Saturday, July 11, 2009

Engilsh Muffin French Toast

A good way to make a change in french toast, this is really very simple just purchase English muffins do this type of french toast. Next mix 2 cups of milk, 2 eggs, 1/2 table spoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Beat with a fork or a very low speed with a mixer, dip the English muffin into the batter and add to a well or sprayed frying pan, cook on Med-high heat, careful not to burn them flip after a few seconds so that the tops look golden brown and golden brown on bottoms.
Serve with warmed maple syrup or fresh fruit, and you can make these really low fat by omitting the sugar and using an egg substitute and just warming up some fresh fruit in a sauce pan, such as strawberries.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Chalkboard Acrylic painting to Celebrate Summer

These small wall hanging painted chalk boards are my very own creation; I came up with the idea of painting chalk boards.
I like using acrylic paints and using the whole chalkboard to create the scene and then I seal these chalkboards with a good sealer, sometimes a flat or glossy sealer.
This one is a small wall hanging of a happy little frog singing about the summer days that lay ahead.
What I do is take a piece of transfer paper and transfer the drawing onto the chalkboard by rubbing it onto the chalkboard, and just painting with the acrylics. I will be adding this little wall hanging to my artfire store at There you can purchase this item.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wonderful 4th of July

Hi everyone, I all had a wonderful 4th of July and I hope you all did also. We live on the coast and decided to go south and see family, when we came home it was later fireworks on the beach had just ended and everyone was leaving. It was hot inland so of course all headed to the coast I would guess maybe 200,000 people down on the coast.
I caught some video of the slow moving traffic headed off the coast back to Portland, Washington and lots of other places.
It took several hours for traffic to clear, but it also came to a dead halt for a number of hours also, lots of cars over heating both up and headed home.