Friday, November 20, 2009

Pretty Pink fairy wings! Thanks so much to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday! You can see hers and all the pink posts at: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ .

This is my little girl on Halloween, she was Rosetta, who is a flower fairy. I absolutely fell in love with these wings, they looked to me just like what a real fairy would have! I am so excited to be participating for the first time in Pink Saturday, I can't wait to see all the other posts!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

chips and dip for taco night

So here is my contribution to Foodie Friday - I'm not sure if I am posting this right so forgive me please if you see it twice! Foodie Friday is at http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ , thanks for hosting!
Tonight was "taco night" at the request (for a week) of my 4 year old, Noah. To go with the traditional taco fare I made a dip for tortilla chips out of some very good fresh salsa from the produce section at Publix, and not so good for you (but delicious) Velveeta cheese.



So I cubed the velveeta and mixed it in the salsa, then heated it about 45 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring in between. It's very easy to cook too much, so be vigilant.
We all love the Tostitos with a hint of lime, I use them every time I do a mexican style dip or salsa.
I hope you liked this, it's a first try for me - I realized as I put this up that I didn't take a picture of the completed dip! Next time. . .
By the way, it's also great with Rotelle - that canned tomatoes & green chili mixture. Sometimes I add frozen spinach (defrosted and drained). This is a wonderful dip to serve for munching while watching a football game too! Note: the Velveeta can easily overwhelm the dish so be judicious in your use of it!




So this is my first post, I am posting this as a practice, hoping to figure out how to join Foodie Friday - http://www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ and learn how to link with all the other wonderful posts!
This is a cherry pie that I made two years ago for Thanksgiving at my sister-in-law's house. She hosts it every year and makes a spectacular turkey using an oven bag! I'll be making more pies next week and a Williams Sonoma green bean casserole recipe, so . . . keep you posted!