Friday News


Hello readers!

I have been very busy with everything–yet a lot of pictures taken!!

  • I did some pictures of Wendy, they turned out great.
  • A tea party picture shoot!
  • Food!

Picture one: Royal Birthday Tea Party at your house: Post coming soon

Picture 2: The Tea Cup of Honor 😀

Picture 3: The Royal Tea Pot 😛

Picture 4: Because everyone LOVES Werther’s 🙂

Picture 5: The Royal Crown Side View (Y)

Picture 6: The setting B)

Picture 7: From the side ;P

Picture 8: Oh! There’s Wendy!! ❤

Picture 9: The bridge @ SAC

Picture 10: The bridge @ SAC

Picture 11: A cool pyramid!!

Picture 12 & 13: Bridge/sideview

Picture 14: YOLO!!

Picture 15: “Get Beyond Gate”

Picture 16: Converse! 🙂

 

There’s an update for ya!!

At the Zoo- Full Post


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Hello!

It’s been a while, and I basically stuck pictures on the last post I did. Sorry about that!

I mentioned that we visited the zoo, a wonderful experience. Read on to hear the zoo stories and to view the zoo pictures. This is literally my third time attempting to finish this post. Let’s hope I do.

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Ahh, the zoo. A great place to be, to see animals, to see the landscapes, and to enjoy yourself.

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First, let’s go through this beautiful gateway/archway, especially lit for Christmas. Well, you’re seeing this after Christmas, so I guess a New Year’s archway. 😊

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Let’s walk along the pathway—look at this lantern! Very cool.

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This waterfall was in the elephant’s “area”,the elephants weren’t something to photograph, they were facing opposite us….so all we would see is their rear. 🐘 🐘

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Ok. This is like the CUTEST orangutan EVER. All it would do was make these sad, sad eyes at us. Hilarious, and really adorable. 🐵🐵

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Sorry if some pictures are a bit blurry, animals are pretty hard to photograph.😳
Anyway, look at these amazingly pretty flamingos!! 😮💞

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Again, this is a small bit blurry. Also because this tiger WOULD NOT STOP moving!!

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Some cool lights….

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We got to be 10 feet away from lions!! (there was glass at the end of the rock, though). It was amazing. The second picture was a statue. But the whole effect was cool.

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The zoo just finished building their African Safari exhibit and it was truly amazing.

The animals had lots of room to run around.

We also got to feed giraffes, which was really fun. I will find those pictures for you soon….

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The giraffes were very cute, and had quite the personality. I have more pictures that I have to upload and there is a whole other giraffe story about that….anyway.

 

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Oh, here’s a picture of some of the Safari exhibit.

Pretty cool.

 

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And the Jambo hut, I love the whole style.

 

 

 

Well, there is some of the zoo! I have a lot more pictures I have to upload, but that will take a while.

 

Thanks for being patient.

 

Have a great Tuesday!!

 

Salvadoran Pupusas con Curtido


RECIPE FOUND FROM

www.thekitchn.com 

Salvadoran Pupusas con Curtido

I made these for a school project filled with beans, and they turned out delicious!

Here is the recipe, I suggest using beans (we used black beans we had from dinner the night before and pork we had from dinner the night before, as well. They tasted like chimichangas also because we did not have any more masa harina so I used flour, wheat/white. It was so good!

**Pictures taken by me**

Makes 8 pupusas

For the curtido (makes about 4 cups):

1/2 head cabbage, shredded

1 large carrot, grated

1/2 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican (Links to an external site.))

1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the pupusas:

2 cups masa harina

Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cup warm water

1 cup grated cheese: quesillo, queso fresco, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella

Vegetable oil

First, make the curtido: Combine the cabbage, carrot, and onion in a large bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and then pour over the cabbage mixture and stir. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and preferably at least a day before serving.

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Make the pupusas: Combine the masa harina, salt, and water in a mixing bowl. Knead to form a smooth, moist dough with a playdough-like consistency. If the mixture is too dry, add more water, one teaspoon at a time. If the mixture is too sticky, add more masa harina, one teaspoon at a time. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let stand for 10 minutes.

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With lightly oiled hands, form the dough into 8 balls about 2 inches in diameter. Using your thumb, make an indentation into one of the balls, forming a small cup. Fill the cup with 1 tablespoon of cheese and wrap the dough around the filling to seal it. Making sure that the filling does not leak, pat the dough back and forth between your hands to form a round disk about 1/4-inch thick. Repeat with the remaining balls.

Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pupusas for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve while still warm with curtido on the side.

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Thank you and enjoy!!

Shirt Bags


How to make a

Shirt Bag

Gather:
Sewing machine/ hand sewing kit

Old T-shirt

Scissors (fabric)

1.DSC03153Gather your sewing machine

2.DSC03151And your shirt!

3. DSC03156 Cut off the neck to make a wide enough hole for your use need.

4. DSC03155 Cut off the sleeves, too for the arm holes.

5. DSC03158Turn the shirt inside out, and sew the bottom of the shirt closed.

6. DSC03157Do a double stitch to ensure sturdiness

7. DSC03159 You are done!

Roll it up as a gift or store easily!
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Enjoy!

Credit by photo Quaint and Lovely