Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday Favorites



Hope you are all staying in & staying safe. I'm doing my best to stay in. I've been staying in for 3 days & then the 4th day going grocery shopping or other errands. But mostly letting my hubby pick up stuff on the way home from work.

1. We've been watching a few things on Netflix lately. I watched the 1st episode of "Santa Clarita Diet" the other day. It's pretty gross but funny. I had my hubby watch it last night & I think we are going to watch more episodes together. We are getting rid of Netflix on Monday, so we will have to binge-watch it. We'll be getting it back when Summer starts. 



2. We watched "Murder Mystery" a few weeks ago. I really liked it. It was funny but a mystery & drama/action.


3. Tara made a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting this week. It was really good & it cheered us up a bit.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tasty Tuesday-Baked Macaroni & cheese

Homemade Baked Macaroni & Cheese



Ingredients:

  • Pasta:
  • 8oz. elbow pasta
  • 1tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Topping:
  • 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Sauce:
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups warmed milk
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • Seasonings:
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder.

  • Instructions:
    1. Pasta: Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add macaroni and cook per packet directions.
    2. Drain, return pasta to pot, add butter and toss until melted. Set aside to cool while making the sauce.
    3. Topping: Mix together topping. Set aside.
    4. Preheat oven to 350F.
    5. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. 
    6. Add about 1 cup of the milk and mix with a whisk to dissolve the paste into the milk. Then add remaining milk and mix until lump free.
    7. Mix in salt and seasonings.
    8. Cook, whisking regularly, for 5 to 8 minutes until thickened to a cream consistency.
    9. Remove from stove, add cheese and stir - cheese doesn't need to melt. 
    10. Adjust salt to taste. 
    11. Pour sauce into pot with macaroni. Stir quickly, then pour back into the baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumb topping.
    12. Bake for 25 minutes or until top is light golden. 
    13. Sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Nail Files. Week # 347

I thought I would do some Spring nails this week. The purple is Orly Breathable, I don't see a color on this 1. Weird. Blue is Essie-In the cab-ana, Green is Orly-Vintage & the pink is Essie-One way for one.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Learn something from this


A lot of stuff has been going on in the world the past few weeks. Things are changing. I'm hoping we can all learn from the things that are going on. Like no more shaking hands (never again). Honestly I hate shaking people's hands. Maybe people will clean differently. Use Lysol wipes more on door knobs & sink handles, the fridge handle, light switches. I haven't been that great at doing that. Not use make up samples in Sephora or Ulta. Do not put the lipstick on your lips. I have swatched the lipstick on my hand, but then I clean it off right after. Spend more time with their families playing games & cooking together. There's so many more things that we can learn from this.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tasty Tuesday-Banana Chocolate chip muffins


Ingredients:

2 large bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/3 c. melted butter
1 c. chocolate chips
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 & 1/2 c. flour

Directions:

Mash bananas-add sugar, egg & melted butter-mix well-combine dry ingredients in a seperate bowl then add to wet mixture-mix well -fold in chocolate chips-line muffin tins with papers and fill with batter using large 2 inch cookie /batter scoop-
Bake at 375 for 18-20 min
Recipe by Raisinguprubies.com

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Nail Files. Week # 346


I got this new Essie polish at TJ Maxx for $3.99. It's a pretty gray/blue, almost periwinkle color. It's so pretty.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Things you can do if you are homebound


1. Paint some rocks with happy quotes. My daughter always has paint & we have tons of rocks around our yard. Hit the craft store & get some supplies. Take a walk & leave them around your neighborhood. I want to paint a few rocks & leave them on my Mom's grave.
2. Read a book or magazine.
3. Go through your spices in the kitchen & get rid of old ones. Also go through prescriptions & check the dates.
4. Move stuff around in your house. I love decorating & I move candles into another room, move plants around. I already decorated for Spring & St. Patrick's day. After Tuesday I will be decorating for Easter. Re-decorate & rearrange a room.
5. Do some Spring cleaning.
6. Do a puzzle or adult coloring.
7. Binge watch a new or old show.
8. Watch you tubers/vloggers. I love watching vloggers, they make me so happy. I watch positive people that help you get organized or make your life easier.
 9. Write in a journal.
10. Make a fairy garden with things that you find around the house.
11. Plant some seeds & watch them grow.
12. Send a note to a family member.
13. Do a project that you haven't gotten around to doing.
14. Clean out your closet & donate some old clothes/shoes.
15. Binge watch HGTV.
16. Do some self-care. Paint your nails, do a face mask, take a bubble bath.
17. Bake something.
18. Take a walk.
19. Go through Pinterest boards.
20. Do some yoga/pilates or some other exercise.