Thursday, January 28, 2010
Jello Popcorn Balls
1 cup corn syrup (not to be mistaken for maple syrup this is clear)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 4 serving package of jello any flavor (We have had strawberry, the watermelon tropical fusion and cherry all fantastic
12 cups popped popcorn unsalted and unbuttered. (you could try the salty stuff but that doesn't sound good to me but hey it is your recipe)
1. I usually pop my popcorn first because this will go super fast. I use the cub scout unpopped kernels they really are the best and an air popper.
2. Combine the corn syrup and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Heat over medium high heat stirring occasionally until it comes to a nice rolling boil. Boil for one minute.
3. Remove the syrup from the stove and stir in the jello until dissolved.
4. Pour the syrup over the popcorn and stir well to coat evenly.
5. Let it cool for a few minutes so you don't burn yourself. Dip your hands in water to keep the popcorn from sticking to you. If you want to shape them simply dip a cookie cutter in water and press the popcorn into the cookie cutter. If you are forming balls simply roll them in your hands like play dough. Place the finished balls on wax paper. Once they have cooled they will lose some of the stickiness so you can store them easier.
The Whimsical Princess
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
It wasn't on horrible shape just needed some new life. It is actually a piano bench so the top opens up but I think it is really cute as a table.
See pretty darn cute. It only took about 1 hour to peel off the waxy finish, sand a bit, paint and distress. I added the cute little handle just for affect. Isn't it darling??? I had everything I needed at the house so it was 100 percent free!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
We always have a ton of snacks. This year I made 60 race car brownies. I used mini oreos for the wheels and a mini teddy graham driver. They were a big hit, but super easy to make.
Monday, January 25, 2010
I can't believe another year has come and gone, well technically he doesn't turn 4 until this upcoming Saturday, but like every year in the past it goes way to fast!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I have listed these in the shop, I got a great deal on them and I am passing that savings on to you! It won't rot your teeth like candy but it is about the same price. I hope you enjoy them. I can also create these for birthdays, bridal shower favors, stocking stuffers you name it I can do, just ask!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
3. Place this in the refrigerator until you dough is ready.
Roll each piece of dough on a lightly floured surface until they are about 7 inches around if you are making them big or about 4 inches if you are making them small. Be sure to keep them covered under a damp towel while you are rolling the rest out.
1/2 powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk (add more or less to reach your desired consistency) You want a little bit thick not too runny.
We served ours with raspberry sauce. I just used some homemade jam that I had made and melted in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Are you still here? This seems so long when you put it into words but I promise I made our dinner calzones and our dessert calzones in about 20 minutes not including rising time and baking time.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Can you tell I am excited I used 5 exclamation points in one paragraph. I am sure all the grammer police are freaking out! Oh look there is one more.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
about 3/4 yard fabric in two different coordinating fabrics
1. First you can use a bag that you already have as a template. Fold it flat and measure the front, and the bottom, and the gusset(I am no seamstress but I am pretty sure that is what the side is called when it folds in)
2. I transferred those measurements onto paper since I knew I would be making these in mass quantities
(sorry for the cruddy picture it is dark in the highest tower!)
7. Now you should have two bags and two handles. You will want to take the inside bag and place it inside the outside(wow that is clear as mud). It will make sense when you are doing
it. Fold the top of each bag down and to the inside. This will give you a nice clean hem at the top. Pin all the way around with the exception of where you are putting your handles. You will need to slip that between your two bags where they have been folded down and pinned in place. Now just sew all the way around and your all done. You might want to sew and few extra lines where your handles are connected to give them strength.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I used my cricut and Sure cuts a lot to create the menu. I cut it in vinyl but in reverse so I could place it on the back of the glass so it would be easy to clean. Way more stylish than a piece of paper right?
I originally used magnets on the back but they weren't holding it the way I wanted so I thought I would give these babies a try. Another fantastic invention way to go 3M. These are the best, you can hang stuff where ever you want and remove it later without ruining the surface. They are so strong and super simple to use, I give 5 crowns up!
Here is what I am having for dinner this week just in case you wanted to know. I use my crock pot as often as I can. Here is one of my favorite blogs to check out recipes
http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/ You can see I am using 3 of her recipes.
Pizza Roll Up
Pasta E Fagioli soup
Roast Chicken and homemade crescent rolls
French onion burgers and fries
Beef with Broccoli
Turkey(I bought 2 when they were on sale and I can use it all month)
Hope you like this, this maybe another one for the store if you like it!