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Transfer Your Child's Drawings

This is a re-post I wrote a while back. Its just so darn cute I had to share it again. 

Transfer your child's drawings! Just have your little ones to draw or write something really cool.

Fathers Day is just around the corner and have I got the cutest little idea. You can do this in about an hour. You will have as much fun doing this as your child did in the first place.


I give all the credit to my daughter who is now 25. She used to make cards for her dad all the time with sweet little notes and pictures in them. These pictures are from about 22 years ago. Oh my, am I getting old or what??

I took the cards, made copies of her drawings and put the originals back in their place. Then I bought some thin cotton tea towels from Target. I placed the picture under the towel and with a fine sharpie I traced it onto the towel. Remember to get thin cloths so the pictures will show thru so you can trace them.

I laugh when I read these because it looks like she wrote the pet name we call her (boo) and every name her dad been called around the house. If she were to make these today, she wouldn't have written "sweetie or honey". It would be more like butt head or something. hahaha. They are always picking on each other like that.


Well, there you have it. The sharpie ink does not wash out and you now have a cute little keepsakes the will last forever!

Update: I have washed these towels over and over for a few years now and though the ink has lightened, You can still read them clearly. Of course I will use them until they actually fall apart. That's just how I am.

This would be a great project to do for Mothers Day, Birthdays and weddings too.  Have fun making yours!

Meatless Pulled BBQ

I can honestly say there were no animals hurt in the making of this meal.

I must admit, I have a husband that is a better cook than I could ever be. He really is! I think his
specialty is in seasoning things. 

I like to cook up spaghetti squash and use it in place of spaghetti when I eat my Nutrisystem meatballs or other Italian dishes. However, I'm not always eating Nutrisystem. I have been on the maintenance plan of the diet where I eat a lot of my own meals. They call these "flex meals".

I'm always looking for healthy alternatives. First let me say, I am no vegan. I love meat! My problem
is eating veggies. I need to eat more of those. That's when I found a recipe for BBQ using spaghetti squash. I just so happen to have one in the fridge already cooked and ready to eat. I showed it to my husband and he worked his magic.

I came home for lunch and the house was smelling like grandmas kitchen on Sunday afternoon. He had made me the most delicious non meat BBQ I'll ever have. I slapped that stuff on a 100 calorie sandwich round and bam! It tasted almost like the real thing (almost). It was spicy and sweet at the same time and pretty much had the texture of pulled pork.
If your looking for a meat free meal, needing to digest more veggies or just want a healthy alternative, this is a win. It will leave you feeling full and satisfied. You will leave the table feeling good that you just had your vegetables.


Here's the recipe. Your welcome.

Pulled BBQ Squash
First- Cook a spaghetti squash.
Cut in half, scoop out the seeds, spray with olive oil, salt/pepper and bake 375 for one hour.
Scoop out the inside and set aside. It scoops out looking like spaghetti. Hence the name.


In a sauce pan add all ingredients below and saute until onions are soft and browned.
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
Add 1/2 tsp vegetable stock (this will loosen onions from the pan)
Once the stock is adsorbed, add the spaghetti squash and 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
Heat and stir 3 to 5 minutes longer. 
Remove from heat
Place on a bun and top with slaw if desired. 
Enjoy


Note: The squash can be cooked and refrigerated for a couple days until ready to make this recipe if desired.