Friday, November 19, 2010

Yummy Dip!

I could tell you how funny it was that there was a whole block of frozen-thawed spinach in my fridge, but after typing the story, it wasn't that funny. 

So, in need of not wasting the $1 thawed spinach, I bought artichokes, alfredo sauce and cheese to make:

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 can (14oz) of artichoke hearts, drained
1 can of Alfredo sauce (I used the Classico brand)
1 cup of Italian cheese blend (mozzerella & parmesan)

Chop the spinach and artichoke heart up.  Mix everything together in a casserole dish and bake for about 20 minutes at 325 until it's bubbly and browning.

Serve with some crackers or chips! We love it with pita chips or Costco's multigrain tortilla chips!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Toddler Purse

I made this purse for my niece for her birthday.  She's really into girly things, like princesses, right now.  Landen loves to carry around things in my purse, so I thought she would really love this.

I started with a pattern for a scripture case, but of course I didn't follow it. This tutorial from Make It and Love It, is a great idea for a basic bag.  Seriously, it's like cut 4 rectangles (I think mine were 12x9). Sew the bottom and sides, make the corner and add the strap.  I didn't add any pocket, just a magnetic clasp- which I think the hardest part was thinking through which directions the magnets went so they didn't repell each other!  I don't think it took more than and hour or two!

And from what I hear, she loves to play with it!  Can you think of a little girl that would love this for Christmas?  I can think of another niece that might!