Saturday, August 16, 2008

family reunion, a recipe and some more cards

Circles, circles, circles! You'll see a theme with this batch of cards. This one was actually the last I did. I used a Paper Source round card. I hand cut some circles out of scrap paper. Stamped "hi there" and added a few rhinestones.

Today is our 2nd Annual Family Reunion! I can't wait. My dad's family is HUGE. He had 10 brothers and sisters, they all had many kids, and so on and so on! It should be fun. And today I'm feeling much better. Not 100%...but better. I really shouldn't complain...people deal with far worse than me. Anyhow, yesterday I made a blueberry pie (actually 2...one for us here!), my Aunt's Salsa recipe, and today I'm making a Blueberry and Orange Spinach Salad. So good. Here's the recipe...
Blueberry and Orange Spinach Salad
from Betty Crocker Summer Favorites - Summer 2007

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 tsp real maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbs fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled, cut into sections (about 1/2 cup)

Step #1: Heat oven to 350'F. Line cookie sheet with foil. In small bowl,mix pecans and maple syrup until pecans are well coated. Spread pecans on foil. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp sugar. Bake 7 to 9 minutes, stirring ocasionally, until pecans arelightly toasted. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Step #2: Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat orange juice, vinegar, oil and 2 tsp sugar with wire whisk until well blended.

Step #3: In large bowl, toss spinach, blueberries and orange peices. Pour dressing over salad; toss. Sprinkle with pecans. Serve immediately.

This salad is so good! Especially if you love blueberries like I do. Well...I'll leave you with a few of my cards...I hope to catch up on blogs tomorrow...Happy Saturday!

Layers of ribbon scraps glued and stapled onto a 1 inch square of cardstock. Then I mounted the square onto a slide (originally white - I painted it brown with acrylic)
More hand cut circles out of scraps of paper. Stamped the little coffee cup. One of my favorite and oldest stamps! I colored it with pencil and added some stickles for the "steam."
Again...ribbon scraps glued onto a 1 inch square of cardstock. Stuck to blue and cream this time. Added the K & Co. "baby" sticker. So easy to make!
Circles again! I had made my boss a birthday card like this a few months ago. I had the same layout but just added a monogram letter to one of the circles and loved how it turned out. So I used the same layout and stamped "hi there" added a few rhinestones and that was it!

Thanks for looking again!

8 comments:

Monica M said...

Those are some great cards - enjoy your family reunion!

Lorie said...

The recipe sounds yummy!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

cute cards

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Sweet Pete said...

I love the cards especially the ribbon in the slide! Very very cute! Hope you have/had fun at the reunion.

Miss M! said...

I love your cards - especially the circles and ribbon scraps. I'd never think to use ribbon scraps like that, but they look so good!

Lily said...

Wonderful cards! I hope you took lots of family reunion photos!

Gabrielle said...

LOVE the cards! They are great!

Heather said...

beautiful cards!

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