Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sketch Challenge 16 Nov 2019 ~ 3 photos 1 page

How to make your own textured paste

Homemade Smooth Texture Paste

1/4 cup Talcum Powder (I used Johnson's Baby Powder, Make it smell good too!!)
1 tablespoon White All purpose School Glue
1 tablespoon White Craft Paint
Some Water

Instructions: Combine talcum powder, glue, white paint with disposable chopsticks (or plastic spoon) in an airtight container, adding water to get it to the consistency you are looking for. You want a nice thick texture much like toothpaste. The mixture will keep perfectly for many months.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Journal Prompt 15 Nov 2019 ~ Sunshine

Tanka is a form of poetry similar to haiku. It's short, and the lines don't need to rhyme. They must have a set number of syllables: 5/7/5/7/7.

For more about tanka.

Today's tanka prompt is sunshine!

the sunshine changes
rising in the morning dawn
peaking after noon
ebbing with the end of day
beautiful at any time

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cereal Jumbles

I had to get out one of my old cookbooks and come up with a sure-fire recipe. What better way to remember which recipes are best than to look for the pages with the most spills on them . . . LOL . . .

And that's how I chose this recipe . . .

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Cereal Jumbles
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 well-beaten egg
1-1/2 tbsp milk
1 cup sifted enriched flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup finely cut dates
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flakes**

** I went to 3 different stores and could not find any wheat flake cereal. I ended up using Presidents Choice On Track cereal. It was a good decision. And I've been really enjoying eating the leftover cereal. **

Cream shortening; add sugar gradually, and blend. Add egg and milk. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir into the creamed mixture. Add vanilla, dates, and nuts. Crush cereal flakes slightly. Drop cookie dough from teaspoon into crushed cereal flakes and roll so that balls of dough are entirely coated. Top with nut meat halves, if desired. Place about 3" apart on greased heavy baking sheet. Bake in hot over (400F) about 12 minutes. Makes 2-3 dozen.


Note: The next time I made these cookies I was in a rush and just dumped the cereal into the cookie dough. Tasted just as good and a lot less work.

Ladies Night Journal Prompt for 14 Nov 2019 ~ Guilty Pleasures

Today's Prompt:  What are your guilty pleasures?

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guilt·y pleas·ure
  1. something, such as a movie, television program, or piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard.

One of my guiltiest pleasures is watching campy old movies like Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.

A Taste of Canada ~ Nova Scotia Lobster Roll

Monday, November 11, 2019

Ladies Night Journal Prompt 11 Nov 2019 ~ All Alone

Today's Prompt:  All Alone

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What is your idea of a perfect night alone?

My perfect night alone is a hot cup of peppermint tea, music playing, and working on a favourite project or binge watching a mindless TV series.