Wednesday, December 29, 2010

repurposed Christmas tree

I bought small wire Christmas tree with snow flakes all over it. I displayed it but then the little wire tree is too cute to put away. I decided to use it to store my earrings. I am just learning how to use my new camera so pics aren't perfect. This little tree would cost very little to make and would be easy.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Nut Tree Marshmellow Sauce-

Is this good for you- hm probably not but it is sooo good. When I was in High School I worked at the Nut Tree Resturant in Vacaville, Ca. I worked there 3 yrs. I worked in the Kitchen - deserts, sandwiches, salads, and prep. There stuff was great.

Marshmallow Sauce

1C sugar
1/2 C hot water
2/3 C light corn syrup
2 egg whites
1/4t vanilla
dash of alt
1/4C mayonnaise
1 T grated orange rind

Combine sugar, cornsyrup, and hot water. Heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Then boil without stirring to firm ball stage (244-248) humid weather 248. Beat egg whites tiff. Slowly add hot syrup, beating at high speed until thick and fluffy. add salt and vanilla. Gently fold in mayo and orange rind. Makes about 3C. If thicker than desired, fold in 1 or 2 more T of mayo. or 1 -2t water.

This was served with fresh pineapple. I can't remember if we served it with the fruit salad or not. I almost remember how to make that. I know at the bottom of the plate there was a wedge of watermelon, slice of coconut on top of that. Strawberries on one side, bunch of green grapes on the other. A banana sliced in 1/2 long ways on either side, more fruit on top then an orchid, then the waitress took the plate to deserts they put toasted nut bread slices at the top and in the middle a couple scoops of ice cream. It was very good.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Unusual Birthday Gifts

Sometimes it is hard to think of Birthday gifts to give someone- our son has a friend that is turning 20. He was saying he always got everything he wanted except the GI Joe with Kung Fu grip, well this yr we are giving him Kung Fu GI joe complete with his Claw Weapon a small replica of the real thing, made with wire and beads. You can see his outfit well as it is black- I will put picture I copied to make it.