Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hearty Chicken & Noodle Casserole

We tried this recipe last night that I got off the Campbell's Soup website. Everyone really liked it. The Parmesan cheese makes it taste a little like Alfredo sauce. Anyway, good stuff!

Hearty Chicken & Noodle Casserole

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Frozen Mixed Vegetables
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 cups egg noodles, cooked and drained
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Stir soup, milk, veggies, chicken, noodles, Parmesan cheese and pepper (we added a little bit of Cheddar cheese to this mix) in a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the chicken mixture. Top with the Cheddar cheese. Enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2009

More Hair Bow Pics

Here are some pictures of the various things we've done with the 4th of July hair bow. They are so easy and so fun to make!

Korker Hair Bows

When I saw the instructions for these korker hair bows on The Ribbon Retreat, I couldn't wait to make them. My oldest daughter, Grace, had more fun than I did! She thought the idea of baking ribbon was just so silly. When she saw the end result, she was so excited she couldn't wait to do more! Here's a picture of the ones we made. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did:)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ribbon flower hair clips

These bows are soooo adorable! My girls love them. They're great because they are solid colors and go with practically anything. They're easy to make too! I found the directions for these little clips at Hip Girl Boutique.

Here's what you'll need:
Needle & thread
Cardboard for pattern (I used part of a cereal box)
Ribbon (about 5 inches of 7/8 inch ribbon)
Rhinestone for center
Alligator clip
Lighter (for heat sealing ribbon)
Glue gun

Happy bow making!

Monday, July 6, 2009

My New Hobby

So, my sister-in-law and best friend Krista got me interested in hair bows and learning how to make them for my daughters. I'm obsessed now! There are so many different kinds and styles you can make.....and if you make them yourself, it is very inexpensive:) Here's a couple I made for my girls for them to wear on the 4th of July. That's Grace's favorite holiday, so she couldn't wait to wear hers. They wore their bows this past weekend and we received so many compliments on them.

I made two: one regular-sized for Grace, and one a little smaller for Maryann. I got these directions from The Ribbon Retreat. I changed it up a bit because I don't really like big crazy hair bows, just something simple.

Here's what you need:
Needle & thread
Lighter (to heat seal ribbon)
Barrett or alligator clip
Button or other embellishment to match ribbon
Glue gun

You can make whatever size bow you wish. I made 2 hair bows, each with only two layers. I used the same amount of ribbon you would to make 1 3-inch, 4-layer bow. (Basically, I made all 4 layers for the 3-inch bow and saw how huge it would be on her head, so I just used the larger two layers for one bow and the smaller two layers for another bow.) Happy bow-making!