Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Calorie Free" Saturday!

Saturdays are the one day that we get to sleep in (at least until 7:00 am!).  Our typical Saturday consists of waking up without an alarm (unless you count the phone ringing), having our first cup of coffee on the porch and we eat what we want, so we call it "Calorie Free" Saturday!  Almost every week, I make a big batch of pancakes and I do have to admit, I make The Best pancakes!! Look for my Pancake Post coming soon!  But today, I wanted something a little different.  I didn't have much time but wanted something warm and sweet and Gregg absolutely loves Strawberries.  So, I looked in the fridge to see what I had on hand.  I found a can of Pillsbury Homestyle Butter Biscuits (why I have these, I do not know because we NEVer eat biscuits!) and started just playing around with a few ingredients and now have created what will for sure be one of our favorite "Calorie Free" Saturday breakfasts!  I've named it: 

 Strawberry Stuffed Biscuits

You will need one can of biscuits of choice (or homemade).  Place on pan and before putting in oven, dot each biscuit with butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar
 on top of each biscuit.  Bake according to directions.

While hot, split open each biscuit and place 1 tsp cream cheese (plain or Strawberry) 
and 1 tsp of Strawberry jam. 
This is my mother's homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam that is Fabulous!

Top with Strawberry Syrup and Whipped Cream.

Eat while still hot!  The filling gets all melted together and it's so YUMMY!
  and did I mention... 

it's "Calorie Free"!!

Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thrifty Thursday!

Don't have a lot of time today but wanted to share this quick, "thrifty" idea...
I have had these canisters for a couple of years and didn't "love-love" them if you know what I mean!! But, didn't really want to invest in a new set either.  I do like the bright crisp white color of them but thought they needed a little something else.  

I have black and white curtains and accessories in my kitchen so I decided to stay with that theme.  My friend Christy got a handy-dandy Cricut for her birthday.  These things are FABulous!! I ran over to her house and had her cut out the numbers 1-5 in a nice clean Times New Roman font...

Now I LOVE-LOVE my canisters!!! So, for the price of a sheet of sticky black paper I have totally changed (and updated) the look of my canisters without going out a buying a new set.  If you don't own one of these fancy-dancy machines (I do not..but am asking Santa for one for Christmas)you can stencil your own image or just buy letters or numbers in the scrapbook section at your favorite craft store!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

FUNday Monday~!!

I didn't used to enjoy "Mondays" very much.  It meant the start of a long stressful week at work but now that I am a full-time Home Manager, I look forward to Mondays! I love sitting down, planning my week of things to do to get my house in order and I decided to add a little "twist" and start each week with a quick, fun creative task.  

This week I wanted something new for my front door.  I have had a huge metal yellow butterfly on my front door since the Spring and it was time for a change.  Gardens are overflowing right now with beautiful, colorful fresh flowers and it's a shame to only have them in a vase inside.  My mother gave me this beautiful flat basket so I hung it on the door with a ribbon and suction cup; added a small plastic container of water and filled with fresh flowers!!  Remember to replace faded flowers with fresh ones when needed.

Make it a FUN Monday friends!!