Monday, January 16, 2023

VIDEO: Colored Cardstock with Colored Pencils

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Happy Monday! I tried not one, not two but THREE new recipes this weekend! My friend Candy YEARS ago shared her recipe for sauerkraut balls with me and I just never got around to making them until this weekend.

I used vegan cream cheese in mine, and I maybe should have squeezed the sauerkraut or added more breadcrumbs because mine would not form balls, so I made little patties and holy HECK were they amazing! I ate three of them! I have three leftover, so breakfast it is!

I was super excited to use a new toy - an Italian made grease splatter guard - sauerkraut has a lot of water, so it will pop - be careful! I found this somewhat obscure site by searching for a few USA made utensils I needed. I'm really short only one kitchen tool - a ceramic vegetable peeler after finally finding an Italian made cookie scoop on Ebay. My kitchen is 100% free from anything made in China, which is harder than it sounds, but worth it. 

Next, I fell victim to a viral TikTok sensation, notably from a trusted foodie I follow - Soogia - revolving around something I've never tried at Chipotle - their steak quesadilla with a supposedly magical vinaigrette. Soogia finally had enough and tried it and raved about it, which was good enough for me - AND it's a pantry recipe, which I love in these expensive food times.

First, I marinated flank steak in a copycat recipe for Chipotle's steak they use in the quesadilla. Easy marinade, and again, stuff I already had. 

Then I made the vinaigrette - I like the combo of the marinade and vinaigrette because they both use something you NEVER need a whole can of - Chipotle in Adobo. I froze the unused portion. THE VINAIGRETTE IS TO DIE FOR. I can imagine many salads/veggies with this. YUM.

I can't have cheese, so I'll just be having fajita tacos with the vinaigrette and I cannot wait - still a few hours away as I write this, so I'm low and slow caramelizing onions. Honestly - even when I could eat cheese, I never liked it on fajitas. Really not on most meat aside from a cheeseburger. My fave quesadillas were plain or with veggies. I'll never understand people who eat cheese on chicken, for example. I know, I'm weird.

So enough about food - let's craft! Today I'm using these ADORABLE little gnomes - I used all of them in the set, this rainbow mini-slimline die and some gems for this scene - with a little time saving tip you'll see in the video for colored pencil coloring! I used these ultra blendy pencils - and you'll see how fast it was to color! I put a little gem on each hat. 

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Gnomeo & Juliet
[ CRF ]
Holbein Artists' Colored Pencils -...
[ BLIC ]
Over the Rainbow
[ CRF ]
Cupid's Heart
[ CRF ]
The video will show you how quick and easy it is, and be sure and click "Show More" in the video description for a giveaway and more inspiration!

Have you tried any new recipes lately? Let me know in the comments!


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1 comment:

  1. Those gnomes are so cute! I carmelized onions using ATK Lan's method from this video: worked great.


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