April 24, 2014

Chicken Nasi Goreng

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Creating new meals doesn't have to be expensive! 
I love the challenge of creating economical meals that taste fabulous.

This Nasi Goreng recipe uses up left over roast chicken, however, you can stir fry some chicken breast if you don't have any leftovers. It's also great for using left over rice. Make sure you don't store left over rice for more than 24 hours for 

Nasi Goreng is an Indonesian Fried Rice. It's quite simple to make, but the addition of a pan fried runny egg on top is just delicious. The runny egg mixes through. I tried this for the first time on a visit to Bali and have loved it since. Oh and I have to cover mine in hot chilli sauce.
 Ingredients
  • 1 clove galic, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of long grain rice, cooked per packet and cooled thoroughly
  • 1 large spring onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 cup of shredded cooked chicken (I used leftover barbequed chicken)
  • 2 eggs
  • Peanut Oil
Method
Heat wok with a little peanut oil, when hot quickly fry the garlic and spring onion for a minute. Add the cold, cooked rice and keep frying at a high heat. Cook around 5-10 minutes. Add peas and chicken to cook through. You really are just heating these through quickly. 
Add kecap manis and light soy sauce, stir throughly.
In a separate frypan, heat to medium and fry the eggs until the whites are cooked and cripsy and the egg yolk still runny. 
Serve the rice with fried egg on top. 
I love mine topped with lots of hot chilli sauce! Go on be game!
Serves 2
Guest Contributor - Cassandra Mackay from This Is Wellbeing
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April 23, 2014

Inspire Me Wednesday #17

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Hi everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week.
I am super excited because I will be hoping a plane this afternoon to beautiful Salt Lake City for a 3 day creative blog conference! I'm hoping to learn lots of things to help improve this here bloggity blog. I'll be sharing lots via social media while I'm there, so make sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so that you can see all the cool things I'll be up to.

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April 22, 2014

Custom Serving Tray for Mother's Day Breakfast

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I've been wanting a cute serving tray for my home for a while now. I finally found a simple unfinished wood tray at xx and decided to make myself an early Mother's Day Gift. DADS - if you get started now, you can help your kids make one of these and surprise your wife with the best Mother's Day Gift EVER! A custom serving tray... laden down with a delicious breakfast! Not quite sure what she would want for breakfast?

April 21, 2014

Dorothy Inspired Dress Tutorial #LegendsofOz

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I am so excited to share this project today. Did you know there is a new Oz movie coming out?
There is! Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D animated musical feature film starring Lea Michele as Dorothy, Dan Aykroyd as Scarecrow, Jim Belushi as Lion, Kelsey Grammer as Tin Man and Martin Short as the new villian, the Jester! It comes out in theaters on May 9.

April 18, 2014

5 Minute Irish Creme Fruit Dip #EasterIDeas

Easter is in just two days and if you're anything like me, you'll be attending a couple of family gatherings. My Mom or SIL typically hosts our Easter dinners so I'm not usually in charge of food, but I don't like to go empty handed, so I'll try to make an appetizer or bring crafts for the kids.

April 17, 2014

Premo! Clay Button Tutorial

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Have you ever been working on a project that requires a button, so you raid your button stash only to find that you don't have the perfect button? There's not one that is the right size, the right shape or the right color? I have the solution for you - make your own! I have been wanting to try my hand at making buttons for a while now. There are so many colors, designs and shape options when you make your own. And I love how this is a project that is no-mess - anything that is easy to clean up is a win in my book. When the opportunity arose for me to try out Premo! Clay, I knew exactly what I would make.
I am by no means skilled at clay. I've played with it a few times (check out the fun Christmas ornaments the kids and I made last year) and really enjoy it as a crafting medium. That being said, I figured out how to make some super easy clay buttons and am going to share with you how to do so! If I can do this, you can do this.
Supplies Needed:
Premo! Sculpey Clay - you'll be tempted to buy a cheaper clay - don't. These are buttons, they are going to go through the wash and face everyday wear and tear. You want a high quality clay to stand up to the abuse. The good news is, you can get a ton of regular sized buttons out of one little bar of clay.
Surface for working with your clay - I wish I had a 12x12 tile on hand. It would have been ideal to use because I could have created the buttons on it and then placed it straight in the over. Since I didn't have tile, I used wax paper and then placed that into a throw away aluminum dish. Do not use your cookie baking sheets. 
Rolling pin - do not use your kitchen rolling pin... or if you do, do not ever use it with food again!
Two pieces of cardboard - I tore the flaps off a box - they were the ideal size, 1/4" thick.
Metal Frosting Tip or Small Circle Cutter - Again, do not use with food once you've used this on clay
Clay Knife or Xacto Knife
Tooth pick or other similar tool to create button holes

(Sculpey included a box of tools for working with clay that had almost everything I needed for this project and they made things a ton easier)

Directions:
Now that we've gathered all of the supplies, let's get started!

Choose what color you want your buttons to be.
Cut 1/4 piece off of the clay bar.
Condition clay per instructions on the box - rolling into a snake, a ball, etc. Really work the clay until it is warm and easy to manipulate.
Roll into a ball and place on your working surface.
Place the two pieces of cardboard on either side and begin rolling out the clay.
The cardboard helps keep the thickness of the buttons uniform.
Once the clay is rolled out, use the circle cutter to cut out the buttons.
My clay pieces did get stuck in the bottom, so I blew through the top of the tip until a portion of the clay popped out and then gently worked the rest of it out. Try not to warp the edges or leave finger prints.

A few days after my first attempt, I made a few more buttons and it hit me!
If I used plastic wrap over the clay, it wouldn't get stuck inside my cutter... and it worked!
But it does change the shape of the buttons - makes the edges rounded more.
What a great discovery! Now I can get two different button styles with the same cutter.
I also used the cover of an old food coloring bottle to add a rim to the button - so look around your house for items you can use to embellish your buttons.
Place the button back onto your work surface and using a sharp object, create your button holes.
I chose two for these ones.

That's it! You're done, unless you want to embellish in other ways - a rim of dots, combining colors or placing an indent in the center of the button!

Place the wax paper inside a disposable aluminum pan, or a baking pan that you don't need any more, and bake according to the directions on clay package. Mine went in the over at 275 degrees for 30 minutes.
Easy and adorable, right?
What do you think? Will you give it a try?

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April 16, 2014

Inspire Me Wednesday #16

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