Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Chanukkah, Oh Chanukkah
Come light the menorah
Let's have a party
We'll all dance the hora
Gather round the table, we'll have a treat
Shiny tops to play with, latkes to eat
And while we are playing
The candles are burning low
One for each night, they shed a sweet light
To remind us of days long ago.
Recipe for Latkes
Makes approximately 12 palm-sized latkes
4 medium potatoes
1 medium onion
1/2 cup matzah meal (flour or bread crumbs can be substituted)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. each salt and black pepper (more or less to taste)
Shred the potatoes and onion into a large bowl. Press out all excess liquid.(if using a food processor, use the chopping blade for 2 or 3 seconds after pressing out liquid to avoid stringy fly-aways). Add eggs and mix well. Add matzah meal gradually while mixing until the batter is doughy, not too dry. (you may not need the whole amount, depending on how well you drained the veggies). Add the baking powder, salt and pepper and mix well. (don't taste the batter -- it's really gross!). Don't worry if the batter turns a little orange; that will go away when it fries.
Heat about 1/2 inch of oil to medium-high heat. Form the batter into thin patties about the size of your palm. Fry batter in oil. Be patient: this takes time, and too much flipping will burn the outside without cooking the inside. Flip when the bottom is golden brown.
Place finished latkes on paper towels to drain. Eat hot with sour cream or applesauce. They reheat OK in a microwave, but not in an oven unless you cook them just right.
If you'd like to try something a little different, add some bell peppers, parsley, carrots, celery, or other vegetables to the batter to make veggie latkes! You may need to add a third egg and some more matzah meal for this. For a zesty twist, add some diced jalepeño peppers to the batter! This should definitely be served with sour cream!
Grocery stores now provide many time-saving options for cooking. The substitutions below will save you time in preparing the batter and cleaning up. Sorry, nothing I can do to speed the frying time. You can substitute any or all of these:
Substitute 3 cups hash-brown style shredded potatoes for the potatoes (Simply Potatoes brand works well and is kosher-certified)
Substitute 1 cup frozen chopped onions (thawed and drained) for the onion
Substitute 1/2 cup egg whites from a carton for the eggs
-- Song and Recipe from Judaism 101 Website (http://www.jewfaq.org/index.htm)
Don't ask me why, but it seemed like a good idea at the time! lol
Really, we had a good time until they became distracted by the movie, Enchanted. Oh well.
We did manage to make a few things before they ran off. Do you recognize the paper on the smaller snowflakes? That is some beautiful Marks paper.
Now I need to go get the scrap room tidied up. You know the girls are gonna want to do more tomorrow. LOL
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Fun velvet trims.
And some new Maya Mists
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
35 saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5 (4-ounce) milk chocolate bars, broken into pieces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a 15 by 10 by 1-inch jelly roll pan with tin foil. Lightly spray foil with a non-stick cooking spray.
Place saltine crackers, salty side up, in prepared pan. In a saucepan, boil butter and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Pour mixture over crackers and bake for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven, top with candy bars, and spread evenly as chocolate begins to melt. Cool slightly and transfer onto waxed paper. Allow to cool completely. Break into pieces before serving.
I substitute vanilla extract for the almond as I like the taste much better! You could also use mint extract for a chocolate mint treat. This is a great Hostess gift to take to a party in a holiday tin!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Flamingo Scraps Holiday Sale Week # 2
Look what Nancy was able to make with some of the Upsy Daisy papers, a few Prima flowers and some Kaisercraft bling. This project was quick and easy and the papers coordinated with one another for a very classic look.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
That, and I was terribly distracted by the gorgeous new Pink Paislee Cupid that arrived in my favorite ebay store. Yes, I know it may be a little early to be thinking of Valentine's day, but this paper is so beautiful, and so versatile. I am in love with the beautiful pink, blue, and brown combination and already have many ideas planned for home decor, card making and other projects. The press ons, patches and cut outs are just gorgeous. And I am loving the new borderlines, such an elegant touch to my layouts. And remember I told you about Webster's Pages trims? Guess what will go perfectly with these?
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Webster's pages has the most amazingly beautiful trims and we have many in the store, available by the yard. These gorgeous trims can be used for many crafting projects. and hint hint...these match perfectly with another goody we plan on unveiling in the next few days. Here is a photo of just a couple.
Oh, and did I mention we also have some Webster's Pages paper grab bags. Beautiful patterns that have been retired at a great price. Sweet Charity, Raspberry Truffle, and Feather Your Nest are a few of the lines that are available in these packets.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Look at this beautiful paper.
Blooming Retro has gorgeous color and fun designs.
