Thursday, April 24, 2014

Scalloped Cabbage Casserole

I had this a few years ago at a St. Patrick's day party. When St. Patricks day came around last year, and I couldn't find a cabbage recipe that sounded good, I requested this one! 

Scalloped Cabbage Casserole

8 c. shredded cabbage (3/4 head)
1 t. salt
pepper to suit
1 t. sugar
3 T butter
2 T flour
1/2 c. grated american cheese
1 c. whole milk
1/3 c. bread crumbs

1. Cook cabbage in boiling water about 15 min. then drain. Place 1/2 of butter in casserole dish coating it.
2. Mix together salt, sugar, pepper and add mixture to the cabbage in casserole dish, then add flour, cheese and the remaining butter.
3. Pour milk onto casserole and sprinkle top with bread crumbs.
4. Bake at 400 about 35-40 minutes until browned.

makes 6 servings.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic Aioli

Brussel Sprouts are one of those foods that I have always thought of as EWW! My mom NEVER made them for us, I never had really ever tried them.  I finally tried them at a nicer restaurant and thought that the roasted ones were actually pretty good. (And not bad for you!)

Ingredients for Brussel Sprouts
1 bag frozen Brussel Sprouts cut into wedges
Canola Oil
Salt & Pepper

Directions For Brussel Sprouts:

Place brussel sprouts on a baking sheet and drizzle with canola oil. 
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Mix around brussel sprouts on pan to ensure they all get nicely coated in the oil. 
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown on at least one side.
Ingredients For Aioli:

6 T. mayonnaise
1/4 t. minced garlic
1 t. lemon juice
1 T. flat leaf parsley chopped 

Directions For Aioli:

Mix together mayonnaise, garlic, parsley and lemon juice. Serve in a ramekin or drizzled on top.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

White Peachy Sangria

This is the sangria we made for the shower! It was a hit!

4 (750 milliliter) bottles moscato wine
4 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite)
1 cup brandy
1 cup peach schnapps
2 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced
1 (16 ounce) package fresh strawberries, sliced
2 mangos - peeled, seeded, and sliced (or frozen and save yourself the time!)
1/2 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
1 (6 ounce) container fresh raspberries

Mix all ingredients, serve over ice.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bachelorette Party!

We had a KC bachelorette party for the Bride To Be, Erica! She requested a "Little Black Dress" theme. We all wore black, and she wore white! We had a great time and had some laughs! 

We started the night with a lingerie shower and then headed out for a night on the Plaza!

Adorable cookies made by my co-worker Donna

Card that was an insert in the invitation, so we could play the game below!

We have some awesome friends!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Funny

Earlier this week we had a class meeting. Someone complimented a girl about how she always cares about people and tries to cheer everyone up.  She started crying. We were all wondering why…

When it was her turn, she gave a very heartfelt “speech” about how everyone is special, they have someone who loves them, and even if you don’t feel like it, she cares about everyone around her.

Needless to say we were all in tears, with the exception of one student, who said, “I want to cry, but my eyes are constipated!”

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Bridal Shower

My bestie is getting married!! We threw her a wine tasting spring shower. We tasted 6 white wines as our "game." It was a beautiful spring day! Here are a few pictures!
I made the invites in Silhouette, printed them at home on card stock, and added this beautiful lace from Hobby Lobby.

Hanger from MaiCreationsSs on Etsy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fake Dyed Easter Eggs

I found these "plastic" decorating eggs at Wal*Mart. It was fun to dye eggs again! I will be able to re-use them as a decoration. I bought the cheap-o PAAS dye kit, and it worked well. I didn't want bold colors. I wanted soft pastels. These eggs did float, which was kind of a pain. 

Once they were dyed, I put them with some moss from the dollar store. I think it turned out pretty cute!