Showing posts with label quick and easy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quick and easy. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Little Phrase in House Ornament | DIY


So it's less than a week before Christmas! Can you believe how fast time has flown and the new year is nearly upon us too!?
A couple of weeks ago I was at the mall (my only free time) when I stumbled upon an ornament made out of wood that was so cute and creative that I thought of diy-ing it myself. I call it my phrase house ornament for it looks like a little house with a phrase in it.
I thought of posting this craft earlier this month but school got in the way (again).

Monday, April 16, 2018

Knit Knot Headband | Tutorial

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on a knit skirt I made and this is somewhat of a follow-up post.
After I had finished the skirt realized that there were some big pieces of fabric left over. Since I, undoubtedly,  didn't want to let it go to waste I decided I would make something with it.
But what? A top, no, not enough fabric. A pencil case, no, the knit fabric won't work. I thought about it long and hard but then I had an AHA! moment, I would make a: knit fabric headband.
And so I did.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Knit Fabric Pencil Skirt

Bonjour!
Last November I went to a thrift store and found this super cute striped knit fabric. It was a great buy and I had no idea what to do with, but I had a dream I would use it.
My parents recently were finishing the basement bedroom (where I sew) and so I had not been able to sew. but now that it was finished I can go back to sewing and planning.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Tuna & Egg Strata│Lunch

Bourjorno! 

The month of January went by so fast! Wow! One moment its new year's the next it's almost February. Well, so far this year has been good to me. I have become more outgoing and welcoming to others, and have adapted to Quebec (it honestly has not been easy). I have started to cook more meals, I am still baking but I am focusing on learning more types of foods besides the ones the I already eat/know. You know trying to expand my horizons * sigh* 

This recipe is easy to make and though it has tuna it doesn't taste fishy at all. As a person that does not like to eat fish except tuna, this is ideal for me. I have nothing against fish but that fear that I will choke on a fish bone and die (I once saw it in a telenovela when I was 8) keeps me from consuming seafowl.
I have made it two ways and so I included how to make it on the stovetop and in an oven. I personally prefer making on the stovetop because it takes less time because I do not have to preheat the oven (I know lazy of me).
I experiment with this recipe and was proud of how it turned out. I made it for lunch and my family tried it and enjoyed it except my brother. *sigh* Brothers.
The strata is a great choice for brunches, lunches, parties and picnics.

Tuna with Egg Mixture Strata Recipe

Makes 4 sandwiches
About 30 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 8 bread slices
  • Canned tuna, drained and flaked- 170g
  • 1/2 cup of Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (or pinch) of Powdered Cloves
  • 1 large egg (more if wished)
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • A small pinch of pepper
  • A pinch of condiment powder of choice.

Recipe

Stovetop
  1. Drop 1/3 cup of butter in a big (one that can hold 4 pieces of bread) cooking pan turn on to medium heat. When melted add 4 slices of bread, let it cook/toast for 5 minutes. 
  2. On low-medium heat add the tuna to the bread. Over the tuna spoon on the tomato sauce mixture on the tuna and bread. Cover with the remaining 4 bread slices.
  3. Beat egg in a mixing bowl until frothy add milk, salt, pepper and condiment of choice. Pour over all. Let some spill on the bottom. Cook on medium for 5 minutes, then flip the sandwich. Cook until the egg mixture is cooked, or the sandwiches are browned/ golden.
  4. Serve and enjoy.
Oven
  1. Preheat oven to 350℉ (175℃ for my fellow Canadians). 
  2. In a small bowl mix in the tomato sauce, sugar and powdered cloves. Mix well set aside.
  3. In a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan arrange 4 bread slices. Add the tuna to evenly on the bread. Over the tuna distribute the tomato sauce mixture on the tuna and bread. Cover with the remaining 4 bread slices.
  4. Beat egg in a mixing bowl until frothy add milk, salt, pepper and condiment of choice. Pour over all. If wished let some be spilt on the bottom of the pan so both sides are covered in egg mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the sandwiches are browned/ golden.
  5. Voila!
*Note: The condiments and powdered cloves can be changed to your preference, I know that sometimes it seems pointless to buy a whole bottle of powdered cloves for 1 teaspoon. Work with what you have and make it yours.
I do not cut the crust of my bread but if you don't like the crust go for it.

I really wish you enjoy this Tuna & Eggs Strata. If you made any modifications let me know in the comments below. Do you have anyone in your family that is a picky eater? Or just won't eat any fish products?
Have a great weekend
đź’› đź’š
Loren

Monday, January 15, 2018

Hot Chocolate Marble Cake | Quick and Easy

Happy Tuesday! 
How was your week? The temperature? Here in QC, the temperature is something. Thursday the temperature rose, got warmer and the snow started to melt (yay!).  Friday it rained ALL day! But yay the snow is leaving. On Saturday I woke up to find that during the night it snowed about 2- 2 1/2 feet of snow. *sigh*  It took about 2 hours to clean and shovel the snow. My mom commented that she had never seen so much snow in her life. Now I am starting to realize why there is so much flooding when spring comes. Either way, let's get on with the show.


Have you ever had that sudden craving for sugar or maybe chocolate? But then think: all of the recipes take a lot of time or there's no cocoa powder, what shall I do? Well, I have a perfect recipe for you!