Saturday, February 25, 2012

Super Easy Sides

Hey Everyone!
I am enjoying time at my parents and I wanted to share two yummy recipes that I love for sides. Wilted Kale is a great southern dish to serve with pork chops, steak, chicken...whatever you want. If you've ever had wilted salad or greens, you'll love this recipe!

Wilted Kale and Bacon
Ingredients:
2 1/2 lbs Kale (about 4 bunches), tough stems and center ribs cut off and discarded
10 Slices of Bacon (1/2 lbs)
4 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 Cups water

Stack a few kale leaves and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch-wide strips with a sharp knife.
Cook bacon in a wide 6-8 quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, then transfer to a paper towel. Cook garlic in remaining bacon fat over moderately low heat, stirring, until pale golden.(about 30 seconds). Add kale (pot will be full) and cook, turning with tongs until wilted and bright green, about 1 minute. Add water and simmer, partially covered, until just tender (6 to 10 minutes). Chop bacon and toss in with the kale. Salt and pepper to taste.






Roasted Variety Potatoes
Ingredients
40 oz. bag of Sunrise Medley Potatoes
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 F. Scrub/rinse and half potatoes. Spread potatoes out on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper (or you can substitute any seasoning of your choice...like seasoning salt). Bake for 30-45 min until a fork slides through easily.


You could roast potatoes or roast purple potatoes. LOL 
Your guests will be impressed!!!


I LOVE these sides! They're super easy and great for last minute cooking plans.
ENJOY!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pinterest To-Do List

Hey Bloggers,
I thought I would share what is currently ruling my life right now...
When I'm not working on schoolwork, I studying this little guy and sometimes he can be a bit temperamental. Whenever I get a break it's to work on MORE studying and I am definitely missing my craft time!!! I had a few extra minutes today so I looked through my Pinterest DIY board and decided to share my favorite projects that I would like to complete this year. It's everything I can do not to go crazy with only school and work so hopefully I can work on these projects every once in a while and actually have something to share with you guys!! If you want to try these projects yourself you can find them on My Pinterest! Be sure to check those out, let me know if you have any questions and be sure to Follow me if you're already a Pinterest lover yourself!! Enjoy!


I'm thinking instead of Blue, maybe black or aqua glitter!!

I LOVE this T-shirt Upcycle! Now I just have to pick a T-shirt that's cute enough but one that I'm willing to cut up! LOL


I ADORE these pants!!! I think this is a project for me and my mom!


Mod Podge Rocks!! These are so cute but I don't know about the floral patterns. 
I'll have to dig through my scrapbook paper piles :D


I don't typically go for these colors but with the painting in the background they are beautiful!! This is a super easy and inexpensive craft I wanna try!


A magnet board and some fabric to cover! Such a cute idea! Plus, how adorable are 
those brooch magnets?!?! 


I have a ton of chipboard letters that need some revamping and I love how easy this is!

Be sure to share some of your Pinterest projects!!