Friday, March 9, 2012

Hi Sunshine!

I can't believe it is Friday already! This week just flew by! Oh wait! Maybe it was because I only worked 4 days!; ) Every week should be so short! I have a very bright happy card to share with you get those sunglasses on before you scroll down. It uses Provo Craft's new Cuttlebug Flower Fringe die, . It creates such a fun flower! I used Pink Paislee's paper and a bit of fluorescent tulle.  I added a few glittery letters, twine, and rhinestones to finish the card off.  It was actually a pretty quick card for less than 2 hours! 
I also have a delicious recipe to share with you.  If you like blue cheese and bacon you are going to fall in love with this side dish! 
Nutty Greens with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Recipe Courtesy of Claire Robinson of the Food Network

Kosher Salt
1 lb haricots, verts, trimmed
3 slices bacon
4 oz blue cheese, cut into small chunks 
1 1/2 cups toasted whole pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Brian a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the haricots verts and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove the beans from water and immediately place in a bowl of ice water. Remove the haricots verts from the ice water and set aside in a medium bowl. 

In a large saute pain, over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon and place on paper towels. Add the beans to the bacon drippings and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.  Add the blue cheese and toss just until is starts to melt.  Break the cooked bacon into bite-sized pieces and add to the pan.  Finish by stirring in the toasted chopped pecans.  Season with freshly ground black pepper and just a pinch of salt. serve immediately. 

Thank you for your suggestions on photo collage sites!  I was able to find exactly what I was looking for! 
Have a great weekend!


Margie Higuchi said...

WOW and YUM! LOL!! Love that you tried a different color combination - thanks for both ideas :)

Tina said...

beautiful bright colors, the green beans look yummy


Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am not a blue cheese fan, BUT I love your card..

Jingle said...

So bright and sunny! And now I am happy I brought green beans with almonds for my lunch! LOL!

Norma said...

WOW! love the brightness on the card and love all your other projects! I found you through The Paper Boutique:) Have a fantastic weekend!!

Rea' said...

Very cheerful card ! Yummy ... got my stomach growling... gone to make lunch now!

Rose Ann said...

Such a happy, fun card!! Love the flower & sparkle!! The recipe looks yummy too!!

Danica said...

That card is out of this world bright! Love it!!!

Cricut Couple said...

Oh What a GORGEOUS Card!!! The bright colors are so fun! It's just beautiful!!!