Thursday Food Find

Thursday – is all about the Food @ LEL !

Today’s Spotlight is Mexican food which happens to be my Mothers  favorite food.

Also in  case you didn’t know Cinco De Mayo is May 5th !  Lisa

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Cinco de Mayo (pronounced: [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo]; Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.[1][2]

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico.[3][4][5][6] In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.( from Wikipedia)

You can find more fun &  facts here The Holiday Spot

 

Some Tasty Recipes – 

 

Jalapeno Chicken

2 c chopped onion

1 T butter

1 pkg chopped frozen spinach

6 jalapeno peppers

1 pt sour cream

2 can cream chicken soup

4 green onions top

1 pkg Doritos

4/6 cups cooked/chopped chicken

2 cups Monterrey jack / shredded

Cook onions is butter-add spinach, jalapenos, sour cream soup, onion top and salt/pepper to taste. In a greased casserole dish layer- Doritos-chicken –spinach mix and cheese. Ending with cheese. Bake at 350 for 30/40 minutes. Can be made a day in advance.

 

 

Fiesta Mexican Casserole

1 lb ground meat

1 onion

1 tsp minced garlic

¼ tesp salt & pepper

½ loaf of 8qounces of Velveeta cheese

Can of each

Green chilies /chopped

Diced tomatoes& green chilies (rotel)

Cream of mushroom soup

Enchilada sauce

1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

½ c milk

3 c cooked rice

2 cups tortilla chips / crushed

Cook ground meat,onion,salt,pepper . Add garlic- Melt cheese in microwave until smooth-add to meat mixture. In a bowl –  Combine chilies and next 6 items – Stir. Add meat mixture. Layer 11/2 c of chips pour mixture in and top with remaining chips . Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Mother’s Day Gift Hint-

  • Great Mother’s Day Gift – cook her favorite meal.
  • Gift Cards to her favorite restaurant
  • Treat her to her favorite place

 

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Recipe for Scones

Nothing goes better than some homemade scones  with a good book-

Here’s a family favorite- Lisa

Scones 

 

2 cups AP flour

1/3 c sugar

1 teasp baking powder

1/4 teasp baking soda

1/2 teasp salt

8 Tablespoon butter (frozen)

1/2 c Raisins

1/2 c sour cream

1 lg egg

 

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Set oven at 400 degree-

  1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
  3. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
  4. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.

Fabric Tubes

My Next Fabric gift is quick and easy to make.

Rice Filled neck wrap.

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I make them using rice but you can fill with flax seed ,buckwheat or various things.

You can also add herbs,flowers or essential oils in your filling.

Heat in microwave for 90 seconds.

Mine measures- 26 inches long.

Measure your neck and add a few inches . Cut out a strip of fabric ( I use cotton)

6x 26 inches fold in half . Sew with right sides together the side and across bottom . Turn -and fill -and stitch closed.

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I live in an old house with doors that don’t shut. During winter to combat drafts . I make door draft stopper the same way.

Measure your door . And make the same tube – fill with batting  or foam.You can make this out of heaver material to help with wear.  .

 

Need  something heaver – you can use old foam swim noodles cut to size.

You can make a double with a few modifications. Use a larger piece of fabric that will cover both tubes and leave fabric down the middle that will slide under the door, Make the two tubes and fill. Slide under door.

 

 

 

 

Monday Project – Fabric gifts

Hello –  Monday !

I thought i would start may week off with my first Project with some fabric gifts-

My mother was a sewer and made all my sister and mine closeth  from an  early age. i learned the basic but it was years later that I actually used that talent to make something.

A quilt for my Grandmother. Now most people start little but might fist item was a yellow and blue quilt to cover her bed at the nursing home. I used a kit I bought at JoAnn fabric and taught myself to quilt. It was partially hand quilted and partily machine quilted – I made lots of mistakes but it was a learning experience.

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This is a full size quilt that was issued as a block a month kit. I made this about 20 years ago. The colors have faded after may washes – but the memories are there. Lisa

 

Now I don;t think You have time to do a whole quilt but maybe something small. Like the postcard size quilt below. Made with what i had on hand. It’s small in size that can be mailed if needed. Perfect to use up you fabric leftovers.

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Post card size- 4×6 . Finished by Zig zagging edges. Ribbon,lace buttons and flowers in your choice of colors. Sandwich with lite  batting and quilted. Can be mailed or framed for a gift.  Lisa

 

Post card idea’s/ or mini quilts –   that kids can make with help-

Cut a piece of 4×6 inch fabric and let your kids ( with help) – practice there sewing – use diffrent color thread and machine stitches..

Use stamp to stamp images on solid fabric ( set with iron)

Lets kids sign there name & date -with fabric markers. Or fabric paint can be used to decorate with handprints or decorations.

Let your kids cut some shapes and applica them on the front.

  • Use your imagination and have fum. Handmade gifts are the best.

Sunday Lunch

We do Sunday Lunch for my parents every week . It’s just as easy to cook for 5 as it is 3.

Today’s  Lunch  – BBQ Ribs , Rice , Bacon Con and Slaw.

 

My Bacon Corn

Fry Bacon in black skillet . Remove.

In hot skillet – Place corn ,bell pepper,onion and celery.  Add a small amount of chicken stock and cook down, (smother) . After soften .

Crumble bacon and add to corn mixture. Toss to coat.

Enjoy     Lisa

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!     Lisa

 

Living Room Paint Idea’s

From Better Holmes & Garden –Better Holmes and Garden Decorating

2017  Color Palette

Inspired By Nature – Raspberry, Daffodil, Violet , Sky Blue and  Mushroom

i’am needing to repaint my living room this summer and looking outside to pick out colors. We have lived with beige to long,  I saw these colors and fell in love with the combo.

Do you have a favorite Decorating idea or Color? I’am looking for suggestions ! Lisa

 

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My Container Garden

Good Morning ! Everyone  at  Lisa’s Everyday Life

Today’s Garden Post is a look at my Garden. Since moving back to Louisiana I have been trying to garden in a few diffrent spots in our yard. Looking for a nice sunny spot that I could grow a few vegetables -to enjoy with my family.  By no reason I Am a great gardener but I like to try. We only have a small grocery store here and vegtables are limited.

 

We tried the back yard but hat didn’t work out – So this year I decided on the front lawn. My only concern was the place and lawn care. With that in mind I decided Containers were a way to go. Now I could buy something but why not use something I already owned. Save money for more plants.

 

My New garden is in rubbermaid containers -that we had sitting in the closets . Drilled a few holes and filled with container soil and ready to Go. They are sitting on bricks to drawn and can be moved for ease of mowing.  Lisa

They are doing great and hope for a bumper crop.

What I planted-

Roma tomato. Small eggplant. Squash, zucchinis and cucumbers.

My seeds – are hot peppers, lettuce, carrots and baby bok choy .

I also have a herb garden that I keep going all year long.

Another Happy place – My local garden center !

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