Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FoodQT: Thanksgiving Leftover Soup

Here's tonight dinner cooking away on the stove. I decided to give these ingredients a last goodbye from our thanksgiving meals. I added a couple of extras to give it a nice cozy comfort-food feeling.

1 package of real hash browns
1 shallot, diced
1/4 white onion, diced
1-2 carrots, chopped
1 stock of celery, chopped
3 Tablespoons of butter, separated
3 Tablespoons of flour, separated
1/2c of corn and peas
2 broccoli crowns, pulled apart
1/2lb of leftover hardwood smoked ham, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups of chicken stock +1 cup of water
2 cups of whole milk
1/4 c of Colburn or cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Sauté veggies together with 2 tablespoons of butter.

2. Hashbrowns go in last, quick stir.

3. Make a well and add rest of  butter and 2 heaping tablespoons of flour. Mix well, unto veggies.

4. Add liquids, stir slowly. Let simmer, for 10 mins. The cup of water and flour tablespoon are form making the soup thicken, but not necessary to add.

5. Enjoy with some shredded cheese and chives.

Monday, November 14, 2016

FoodQT : Champurrado

It's been very hot these last couple of days. In attempts to bring on the winter days, I'm making easy-peasy delicious Champurrado. A mexican based corn masa drink, made with mexican chocolate discs. Served hot on cold nights, usually accompanied by pan dulce or sweet bread.

1 lb corn masa
1 Chocolate Abuelita Disc
1 c of sugar or 1 piloncillo
1/2c of sugar (needed)
(compacted sugar molasses )
1 TBSP of vanilla
1 tsp of ground cinnamon or 2 sticks of cinnamon
5 c of water + 2 cups of boiling water
2 1/2 c of milk
Vitamix blender & large pot

1. Set 5 cups of water to boil. Add piloncillo.

2. In blender mix boiling water masa, and all other ingredients, except disc. Blend well, add to pot.

3. Keep mixing masa and add chocolate disc. When thicken, add milk.

4. For smooth drink, make sure mixture is blend well in blender and you're mixing in por often. Turn off, once drink is hot, enjoy! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Let's Celebrate

Here's a card I made for my coworker. She's getting married soon, so I was asked to make the Bachelorette Party Invite, in wedding form. I love how wedding like it came out.

Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Bazzil Heavy Cardstock
Wedding Bliss Embossing Folder
Mama Elephant Some Bunny Stamp set
Big Shot
Paper Flowers
Lawn Fawn Twine
Brads from Michaels Brand
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen Signo White Gel Pen
3-D Clear foam tape 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Balloon Friends

Here are the September Babies cards I made for my coworkers. I had fun creating simple cards, next time I will make a second panel.

Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Panel Die
Mama Elephant U and Away Stamp set
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Coordinating die
Copic Markers
Mama Elephant ink for stars :pacific blue, lemongrass, and violet
Watermark Ink
Ez clear 3D tape
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Happy Birthday Bows

Here's a card I made for my coworker. As a makeup artist, we like things bright and full of colors, so I made some distress rainbows. I used watermark ink, so the black ink would take nicely to Watercolor Paper and not smear. 

Simon Says Stamp Lavender Cardstock 
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper 
Mama Elephant Make a Wish Stamp
Mama Elephant Party Kit Stamp Set
Distress Ink in
 peacock feathers 
spun sugar 
Pickled Raspberry
Shabby Shutters
Salty Ocean
Squeezed Lemonade 
Signo White Gel Pen
Versamark Ink in Black
Embossing Buddy
Tim Holtz Embossing Ink 
American Crafts Embossing white powder

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Colors of the Wind Baby

Here's the matching card to go along with the Crochet Pochantas inspired baby set I did in previous post.
I used Sunday Stroll to add flying leaves and hearts.

Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Simon Says Stamp Navy Blue Cardstock
Kuretake /Zig watercolors
Watercolor Brush
Watercolor Pen
Mama Elephant Just Hatched Stamp set
Mama Elephant Sunday Stroll Stamp set
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Matte Medium 

Monday, September 12, 2016

HandmadeQT: Pocahontas Baby Set

I've been waiting to post this picture for a long time. I made this baby set as a diaper cover bottom and top as one. Off the shoulder top. I made this pattern using own stitch. There's a button hole made unto the back of them  dress and the strap connect to it. For sandals, I used a patten variation from Youtube.

I used a double and half double crochet. I did the middle of the body with half double and single crochet. I did the shell looking stitch with puff clusters pattern I've made in the past (for pattern please check past posts) I did top and strap with double crochet. Lastly, I used a shell stitch on front post to get to dangle off like in Pochantas.

Red Heart Yarn in Tan
Red Heart Yarn in Brown
Red Heart Yarn in Teal
Simply Caron in White
Yarn Scissors
Yarn Needle