Friday 19 September 2014

Summer Chicken and Salad Wraps

I originally posted this over at Inspiration Cafe for the Soups and Sandwiches series.

It's nearly Summer here in New Zealand and time for refreshing salads and light meals. Yum! My dear friend was visiting this week and I thought I would treat her to a delicious wrap for lunch...

So easy and you can use any ingredients you like for the filling, I chose fancy lettuce, cheese, carrot, tomato and smoked chicken slice

 Warm the wrap slightly in the microwave and spread a layer of mayonaise over it, layer with the ingredients, season and wrap!

 And serve!

So easy and so delicious! Perfect for a warm day!
Now the Soup.
My favourite go too light meal is Tomato "Cup a Soup" with cheese.

 If the kids and Sean are having something I don't like (cough, cough, mac n cheese, cough) then I'll whip up a cup of soup with boiling water, grate a handful of cheese, add to hot soup and serve with a slice of bread or two.

 I know there's no cooking involved here, but I wanted to pay homage to my favourite student meal that I still love to this day. Great for a quick meal.

Take care


Tuesday 16 September 2014

Tin Can Chimes

 Hey Everyone,

Its been ages since I posted a tin can craft. And you know how I love me some up-cycled tins right! Especially with a beachy twist.

Well these couldn't be easier, all you need are a few cans of varying sizes (preferably if they fit into each other), scrapbook paper, double sided tape and twine.

1. Clean the tins and remove any outer glue or residue.
2. Punch a hole into the centre of the bottom of each tin - not too big, just enough to thread the twine through.
3. Measure the paper to size.
4. Attach onto the tin using double sided tape.
5. Arrange the tins according to size
6. Make a knot in the twine, thread it through the bottom can and knot, measure how far you want the next tin to sit and tie another knot etc.
7. Hang your new chimes.

They don't make a lot of noise, just a slight clink, but I do love the look of them.

 They are so simple, fun and cost next to nothing to make. I'm going to make a pink girly one for the girls room, as soon as I have some tins saved again. Definitely my kind of project!

Take care