Monday, October 24, 2016

Berry Fresh! /Missouri-Made Mondays

  1. 1.
    a hardy dwarf shrub of the heath family, with small, whitish drooping flowers and dark blue edible berries.
  2. 2.
    the small, sweet edible berry of the blueberry plant.

This handmade item is new on the list at the Etsy store.
They are 100% cotton, hand crocheted scrubbies.
This set of 10 is done in a variegated "BlueBerry" yarn with a mix of
 Lime Green, Blue and Purple coloring.
For less than $5 you can indulge in a little treat for yourself
before the holiday rush.
*Start a nice hot, bubbly bath.
* Lather up these scrubbies with your favorite soap.
*Wash away the stress!

Hope you check out this and other items in my Missouri-Made shop!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Cooking Empowerment (& a Birthday)/Friday Flavor

Ok, so I thought I'd keep the birthday thing under wraps on social media. But a couple family members had other ideas. Thanks daughter #1 and Only Sister. I say that with my sweetest reminder that they too will be celebrating someday.........
At least my Mother-in-law tried to sweeten the deal for real with this personal cake.
It. Was. Wonderful!
Thank you Nancy :)
Kirsten surprised me with flowers, balloons and a lovely little package. 
Thank you for making my day special!
Fast forward to Thursday,
we worked on a lil' recipe with the children.
This was on Pinterest and as you can see, we altered it a bit to fit my ingredients on hand.
Have you ever tried Pear Honey? It was one of the substitutes for the maple syrup. 
The doubled batch made enough to fill that pitcher in the end.

With special permission, I can show you the 'action'. Just look at the intent on those faces!
Sure added some Flavor to my day.
Hope you'll be back next week for more Friday Flavor!

Monday, October 17, 2016

World With Octobers/Missouri-Made Mondays

It's been a beautiful October weekend here in central Missouri. Just look what I opened my truck door out into.......

If only we could bottle this up.
Love this time of year!
Also love the fall colors as you will see in this latest kitchen helper.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Those Monday Blues/Missouri-Made Mondays

Blues in this instance are symbols. Looking into the symbolism of blue I read that it can convey a sense of trust, loyalty and understanding. It's no wonder it's a favorite color of most people.
So when I worked on various projects this weekend, I wasn't surprised in the common denominator of blue I ended up with. Time to share them with you....
This wrap took me through 5 skeins of Homespun Yarn. It's extra wide and was nearly part of a new garment, but I ran out of yarn. sigh! Maybe next time.
Maybe it's width will qualify it for a "Super Wrap", (Super being the trend in crochet this season)
More blue in this vintage fabric. Storage never looked so lovely!
I hope these pillow cases I embroidered by request will make the newlyweds feel like royalty. Thanks to my cousin for letting me help out! 

To see more Missouri-Made items, drop by my Etsy Store, Katy Trail Creations.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

One Dish, Four Meals/Tasty Thursday

What's in the Cabinet?

This Tasty Thursday began with a box of these Oven Ready Lasagna noodles. You may not realize it, but this means you don't have to preboil them. And guess what else?
The recipe is on the back.
Now we ad libbed a bit in the seasoning and made it our own. 
Parsley?? Naa. We used Italian Seasoning. Much better, trust me.
First night, we dug in and had 3/4 of it left.
On #2 meal night, I thought I might add a pic of the garlic toast and salad.
We ate on this fabulousness for 4 evenings. 
And it is Gluten Free, convenient, and good for you. 

Random Food Fact:
 McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.
Why not keep your $$ and eat home cooked meals??

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dinner for Two / Tasty Thursday

 It's pretty awesome when you don't feel like cooking and you know you don't need to go out to eat. No one else wants your sneezes. So to the rescue was the hubby. Smothered Steak is on the menu this Tasty Thursday.
Still have some of these from the garden.
After cleaning them up and joining them with the other vegies.....
You simply add the steak to the pan with some butter n oil.
 Simmer for around 5 minutes on each side.
Finish off by
topping them with this rainbow of nutrition and simmer to the desired consistency.
In my opinion, I should have chopped up More vegies.

Monday, September 26, 2016

In The Round/ Missouri-Made Mondays

Thinking of a quick gift idea? Many times we think of bath items for someone. I mean, you never have enough items for you skin care, right??
Paired with a special scented soap, bath salts/bombs and lotion, this creates a very nice basket combination. 
A new baby will love the tag-free softness.
Pampering never felt so good!

These also work great 
*as a drink coaster
* displayed in a dish on your counter
*as teether biscuits 
*and are wonderful for little hands in helping with dishes.

More colors will be coming soon to Katy Trail Creations on Etsy!
Check back each Monday for more Missouri-Made items.