Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday Snippets-Junkin' Milk Glass Lamp, $1 Barbie Chair Alert and Buffalo Cheezies?

I've always loved milk glass and have a true soft spot for hobnail milk glass. This little beauty works great, takes a 3-way bulb, will find a home in my bedroom and was only $5 at Goodwill:@) Had to hit three thrift stores before anything caught my eye... but I'm glad we made the rounds!

I saw these cute little chairs at Dollar Tree, they are intended to be cell phone stands but I immediately saw a Barbie chair. 
The cashier told me I was the third person that day (and it was only 10:30 AM) that said the same thing. 
Had to chuckle because she said they'd sell more if they ~were~ called Barbie chairs! I suggest they correct that with a Sharpie...
Pipe cleaner puppy for Barbie HERE.

I took the little stickers off and trimmed the residual glue, but that's up to you and girls might like the bling. 
I will say that silver one hid the seam up top.

And I'll end with a personal note to the good folks at Herr's.
Herr's is a local company and it makes high quality chips and snack foods.
One of my favorite guilty pleasures is their Jalapeno Popper Cheezies-give the person that created them a raise please!
I recently picked up Buffalo Blue Cheese Cheezies and highly recommend them too.
Keep up the good work, I always look forward to your new and/or novelty products:@)

Have a happy day:@)

Friday, July 20, 2018

TGIF!!!


Just gonna say...

Have a great weekend everyone:@)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tropical Treat Coleslaw with Pineapple and No Mayonnaise -Diabetic Friendly

One of my sons really loved this crunchy, pickley Tropical Treat Coleslaw with pineapple, green peppers and celery. I give it a thumbs up with one small modification... It needs to be a little sweeter for me. And since it's made with Splenda, that shouldn't be a problem:@) The cabbage and peppers make it similar to a couple other slaw/hash recipes I've made before, I'll add links to them below. If you're looking for a side salad that doesn't have mayo this summer, you might want to give this a try. A nice little bonus, it's diabetic friendly too.
 I've added the 'jalapeno' label, a red one would be pretty and a little heat might be nice with the pineapple... 
Just sayin':@)
If it fits into your diet, a little shredded carrot would add some nice color too.
And while I understand pineapple isn't the best fruit for a low carb diet, I think(?) this still fits in fairly well with that diet.

Other recipes you might like:
Philadelphia Pepper Hash (early blog picture... *ugh*) and Pepper Slaw

Tropical Treat Cole Slaw -from Everyday Diabetic
~printable version~
2 C shredded cabbage
1/4 C thinly sliced green pepper
1/4 C thinly sliced celery
1 tsp onion powder
8 oz pineapple tidbits, drained
1/4 C white vinegar
3 tsp Splenda-or more to taste, obviously can use sugar if desired
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper-seems like a lot... I did cut back
We thought a few shakes of celery seed might be a nice addition too
~ Mix everything and let marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. A Lock-N-Lock bowl works well, just flip it when you open the fridge.

Eat well and have a happy day:@)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Adobo Chicken Kabobs with Colossal Spanish Olives

Grilled olives? Yep, and on hot summer days the huge meaty ones are salty, a little tangy, refreshing and very filling:@) These Adobo Chicken Shish-Ka-Bobs with Colossal Spanish Olives are another quick grilling idea for when you don't have time to let the meat marinate. They'd also cook up quickly on a George Foreman grill, saving the time waiting for a charcoal or gas grill to heat up. Add any veggies you'd like, but the standard three ~onion, peppers and zucchini~ work well with the adobo spices.

 And while we're talking about saving time... 
They don't have to be threaded on skewers for shish-ka-bobs either,
you could heat up a large grill basket and just toss everything into that. 

The Adobo Seasoning I used, I was tickled to find it at Dollar Tree:

Adobo Chicken Kabobs with Colossal Spanish Olives
  1. Cut chicken and vegetables into 1" chunks.
  2. Add everything except olives to bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle liberally with Adobo Seasoning.
  3. Alternately skewer chicken, veggies and olives. Add an extra sprinkle of Adobo seasoning to the meat.
  4. Grill with lid closed, over medium/high heat approximately 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, turning skewers a couple times. 
  5. Serve with additional Adobo seasoning in lieu of salt and pepper.
Fire up the grill of your choice and have a happy day:@)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Two Ingredient Spinach Alfredo Dip -Stove top, oven, grill or crock pot

