End of the week leftover recreation is simply where you take your leftovers and the odd items such as that 1 green bell pepper or the three potatoes left in your refrigerator drawer that hand full of baby carrots left in the bag and those two sticks of celery and then of course your leftovers from the week and create something new. the only leftovers I had with enough in it to recreate another meal was the chicken and dumplings so tonight we’re going to have a hearty chicken soup.
first I’m going to pour all the broth from the chicken and dumplings into the crock pot through a strainer to catch any bits of chicken or the larger dumplings and keep them from going straight into the crock pot then I’ll set the strainer of chicken and dumplings back over the into the bowl I used to store them in the night before so they can finish straining. While the chicken is straining any remaining liquid safely into the bowl I can then move to the stray items I found rolling around in the back of the veggie draw in my fridge.
|Can we say disorganized and cluttered!
About half a bag of yellow potatoes just under a half bag of baby carrots 1 onion half a bell pepper a few celery sticks garlic. Then for the spices salt pepper some concentrated chicken stock to up the flavor some a pinch of ginger a shake or two of celery seed and two to three shakes of garlic powder then I gave everything a good stir and let cook on high for about 5 hours or so tasting on occasion to make sure the flavor was right. We all agree dinner was good last night with the chicken and dumplings but tonight’s dinner was even better I made some corn muffins to go with our hearty chicken soup and there were nothing but empty bowls left at the table tonight.
the other day I asked everyone on my Facebook when a good time to start decorating with small seasonal decorations was. I got few answers but most thought after thanksgiving was the earliest it should be. This weeks weather report is calling for flurries so im going to let the weather decide when things such as the pinecones and silver bells and candles and such will start to make their appearance in my home if there is snow in the air this week then I will start making my home winter cozy if, on the other hand there is no snow in the air this week I will wait till after thanksgiving to start any seasonal/Holiday decorating.
I made this while sorting holiday decorations what do you think acceptable early holiday décor ?
My first Thanksgiving nails.
It is now time to start thinking about TURKEY so what better way to do it then on my nails. Now I like cute and silly things anyway and you add to it the fact that I’m not the best artist and you get a googly eyed turkey…lol
I started off with my base coat then 2 layers of Sinfulcolors (skylark) after letting that dry for about 10-15 min, I played online, I out-lined my thumb and pinky then painted a sort of circle at the bottom of the nail on both middle fingers and a feather/leaf shape on my index and ring fingers with Nail Art (Cocoa) and let all that dry for about 3 min.
Then taking SinfulColors nail art (Flower Girl) I filled in the feather/leaf with this sparkling gold. Then I took SinfulColors (exotic green and berry charm) and Spoiled by wet n wild (Designated Driver) and just made some thick short stripes above the brown circle (turkey body) then I took the gold and made a small triangle on the brown for the beak.
wile I waited for the feathers to dry I made two small white dots just above the beak I then put my top coat on all the nails except the middle fingers by the time I was finished with that it was time to put the smaller black dots in the middle of the white dots to finish the eyes. after letting that dry for about 4 min I then top coated it.
To create your own Thankful Tree you need:
1.Gallon mason jar or any sort of tall container like a vase or even decorate an old pringles container.
2. Paper bags from past grocery trips or scrap construction paper.
3.Twine, Sticks from your yard, Scrapbook paper, Scissors Leaf stencil and a Hole punch. If you don’t have a leave stencil then you can just free hand it or simply cut out any shape you want.
What you do:
1.Shred your paper bag and arrange in your jar.
2.Send your hubby outside to gather a few sticks/branches with the kids then
Choose your best sticks from their stash.
3.Put the sticks in your jar of paper bag shreds.
4.Tie some twine around the neck of the jar to decorate it or you can use ribbon or what ever you have.
5.Cut out leaves from your scrapbook paper. If you don’t have scrap book paper you can use construction paper or even computer paper.
6.Start writing what you are thankful for then punch holes in the leaf and loop some twine through so you can hang your leaf. You can also use ribbon or simply make the wholes big enough to slip over the end of the twigs.
Then every night (we plan on doing ours at dinner) everyone gets to put a leaf on the tree and say what they are thankful for. you can also do this for a holiday party and have each of your guests fill out a leaf. You can put this up just a few days before thanksgiving or sooner and have it up for the entire holiday season it up to you.
Enjoying, Learning and Loving Life!