February 28, 2012

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup....

It was a cold and stormy day today....
(possibility of snow tonight)
a perfect time to bring out the old crock pot
and fix some comfort soup
to warm the body and the soul!

Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup
2 lg. sweet potatoes peeled and diced
3 med. carrots cut into 1/2 " pieces
4 stalks celery cut into 1/2" pieces
2 leeks ( if desired) cut into 1/2" pieces (can use onion)
1 cup dried lentils
1 teaspoon curry powder
salt & pepper
1 tablespoon butter (or olive oil)
juice of 1/2 lemon

Combine all ingredients in the crock pot, add 6 cups of water. 
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
calories 250   fat 3.5 g   fiber 10g   protein 12g

Stay Cozy,

February 16, 2012

DIY "fortune cookies"...

Now that Valentine's Day is over..
I can share with you the gift I made for my husband...

I took a pre-made package of Chinese fortune cookies and personalized them
to hold ten special messages of my love for him!

It's easy...you can do this for any special occasion.... 

 Soak a paper towel in water and then squeeze it out.
Place a cookie one at a time (out of the package) on the damp towel.
Microwave for approx 35 secs. (watch for the cookie to begin to open up).
Take the cookie out and carefully remove the fortune. (tweezers help)
The cookie will be soft at this point and you may have to pry it open a bit.
Replace the fortune with one of your own.
(Here is a blank fortune template to use!)
Then gently press the edges of the cookie back together as it re-hardens.
You must work rather quickly, so have everything ready to go.

Repeat this one cookie at a time....and have fun!

As you can see... 
I decided to re-packaged each of my cookies in small cellophane bags!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

February 14, 2012

Letter know you care....

 I love Scrabble...and this version of the game has to be the best!

 Valentine's Scrabble!

...another wonderful Thrift Store find...brand new in the package!

February 8, 2012

A Jar of Love....

    ...and a collection of "heart" cookie cutters!

...cookies are on the horizon...

Stay Cozy,

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