Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paper Flowers

Challenge 3 in the Creative Challenge I'm taking part of is paper flowers.
I made these coffee filter peonies following this tutorial.

I love how these flowers add a fresh Spring feel to my living room. They make me happy whenever I look at them. 

Flowers are lovely but can get expensive so I love that I could make these with supplies I already had on hand and they will last forever. I'm thinking I'll have to try some more paper flower tutorials to put in other rooms of my house.

Happy spring everyone!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Roasted Cauliflower

I normally just steam cauliflower or eat it raw with dip, but I wanted to try preparing it a new way to see if my kids would eat it.

I decided to try roasting it with seasonings and the result was a success. Both kids ate it! (Little sister only has 4 teeth, so she would only eat it after I blended it up into tiny pieces.) 


-1 large head of cauliflower 
-1 tsp olive oil 
-1 tsp chili powder
-1 tsp cumin
-1/2 tsp paprika
-1/4 tsp salt

Wash and cut cauliflower into bite sized florets and place in large bowl. Toss cauliflower with olive oil. 
In a small bowl, mix seasonings. Pour seasoning mixture over cauliflower and toss to coat.
Bake cauliflower on a baking sheet at 450F for 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Cauliflower should be tender and golden brown.

(This seasoning mixture is fairly mild. If you want a stronger flavor, increase the amount of spices you use.)

I'm going to experiment some more with different ways to make and season cauliflower. Some days it's a struggle to get the kiddos to eat their full daily vegetable serving requirements. Hopefully I can find some yummy recipes that they will love.