Nov 15, 2013
Okay honesty time, Jello isn't my favorite thing in the world. Not saying I hate it, but I will almost always have something else before I force feed myself Jello. However, every year for Thanksgiving our mom would make a Cranberry-Raspberry Jello that was absolutely delicious, I look forward to it every year. Since I am now having my own dinner this year, I thought it might be nice to bring the tradition to my own feast. I decided to attack my mom's Jello salad... but with several little twists.
1 Package Raspberry Jello
Seeds from 1 Large Pomegranate
1 20oz. Can of Crushed Pineapple
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
1 Cup Cottage Cheese
1 Pint Whipping Cream
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Teaspoons Corn Starch
1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil on the stove, add the jello and stir it until it completely dissolves.
2. Add 1 cup of cold water to the mixture and pour everything into a large bowl.
3. Add the crushed pineapple, including juice, pomegranate seeds, pecans and cottage cheese.
4. You may make personal servings like I did, if you wish, or you can keep it all in one dish, either way, let it chill in the refrigerator for several hours until it is firm.
5. To make the topping, add the whipping cream, powdered sugar and corn starch to a large bowl. Mix everything with a hand mixer for several minutes, on high, until it is stiff enough to stand up.
6. Either spoon the cream on top of the jello or pipe it on with a piping bag.
Okay so I know when you first saw the word "Jello" many of you probably cringed, but don't knock it 'til you've tried it. This is absolutely wonderful, not to mention, the texture is perfect. It is the perfect sweet addition to your own Thanksgiving Day feast. Lovely Friday, Lou!
Labels: Tastes // Bites
Nov 14, 2013
Hello lovelies! Sorry for the lack of posting the past two days, it has been C-R-A-Z-Y on the school front. I'm sure some of you know what I mean. Life just gets a hold of you sometimes. But now that I am back on track I am here to share a fun little Thanksgiving DIY with you all. These Thanksgiving Placemats are so perfect and can pretty much be transitioned into any holiday or any day. And the best part, no messing up that gorgeous Thanksgiving table cloth that you keep tucked away for special occasions.
1 Gold Sharpie
1 Black sharpie
Kraft Paper, (Mine are cut 17x17, but you can adjust them to your dream size.)
1 Plate and 1 glass as your stencil
1. Place the plate on top of the kraft paper to your desired spot and trace it with the gold Sharpie.
2. Trace the glass on the paper the same way.
3. Now here comes the fun part, decorate! This is where you can really let out your creativity. I kept mine pretty simple, but you can go all out.
4. Trace the outside of your lettering or images as if there is a drop shadow to really make things "pop".
These are so fun to make and they would really spice up your Thanksgiving table scape. Maybe you can make an activity out of it, everyone can decorate their own? Now there's an idea. That will definitely keep the little Thanksgiving-ers at bay. Lovely day, Lou!
Nov 10, 2013
Pineapple Juice (concentrate is fine)
1. In a large saucepan, mix together 2 cups of apple cider to 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice and 3-4 cinnamon sticks, let simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
2. Cut an apple from left to right as shown in the picture, aren't those stars in the middle the prettiest? Gotta love nature.
3. Add the apples to the pot and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
4. Take the mix off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
5. In a LARGE pitcher, mix 3 1/2 cups ginger ale to the entire juice mix. Be careful when doing this, there is something about the hot liquids that make the ginger ale extremely fizzy.
6. Serve this delicious drink hot, cold or warm. It is excellent at any temperature.
I love this drink so much I kept the pitcher in the fridge and I have been heating a mug of it every night before bed. You just can't beat the hints of ginger with the sweet pineapple. Okay, now my mouth is watering, excuse me while I just go grab a glass. Cheers, Lou!
Nov 7, 2013
Hello lovelies! Since Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite holidays, preparing for a big feast is a must! However, there is more to Thanksgiving dinner then just the food, although it is amazing, I find that the magic of this holiday rests in the little details and decor. These adorable straw flags that I designed are a great way to personalize your very own thanksgiving dinner.
I have created a few different flags, one for you turkey bowl nuts, two for the traditional Thanksgiving day lover...
...and one that can be personalized just for you, name tags maybe?
1. Download the straw flags here.
2. Cut out the flags.
3. Using a glue stick or double sided tape, attach them to your favorite straws on Thanksgiving. Or you could even tape the blank ones to the outside of a cup, the possibilities are endless.
I hope you all love these little straw flags as much as I do. They will definitely be making their debut at my holiday dinner this year. Have a lovely weekend! Cheers, Lou!
Nov 6, 2013
Hello Lovelies! So I think it is safe to say it officially feels like winter. It has snowed twice now here in Salt Lake and I keep having to wait for the snow to melt before I can make myself go outside. I'm just not ready for the bitter cold yet. When it is Winter, I always seem to put comfort first when it comes to outfits, especially when school is my main errand for the day, which is pretty much every day.
I have to say these are some of my favorite new dress pants. I found them a few weeks ago at TJ-Maxx and I just couldn't pass them up. They are easily the comfiest pants I own and they are perfect with almost everything.
I kept the outfit comfy and casual by pairing my pants with a slouchy green top and fur vest. This vest is so warm, I just love bringing it out every Fall.
Just remember, only a couple more days until the weekend and we can all be free of another stressful week. Cheers, Lou!
Labels: Clothes // Outfits