Archive for the ‘Halloween’ Category
Life, it seems, has been crazy for all of us here at Threaded Together since the last post we put up was Chocolate Pretzel Pieces before Valentine’s Day. I don’t know about everyone else, but I am HOPING beyond hope that my life is about to slow down a bit. I am a high school teacher and just finished coaching Girls Indoor Track for my school. My girls placed 3rd overall in the STATE, which is HUGE, but I am SOOOOO glad it is over. I will now have more time to be organized at home (thanks hubby for carrying the housework load for the last four months!), get some projects done that I WANT to do, and SLEEP! Yes, SLEEP!!! Track meet days were literally 17 hour work days. No joke. Now that I am five months pregnant, those days have been pretty rough to handle! So I am hoping this will mean more opportunity to post on our little bloggy blog.
Eggs in a basket is simply another way of cooking your morning eggs (some people call it chicken in a basket). You cut a hole into a piece of bread, put the bread in a greased hot skillet, crack the egg into the hole in the bread, and cook it! When it’s time, you flip the entire thing over – bread and egg together and cook to desired doneness.
My children only like to eat their eggs scrambled, so I had to mix them up first. To make the meal special for a special day, I used heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut the bread instead of a circle (any round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter will work if doing the round method).
I put the heart cut-outs in the toaster oven and covered them in raspberry jam. Eggs, toast, and jam! What a great breakfast! YUM!
Special Eggs in a Basket
- 1 egg
- 1 slice bread of your choice (I use honey wheat for everything)
Place a medium or large skillet on the stove top on medium-high heat (whatever you usually cook your eggs on). Using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut a hole in the middle of the slice of bread (make sure the cookie cutter will create a hole large enough to hold the entire egg – which expands while it cooks!). Place bread onto greased skillet and immediately crack egg into the hole in the bread. Cook to desired doneness on that side and flip. Cook until completely done. Remove from skillet with a spatula and enjoy!
I finally finished a little Halloween cross-stitch project which I started, oh, I don’t know, probably FIVE years ago!!! The problem with holiday-themed projects is that I only like to work on them around that holiday! So, every year, Mr. Sweet Tooth got packed in with my projects to take to the annual Needle Fair stitching retreat sponsored by my favorite local needlework shop, Needle Delights, only to be put away at the end of the weekend until the following year’s retreat. I’m afraid this little project had kind of become the “mascot” of the retreat and I was getting sick of looking at him. So, I was determined that not only would I have the stitching finished before the retreat, but that the project would also be “finished” and on display with other finished works at the retreat.
Since this little guy will only be hanging up a few weeks each year, I decided that a professional frame job was not in the budget. I had seen another like-project finished in this manner hanging up in the shop a few years ago and decided to give it a try myself.
finished cross-stitch project
thread/floss to match burlap
straight branch or dowel (I used a crape myrtle branch because they are so nice and straight)
Cut finished project to desired size, allowing 1-1 ½ inches to fray. Cut burlap large enough across the top to allow for making a casing (large enough for branch or dowel to fit through). Cut burlap two to three inches larger than the finished project on two sides and the bottom, allowing for fraying.
Fray top about ½ inch and fold over to the back, making a casing large enough for the branch/dowel. Stitch in place by hand or machine.
Center finished project and pin in place.
Long stitch around edges using 2 strands of thread/floss and allowing desired amount to fray.
Insert branch/dowel and use long raffia to make hanger. When the holiday is over, roll it up and store with other decorations until it is time to come out again next year!