Number 38 on my list is to make one Pinterest craft a month for a whole year. I decided to put this on the list because I had 50+ cute ideas pinned on my Pinterest craft board, yet instead of actually making any of them, I just kept pinning. Makes sense, right?
Yesterday, I bought a large plate, a medium plate, a bowl, and two candlestick holders from a thrift store for $3.20. The dishes are clearly used…they are a bit faded in some spots and there are a few scratches. I personally think this adds to their charm, but I’m a bit of a thrift store/garage sale junkie. You could certainly use new and/or matching dishes if that’s more your style. I love the bowl – it’s my favorite part of the bunch, although the rose plate (front left) has really cool edges.
I love the idea of using it for dessert, but I decided to use this particular stand as a makeup/jewelry holder in my bathroom. I’m sure I will be making another one for food in the future, though! I adore this idea and want to make more! You could use them for so many different things! 🙂
Number 51 on my list is to make one new recipe a month for a year. No problems with this one. I actually made three new recipes this month!
First, I made homemade French bread. The recipe came with my new breadmaker. I’ve probably made about six batches this month. It’s delicious! After making bread by hand, I can’t believe how easy the machine is. It’s remarkable.
Second, I made Buffalo Chicken and Potatoes. This casserole was really good but next time I will probably add more cheese.
My third recipe was Buffalo Chicken. I’m not sure if K and I were just really in a buffalo sauce mood this month or if I made this recipe simply because we already had the sauce. Either way, this recipe was good. Probably better than the first buffalo chicken recipe. I served this with corn on the cob and broccoli. The sauce was pretty spicy, but dipping the chicken in Ranch dressing really cooled it down and added to the flavor.