Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The weather is starting to get cooler it's time forone of my all time favorites tortilla soup.
1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef meat
2 -16 oz cans pinto beans
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can whole kernel corn
1 pkg taco seasoning
2 cups water
2 cans 14.5 diced tomatoes with juice
1 can tomatoes with green chilies
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1- 4 oz chopped green chilies
1 package dry ranch dressing
Brown and scramble ground beef. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover, and simmer soup for 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve with tortilla strips fried in oil, tortilla chips,or chili cheese Fritoes with shredded cheddar cheese.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Supplies: 8 canning jars I prefer large mouth
8 lids, with rings.
large canning pot
thongs for lifting hot jars from water
pot for boiling the sauce 8 quart size
40 medium size tomatoes
2 tablespoon of fresh cilantro
2 cups of fine chopped onions
2 cups of fine chopped bell peppers
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
4 teaspoons salt
6 fresh jalapeno peppers chopped fine, depending on how hot they are you may need more or less, I find that my home grown peppers are much hotter that the store bought ones.
Wash jars squeaky clean, place in oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes to sterilize them.
Pour the homemade salsa in the hot jars. Using funnel.
I use a wet paper towel to wipe the rim, followed by a dry towel. This keeps the rim clean, which will help the jars seal properly.
Tighten the lid, I tighten until it is snug, I don't wrench it extremely overly tight.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
This is a simple hand painted rose. It makes a wonderful Victorian Christmas Ornament, or decoration for a Victorian Style home.
Supplies: paints are buttermilk, lisa pink, seminole green, cactus green, boysenberry pink, and white. Heart shaped wood. eye screw, 1 large pearl, 1 small pearl, pin wire, eye hole wire, round needle nose pliers, regular need nose pliers, wire cutters, ribbon, and hot glue.
Brushes #4 square, #4 round, # filbert, #8 flat, liner brush, brush basin, and paper palette.
Base coat heart with cactus green, after sanding.
Watch the video to see how I painted the roses.
Glue pearls with hot glue.
Add pearl through eye hole pin, bend forward around round needle nose pliers.
Slip on to heart pearls.
Repeat with smaller pearl. Make bow hot glue to front of heart, add ribbon through eye hook to hang.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Monday, December 30, 2013
I just wanted to share some of the quilts I accomplished this year.
My daughter in love, likes owls so I couldn't resist.
I made this one for my grand daughter.
I made this one for the bright colors which I have an attraction to.
This is my first applique quilt.
I have a grandson who is a Raiders fan.
This scrappy quilt was made with vintage style material for my grandson in Oregon.
I'm thinking that I will catalog all the quilts I make for my own record here.
My grand daughters Hello Kitty quilts.
Made this baby blanket for my grand daughter.
This one I made for my son Dany and his wife Angela.