Monday, January 10, 2011

Fabric Headbands

My daughter got a cute little pajama set for Christmas, and it came with a little headband and some matching ballet slippers. She's not one to normally keep things in her hair, but she loves this little headband. So, I decided to make them myself, as they didn't appear too hard to make. The measurements for this one produced one too small for her head, but fits my 4 month old pretty well, so I'm sharing it here.

What you'll need:
4"-6" of elastic, I used 1/4" braided. It was 5" unstretched.
Light weight interfacing for the top piece
1 13"x3 1/2" strip of fabric for top
1 7"x 1 1/2" strip of fabric for elastic casing

1. Iron your interfacing onto the top piece, and cut to size.

2. Hem the short sides of the top piece, using a 1/2" hem.

3. Iron the right sides together lengthwise, and sew a 1/4" seam along the long side to form a tube. Turn right side out, and press, with the seam in the middle of the back.

4. Fold your casing piece in half lengthwise, and press. Sew a 1/4" seam down long side, forming a tube. Turn right side out, and press with seam in the middle.

5. Thread elastic through casing, and pin each end into the openings of the top piece.
6. Sew openings closed.

If you want to make it larger, just increase the length of the top piece.

Chicken Tetrazzini - A favorite in our household!!

I just made this the other night at my husband's request, and thought I'd share the recipe here for all of you. My husband LOVES this, and I ate it quite a bit growing up. It's a casserole, and makes a full 9x13 pan. The recipe says 6 servings, but we can get 2 full meals out of it, with multiple helpings.

What you'll need:
1/2 chicken, or 4 chicken breasts - cooked and chunked
8 oz spaghetti - cooked and drained
2 cups chicken broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup cubed Velveeta
Shredded cheddar and mozarella to top.
I also add a packet of onion soup mix into this, but it's optional!

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix soups and broth well(this is where I add the onion soup mix). Add Velveeta and chicken, mix well. Add spaghetti, and mix well. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with cheddar and mozarella. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until bubbling.

I hope everyone had a good holiday season. I, for one, am glad it's over!