Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Thursday Night Eats 9/6/12

Heather Beth here!

So last Thursday we decided to try a new twist on a favorite. We made mini lasagnas! The original recipe and post can be found here http://www.catchingfireflies.com/blog/2012/06/mighty-tasty-mini-lasagnas/ from "Catching Fireflies". We were a little wary of the wonton wrappers as noodles, but we had nothing to worry about; they were great.

So we cranked up the 80's Pop Hits Pandora station (which finally played When Doves Cry for me...so happy) and got to work!

First, we gathered our ingredients. Pretty basic, but really even less ingredients than regular lasagna. Just won ton wrappers, mozzarella, parmasean, ricotta, sauce, and whatever seasonings you want.

Then press the won ton wrappers into a greased muffin tin, fill with sauce, cheeses, and seasonings...

Repeat, then top with a little extra cheese (unless you're June!). We only did two layers and it was just right.

Why is it that someone's always making faces behind someone else? We also need more aprons so that I'm not always the weird one...

Bake in the oven till the cheese is bubbly and the edges are crispy. 

Pictured below, our finished results admire their predecessors on the original blog from Catching Fireflies.

These were awesome! We each ate about three. The crispy edges were divine. We also loved that you can pick them up with your hands and eat them like barbarians. The recipe is great because you can make just how many you need, and you can adjust it to taste. We made all cheese, but you could certainly add veggies, meat, or meat substitute to make it different! And since each person gets their own, no one will complain.

Next time....a pinteresting breakfast for dinner :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thursday Night Hairstyling 9/6/2012

Hello all. It's me, Heather Rae!

Every Thursday night Heather Beth asks me to do her hair before the end of the fun. It's usually just a simple side braid headband. However, she found this blog on pinterest: http://www.cutegirlshairstyles.com/5-minutes/the-knotted-headband-back-to-school-hairstyles/ and thought I should give it a try. It didn't look very easy, but after watching the video I felt slightly more confident in trying it out. I have to say though, Mindy from Cute Girls Hairstyles is AMAZING! She makes everything look super easy to do. I wish my mom had been able to do so many awesome hairstyles on my when I was growing up. I think the fanciest thing I ever got was a side pony.

Anyways, this hairstyle was a little bit more difficult than I thought it was going to be. Hair isn't really meant to be tied like this so we had to use quite a bit of gel and we didn't have an alligator clip so I used June and Heather Beth's hands to help me hold everything down.

Here's some pics of the process:

As you can see things got a little confusing for a minute. There was a lot of hair and pieces all over the place. I had to start over only once before I got the hang of it and things started to take shape.

Looking good!

And of course it wouldn't be us without some silly pictures also:

It didn't take too long to finish once I got the hang of it. Here's the final product:

We usually do this right before I leave and Heather Beth sleeps with it in to wear it the next day. She said it stayed pretty well through the night.We'll see what crazy hairstyles she finds for me to try next time.

See you next time :)