I Need A Pretty Monday!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I am welcoming all the green in my world today, because everything is still brown outside. photo 2 (87) It’s beautiful in its own way, but the green I am truly craving is coming soon.  I can’t wait to smell those freshly cut onions browngrass(which make up the only green-ness in our yard right now), the blooming honeysuckle, and the spring rain.  Every week I keep hoping to see some signs of spring, but I’m still waiting.

Today was another cooking day.  I have another busy week ahead, and I’ve done pretty well about planning ahead lately so I can work later hours without failing to make dinner.  Cooking has been taking up quite a bit of my time on Mondays, though, and that hasn’t left me with much time for crafts.  Sadness.

But…I was determined to come up with some kind of St. Patty’s dessert, and I found a bag of green candy melts in my pantry, so I started looking around on Pinterest.  I found the coolest thing ever, here. awesomeCandy clay, made from only two ingredients!  I can cook and craft at the same time?  This just made my day!  I did just that…and now I ‘m waiting for the stuff to chill on my counter for four hours.  You can mold and shape this clay any way you like, and use it to decorate cakes or cupcakes.  I hope it tastes better than fondant!

Meanwhile, I made some confetti cake mix cookies, which also came to me via Pinterest.photo 4 (52)  Here is the recipe I used.  When the candy clay cools and we can work with it, Pooh and Tigger and I can roll the clay out between some parchment paper, pretty thin, and cut out some cute cookie toppers with my neat, little-bitty, shamrock cookie cutter.  photo 3 (78)

I’m just gonna tell ya…these cookies are way too good.  I don’t know if I ever should have discovered this recipe!  Mine have green and red sprinkles, because it was a Christmas cake mix, and I have better things to do than pick all the red sprinkles out.  They’ll look cute anyway once we get some edible little shamrocks on them.  I’ll let you know how this all turns out, so stay tuned!

I certainly don’t want to wish my life away, but it’s been only in the thirties here today, and I’m just chilled to the bone.  The Frito chili pie I’m making for dinner will warm us up, I know, but I really do hope this is the last cold weather meal we have for a while.  I’m ready to grill, dig, plant, and soak up the sun.  It won’t be long now!

Happy Monday!