Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Thai Salad with Orange Peanut Dressing

  This is a “semi-homemade” salad made with the help of Chick-Fil-A and Trader Joe’s         Quick, Easy and Satisfying         A prepared cabbage and carrot slaw mix and fresh spinach are the base The salad is topped with cucumber slices, pineapple, green onions, cashews, chicken nuggets Vegetable pouches … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Tortellini Alfredo

  Last week HHjr said, “Let’s have a pasta bake for dinner Tuesday, I’m in the mood for some creamy tortellini…”         We take turns cooking, and while he was busy getting his boys to baseball practice and rock climbing after school, I threw this together for supper       Only … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Best Pizza Dough Ever!

Last weekend, we had Spring like weather, with 70 degrees mid day, and I spent most of the day outside on the patio.  As the sun went down and the temps dropped a bit, we lit the fire and got the pizza oven going. HHjr made a batch of pizza dough earlier in the day, … Continue reading

Frantic Friday!

  Today’s Fearless Friday is about not panicking when you make a mistake, but instead letting the mistake work for you         “Hey Jenna, you still up?” “Yes, what’s going on?’ “Scout is making signs for her teachers and she wrote Mrs. instead of Ms, is there anyway to fix them?” “Sure, … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fresh Centerpieces for the Holidays

My sister-in-law is very high energy and super organized, and when we had lunch the other day she told me that she was just about finished with her Christmas shopping… 😵 She is in charge of table centerpieces for a neighborhood holiday party and asked me to help her with holiday centerpiece ideas   MacKenzie-Childs Inspired … Continue reading

Home Decor, Pumpkin Farm Kitchen

  Pumpkin Alert! Pumpkins are supposed to arrive at Trader Joe’s today! You can bet that TJ’s will be my first stop when I get back to the “city” tomorrow!     In the meantime, I’ve been having a little fun with my “beach” pumpkins       Last year’s Pumpkin Farm has moved into … Continue reading

Views from the Porch #3

  As summer winds down, I want to share some of the things I saw from the porch       The back porch at the beach house is my favorite spot, it sits on a coastal waterway that parallels the Gulf of Mexico I love to sit there and read, draw, paint, and just … Continue reading

News

  Even though I sometimes include personal stories and photos on the Painted Apron, my main goal is to provide inspiration, information and stimulate creativity.  The Painted Apron is indeed a happy place for me because it prods me to learn, experiment, try new things, and share ideas. I have experienced a major life change … Continue reading

Tales of the Traveling Totes, Spring Outings

{Fearless Friday posted early this week, you can see it here} Welcome to the June Tales of the Traveling Totes! It’s time to share what our totes have been up to this Spring   We have a wonderful giveaway for you from MacKenzie-Childs, details at the end of this post! I must admit that Miss … Continue reading

Holidays, Memorial Day Cook-out Recipes you can cook inside!

  We will be watching the rain from Alberto tomorrow, but we aren’t complaining… We are so fortunate to live in the USA, where so many men and women have graciously served to keep us safe and free! Thank you for your service!       Just in case your picnic or BBQ gets rained … Continue reading

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