I went junkin' and got a new kitchen toy! Been looking for one of these 2 1/2 C Little Dipper Crock Pots and finally found a shiny brand new one at the thrift store (sans lid but a Corelle cereal bowl fits fine). First up, this Two Ingredient Spinach Alfredo Dip is almost too easy folks. And it can be heated up any way you'd like, whether in the oven in a pretty baking dish for the holidays or heated on the grill in cast iron, or even served in a disposable tin pan for easy clean-up! I'm thinking camp fire for that last one. And football season is coming... just sayin':@)

 This is a nice mild dip. Want to amp the flavor up even more?
Add a little garlic powder, some Parmesan cheese and maybe even a few shakes of red pepper flakes.
 I did add the 'bacon' label, we all know a little bacon makes everything better:@)
Leftovers? Spoon over noodles for a quick and easy side dish.

Two Ingredient Spinach Alfredo Dip-Modified from Pillsbury
~This makes about 1 1/2 C dip, recipe easily doubled, etc.
12 oz frozen spinach, cooked and squeezed dry-I'm going to try thawed and squeezed (not cooked) next time
3/4 C jarred alfredo sauce
Optional-1/4 tsp seasoned salt and black pepper to taste-I used Lawry's Seasoned Salt and a few cranks of pepper
  1. Mix and heat. 350 oven for about 20-25 minutes, same for a medium hot grill or campfire (just keep an eye on it). Stove, heat on medium stirring occasionally. My Little Dipper Crock Pot took about 1 1/2 hours to heat through. 
  2. Serve with crackers, toasts, chips and/or veggies.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Mermaid Tail Pattern for Barbie and the story behind my Barbie posts

I treated myself to a lazy morning of scrolling through Etsy and happened upon Mermaid Tails for Barbie. I thought they were cute and remembered this blingy fabric at Walmart and the next thing I knew, I was in the car... A fun little bonus, the fabric was on clearance so 1/4 yard (easily enough for 4 tails) was 63¢. You could make simple tops out of the scrap fabric too, I used the sequined headband from my bathing suit tutorial HERE.

Now let me say upfront, I do not have the patience to be a proper seamstress, no I do not
So some of my ideas are the kind a 10 year old might come up with:@)
This is one of those...

If you search 'Barbie mermaid tail' on pinterest you'll find ideas, patterns and directions.
There are even links to buy them from Etsy and Ebay.
I just roughly drew this, the flat side goes against the folded fabric and cut 2.
Place the right sides together and sewed 1/4" seam from side, around tail and up to the other side.
Turn right side out, push tail points out.
The opening will be wide-and easier to get on the doll...
I just made a waist band from a stretchy headband (cut to size and hot glued together),
pulled it over the doll's hips and held the tail in place with that.
If you want to sew a waistband, you'll have to add length to the top of the pattern.

I know some might wonder... Why does a woman with grown sons and no grandkids put Barbie doll posts on her blog? Well, I'll tell you:@) One of my favorite childhood memories is, one day Ma sewed me a brand new pair of pajamas, then she took the fabric scraps and sewed a matching pair for my Barbie! Boy I thought I was a hot shot and felt very special indeed! Here at Pig In Mud I try to share simple ideas folks can make for ~or with~ girls, hoping you too can build special memories. My Barbie board on Pinterest can be found HERE.

Make something just for fun and have a happy day:@)

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Craftastic Monday

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Easy Lemon Loaf Cake

I'd say this Easy Lemon Loaf Cake takes a plain white cake mix and turns it into a nice tangy pound cake. As soon as I saw that it called for yogurt I was hooked and just had to whip one up. We enjoyed it at Sunday dinner topped with some fresh raspberries, but it's very good plain too. Another bonus, this cake freezes beautifully. If you like nice dense pound cakes folks, don't hesitate to try this recipe:@)

Easy Lemon Loaf Cake-from Betty Crocker
1 box white cake mix-I'm sure yellow cake mix would be fine if that's what's on-hand
2 containers, 6 oz each, lemon yogurt
1/2 C butter, melted
2 eggs
1 Tblsp lemon zest-I just use the zest of one lemon
2 Tblsp coarse sugar for top, if desired-I didn't add this
  1. Mix everything and pour into a greased and floured 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  2. Sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pan 10 minutes, turn out onto rack and cool completely.
Have a sticky sweet happy day:@)

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