Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nativity Wreath

For my mom's birthday a while ago, I made this adorable nativity wreath:
I love how it turned out! Look at their adorable little faces! 
I'm not very artistic when it comes to painting, so I was so happy with how adorable it turned out! 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Homemade Hot Pockets

I made homemade hot pockets today, and they were definitely a success. My husband said he likes them better than store-bought hot pockets, and that these were the best food experiment I've ever made. High praise, considering how he downs all of my food!
They were really simple to make. I used biscuits from a can (though if you're going all out you could make the biscuit dough from scratch). Each hot pocket is two biscuits flattened out. I flattened out the first one, added some meat (here it was Turkey), some veggies (zucchini and tomatoes - I recommend adding tomatoes no matter what else you add, and precooking any other veggies so they aren't too crunchy), and some cheese. I added a bit of salt and pepper, then topped with the second flattened biscuit. I used a fork to secure the edges so nothing would seep out, then did a simple egg wash on top before sprinkling on some basil and garlic salt. I will probably also add some coarse salt the next time I make these.