Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Favorites

This favorite is a little "silly".  But I have become a huge fan of Snapple.  This is my favorite flavor (so far...ha). 

I've learned a great thing about the glass bottles is that you can wash'em, re-fill'em with water, and stick'em back in the frig.  Use less of those plastic bottles that are filling up the landfills.  High five! :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  In an effort to not be such a slacker.  I've decided to start doing "Friday Favorites".  This will just be random things that I am stuck on. :) 

Here are a few of my favorites songs playing on the radio.  When I hear these they make by day brighter, regardless of what might be happening in that moment.  Such a blessing!!!! Thank you Lord for the reminders and change of perspective. :)  They all seem to fit perfectly right now. 

I couldn't narrow it down to just one video....who says I have to anyways?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Herb Blend for Dipping Oil

You know when you go to a restaurant and they serve you bread and dipping oil as a starter?  Well, here is a version of that! J  I store this in a cute little airtight glass container I found at the dollar store.  (Doubles as a decoration too!) Just prepare a batch whenever!  This is also great to give as a gift (as pictured).

Sooo, good!  ‘Nuff said.

1 Tablespoon dried minced garlic
1 Tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper 

1 Tablespoon water
½ cup olive oil
1 French bread baguette

In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.  Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

TO PREPARE DIPPING OIL: In a small microwavable bowl, combine 4 teaspoons herb mix with water.  Microwave on high for 10-15 seconds.  Drain excess water.  Transfer to a shallow serving plate; add oil and stir.  Serve with bread. 

Yield: 3 batches, ¼ cup total

Recipe by: Taste of Home