Is anyone out there this week? It was reallllllly quiet on the blog front yesterday. I think everyone is trying to get the sweet little cherubs ready for school, hmmmmm? Our "little" cherubs don't start until next Tuesday, and there's really not much I have to "do" to get these two high schoolers ready anymore anyways. It's not like elementary school when you have to buy a zillion school supplies and loads of clothes. Now I don't even get a list of needed supplies until school starts, and then it's typically just paper and folders!
It was fun to pull out an "old" SU set recently. I actually borrowed this set from my friend Lue since I had never used it. I'm not a huge fan of long, horizontal images on a card. I find them hard to make work. So, instead of using it as a main image, I used it more as an "embellishment" on the card, if that makes any sense. I do this layout alot with the scalloped bottom edge. This time, instead of using a coordinating color cardstock at the bottom, I used the horizontal image instead, and I love how it turned out! The sentiment in the middle has the words "thank you" at the end of the verse, but I cut that off and just used the plain verse since the bottom horizontal image had the words "thank you" already in it. I didn't need to say "thank you" twice!
Here's a closeup of the bottom of the card:
It was an exciting morning around here today. It is MN State Fair time, and for the first time ever, we entered a fair contest!!! Ha-ha! That's right, we entered a contest called "Stick with Canola"! You had to make something on a stick that was cooked in canola oil. After little debate, we decided our entry was going to be Chicken Alfredo Pizza On A Stick!!!!! Yep. We came up with this because our big specialty meal in the summer is Chicken Alfredo Pizza on the grill. We adapted that concept and put it on a stick. Do you love it or what? Yummo!!!! Here's a few pics of the preparation this morning...
This first picture is of all the ingredients layered on the stick. Grilled chicken, mozzarella, green onion, and a cherry tomato. To this stick, we brush on Alfredo sauce. After this step, we wrapped the stick with an egg roll wrapper. I didn't get a shot of that step, unfortunately.
Then we dropped it into the deep fat fryer (filled, of course with canola oil), and fried it up for a few minutes. Let me just tell you.....it's fabulous! Hubby and Youngest Son had to drop off one completely cooked entree, and two uncooked entrees this morning between 8a-9am. Apparently the winner is going to be announced at 1030am. Wish us luck--we could win our first blue ribbon ever!!! LOL. Corny, but fun. When you don't have a lot of money to spend on other fun outings, this is what we've had to resort to for fun this summer!
We are thinking about taking a road trip for the day just to get us all out of the house and in better spirits. It has been a really tough week for both Hubby and I and we need to get the heck out of dodge and have some fun for a change. We desperately need it.
I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend, enjoy your last few days of summer!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Posted by Amy at 8:32 AM