Monday, August 12, 2013

Ben's Grilling Apron

 Every griller needs an apron and why not make it a homemade one?  Actually, this apron was made for those special occasions when Ben is in public (like church coffee hours, etc.).  I used a simple apron pattern and appliqued a colorful duck on it!  I have made several aprons using this particular pattern over the years...school teachers, fathers and friends have been the recipients.  Of course the applique's are endless and I hope this has inspired you to get the sewing machine out and get creative!

Friday, August 9, 2013

High Fiber, Low Carb, Whole Wheat Chicken Wrap

 Are you watching carbs?  If so, these Tortilla's are a pretty good choice.  When counting carbs, you can deduct the grams of dietary fiber from the total carbohydrate grams to get the net carb count.  That is the carb lesson of the day!!!
 I prepared three small chicken tenders by quickly frying in a tiny bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, really only takes a few minutes.  Set them aside to cool just a bit.
 Now the choices are many for the filling...I chose the following:
Romaine, cut as desired
Chicken Tenders, cut into pieces
Green Onions, sliced
1/2 Granny Smith Apple, cut in matchstick pieces
Dried Cranberries, amount desired
Fresh Blueberries, for taste and color
1 Tablespoon Light Hellmann's (no joke)
Six Lugs Cherry Viniagrette, just a small amount
 I did season the chicken with a little Caribbean Citrus Salt-Free Seasoning by Mrs. Dash

Very Tasty if I do say so myself!

Enjoy~

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Maggie's First Fishing Trip

 Grandpa took Maggie, Courtney, and I fishing and what a fun time we all had.  It was Maggie's first experience on Grandpa's boat and she is ready to go again!
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 You are probably wondering if we caught any fish and the answer to that is a resounding no!  But don't be fooled, you don't need to catch fish to have a fantastic boat ride!
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 The weather was strange...cloudy for awhile, then sunny, then rain, and finally rather windy!  But there again, with good company and a great attitude you can always have fun!

 The magic of a child is priceless and we love this little girl to pieces!  
I will also add, that I love Courtney and Ben! We had such a blast!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Olsen-Sayles Distinction

 The Olsen-Sayles staff is humbled once again at being voted best gift shop in Benzie County for 2013.  To receive this distinction from the people of Benzie County means so much to us and we thank each of you for casting your vote for Olsen-Sayles!  
 It is our pleasure to serve you all and we look forward to your continued support!
Thanks so much to our loyal following!