Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Biscuit Cinnamon Roll

New Recipe Wednesday

This is a recipe you will be sure to please the kids young and old with! I came across this recipe while on vacation and it reminded me of the monkey bread I have made in the past but less time consuming. This post goes out to Brenda. Thanks for being the best twin sister ever and thanks for vacationing with me to the land of our parents!

Biscuit Cinnamon Roll

2 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup pancake syrup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Spray a bundt pan with non-stick spray. Combine the melted butter and syrup in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Place about half of the syrup mixture in the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top. Lay the biscuits on the bottom of the pan, overlapping edges (closely together) to form a ring. So you are basically laying them side by side. Top with remaining syrup and sugar mixtures. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then invert onto a serving platter.

The next time I make this I might make more of the syrup mixture and sugar mixture to add in between the biscuits as I put them into the pan.

These were delicious. Thanks to my Mom & Dad for demonstrating just how yummy they were.

Thanks for checking in on me.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bed Skirt

I had a bed skirt I really hated, then I washed it and it shrunk. Ugh, now I hate it even more. So painters drop cloth to the rescue. This stuff is a great neutral color and it is tough as steel. So let's get started.

I like to buy the 6 x 9 drop cloth as it doesn't have seams. 

I have a queen size bed. I don't have specific measurements so make this to fit whatever size bed you have. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE STARTING! There are options you can choose.

Get rid of the mattress and measure the dimensions of the box spring. Get two measurements, length and width, cut your base add an inch on three sides for the seam allowance. OR you could do what I did and lay the drop cloth on the box spring and with a marking pen mark where the edge (seam) to the skirt will be. I added an inch all the way around for seam allowance and cut. For the top of the bed where you will not have a skirt I used the drop cloth original hem. Why not use the factory edge, nice clean finish. And I won't have to hem that side.

Now, decide how long you want the skirt itself. Keeping this in mind and your length and width measurements. Cut two for the length and one for the width. Add enough on the bottom for a hem and enough on the top (1 inch) for the seam allowance. OR you can add pleats to your skirt like I did. Check out how I made pleats for the Slipcover. For the bed skirt I wanted a pleat half way down the length at the corners and in the middle of the end section. Using the measurements from the Slipcover project I cut appropriate lengths. Hem each section before pleating it. Makes the layout easier. Pin the skirt to the base and sew. Add each section as you go. Below you can see several views of the skirt on backwards.

AND Right side out and finished!!

Ellie wanted to get in the photo. 

I kind of wish I had put an additional pleat at each corner but overall I'm really happy with it. I've washed it already and it still looks awesome. There are endless uses for these drop clothes. I hope to make dining room curtains next! Check back in to see.


Pan Fried Chicken and Mushrooms

New Recipe Wednesday!

Welcome back. I was chatting with a friend today and she asked if I had anything new on my blog. Once again I have been so deep in doing and creating and not enough time to blog about it. So Jackie, this post is for you!

I came across a recipe in a magazine while I was on my way to a sunny destination last month and thought I could tweek it a bit to make it mine. This is what I came up with.

Pan Fried Chicken and Mushrooms

4 chicken thigh-leg pieces with skin on
2 Tbsp snipped fresh thyme
1 Tbsp olive oil
8 oz button mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp honey dijon mustard
1 Tbsp snipped fresh flat leaf parsley

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add chicken. Season chicken with sea salt and ground pepper. Brown chicken, both sides. Now add the fresh thyme, parsley, mushrooms and drizzle with dijon mustard. Cover skillet with lid and continue to cook chicken turning as needed until cooked through. I served this with some fresh green beans. And the next time I make this I will remember to take a picture. This will serve 4 people. Enjoy!

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