¬† Cute spring project

If you have old terracotta pots lying around in your shed why not reuse them?

A quick paint job makes them look brand new and unique. They also make great gifts, just add a packet of seeds and some dirt and it would make anyone happy ūüôā

What you need:

Terracotta pots (old or new)

Acrylic paints -assorted colours

Paint brushes -various sizes

Water, paper towel

Paint them what ever colour you wish. You will probably have to paint them a couple times to make the colours more vibrant so you can’t see the terracotta colour through it.  Let dry then add soil and seeds.  Enjoy watching the plants grow!      


Quick and Delicious Deer Roast

My husband loves to hunt so we always have a freezer full of deer and moose meat.  To make it not so gamey (I grew up eating a lot of beef, pork and chicken) I use a lot of garlic and garlic plus, soy sauce and water for flavouring and I let it sit for half a day or a full day before I roast it in the oven with assorted veggies (potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion, celery carrots).  A easy dinner in a pan.  It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to cook the meat and veggies thoroughly.  If the meat is still frozen or larger than 1 lb then it would take longer to cook.  Let sit for a couple minutes, then enjoy!

Yummy ginger molasses cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.