Every Tuesday and Thursday I go to an exercise class at the YMCA.
On Tuesdays, I have a standing tradition with my boys.
I bring them home a burger and a drink from Sonic.
Because I'm a frugal gal, I prefer to wait until Happy Hour starts at 2 so I can get the drinks half off.
My class ends at one, so I have to piddle around for an hour before I can go to Sonic.
I usually use this time to swing into the thrift stores.
Here's what I found there this week. . .
This set of three Good Housekeeping Encyclopedic Cookbooks
in excellent condition.
Check out the inside covers. Love those graphics!
Here's an interior page.
The books were copyrighted in 1965.
The contents are even listed on the binding.
Guess how much I paid for them?
Only $1.50 for the set of three!
I couldn't pass up this Glasbake serving dish.
It was $2.
It's actually a divided dish.
Two rockin' kitchen scores if I do say so myself:)
To create it, you'll need:
one piece of 12"x 12" cardstock
two pieces of pattern paper measuring 3"x 3"
two strips of pattern paper measuring 1/4"x 12"
pre-printed title or letter stickers for the title
five photos cropped to 3"x 3"
pen for journaling
To start, you need to place two photos along the bottom edge.
They should line up along the center of the layout.
I used a ruler to find the 6" mark and set the photos on either side of that imaginary line.
Then place another photo above the left photo.
Place your title above the right photo.
I used a pre-printed title. You could also put letter stickers in this space.
Add the rest of your photos and the two squares of pattern paper.
If you'd rather replace the pattern paper with photos, feel free!
Now place the 1/4"x 12" strips of pattern paper along the edges of your columns.
Now it's time to place our embellishments.
Put one along the lower left edge of the left column.
Put another one at the upper right edge of the right column.
Place the last one on the left edge of the second photo in the left column.
Then write your journaling around the outer edge of the layout.
Because my background is black, I used a paint pen. It kind of looks like a chalkboard, huh?
I couldn't wait to get these pictures scrapped.
We were taking pictures last week on my brother's birthday and my mom was making us all laugh.
I made a video tutorial for this layout. It's less than five minutes.
(Please forgive the imperfections. It's my son and my first time to try this:)
Can you believe that you can make a layout that quickly? After cutting your papers, of course.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
If so, swing by every other Wednesday to complete another layout.
Baked Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
24 broccoli florets
3 Tbsp olive oil
garlic salt, salt, and pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
a wee bit of lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place broccoli in a single layer on a baking sheet. Add oil, toss to coat all the pieces. Season with garlic salt, salt, and pepper. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese and lemon juice. Serve immediately.
My hubby and I have been eating the heck out of this lately. He's been trying to stick to meat and veggies, so I had to figure out some new ways to prepare them. I'm not the biggest fan of veggies, but when I tried this, I couldn't believe how good broccoli tastes with garlic on it! Yum!
Using a large Tupperware bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar and melted butter. Stir in salt and eggs. Add the 10 cups of flour, stirring as you go. Stir until thoroughly mixed- the dough will be sticky. Place the lid on the bowl and put in a warm place until the seal pops on the lid (30-60 minutes).
Turn dough onto a floured surface. Divide the dough into four equal parts and place in greased loaf pans. Cover pans with a damp dish towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done.
Don't be intimidated by this recipe. Once you get started, you'll see it's quite easy. If I can make this, anybody can! Beside, who doesn't love homemade bread? Seriously, when it's still warm from the oven, it's like a bite of heaven.
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace;