Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Hummus is a staple in our house and Alex just eats it up with veggies. It is actually the ONLY way I can get him to eat veggies without him spitting it back out onto his plate.It super easy to make and really really yummy. It goes great with what ever veggies you like and as a spread or dip for breads and chips. It also makes for a great simple snack or for me I find my self munching on so many veggies I end up making a meal out of it.  So I thought I would share.

2 15.5 oz can of Garbonzo Beans
4 cloves of fresh garlic or 2 TBS jarred garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sun dried tomatos (drained of the oils)
1/4 cup fresh basil (I just throw in a hand full)
Salt to taste.

Throw everything in the blender and mix till smooth.

You can also blend everything and leave the tomatos for the last min and leave them as chunks if you like. I love it that way but Alex will spit the chunks out and make a mess of himself.

Cool and drizzle olive oil on top before serving.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Paperclip Bookmarks

Lately I have been on a major reading binge. I actually decided I was going to read every book we own. I also went to the library to get a card so I can get books there instead of spending god knows how much on book we don't have the room for. So instead of folding over the page in a book that is not mine I decided to amke a bookmark to use instead. I originally saw it with just a ribbon and a paper clip but I put my own spin on it.

Paper clips
Paper scrapbook flowers or any shape you want

Cut the string whatever length you like. I cut mine long enough to poke out the bottom of my books that way I never have to take the bookmark off the front of my book.
Attach bards to the flower with the string underneath leaving enough string to still work with.
Slip paper clip onto string.
Pull the other side throught the hoop, pull tight and double knot.
 And you're all done.

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