Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chicken Fajita Salad

-Cooked, sliced chicken breast--- flavored with Fajita Seasoning*

-mixed greens 

-diced yellow, red, green peppers 


-diced sweet onion

-grated tex mex cheese

-tostitos hint of lime chips

-can of black beans, rinsed 

-1 sliced lime for garnish

Salad Dressing

-1/2 cup pace medium thick and chunky salsa 
-2 cups sour cream 
-1 pkg ranch dressing powder 
-enough milk to get a nice consistency

*How I cooked the chicken: Completely thaw bnls sknls chicken breasts, thoroughly dry the pieces with paper towels, then toss into a ziplock bag with a couple tbsp of the epicure fajita seasoning. Close the bag and squish the chicken like crazy to distribute the seasoning. Leave for 10 min or longer, then sear in a hot skillet with a bit of canola oil on both sides, then cover with a lid and cook on low until cooked. Let rest on the cutting board for 10 minutes and then slice into ¼" strips. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

{ cuteness alert }


I've recently enjoyed the fun privilege of helping my friend, Madelyn, test her latest softie pattern, Henrietta Hippo! Her pattern features full size pattern pieces and clear, detailed, step-by-step instructions. It's a printable PDF, so once she's received your order/payment, you'll receive it in your email and be able to print it out right away!

These little hippos were soooo fun to make and pretty quick, too! It took only about an episode of Private Practice to make the wool felt one and a little longer to make the cotton one just because it was the first one I'd made. Plus, I found the wool felt easier to work with than the cotton.

The wool hippo could be considered an upcycled project, I guess. The fabric I used was a $2 wool scarf I found at a thrift store. I washed it in hot water and threw it in the dryer to make it into felt! Now I need to go thrifting again to get some different colors and patterns.

Madelyn's got some other exciting patterns in the works, too, so be sure to keep an eye on her Etsy shop - Five 20 Nine Mason Street.