Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was jam-packed just like last weekend but it was excellent. I get my weekends so full sometimes that I actually look forward to the work week thinking I’ll only have one thing to focus on. Is that bad? The hospital gods will probably see to it that I bite my tongue for that one. Anyway, I’ve had some time to recollect my thoughts post-party weekend and decided to share a recipe and a DIY project.
A few months ago I inherited a fondue pot and it’s been on like Donkey Kong ever since. I never realized how easy it was to make fondue or how much people liked it. I made my own concoction by haphazardly dumping ingredients in trying to get something delectable. And lucky for me, it was delicious as hell and I got to pretend like it was all due to careful selection of ingredients and strategic proportioning. It ain’t, it’s a dump job and it works like a charm every time. But people keep asking me for my “recipe” so I decided to quantify some stuff and make it legit.
2 bags of Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips (11.5 oz bags)
8 oz. Hershey’s caramel sauce (found in a 16 oz. jar with the ice cream toppings)
Fisher’s Nut Topping (found in a 6 oz can with the ice cream toppings)
8 oz. Heavy Whipping cream
In a pot on medium heat or in your fondue pot, pour chocolate chips in with heavy whipping cream and stir continuously to prevent scorching. When chocolate and heavy cream have mixed thoroughly, add peanuts and caramel. It’s just that easy, and serve warm..duh! Try this chocolate fondue with bananas, apple slices, marshmallows, rice krispie treat pieces, pound cake pieces, and strawberries.
This little paper rosette bunting is cute as a button and while time consuming, was totally worth it to bring this little vignette to life. To start, pick scrapbook papers that you love in various colors to fit the need of your project. If you choose patterned papers just make sure the pattern is small, otherwise, you won’t really be able to appreciate it once the rosettes are complete. If you use a regular 12×12 piece of paper, you should be able to get four rosettes from the sheet.
Draw a spiral shape on the backside of the paper and cut it out on the lines.
Start wrapping the spiral on itself making sure that the pattern you wish to have displayed is on the inside as you wrap.
When you come to the end of the spiral, you’ll have a small flat piece. Put some Tacky Glue on this flat area and press to the bottom of the spiral to give the rosette some stability.
Once you have all rosettes made, flip them over and glue them to your string to create the bunting. I used raffia ribbon because it might be visible in some areas and it needs to be pretty. Plus raffia is flat and gives more surface area for gluing, therefore, more strength. I used two pieces of raffia ribbon on each rosette versus one piece in the center. I thought that would make it sturdier and less likely to flip over once it was tied in place on the window frame.
I tied the two strands into a knot at the end and hooked them around a Command hook I had placed on the window frame. I then tied a pretty bow to hide my handiwork. Beautiful!
Hope you find time this week to make something you love. Bye y’all!