Friday, August 31, 2012

To dream and to paint.

Hello my raviolis.  I have some beautiful photos to share with you today.  Let's start with this amazing tree tent.  It is magical to me.  What do you think?  Wouldn't it be fun to sleep under the stars with fireflys blinking all around us in a tree tent?

 We could talk about anything and everything and then fall asleep with the moon and stars shining down upon us. 

Have you seen these before?  This is hand art by artist Guido Daniele who specializes in illusion body painting.  He has taken the hand and painted it to resemble many of God's beautiful creatures.



 Which is your favorite?  Do you know which is Grandma-ma's favorite?  I'll give you a hint, it's NOT the fish.  Even though you know how much I love the sea, that is not my favorite hand painting.  If you think you know, tell me in a comment to this post.  Love you my raviolis.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mummy Hot Dogs

Okay, my raviolis, I get it.  It's not Halloween...YET.  But I had to post this easy peasy recipe because it is just too fun not to share ahead of time.


A package of your favorite hot dogs ( I would use Ball Park Turkey or Beef Franks, one Crescent rolls container and some mustard.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Open up the Crescent rolls by giving it a hard "whump" on the counter and take out all of the dough.  Open gently and lay out on a floured board and using a rolling pin, flatten to a large rectangle.  Do not separate the crescents.  You want to make a large rectangle.   

With mom or dad's assistance, you can use a pizza cutter (roller) and cut out long, 1/2 inch wide strips of crescent dough.  Then take your favorite hotdogs (or even smoky links-brats) and wrap them up like mummy's with the dough.  Leave a little of the face showing so after you bake these up, you can add mustard eyes.

Lay your mummies on a cookie tray and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from heat and let cool for about 2 minutes.  Add mustard eyes.

You are now ready to enjoy your mummy dogs.  Don't forget the catsup to dip them in and now you have bloody mummies. LOL 

Grandma-ma loves you very much.  Bon Appetit.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Nutella Filled Sugar Cookie Cups

Hello my raviolis.  Look at these delightful cookies filled with Nutella.  When I saw this picture I immediately thought of my 7-cheese ravioli who loves Nutella as much as her mom.  So I thought you would enjoy making these one day.  Once the weather turns cooler, this is a perfect little treat to make.  
Nutella Filled Sugar Cookie Cups

by Paige @ The Sweet Spot
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Nutella
  • toffee bits, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a mini muffin pan generously with cooking spray.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder; set aside.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  5. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  6. Gradually stir dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
  7. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and place them in the muffin pan.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
  9. Let cool for one minute then take a teaspoon size measuring spoon and press down making an indention on each cookie cup.
  10. Fill with Nutella and top with toffee bits, if using.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Farm It May Be

Hello my raviolis.  Now, this is a young man who loves what he does.  He made this video to Carley's Call me, maybe.  It will make you laugh and giggle and smile and just feel good.  Oh, and there is a special word he uses for a grandparent...listen for it.

I hope you enjoyed this video as much as grandma-ma does.  Love you all my raviolis.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Swimming with music

Hello my raviolis.  Guess what grandma-ma purchased.  It is as big as a cheese nib, it is green, it plays music, and grandma-ma can take it in the pool with her. Give up?  Did you guess what it is?

If you guessed a waterproof iPod shuffle then you were correct.  Grandma-ma purchased a metallic green one and loaded it up with 12 songs to swim by.  It was so much fun to listen to music while I was lap swimming.

I think this fishie wants one too.  Can you guess a song that I may have on my iPod shuffle?  Here is a hint, three hamsters dance to this song and also like to drive a Soul and they say, "Everyday I'm shuffling." 

Have a wonderful day my raviolis and know that Grampy and I love you all.