I have followed my friend Rachels blog: http://www.lostintheattic.typepad.com/ for quite a while and always say, "I love that idea! I think I'll try it too!" Then.... life happens and I never do. Well, my dear friends birthday is today and I though of her last night and she loves tea and I thought this would be perfect for her! Some time ago, Rachel did a really cute project with her Friendship Tea in a cute tin: http://todaysmama.com/2009/12/friendship-tea/. Here is my version:
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Now to put these puppies to work. I'll let you all know how it works and if it's a must have! Happy Hump Day!!
Posted by My Organized Chaotic Life at 11:15 AM
Sunday, January 2, 2011
My mother in law said you need to use the stock for the masa because if you don't have enough fat in the masa, the dough will stick to the corn husks. Well, in addition to the fatty stock, the recipe also calls for lard. And according to the pictures and tutorials I've seen, the masa should be a texture like a very thick cake batter or peanut butter. We could not get the masa to get to that texture, it was a little grainy and separating. I didn't want to add any more products to the dough and I was getting anxious so I said, "Let's just put them together now, k?" We did and I thought it was going ok, and they looked decent though I knew they'd be a little thick.
Now it's steaming time. First, we made them to large/long for the steamer I have so a lid was not covering them, and the process of steaming would be a bust. I found that my pressure cooker was a little deeper but the lid still would not close completely but I figured it was better than what I had them in before. I forgot about them for a while and the water had already evaporated so there I was adding more water. I think that is why they came out so dry and crumbly OR I didn't have enough fat in the dough to begin with. Either way, it was not a total waste of time, however a total waste of food as noone wanted to eat them. :(
I'll try again in a week or so but I'll need to make them smaller or get a deeper steemer! Enjoy the pics! They look better than they tasted. HAHA!!
Posted by My Organized Chaotic Life at 11:12 AM
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Here it goes:
- I MUST start working out more regularly.
- I WILL scrapbook at least a layout weekly.
- I love to make cards and WILL get better at sending out birthday, anniversary, get well, condolences or 'just because' cards.
- We, as a family need to become more aware of money. What goes in, what comes out, luxuries vs necessities. Must get
personal financesin better shape.
- Roping in #5 into #1, must
lose weightand inches. I'd love to be an inspiration to my daughters. And ultimately, healthy=happy.
- One very important thing I need to personally do is STOP procrastinating. I often put things off to the last minute and I stress myself out. This too, I believe will make me happier.
Well, here it goes! Wish me luck in 2011 to reach my goals and push myself in my personal challenges the the tough gets goin'. I'll blog weekly at least to post victories, challenges and anything in between! Here's to a Happy and Healthy NEW YEAR!!
Posted by My Organized Chaotic Life at 9:16 PM