Saturday, March 2, 2013

Lip-Smacking Good

I have been delinquent in my grocery shopping duties and we've pretty much emptied the larder of breakfast cereals both hot and cold.  Yesterday for breakfast I took out the last of the frozen Costco Butter Croissants and drizzled them with melted Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips.  Oh, my.

Today's breakfast was Apple Oven Cake - quick, easy, and delicious.  It was more of a crepe rather than a cake.  I came across the recipe a few days ago while catching up on my Sunset magazines (Jan '13).  I followed the recipe as written but I would make one correction.  Instead of "serves 6" I would change that to "serves 2".

In addition to food I've also used up the last of my favorite lip balm.  I had been purchasing Happy Acres goatmilk lip balm directly from the source but the Templeton self-serve farmstand has been emptied out and looks abandoned.  No lotions or potions, no lip balm, no goats.  I just hope they're on winter hiatus and will be back in the summer.

In the meantime, after a little research on Etsy, I ordered a Lip Balm Kit from CandleLynnSupplies which included everything I needed to make 10 lip balms with my choice of flavor.  It was difficult to choose a flavor: Creamy Caramel, Creme Brulee, Vanilla Bean . . . or Monkey Farts.  Of course I chose Monkey Farts after reading Jana's description - "fresh bananas, juicy grapefruit, kiwi, juicy bubblegum and strawberries with a hint of vanilla".  It was surprisingly fast and easy to whip up the 10 tubes.  Taping on the tube pictures took a little longer.

I got the idea to cover the tubes after watching a video on Martha Stewart making lip balm.  I cut little squares of yarny pics from my last KnitPicks catalog and taped it on the tubes with 2-inch packaging tape.  I think Martha would be proud.


Oh, and the flavor?  Fruity, not farty at all.