Monday, May 29, 2017

Grad Money Card

Tis the season for lots of Graduation Announcements in the mailbox.  This year I needed ONE idea for the masses.  This was it!  

Every graduate appreciates dollar bills rolled up on a clever card, right?

Skip to My Lou created this one for 2017.  

I personalized it just a bit and turned out perfect!
Just print, punch a few small holes for the money diploma, add the cash and tie it up.  Quick and Easy.  

And the Adventure begins now!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Teacher Thank You-Gourmet Apple and GRAD Brochure

I made a SPECIAL DELIVERY yesterday, right before Graduation.  My son's teachers deserved a huge thank you and instead received a Gourmet Fudge Caramel  Apple.  I think they were pretty surprised and happy with the apple.

They also received this HOW TO SUCCEED IN 12th Grade Brochure.

It's a pretty sure bet that Jake's teachers will remember him for quite some time.  We heard a loud cheering roar when Jake received his diploma, from parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, friends and TEACHERS.  

He did it!

Congratulations to all the 2017 Graduates!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bon Appetite Vegetable Dip

Favorite Family Vegetable Dip

Bon Appetit Dip
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. Bon Appetit
1 Tbsp. green onion

Mix all ingredients, refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

The Bon Appetit seasoning is no longer produced, which is sad because we loved it.  Instead you can make the seasoning by using this recipe.

If you don't want the hassle of making the seasoning you can also use this product.  Tastes fairly similar.

We use this dip recipe for not only veggies but also chips, and any other snack items.

Mr. McGregor's Garden Relish Tray

My family was invited to my brother and sister-in-law's home for Easter this year.  My assignment was a relish tray. 

Because I was not hosting the dinner this year and had a little extra time, I decided to try something a little more creative than the usual cut up veggies on a tray.  My inspiration came from Glitter and Goulash  

I had just purchased this wooden tray from Jenifer's Furniture and Decor and thought it would make a great "garden bed" for Mr. McGregor's Relish Tray.  That's kind of an Easter bunny thing, right?

By the way I LOVE, LOVE Jenifer's!

I washed the head of some frilly lettuce (butter or anything kind of leafy), then set aside to dry.  Thankfully my husband chipped in to help and washed the veggies and cut them all into stick form.

Then came the time for the very easy process of "planting" our garden.  I layered saran wrap on the bottom of tray and then added leafy lettuce, being sure to "frill it out" over the edges of tray.

If you are serving a dip with the veggies, place your bowl where you want it on the tray.  Then start planting carrot sticks, cheese sticks, celery, pepper, tomatoes, cauliflower, cucumbers, broccoli and radishes. 

Add a little plate of truffles and chocolate covered pretzel rods and this would make a lovely, edible centerpiece for a Mother's Day brunch.