Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Greetings

I've been working on my bucket list. Well, in an imaginary, blogging kind of way, but whatever. In May I fulfilled my wish to be a news anchor. Today I'm writing greeting cards.

I had to get to this one quickly, before sending cards go the way of the dinosaur. And I really wanted to take a shot at this one. I mean, can you imagine people all over the country sending your words to each other as a way of expressing what they feel? How great is that.

So I'm starting a line of cards. And although I originally thought I was just creating these heartfelt sentiments for here, on second thought (and due to a great part to how long these took me to make) I'm thinking of actually selling them. I mean, I've seen the kind of dreck (that's Yiddish for crap) that people buy online. Why not my cards?

Here's the beginning of my line. Some of these are for mainstream occasions, with these I'll have to compete for market share. But in order to create my own market, some are for . . . more unique situations.

Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics




Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics

Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics

Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics




Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics



Speaking of food . . . today I'm sharing a side dish recipe:


Spinach Rice: A simple side dish using frozen spinach and minute rice | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dinner
Spinach Rice

Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics

Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics

Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics


Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics

Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics

Originial Greeting cards designed by Karen of www.BakingInATornado.com | #humor #funny #laugh #MyGraphics



What do you think? I should start an Etsy shop, right? Now just to decide what to charge.

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Spinach Rice
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 package (9 - 10 oz) frozen spinach
1 TBSP butter
1 clove minced garlic
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
dash cayenne
1 1/2 cups instant rice
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Directions:
*Defrost the spinach and drain well. Press firmly between towels to be sure it's as well drained as it can be.
*Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook and stir for one minute.
*Add the vegetable broth, salt, pepper, cayenne and spinach. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Immediately add the rice, stir, cover and remove from heat.
*Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid. Stir in the parmesan cheese and serve.


10 comments:

  1. They're a hit! Can't wait to see the entire line! From birthdays through the 'missing yous' and jail cells. These are genius!

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  2. The Mom and Jail ones are my favorites but The first birthday one is really cute too and, well I like them! I hope you are working on a menopause card too. I love to mix spinach with rice, it just goes well.

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    1. The jail one is one of my favorites too.
      And yes, love spinach and rice together. I make this recipe often.

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  3. Loved every single one of them. What a lot of work -- and such a great idea. I am sure you will keep us posted when they are for sale. Did you have some good laughs out loud when you came up with the punchlines?

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    1. Yes, they were definitely fun to make, but I think I'm done with them. On to something else.

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  4. Cards, thumbs up. Spinach rice, yum.

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    1. Glad you liked them, the cards and the recipe!

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