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Friday, December 12, 2008

Cold winter morn

Cold winter mornings.
Quote by~Thich Nhat Hanh
Every day we wake up,We have 24 brand
new hours to live.What a precious gift.

Facts
The shark cornea
has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea. The eyes placed on both sides of the shark's head, mean that it is looking at two different "scenes" at the same time. Those eyes are one of their most important contributions to humans, since the corneal tissue is almost identical to ours and has been used successfully in eye surgery.
Recipe
http://www.reynoldspkg.com/reynoldskitchens/fun_shapes/en/recipe_detail.asp?subID=121&Step=ShowRecipe&RecipeID=522&page=114

Merry Santa Cupcakes
Reynolds® Color Seal-Tight Plastic Wrap24 Reynolds® Baking Cups1package (14.5 oz.) white cake mix. 1can (16 oz.) vanilla ready–to–spread frosting Red sugar crystals Mini candy coated chocolate pieces Mini marshmallowsPLACE 24 Reynolds Baking Cups in a muffin pan; set aside.PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Prepare cake mix following package directions for cupcakes. Fill baking cups 2/3 full with cake batter.

BAKE 18 to 23 minutes, following package directions. Cool.

FROST each cupcake with vanilla frosting. Decorate each cupcake to look like Santa: for hat, sprinkle top third and halfway down one side of cupcake with red sugar crystals. Place mini candy coated chocolate pieces on frosting for eyes and nose. Cut 2 mini marshmallows in half lengthwise, place at edge of red sugar for hat brim. Place one mini marshmallow at end of red sugar on side for the hat tassel. For beard, place about 10 mini marshmallows over bottom third of frosting.

WRAP cupcakes in Reynolds Color Seal-Tight Plastic Wrap or place cupcakes in a gift box lined with plastic wrap.

Number of Servings: 24
http://www.reynoldspkg.com/reynoldskitchens/fun_shapes/en/recipe_detail.asp?subID=121&Step=ShowRecipe&RecipeID=684&page=114
White Chocolate Covered Cherries
1jar
(8 oz.) maraschino cherries with stems, drained
Reynolds® Cut-Rite® Wax Paper
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 2tablespoons plus 2 1/2 teaspoons shortening, divided
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup premier white morsels Red colored sugar, optional
24 Reynolds® Baking Cups
Reynolds® Rose Seal-Tight Plastic WrapARRANGE cherries in a single layer on paper towels. Pat dry with paper towels; set aside. Line a tray with Reynolds Cut-Rite Wax Paper; set aside.

COMBINE butter, 2 tablespoons shortening and cocoa in medium bowl. Add powdered sugar; mix well (mixture will be stiff). Gently pat 1 teaspoon cocoa mixture in the palm of your hand until large enough to cover the cherry. Place cherry in the center; mold to completely cover cherry. Place cocoa covered cherries on wax paper-lined tray.

PLACE white morsels and remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons shortening in a 4-cup microwave–safe measuring cup. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power) 3 1/2 to 4 minutes, stirring after every minute, or until morsels are melted. Dip cocoa covered cherries one at a time in melted morsels; place on wax paper-lined tray. If desired, sprinkle with colored sugar. Refrigerate until set.

PLACE Reynolds Baking Cups in a gift box or on a tray. Scrunch Reynolds Rose Seal-Tight Plastic Wrap in baking cups to make nests for cherries. Place cherries in plastic wrap nests inside baking cups.Number of Servings: 24
Tip
If you park outside in winter,
mix 3 parts vinegar to 1 part water and spray it on your car windows in the evening to prevent frost and ice from forming.

Crafts and tutorials
Hoilyday sweet treat plates
http://www.homeenvy.com/db/8/1058.html

Recycled crochet clothes pin bag
http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2007/08/11/crochet-a-recycled-clothes-pin-bag/
Have a wonderful winters day!

2 comments:

kawaii crafter said...

just checked out the fabric origami star ornament, it really looks great, thanks for sharing

Glenn said...

Beautiful snow scene...kinda miss the stuff at times (did I say that?) Hahaha So, was wonderin', if I had a shark cornea....would I be able to see two scenes?? Just kiddin. Great job on the blog hon. Love ya