I’ve discovered a catalog/online source for long skirts! The North Style and Serengeti sites are full of everyday skirts. Some of their tops look like their necklines might be okay, but I haven’t tried them. Here’s the link: North Style Serengeti
Long skirts can be very expensive if you have to buy them at “frum” stores. This year, I thought I’d sew some skirts for my D, since I finally got my machine set up. It cost so much for fabric, I wasn’t sure it was worth my effort! Then I realized I could use larger skirts, tops, and dresses that were intended to be short on adults, and turn them into girl’s skirts sewing only one seam. That sounds good, right? In another post, I’ll give some ideas for slightly more involved projects.
Here is the tutorial:
This is so much fun I can’t believe I never thought of it before! Last summer we made our own outdoor movie theater. As dusk fell, took a laptop and plugged it into an outdoor outlet. We set the laptop on our outdoor dining table. Citronella candles kept the mosquitoes at bay, while adding to the whole atmosphere.
Finally, we pulled up our chairs, passed out the popcorn and had a ball! I didn’t even have to worry about cleaning up spilled popcorn.
This was published in a slightly different form in Taste of Home. Photo Credit goes to them.
- 3 chicken breasts
- 2 T. lime juice
- 2 T. sugar
- toasted pecans
- 10-12 strawberries
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- poppy seed dressing (I used Ken’s Lite Poppy Seed)
Mix the lime juice and sugar in a large ziplock bag. Add the chicken breasts, and marinate for 2 or more hours. (I was in a rush and I think I only marinated them for 20 minutes. They were still good!)Check lettuce and put out to dry.Place strawberries in a bowl of water with a tiny bit of soap to soak. Heat a non-stick pan and add a little oil. Remove chicken from the bag and slice it into pieces about 1/2 inch thick. Cut longer slices in half. Place chicken in the hot pan to cook. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350. Put pecans on a cookie sheet. When oven is hot, toast pecans for 4-5 minutes. Cool.Stir the chicken occasionally until cooked through. Check and slice strawberries. Assemble dinner plates with greens, chicken, strawberries and toasted pecans. Drizzle with poppy seed dressing. Yum!!
BTW, for the kids, I made some couscous, and they ate it with the sauted chicken.