2017 Maple Syrup Season...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
I made up a recipe for Gelatin Dessert...
The reason being that I have been having
high blood sugar readings,
and so I have been trying to lower my carbs...
The sugar-free gelatin that you buy
is made with artificial sweetener.
I wanted to avoid that by using
Stevia for the sweetener.
It is a natural sweetener,
made from the Stevia plant,
and has no calories!
It is very low in carbs, too!
After some experimenting
with different proportions of ingredients,
this is what I came up with.
The recipe is pretty simple...
Lemon or Lime Gelatin Dessert
2 Cups water
1 envelope Knox Gelatine
1/3 Cup Stevia
4 Tablespoons lemon or lime juice
2 drops of yellow or green food coloring
First, pour one envelope of gelatine into 1 cup of cold water.
|Stir and let sit for a few minutes.|
|In the meantime, get your serving dishes ready. |
I put mine on a tray for easy handling.
|Pour the mixture (this is lemon) into the dishes, |
cover loosely with plastic wrap,
and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or until it is set.
|Each one is about 1/3 cup serving. |
If you have it plain, there are NO calories!
It does have maybe one half of a gram of carb
from the Stevia.
|If you add a little whipped cream, |
you do have one or two carbs,
but still very low, for a dessert.
|YUM! It is so light and refreshing!|
Thursday, January 26, 2017
My little lady is blooming again...
Every year, she never fails...
She gets no special attention...
She likes that windowsill that she sits on year round...
You can see how long her roots are...
And her flowers last for months!
What a beauty!!!
I am blessed!
'Til next time,
Love ya, Jean
Monday, January 23, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Somehow, I managed to get these 6 baby quilts
finished before Christmas...
What with the decorating, shopping, wrapping,
preparing a dinner for 15 people, I was superwoman!
It probably won't happen again in my lifetime! haha
So, about these little baby quilts...
I bought a package of fat quarters at AC Moore.
The patterns are all coordinated.
I didn't get around to making the quilts
that I thought I would make
and forgot about it.
Then, I found the same package a second time,
bought it and brought it home.
Put it in my storage container,
found the first one and then
saw that I had two of the same package!
So these are a result of my "mistake".
I got 5 little quilts from those 2 packages.
I did have to buy some fabrics
for the borders and the backing.
I thought they came out pretty cute!
For this one , I used all scraps that I had.
It was my first time doing needle turn applique.
I ended giving this one to my Great Grandson.
He loved it!
So, I'm looking forward to the new year
and what it may bring...
I am wishing all of you a very happy,
healthy, and prosperous new year!
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean