The past week was spent cleaning up and organizing around the house, trying out new recipes, and getting ready for the 4th of July with a fun and easy craft!
First I tried out a recipe for Homemade Larabars from Leite's Culinaria. I love Larabars!
I decided to give the homemade version a try! I went with an apricot nut version.
I used dates, dried apricots, cashews, and almonds. You simply grind the nuts in a food processor until they are finely chopped.
Then add the fruit and process until the mixture begins to stick together.
Press into a wax paper lined pan and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
You can then cut them into bars and enjoy!
This was a good basic recipe. Next time I want to make a Mocha version! Yumm!
I used a cut up chicken instead of a whole chicken. First you put the dry rub on the chicken and place it in a bag.
Then blend the lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and oil, and pour over the chicken in the bag.
Seal it up and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours. (I did it overnight.)
Then pour chicken and marinade into the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
This one was yummy too. Next time I will try grilling it for a crisper skin.
My last Monday Made It was a fun craft project for the 4th of July. Tin Can Windsocks!!! Found it on Pinterest ... of course! It is from Random Thoughts of a Supermom!
Take some tin cans and clean them out. I made the best baked beans recipe for the 4th. Everyone loved them! Thanks to The Pioneer Woman's recipe!
After washing and drying the cans, I made two nail holes in the top on each can.
I used twine to hang the windsock. I threaded it through the two holes on the top of each can. I tied a knot in the end. This is hidden inside the can.
Then I used my hot glue gun to glue white and red ribbon strips to the inside of each can.
Hang and enjoy!
I hope you had a great 4th of July holiday!!!