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Good bye Etsy!

Etsy has suspended my shop until I sign up for forced payments.

I'm not going to do it!

I'm sad that I've had my Etsy shop all these years, but they can't make me do it.

So if there is something you want to buy from me, send me a message. I'm thinking of setting up a shopping cart here at my blog. Until then, I'm perfectly happy just crafting for me, and my friends.

Best baked drumsticks

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I was super excited to find these at my local supermarket today. I was hoping to find some on sale! I bought two packages and made this with the first one.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Empty drumsticks into a big bowl. Add: salt sprinkle liberally, pepper sparingly, paprika medium shake enough to color chicken, and garlic powder. (If you like to measure exactly too bad, lol! But if I had to guess, I'd say 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. I like garlic!) Mix together until coated. Lay in pan. I used my cast iron. No grease needed. Bake for 45 minutes. Check temperature, when it reaches 185 degrees it's done! I checked it after 35 minutes and checked it every 10 minutes after that.

These will feed me all week! Hubby likes the white meat, but I'm at the point that I can't stand it anymore, so these are all for me!





Not bad at all. $3 for a week's worth of meals!

Fantastic fat quarter win!

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This is the second month on a row that I've won the fat quarter drawing at my local quilt guild meeting. Last month was for a checkered gingham pile. This month's theme was red, white, blue or patriotic. I just had a feeling when I went there tonight that I would win the pile and I did!!

Then on top of that, I won a door prize of charm packs.

There are so many projects that I want to make but never seem to have the fabric for. Now I do!

Here are a few projects I want to do-

Hot dog pot holder pattern- it arrived last week and I'm quickly learning to read the instructions first!!! Especially when it says to read BEFORE cutting out the material. Lol.



Next is this cute country pouch. Using homespun material which just happens to be on sale at the local quilt shop.

Pic coming soon!



After that, these adorable pouches. I have never seen such cute zippers before!!!


I'll post pics of my fat quarter and door prize win soon!

Hexies

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During the last quilt show, a lady was demonstrating how to make these cute hexies. They are a blast to make. I like hand sewing projects. She gave me the middle one to use for a sample. But you cut out the pattern pieces which is a large hexagon and a small one. With the small sized you also cut out a piece of batting. Then place it on top of the larger piece wrong sized one. Then fold the edges up twice and pin. Sew in place. You can use a machine but I prefer to sew by hand. Connect to make whatever project you want. The piece alone is large enough to be a coaster.




If you would like me to mail you a pattern for this, send a self addressed stamped envelope to me. Pm for address. If you want an image to be seen in the center, follow the instructions I'll enclose.

I'll have to see if I can figure out how to make a PDF copy of the pattern for those with a printer.

Purse #10

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Purse making has been going slowly lately. I still plan to finish 9 more by September.

Here is the last one I made recently. I ordered some webbing from here to use for the straps. I like this company!!


Well I can't seem to find the almost done picture so this will have to do for now. I'm hoping to sew in the straps this week.

Italian Chicken and seasoned vegetables

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I made this a few weeks ago, and it was a keeper at our place so I decided to make it for some of our meals this week. I thought it would only make 4 servings, but it made 5 1/3 servings.  instead.

Here is the recipe. I lost this recipe for awhile and found another one that seemed similar but not as tasty looking, so I was happy when I found it. Now I'll never lose it again and neither will you. :-) I added the sweet mini bell peppers to the dish because I got it confused with another recipe. :/ And I had a yellow onion to use up so I used it instead of a red one.








Underneath the chicken (3.5 ounces of cooked chicken to be exact) is white basmati rice. I had never cooked it before and found I really like it! No more plain generic rice for me!

I used-
2 pounds raw boneless skinless chicken breast
6.5 ounces fresh broccoli
8.3 ounces chopped mini bell peppers (cut into thirds)
20 sweet cherubs cherry tomatoes
3.4 ounces onions chopped
1 pound zucchini sliced


Calories- 402 per serving…

Chicken broccoli rice meal prep $3 each

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This recipe cost approximately $3 each to make. It's served with a yummy yogurt sauce that is added after it's heated up.