Monday, November 1, 2010

Day 1 of 25 Handmade Gifts to Give

Now this gift isn't handmade by me, but by my grandpa, I'm however selling them.

What is this crazy contraption you might ask? Under the Cabinet Jar Opener. This is an amazing gift to give anyone from a college grad moving into their first apartment to your parents to even your grandparents. My grandma has HORRIBLE arthritis in her hands, to the point that she is unable to bend most of her fingers. However, with this she is able to open ANY jar or bottle with a screw top lid, including 2 liter bottles. You hang this under a cabinet so it is out of the way and then when you have a jar needing opened you simply slide it in and twist. That's it. Both hands are able to hold onto the jar because this is mounted up under your cabinet.

Great gift for many on your list. If you are interested in purchasing one either contact me via email or visit my etsy shop

Make it Monday

Need to finish up a few items from last week so they are still on the list, but I do have some new items to add as well.

  • Finish some unfinished projects. Hoping to get at least 2 done as they still have a good amount of work to be done on them. 
  • A couple of banner orders 
  • Christmas card orders filled
  • Gift Card boxes made and in etsy shop-working on them.
  • Halloween mini book made and in etsy shop
  • Make some stuff for a giveaway on a friends blog(CAN'T WAIT!)-she had computer trouble so I didn't get to worried about getting it done.
  • Design some Christmas card photo cards
  • Make a valance for a friends little boys room. Have had the fabric forever and keep forgetting to get it finished.
  • edit some pictures
Back later with gift idea.

Soup on Sunday on Monday

Still trying to decide if I'm going to move it to another day or just have more than one post on Sunday. Will have a few posts today anyway.

Today's Soup on Sunday on Monday is:
New England Clam Chowder(From Taste of Home's Heartwarming Soups)
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 medium onions, chopped
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 quarts(4 cups) milk
3 cans(6 1/2 oz each) chopped clams, undrained
2 to 3 tsp salt
1 tsp rubbed sage
1 tsp ground thyme
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water, bring to a boil. Cover and cook until tender.

In soup pot saute onions in butter until tender. Add flour; mix until smooth. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Drain potatoes; add to soup pot. Add clams and remaining ingredients; heat through.

I know some are afraid of milk on the stove, but as long as you stay near the pot and stir often there should be no problem. This is one of my family's favorite soups in the winter and I'm pretty sure it will be on our menu this week since it's looking to be a chilly week.
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