And did I mention some beautiful flowers came as well?
And look at these. Just in time for the holidays.
And don't forget, if you can't decide what should be on your wishlist this holiday, you can ask your family and friends for ebay gift certificates you can use at FLAMINGO SCRAPS. We are very patient with hubbys -- and if, for instance, you choose a paper collection(s), we can help put together a coordinating package of goodies we are sure you will love!!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Look to FLAMINGO SCRAPS for Christmas presents and the makings for holiday home decor with our weekly specials!!!! Week 1 highlights our gorgeous Penny Royale collection from Kaiser Craft at 20% off!!! This avant garde collection features beautiful paper patterns in shades of brown and coral and truly fabulous embellies including embroidered patches, brads, alphas, rubons, and cutouts!!!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
We also have the incredible Prima e-line bling restocked!! At $1.49 -- these beautiful pearls and crystals, in a multitude of colors -- are priced just right to tuck into a card for your crafty friends! Don't miss the Prima e-line collection of flowers, also $1.49!!
Other new Prima in stock includes restocking of some of our most popular Say It In Pearls and Crystals items, Vintage Homespun Elegance flowers, new Moulin Rouge and Medici flowers, gorgeous white pearlized leaves, and Holiday Lights poinssetias. We have also restocked Prima's fabulous stitched and embellished Art Mulberry papers!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thanks everyone for making our Anniversary Celebration Month so FABULOUS!!!!
Suzanne and Susan
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Anniversary Fun Continues With Our Sketch Challenge!!!!
All right scrappers -- ready for a challenge?? It is time for our sketch challenge, sketch courtesy of Diana Fisher of Sketchy Thursdays !!! Post your layout on our Facebook Page -- the site has been set up to allow fan postings. RULES -- one entry per fan, drawing will be random from all entries on October 22, winner will receive a FANTASTIC scrappy prize!!!! We would love it if you used product available at FLAMINGO SCRAPS, BUT that is NOT a requirement! We are so excited to see what y'all come up with!!!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Check out the Calendar for a list of events, prize drawings, a sketch challenge, sales, discounts and more!
October Calendar for Flamingo Scraps
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We have been working hard to get the Prima products you all love into the store. Some items which were sold out earlier have been restocked and are ready to ship. Other items which were back ordered have now come in and we are putting them into the ebay store as quickly as possible. Glitter sprays, jewel box leaves and butterflies are now available and the clear crystals, red jewels and pearls are in hand and will be going into the store soon.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
We are thrilled to announce April as our winner for the blog comments request contest!!
April has been married to wonderful hubby Mark for 10 years and they have 2 adorable daughters, Emily and Madison. She loves scrapping, nature, taking pictures, studying God's Word and reading.
April will receive a RAK from FLAMINGO SCRAPS for being the randomly drawn commenter on FLAMINGO SCRAPS New Blog!!!!! April -- please post your mailing address on the blog or send a PM to Flamingo!!!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This 12"x12" Paper is printed on heavyweight paper with patterns on both sides for twice the fun.
We have two of the new lines, London Blush and A New Day in the store now!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
We have MANY items on sale to make way for all the new merchandise we bought at CHA Orlando!
Want to search just the sale items? Choose the On Sale sort function at the upper right of the store display.
Check back often for all the new and gorgeous scrappy things that will be arriving throughout August and September. Look for new items from: Moxxie, Prima, Pink Paislee, Upsy Daisy, Maya Road, Webster's Pages, Kaisercraft, Lily Bee and More!
Thank you for shopping at Flamingo Scraps! We have the best customers in the world!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Where can you get 48 hours of no kids, no spouses, no cooking or cleaning, and as much cropping time as you would like?
Answer: A Scrappin' Retreat to be held next spring, March 12 and 13 at the Montgomery Conference Center near Starke, Florida.
The facility must be reserved now to insure the dates and there is an easy payment plan available. The attached reservation form gives particulars on room types, meals, how many roomies you want, etc. Basically a two night stay in The Inn (motel likes) with 6 meals totals $167.50 for a double room or less with 3 or 4 to a room. Two nights and 6 meals staying in the cabin involves a group of 4 and your total would be $132.50. Additional details available on request.
There will be at least 4 vendors involved. They include the fabulous Connie Thomas and Carmen Coleman - Close to My Heart consultants; Mary Jo Perry - Creative Memories Consultant and us, the owners of Flamingo Scraps.
Everyone who attends will receive a goody bag and there will be mini classes.
There are a limited number of slots available so you want to make your reservation now!
Email us for more information!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Keep an eye out for upcoming happenings!
Wishing you pink dreams,