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Saturday, July 29, 2017

I Love Olives!

I really do, Glitterinas....
how about you?

Olive haters, this is not the post for you.

If you loathe olives and never let them 
touch your palette then 
it's probably best if I thank you for stopping by 
Pink Glitter
and let you go on to your other e-mail.


Today I want to share a simple olive recipe 
that makes a nice party nibble,
or a great treat to pass around when 
friends stop by for a visit,
or a yummy addition to a glass 
of wine before dinner.

First, we'll take a quick trip to 
Southern Italy to pick up some delicious 
provolone cheese......
or a stop at your favorite deli will work, too.

Then we'll swing over to Greece for some yummy 
kalamata olives....
or maybe your favorite grocery store.

The only other ingredients are 
green olives, shallots and zesty Italian dressing.

How easy does that sound, Glitterinas?

Let's head off to the kitchen and get started!

Start by draining a jar of kalamata olives and a jar 
of regular pimento stuffed green olives.


Then in a nice, large, glass jar with 
a tight fitting lid
I start layering in the cheese and shallots.



I have the deli slice the provolone at 
an 8 or 9 thickness for this recipe.

I use a half pound of cheese 
and three or four fresh shallots.


I slice it into strips and then small 
rectangles.

I cut up the shallots with my 
kitchen shears.



Next, I place about half of the drained 
olives into the jar.

I use one of my favorite kitchen tools....
a canning funnel
to make this step easy.




Now, add in some more of the chopped provolone 
and shallots.

Reserve a little of each to go over the last layer
of olives.


The rest of the olives can go in.....


.....and the last of the cheese and shallots.


I add one cup of zesty Italian dressing to finish up
this jar of yumminess!


Put the lid on tightly and give 
the jar a good, hard shake.


Tah Dah!

I have a jar of olives and provolone 
cheese to enjoy!

I like this tasty treat cold, so 
into the fridge it goes!

It will last up to a month....not that it's 
made it that long around our house!

If you enjoy olives, I hope you'll give this 
simple recipe a try!

Thank you so much for letting me share 
some time with you today, Glitterinas!

I love to read your comments, so 
please leave me a note!


Now, I'm off to curl my hair....
Sweet husband and I are going to the movies!

Hmmmmm, Jordan almonds or popcorn?



Until next time,
Tammy
















Saturday, July 22, 2017

LEGO Table

Our grand~darlings love, love, love 
playing with LEGOs.

We have a round table in the kitchen, and a 
large dining room table that are great for building 
but when it's time to eat, all the wonderful creations have to be 
put away.

That's not always a popular announcement....
"Clean up for lunch!" was followed by
"Oh man, Gigi, we're not finished....just look at 
this animal,
building,
house,
car,
etc.
that I'm working on!"

Hmmmm, surely there's a solution for this pressing, 
extremely important and re-occuring problem!

While cleaning up Papaw's house we found several 
large, wooden trays.

One of these would be perfect for a LEGO table.

Paint was the first step in this transformation.



It doesn't look like one coat will be enough....


.....so the second step in the transformation was 
simply another coat of paint.

Easy peasy!


The little edge on this tray will help keep
all those pieces corralled....I hope!

When the paint dried, I glued a LEGO 
building mat on one area.

Now, the grands have a place to work on their 
LEGO masterpieces for as long as they need!

Fabulous!


When the LEGO table needs to be stored away 
we simply slip it under the guest bedroom bed!

Do you have a LEGO table at your house?

Please share your LEGO ideas with me,
I'd love to hear about them!

I'm so glad you stopped by 
Pink Glitter 
today!

Thanks for reading, Glitterinas.

Until next time,
Tammy




Thursday, July 13, 2017

Little Surprises......Mushrooms!

I'm heading outside for a walk, Glitterinas,
won't you join me!

We've been having some good rain 
lately that's keeping everything watered.

I'm thankful for every drop of rain 
this time of year!

One result of all this good moisture is 
mushrooms......they pop up all over the place.

Lots of colors, shapes and sizes.....
all poisonous.
(I don't really know that they are poisonous, but I'm 
not taking any chances with the grand~darlings....
so all the mushrooms and fungi growing at 
Gigi's are poisonous!)

It's sunny here today so spritz on 
some sunscreen.

Let's see if we can find some 
mushrooms to look at....




Here are some more....


......these are sturdy guys!


Sometimes I have to move a bit of grass to see 
these little surprises.



A stick can help me move the grass to get a 
better look....
ooooops, that's not a stick.....


......that's Mr. Snake who raised up his head as I 
started to pick him up.....eeeeek!

He gets to live because I can hear my friend 
DeeAnn telling me not to kill every snake I see.

Well, Glitterinas, let's continue our walk.....
......here's some colorful fungi growing on a fallen branch.


Most of these little mushrooms are neutral colors.



I think these are my favorites.....


....those bright red tops are so vibrant!
They really show up!

I've enjoyed our walk, Glitterinas,
thanks for coming along with me!

Let's go back to the house and have some 
tea.....how does sweet tea with lemon sound?

Have you had any of these little surprises 
popping up around your house?

Leave me a comment so I'll know you've
stopped by, please.

Until next time,
Tammy