Saturday, December 8, 2012

2 Minute DIY Infinity Scarf

This project is so fast, easy and inexpensive, you will feel bad for not making it sooner!  I know I did!  I am actually being pretty generous by saying it takes 2 minutes to make.  It will only take that long if you take your time making it.  All you need is an old, seamless t shirt (preferably size L or larger) and a good pair of scissors.  Make sure the t shirt does not have any seams.  This would not work well if you use a shirt with seams.  If you want a specific color scarf, check out your local thrift store.  They should have every shade of every color of t shirt.  Also keep an eye out for cool patters like this purple tie-dyed one I found at Goodwill.
Step One:
Cut the bottom hem off of the t shirt, then cut across underneath the sleeves, making sure to also cut underneath any wording or designs.
Step Two:
Find a partner and play tug-of-war with the scarf until it is stretched out to the max.  If you don't have a partner, you can loop the bottom of the scarf around your foot and then stretch it over your head with your arms.
That had to be one of the easiest projects I have done yet!

I plan to look for more cool t shirt patterns the next time I go out thrift store shopping.  These scarfs are too cool and too easy not to make!


Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

This is a wonderful, healthy alternative to a potato casserole.  I grew up eating this as a hash brown casserole, but since I ditched the high-carb diet, I replaced the potatoes with cauliflower, making it a delicious vegetable side dish.

You will need:
2 10 oz packages of frozen cauliflower
2 cups sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 stick of melted butter (real butter only!)
1 can cream of chicken soup (I make my own)
1/2 cup chopped onions
Salt and pepper
Let the cauliflower thaw just a little.  Cut it into small, hash brown-sized pieces.  Spray a 9x13 pan (or two 8x8 pans) with cooking spray.  Pour the cauliflower into the bottom of the pan.
Meanwhile, mix all of the other ingredients together in a bowl.  Pour them over the cauliflower.  Place the pan in a 350 degree oven and bake for one hour.
Let cool, then serve!

This is a hearty, delicious, cheesy side dish that goes great with fish, steak, or pork chops.