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Scrubbers galore

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Went on a trip and took enough netting to make 22 scrubbers. Finished them all! My hands are so sore so I'm taking the week off from crafting! Just a sample of what I made.

Wine bags

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Sewed some more bags this week.

Crochet hook case

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Made this yesterday for a fellow Raveler. Hope she likes it.

Knitted chicken

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Every year I knit a few of these. They are fun to make!

Yogurt batch 2

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I decided to try making another batch of yogurt with the milk I froze. This is how I made this batch- I heated the milk up to 185 degrees. I decided to keep it in jars to avoid scorching.  Then let it cool to 110-115 degrees. I preheated the dehydrator to 110 degrees while the milk was cooling. It took about 30 minutes to cool. So I used that time to try out my new watch. My beloved got me a DVD set for Christmas of Leslie Sansone and recently bought me a vivosmart hr. I always knew the calorie count was off just entering it into My fitness pal. I had a great workout.After the milk cooled, I mixed some of the cooled milk to the starter I had set out ahead of time to get at room temperature. (2 Tablespoons starter) Then I poured it into the jar, mixed it well and sealed it up and set into the dehydrator. I learned from a good friend that the secret was to put it just inside the door. It stayed in the dehydrator for 4 hours before it set up. Afterwards, I put it in the refrigerator to c…

Yogurt

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After spending an entire week reading about how to make yogurt, I must say the thought of making it sounded terrifying. There were so many different ways to make it and they all made it sound like theirs was the only right way. So many temperatures, so many starter cultures, I finally got to the point of not being able to read any more recipes.I "talked" to a friend who had made it before and got plenty of good advice from her. My raw milk was delivered today so I took the plunge and decided I was ready to make a batch. This morning I made a batch of English muffins for the week. They turned out great. I sampled one for breakfast. Yum! There are plenty of great recipes out there. I chose this one. Google: thecookinggeek and you'll find it. My batch made 9. I patted it out and used a glass to cut the circles. I baked it for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. I sprinkled cornmeal on the cookie sheet. Turned the rounds over and covered the other side with cornmeal. I used 1/4 cu…

Long but fun day

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Went on bus trip with hubby. After dropping off the kids, we stopped and got some breakfast at a place called Perkins. They had good pancakes and three types of yummy syrup. Afterwards,  we went to Walmart. I picked up two sheets of stickers. Our Walmart has nothing like these. Loved the selection there.Bought two pink weights so I can do my toning exercises on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Three pounds each. Went back to the school after that and waited for my sister to arrive. She and a friend ordered some scrubbers from me so I gave them to her. She gave me a cool bag. Then we dropped off kids for lunch and visited a neat shop called fabric recycles. At first glance of seeing it, I didn't want to go in. Looked boring. But after entering inside, it was awesome! Rows of fabric in bundles of all colors. Scrapbooking supplies, embroidery, cross stitch. I mentioned to my sister that I was looking for grape themed fabric. To which she pointed and said, "you mean like this?&qu…

Texas grapefruit

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I went to log my grapefruit into my fitness pal and found that it weighed 371 grams. So, I researched whether or not when you put in the weight you peel the fruit first. You do! After peeling it, it weighed 261 grams. Yay! Sitting down to enjoy this sweet treat! I bought these at Woods. They are non gmo verified. Texas sweet Scarlett's grapefruit. They are so sweet and juicy.

Baked pancakes- yum!!

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Last week I made some pancake bites and froze them for meals later. This morning I heated up 9 of them for breakfast. They are only 34 calories each. They tasted wonderful. They reminded me of waffles. I am happy that hubby bought me the mini muffin pans and that I thought to try them this way. I doubt I'll make the squares again. The squares were 114 calories. By the way the pancake bites made 48 bite sized pancakes. I found the awesome recipe here.http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/09/baked-pancakes-recipe-freezer-meal.htmlsorry I had to just copy and paste. She found it on another site that reviewed them as being bland and tasteless. I can see maybe the way they made it with just an eggwhite, but the comments people made about adding pecans to it made me realize they didn't know it was pancakes. I am guessing they thought it should taste like cake baked in a pan? The recipe from there link I shared tastes just like what they are supposed to be. Pancakes. These are deliciou…