Friday, September 24, 2010

Another American girl craft and a yummy recipe :-)

We were missing Hayley today when we made another American girl craft. :-) These are the dolls Kathleen chose to make hats for. These are the materials we used.

1) You will need your choice of wrapping paper.
2) Thin craft ribbon
3) 2 rubber bands  (We used floral wire)
4) Artificial flowers (tiny to med)
5)stapler ( I preferred using glue)
6) Glue
7) scissors
8) plastic wrap

It is important to remember to put the saran wrap on the doll's head for protection from the glue.

Not sure Kit was too happy about this!?

Cut large circles out (2) same size
Cover the plain side of the circle with lots of glue, then lay the other side on top so the pattern is showing.
If necessary trim the edges to fit.
Place the center of the glued circle on the doll's head to form the hat. Hold in place with rubber bands/floral wire to set. Adjust the brim to how you would like it.

             You could leave the hat on the doll to dry fully. However, Kathleen was worried about her being
              able to breathe, so we placed it on the table to dry. :-)
As you can see she added a flower to the brim as well. We made ones for felicity and her bitty baby too, but we were waiting for them to dry. :-) Once dry remove floral wire and or rubber bands. They are just to help them keep the shape. I have a feeling Hayley will be wanting to do hers next.

I have 2 yummy recipes you can make right in the crock pot.

The first is Crock pot Pumpkin Pie Pudding

15 oz can pumpkin
12 oz can evaporated skim milk
3/4 cup splenda
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk baking mix
2 eggs beaten or 6 egg whites
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp lemon zest

1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray
 Stir until lumps disappear
2) Cover and cook on low for 3 hours
3) Serve warm or cold

Next is Apple crisp

Apple Crisp

6 cups cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup dry quick oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp margarine
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1) Place apples in slow cooker sprayed with nonfat cooking spray
2) Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl until crumbly
3) sprinkle mixture over apples
4) Cover and cook on low 4 hours or on high 2 hours.


Just a little tip/ suggestion. Put your oils in a product called a misto. You can find this at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It is a spray bottle created for oils so it's all pure ingredients. When you buy a spray can of oil, have you ever stopped to look at all the chemicals etc. in that bottle? We try to do as many things naturally as we can. Tastes better too! It's only about $10.00 and you reuse it as often as you'd like. Chances are if there's something on a food label you can't pronounce or identify, it can't be good to feed your family.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I'm going to be working on yard sale signs. :-) Last one for us this year. One more paper to submit tonight and then preparation for next week's assignments. :-)

Today I am saying extra prayers for Jerry's cousin's wife. She is the same age as me and this morning she went in for surgery for thyroid cancer. She has a three year old son. We're praying the surgery removes it all and hopefully she will need no further measures. We were shocked at the news, she's so young and healthy. I remember growing up it was rare to hear of someone with cancer. Now it's becoming as common as a cold. I really feel the chemicals and additives in our foods play a big part in this. That's one of the reasons we try to hard steer clear of these items and cook from scratch. So much healthier.



Camille said...

What a sweet little hat for Kit! You are such a sweet Mom to do all those crafty things with your girls! Such memories they will treasure of these days. :)

I like neice has her. Those American Girl Dolls are just wonderful! :)

So sorry about Jerry's cousin's wife...I will pray for her right now.

Blessings to you!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Jill....the American Girl hat is adorable...and Kathleen is already developping a caring spirit..she wanted to make sure Kit could "breath" while the hat was drying :) :) That's so sweet..

You know I agree with everything you said about the chemicalsin our food etc. Michael Pollen...who wrote "IN Defense of Food"..It hink...and some other books. He said it best "If a third-grader can't pronounce it, you shouldn't eat it" I'm convinced that plays a role in the increase in disease in this country...but that's just my humble opinion.

I'll be praying for your husband's cousins wife...that's not easy..especially with a child. Keep me updated as you feel comfortable. Oh and good luck with the yard sale!!! I hope that you sell everything!!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Wendi said...

Cute hats!

I will be on the look out for the oil sprayer. I use to have on from Pampered Chef but it drove me crazy because the container was always sticky!

We are having some help tomorrow with a project and I think I will make the apple crisp to go with lunch. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jill said...

Camille- Thank you so much. She's pulled through the surgery now we are awaiting results. Means so much to me, thank you!

Heather- Thank you so much for your prayers. I appreciate that so much! Have you ever watched Food Inc? Scary what goes on with our foods!

Wendi- Thanks for stopping by! This container is really nice, it has a pump system built into it to move the oil up into the bottle. It is so worth it! Let me know if you try the aplle crisp, it's yummy! Good with vanilla ice cream too. :-)

Shari said...

Seeing your hat project reminded of me of something that I had filed away from Family Fun magazine for a Mother's Day Tea. Here's the link:

They didn't glue the two layers together for theirs. If I understand correctly, they folded one edge over and secured it with tape. I'm not sure how well that would work, but at least you wouldn't have the glue to contend with - always a scary proposition around dolls :)

You recipes sound delicious and are getting me in the mood for fall, my favorite season.