Posts Tagged simple
Pop pop popcorn!
Ha, I’m here to tell that stove top popcorn is as easy as top spelled backwards! You could use one of these:
Or you could make it just as quick in a black lidded pot, oil & kernels.
Fresh Pop Popcorn:
Coat the bottom of the pot with 1/8″ oil. Heat on high. Place a kernel in the pot until it pops. Add remainder of kernels until just covering the bottom. Salt to taste. Place a lid over the pot & remove from heat when popping slows to 1-2 sec between pops.
Remove from heat. Dump in a bowl & go!
**Now be careful, go lightly on the kernels, it makes more than you think!**
What goes better with nachos than beer? Um, nothing. So I invested in a six pack of Shiner Light Blonde & a bag of exceptionally fun batch of Texas Ranger themed corn chips.
Cheese, black beans, chopped onions, chips broiled until lightly browned.
Topped with corn salsa, sour cream & finished with a light blonde to wash it down.
What’s your favorite homemade nachos toppings & accompaniment?
So there’s this recipe…
Called Artisan bread in 5 minutes a day, in a cookbook by the name name by two people, Jeff Hertzberg & Zoë François (got to be legit artisanal bread with a French woman as a co-author!). I finally stumbled upon it in my local library’s displace of the month: cooking. I said heck you say! Easy & tasty fancy looking bread? Let me at it! So I tried it out, as you can tell in the following photos. Basic Boule Recipe
Step one plus flour:
Step two Lightly lidded:
Step three pulled out into my permanent fridge storage container with WET hands:
Step four my ACTUAL loaf of deliciously cooked French Boule:
You think you want to try it yourself? Do it! It’s so easy you can hardly screw up the basic master recipe! It alone can be free shaped into a dozen breads! Freezes well & you can do a partial bake to take other places! I seriously suggest in investing in their book(s)!!
Have you ever baked bread before? Success? Failure? Difficulty?
I post that in jest… but actually, in all seriousness…
I’m not sure how many times my mother has uttered this statement… but it’s been said at least once. She didn’t bite Barbie heads, but I think she used the lock on the door to keep herself in not to keep us out.
So if your Mom is anything like my mom, the thing she treasures most is her sanity. I’ve got a few things that could reboot her sanity (and keep you from taking out a second loan).
How to Keep Mom Happy (AND YOU DEBT FREE):
- Buy a webcam and set up video chatting, that way your mom can avoid the embarrassment of video recording herself trying to call you
- Digitize all her photos that way she can order reprints of your first bath for your boyfriend’s viewing when he comes over for Memorial Day festivities.
- If she’s a recipe hound help her set up all her recipes on her phone or computer through some creative apps and websites to make it easier on her for those last minute items.
- Plan a Picnic in the backyard, give Dad the grill and spread a blanket. Offer up a word of Thanks and a wand of bubbles for Mommy & Me time.
- For a little more adventurous time, grab an inner tube, grab your Mom (Sunblock too), pack an ice chest, and head to the River and share favorite moments you’ve had with her.
- Plant a tree or bush and have a small plaque done up in love for her.
- Make little gift goody bags to celebrate her the whole week, an item (such a rubber ducky with a poem about how she’s the one for you), a note & simple I love You.
- Spend the day reading around the bookstore (like Barnes & Noble) picking favorite books, pictures, and gaggle at image books.
- Make a homemade rice bag heating pad. Buy a little lavender, get a nice, NON USED tube sock, fill with uncooked rice/lavender, tie in a knot, and let mom enjoy a soothing back heater whenever you next stress her.
- Go Karaoke, and give a Tribute to Your Momma with some funky Motown Classics, or ham it up with some Dion or Houston.
- Plan a big tea party for multiple moms and collaborate with her best friends so that you and their kids can toast Moms everywhere.
- Arrange for dance lessons, and if they run a little high for your budget, rent a video from the library. Then once skilled, take her out for a spin.
Young Kid Gifts:
- Coloring page coupons for free hugs, no tear room clean ups, booger free dinners, or dress up nights.
- Make a crown and scepter, and pronounce her Queen for a Day, and all commandments were to be said in Queen Mommy Says…
- Have the adult cut out a door hanger, or buy a foam one at Hobby Lobby/Michael’s and have decorate so Mom can claim silent time.