It was a cold windy weekend. I tried to garden, but the wind quickly drove me indoors. It was a good time for Pinterest Projects.
Project one was Bulletproof Coffee Creamer drops.
1/2 c. butter
1 c. coconut oil
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. ginger
1/4 t. sea salt
Boil the butter for a few minutes then add rest of ingredients. Whisk until thoroughly mixed. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze. After frozen, pop out of trays, put in a jar, and keep in the fridge. To use: Take one cube and 2 cups of coffee , mix in a blender, until cube is melted, then re-heat coffee in the microwave for 30 seconds. It is quite a bit of work, but does taste pretty good.
2 c. water
2 c. sugar
2 c. fresh squeezed lemonade
Boil the water and sugar for 1 minute. the sugar should be completely dissolved. Add the lemon juice. This makes a wonderful concentrate. 2 c. of concentrate to 6 cups of water.
Project 5 has no recipe. It is my Red Letter Raspberry wine. I just had to take a picture, because it is such a beautiful ruby red color. I'm finally back on track with my wine making. I make a gallon batch a month. In 3 months, it is ready. I got off kilter, because I missed a batch. Then I mis-labeled some batches. I realize now that note taking is very important. I was able to bottle the raspberry over the weekend. It was grand with a good steak.
1/2 c. coconut oil
1/2 c. beeswax
2 T. almond oil
1 t. vitamin e oil
scent of choice
Mix in a double broiler, until melted. Then pour into a mold. I have found this square mold works the best.
1 c. sugar
2 T. olive oil
1 T. lemon juice
1t. of lemon rind (from the above lemonade project)
This is a wonderful scrub for the shower.
Well, that was my weekend projects. I'm sure you are familiar with a few of them. I go back to them because they are successful. On Pinterest I have a board with the things that I have tried. I have tried 147 projects or products. Thirty have failed miserably. Things like: Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole, making things from old sweaters, pumpkin pie energy bites (so gross), and Smore's Pie. One hundred and seventeen have been extremely successful: Cheeseburger Soup, strawberry hot chocolate, lime chicken, giant jenga, and beanbag toss boards.
What are some success and failures you have found on Pinterest?
After posting this, I tried another pin with extreme success. Put 1/4 cup of normal popcorn in a brown paper bag. Fold the bag 3 times and put the microwave on popcorn. It works like a charm. Make that 148 pins, 30 unsuccessful, and 118 successful.