribbon, decorated them a little and viola!

The hardest part is thinking up different types of food...we went out to lunch with Steve so I got off easy, I only had to plan for breakfast and dinner :)

For breakfast I chose:
Gummy Vitamin
Granola Bar

..and for dinner I did:
Spinach salad
Mac n' Cheese
Mandarin Oranges
..and a special cookie!

...but thanks to my friend, Jen she told me about this gal, who is the official "Muffin Tin Mom"...she even has themes each week! I am way impressed..and can't wait to try some of her concoctions!

Oh, and case you're wondering, I got the cookies at The Cake Studio in Tacoma at the Freighthouse Square! ...the best cake you will ever find! It's where we got our wedding cake and we visit a couple times a year to pick up a couple slices of what we ate on our special day! I highly reccomded the pink tea cake (slice) you'll be in heaven, seriously.

I digress...

anyways, here is what my muffin tins ended up looking like! {see above}

I'd love to hear of any other helpful tips or fun food ideas for "Muffin Tin Monday!"