When my boys went to Boy Scout Camp, I needed to make sure they had a personal first aid kit. I knew there was going to be an infirmity if they had a serious injury. All they needed was band-aids, first aid ointment, and something to clean up his injury.
So we headed to the Dollar Tree to get those items plus a container.
I almost got a sandwich container to hold of the items in the first aid kit. The Imaginative One who is the Boy Scout veteran told me that the sandwich container was going to be too big.
Then I realized there was school supplies in the store. I decided using a pencil bag would be compact enough.
All of the first aid items that I put in the kit. We also got them so medication for bug bites.
All of the items were bought at the Dollar Store. Each kit was about $4.83. (The sanitizer came in a pack of 3 and I put half of the wipes in each kit.)
I love this idea that I came up with and am planning to make one of those kits for my desk at work. I’m going to add an eye glass kit to my kit. My students are always asking for band-aids. The clinic gives us a limited amount of band-aids at the beginning of the year. Once those are gone, I’ll use band-aids from the Dollar Tree.
I think I’m going to also make a hygiene kit with another pencil bag. In the bag, I would put a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, breath mint strips, deodorant, and a brush.
When I was 20 years old, I participated in the Walt Disney World College Program. I was a quick service hostess at the Disney-MGM Studios’ Sunset Ranch Market. While I was there I met a lot of people. Molly and I were co-workers who spent a lot of time together during the four months we were down there.
Some of my previous recipes either don’t have pictures or the pictures need to be updated. This recipe needed an updated photograph. I used an Iphone to take the picture for the blog back in March 2012. The Iphone was new so I thought I needed to use it for all my photographs for this blog. (I no longer have an Iphone.)
The Imaginative One is now in Boy Scouts and goes on hikes. One of the hiking trips requires him to carry all of his supplies and food for the weekend. Trail mix is one of the easiest items to carry. We make our own so we can customize it to his likes. Continue reading “Trail Mix (Easy Snack and DIY)”
We love our ice tea and lemonade at our house. When we go out to eat at a restaurant called Bob Evans, I almost order a flavored ice tea. Yum!
I decided I needed to recreate the flavored ice tea at my house. Especially since summer is going to be here before we know it.
My iced tea is made in my coffee maker. Last July, I got rid of my Keurig. I loved it for a long time but had been using my own grounds in little reusable coffee filters the majority of the time so I decided I would just bite the bullet and go back to a traditional coffee maker. I ended up with a Hamilton Beach Brewstation. Instead of a glass carafe, there is a removable reservoir. It has a setting on it for iced coffee. I used it for iced tea instead. Hey, it works and is delicious. Just make sure you wash the reservoir out before and after brewing the tea because you don’t want it the tea to taste like coffee and vice versa.
Now onto the raspberry simple syrup.
Raspberry Simple Syrup
On Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, I decided to make biscuits to go along with our supper of split pea soup. The problem was I did not have any fresh self rising flour. I decided to make my own self rising flour.
It’s so easy to make the flour. Why waste the money of buying self rising flour when you can make your own?
The other day I went an event. They served frozen lasagna. It made me crave homemade lasagna so I decided make some. I asked Hubby to get me the ingredients for my lasagna. Rather then using store bought sauce, I decided to use myspaghetti sauce recipe. I adapted the recipe for the pressure cooker.
The kitchen smelled amazing as it cooked! This is an easy recipe to put together. If you don’t want to use the pressure cooker, click on the link to the original recipe.
I use an Electric Pressure Cooker.
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Stars of the recipe:
1 (28 oz.) or 2 (14.5 oz.) can of crushed tomatoes
Making your own spice blends is so easy. You can customize the amount of the spices. Hubby doesn’t really like cumin so I put on a trace amount in my taco seasoning. He enjoys when I make tacos because he knows it’s customized to his liking. I haven’t bought taco seasoning in years.
Here are some of the spice blends I’ve shared over the years.