Friday, September 2, 2011

Scissors and Cream (Earrings and creamy lemon tortellini))

For those who are new to our blog I have taken on the challenge to broaden my domestic goddess talents. I will be posting "first attempts" to crafts and recipes each week for your entertainment success or total failure! I call these my Friday's scissor and cream posts. Enjoy...

So, I have been doing this for a few years now but thought I would share it on here finally. I go to a local hole in the wall bead store and buy single beads for .50 or $1 and make super super cheap earrings. I have found myself having to switch out the dangle hook in most of my earrings I buy anyways because of my severe allergy to metal.

All you need to make a pair of your own is the following:

2 beads
2 findings
2 hooks
wire cutters

Thread the finding through the bead. Thread it through the hook 'eye'. Then twist the finding around itself

Here are some of my latest easy peesy earrings!

This felt rose earring tutorial I found "You Seriously Made That?". It was also super easy.

I saw this on the blog some of you all also love called"our best bites". Hello- pasta with creamy sauce! Was there really a question whether or not to make it? One single cooking skill I am proud of is that this last year I have mastered making a basic "roux". A roux (pronounced "rue") is a base for most homemade cream sauces such as mac and cheese or alfredo. It consists of flour, butter, milk and seasonings. When I saw this recipe I was excited to use my ONE cooking skill yet again. I deemed this the BEST recipe I have ever made. SO, with that being said YOU GOTTA TRY IT! Substitutions: I used the whole amt of juices that came from my lemon because I didn't want to waste it. It didn't ruin the recipe in fact I think it made it even better! I also used fresh basil from our garden instead of dried and cheese tortellini instead of spinach.

Here are two other monthly favorites using a roux base:

Cauliflower Soup- This one I add corn and/or carrots to get more veggies in and throw it in the crockpot for 3-4 hrs on low! :)


Sarah D said...

Oh my goodness that looks delicious! After we finish moving I'm going to have to try it...LOVE the "scissors & Cream" series...I might actually start wearing earrings more often if I could make them that cute.

Kristen Gardiner said...

Looking at your blog on Fast Sunday was a mistake. One that is my own fault. I am definitely going to try that tortellini recipe. It looks amaaaaaaazing.