Another month of this new year is coming to a close and it is time for me to report on my progress with my monthly goals.
I love to try new recipes when there are special events and there were definitely special events this month. For the Super Bowl I made these Homemade Oreos - Football Style. I did have to tweak the recipe just a bit as the dough was too sticky to mold or roll out on its own. I rolled the dough out using cocoa powder instead of flour and the used a football-shaped cookie cutter. They were a HUGE hit!!! There have already been requests for me to make more!
For Valentine's I made these Triple Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes and Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecakes. I hadn't made a true cheesecake in over twenty years and I had never made any flavored ones. The chocolate ones were extremely popular and the family is begging for more. I shall oblige!
I have long been interested in making my own bread. I have dabbled in it just a bit but have not perfected it and have not made it with any consistency. This month I opted to try my hand at bread making again and this time I chose to make hamburger buns for the Super Bowl. They were easy and yummy and I will definitely make them again.
I learned how to fold napkins to look like a rose. I will be using this next month for a special party tablescape!
My home-related project for the month was to rearrange the master bedroom, caulk the windows and put up new curtains. I am making progress.
To meet my goal of doing at least one project per month related to the organization, preservation or presentation of family memories I assembled this shadow box full of my 80's high school memorabilia. Yes, I saw The Kinks in concert!
And, finally, my art project for the month would be a Christmas assemblage. Serendipitously, I saw some similar things on pinterest while I was sorting through all of my Christmas stuff. I found the Santa planter in a Christmas box. It was broken so I felt A-OK using it for a project such as this. Isn't it sweet?
Setting this simple goal really does seem to be helping focus.
I am pleased with these simple successes.