Wordless Wednesday 4/10/13

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Mixer Subway Art

The mister of the house is a very generous guy.  He bought me a vinyl cutting machine a couple of months ago and I have been having fun learning the software, the capabilities of it and the machine, and decorating things with it.  Over the weekend, I decided to decorate my trusty stand mixer.  I had seen a picture on Pinterest of one but wanted to use my own words and designs.  After playing around a little, here’s what I came up with:

Side 1

Side 1

Side 2

Side 2

Base

Base

Side 1 and Side 2 are actually one piece of vinyl that wrap around the top of the mixer.  The base design is a second design I came up with because I wanted to add a little customization to my mixer.  My mixer gets a lot of use on a weekly basis and it’s been with us for a long time and through quite a few moves.  I like “her” facelift.

Why I Can…

People often ask me why I can food.  My first response is always because I can.  Seems simple enough but really there are other reasons. I like growing our own food but since fruits and veggies don’t grow year round, I need to can what we grow and don’t eat right away.  I have a large family and I buy in bulk to help with the cost.  That means sometimes I need to can the excess for another time.  Then there’s the convenience factor.  For example the other day everyone was home for Spring Break.  We all slept in late but needed to get moving to head out the door.  Since it would be hours before we could eat another meal we needed something substantial  to fill our bellies.

So, I pulled out potatoes I had canned from our garden harvest last summer.

last summer's potatoes

last summer’s potatoes

I melted some coconut oil, chopped some fresh green onions, and put in the potatoes with some seasoning to brown.

In the skillet

In the skillet

Because the potatoes were pre cut and precooked in the canning process, by the time cooked the sausage, gathered fresh eggs and cooked them, they were ready.  I also heated up some pancakes I had made earlier in the month and froze.

In 20 minutes we had a hot satisfying breakfast and were soon on the road to enjoy our day.

quick easy breakfast

quick easy breakfast