Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Do Something You've Never Done" Day

In the spirit of cleaning out the fridge tonight, we ate Chicken Caesar salad for dinner.
Key ingredients:

  • 1 half bag of leftover "salad-in-a-bag" lettuce
  • 1 half pouch of Caesar dressing from Caesar "salad-in-a-bag"
  • coupla sprinkles of grated Parmesan cheese that was "best used by" May 19
  • 2 chicken breasts marinated in the last dredges of an open bottle of Italian dressing then grilled
  • 2 hamburger buns from the back of the freezer
Now, those ingredients probably don't sound all that foreign to you but you may be wondering about the hamburger buns. I quasi-channeled my super friend Hilary tonight because she spends all afternoon on Sunday cooking for the week, in particular making homemade bread and croutons. (I say "quasi-channeled" because I don't think Super Hilary uses the same types of ingredients I do. I just tell myself she's not as resourceful as me.)

So I used my two leftover frost bitten hamburger buns to make homemade croutons. I pried them apart, spread butter and sprinkled garlic salt on them, then baked them in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Just look at the golden brown goodness I created.

So after that, I created "Do Something You've Never Done" Day. Whether in the kitchen or not, I challenge you to do something you've never done tomorrow or the next day or sometime soon. It's pretty empowering. Even if it's just leftover hamburger bun croutons.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wake Up Your Inner Craft-er!

Here's a super easy craft project that will take up that ever popular empty wall space in your house.

Take digital pictures of letters (from signs around town or found objects) and frame them to spell different words.

I got the idea originally from a home decor shop that was selling photos of letters for $6.99 a piece! They spelled things like Family, Love, etc. My friend Morgan also makes these and she makes monograms by grouping black and white photos of objects that "look" like letters, not actual letters. She's a more creative gal than I am.

The first frame I made spelled my last name, Rohre, and was a gift to my sister-in-law. (I'll never live up to that gift again, I'm sure. The year after, I gave her a CD. :-/)

My next Name Frame projects are for my babies, Weston and Charlie. Here's the first:

Unfortunately, I can't for the life of me find a 7-opening frame for Charlie. Anyone have any ideas for me before I go custom?


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