Number 38 on my list is to make one craft per month for a year and Number 51 is to make one new recipe per month for a year, so it’s time for my Month 2 update. (To see what I made in January, click here.)
I’ll start with the craft. I made a Bucket List Board. I gathered some inspiration from these two boards. Click on the picture to travel to the original website.
I already had an old bulletin board in my closet that I had never used. The only other things I needed were scrapbook paper, scrapbook letters, tape, and scissors. I copied and pasted my bucket list items into a Word document and changed the font type and size, and then printed it out.
I used leftover scrapbook stickers to make the title. Then, I taped some shades of blue scrapbook paper directly onto the bulletin board. The next task was the longest – cutting each bucket list item out.
Once that was done, I just organized the items and subtitles on the board until I liked the layout, and then pinned each item. Now I will be able to move the items to different categories easily.
I really like having my bucket list goals hanging in my apartment. It is a good visual reminder to take steps each day toward my goals.
We’re Off to Scotland!
Not really, but I did make a Scottish themed meal. 🙂 Earlier this month, I tried Scottish Eggs at an Irish Pub for the first time. I absolutely loved them, so I set out to find the recipe. This inspired me to make an entire dinner of traditional Scottish food.
We had Scotch Eggs (click for recipe), of course. Delicious. Quite a bit of prep work, but it’s worth it. K really liked them, too.
And Bacon Clapshot. For this recipe, I bought and tried my very first turnip. It was a bit of a mission to find a turnip. I didn’t know what I was looking for (I had in my head that a turnip and radish are the same thing, but in fact, they are just cousins). Walmart didn’t have any, but I finally did find one at Hyvee. It’s exciting to buy a food you haven’t tried before! I was very proud of my beautiful turnip.
And lastly, my personal favorite of the night – Cranachan. K didn’t care for the oatmeal and I preferred it without the fruit or whisky (I’m too much of a sweet tooth!), but overall, I was a huge fan of this recipe. I have already made it a second time this month! So, so good.
But wait, there’s more!
I tried one more new recipe this month – Buttermilk Cornbread. Oh my lanta, this was fantastic. It turned out perfect.
I’d say that Month 2 of crafting and cooking was a success. Have you made any crafts or tried any new recipes lately? Please share! 🙂