Sunday, October 30, 2011

Game-day potato wedges

I can't sleep, so I thought some late-night blogging might help :)

These are probably the most delicious thing I have ever made. Sure, they aren't that difficult, but it surprisingly took me quite a while to figure out how to cut the potatoes, how long to leave them in the oven, etc.  Cheese and bacon are EXCELLENT things to add too. I'm also a big fan of preparing hand-made foods rather than buying processed foods! These are a great frozen-french fry alternative.

Time: about 45 minutes--15 minutes for preparing, and 30 minutes for baking

Things you'll need:
  • 5 or so medium sized potatoes (each potato yields 8 potato wedges)
  • a large baking sheet
  • aluminum foil to cover the baking sheet (optional). Make sure to put the dull side "up"
  • LOTS of pam to spray the foil with (the wedges will stick like no other without this)
  • a bowl to mix the wedges in with the vegetable oil 
  • 4 Tbsp Vegetable oil (or enough to lightly coat the wedges)
  • Garlic Salt (to your preference)
  • Seasoned Salt (to your preference)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Bacon (optional) cut up into small pieces

Step 1
Gather your materials, and cut your potato wedges. The potatoes are lined up in the picture in the order that you would cut them. The last two on the right are just two of the wedges lined up. 

Step 2
 Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees!

Step 3
Add your seasonings. First coat the potatoes with 4 Tbsp of vegetable oil, so that the seasonings can "stick" onto them. Then sprinkle your garlic salt, and seasoning salt.

Step 4
Line the pan with aluminum foil and spray it with a LOT of pam. If you think you have used enough, you probably haven't. Add more! If you want, spray the tops of the wedges with some pam also--it makes them crispier! Then line the pan with the wedges (like pictured) so they will cook evenly. Bake for 15 minutes.

Step 5
After 15 minutes has passed, take the potato wedges out and flip them. Using 2 forks works the best for me. Spray more pam, because it will have evaporated. Put them back in the oven for another 13 minutes.

Step 6
Add cheese and bacon (not pictured), and put them back in the oven until cheese is fully melted.

I don't have a picture of the final product, but trust me, it's delicious. Make these on game-day, and enjoy while watching your favorite team (cough...Sooners...cough) whoop some butt on the field!


Friday, October 21, 2011

WIP knit poncho

Studying for anatomy can get a little ridiculous at times, so I'm procrastinating hardcore right now. Here is my progress on a poncho I am making for a friend!

 Front half, working on the 2nd half!
Roo (room-mate's dog) sniffin around on it. He's a rascal, but I love him :)

Workin on my second half, instead of studying for anatomy...shhhhh. :)

Here, just to prove I don't have to study, here's the blood flow through the heart:
Superior Vena Cava, Inferior Vena Cava, cornary sinus --> R. Atrium --> Tricuspid Valve (R. Atrioventricular valve) --> R. Ventricle --> Pulmonary Semilunar valve --> pulmonary trunk --> pulmonary AA --> pulmonary capillaries --> pulmonary VV --> L. Atrium --> L. Atrioventricular valve (bicuspid/mitral valve) --> L ventricle --> Aortic semilunar valve --> Ascending Aorta

See? I'm prepared for my test on Monday. Now I can just knit/crochet my weekend away!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Items for sale-misc

These are just some extra items I have laying around in my finished project bin! Enjoy!

 Very cute floor cushion! I originally made this for my house, because we have a very low-sitting coffee table, so it fits perfectly for sitting around it! Also works great for lounging. $30. I only have one. Custom colors are available, and sets can be made upon request. Contact me for more details.
 These are over-sized coasters (or potholders, but use at your own risk! They are not made of felted wool, so they are likely to just burn..) $20 for the set of 4. Again, custom colors are available upon request.
Adorable green and white mushroom! It's basically just a big crocheted circle with different variations of increases, and filled with fiber-fill. $5

I will be adding to this post as my pile of completed projects (that I haven't been commissioned for) adds up!

OU and OSU themed scarves

These bad boys are perfect for winter, especially here in Oklahoma. Trust me, when the next ice storm hits here (which will be sooner than you think!) you'll be wishing you had one of these scarves!

They are knitted as one large piece, and then folded and whip-stitched together to create a double-knit warm and cuddly feeling :) They are knitted with the softest (and most affordable) acrylic yarn I have ever found: I Love This Yarn! brand. They are 6'8" in length--plenty of room to wrap around at least twice around your neck. Also, each scarf is made with love and care. How can you beat that?! I also do custom orders for teams other than OU or OSU, but they will be $35 instead of $30 since my main products are my Oklahoma teams :]

Please contact me via this blog, or on my facebook page CraftyAllie if you would like to place an order! The $30 and $35 prices do NOT include shipping and handling, but if you live within Oklahoma City or Norman, I will not charge you for shipping.

Crimson and Cream scarf

Black and Orange OSU scarf

Go Pokes, and BOOMER SOONER! Hope you guys enjoy :)

Items for sale-blankets

The details about this blanket are in a previous post. It's super warm, but not enough to make you sweat in your own house! $150 

Single-person lap blanket. Made with LionBrand Homespun yarn. Lovely to cuddle with while drinking tea and, well, crocheting :) $55

 I will update this post, as well as my other for-sale posts, when I make more fun things! 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Items for sale-head accessories

Hi everybody! So, I've decided to bring my "for sale" items to my blog in order to gain more interest in them, since my Etsy store didn't seem to pan out as well as I thought it would. I will probably start it back up once I start getting more orders that require shipping, though!

These are my head accessory products that I have for sale right now that are already made. I will always be willing to do custom orders for you, but please know that these will probably be more costly (but not by much. I'm a college student--I know what it's like to live off of nothing for a while).The prices listed in this post do NOT include shipping and handling fees. Once you express interest in the item to me, I will let you know how much it will cost to ship it to you. Usually not more than $5-$6. If you live within the Oklahoma City or Norman areas, I will not charge shipping at all. I accept payment via check or cash in the mail (only if you know me personally), or paypal. Contact me for more information about payment methods.

 This headband was made with Berroco Vintage yarn. It is perfect for rainy days or on those "messy-wear-your-hear-in-a-ponytail" days. $15

This was made with a thicker type of yarn, which makes it perfect for especially cold days. It is wide enough to cover your ears and forehead comfortably. $15

This is knitted with double strands of thinner yarn throughout, with a orange body and a yellow crochet border. $15

This beanie is crocheted with bamboo yarn (EXTRA soft). I originally made this for myself, but even on me it was a little small, so I would suggest it be bought for a smaller person/child. $10

Crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic). $10

Simple crochet chain headband. $4

 These owls are simply adorable! Just using a combination of cables on the left and right sides of the piece creates an owl outline. These are great for keeping your hair out of your face, and they compliment any outfit excellently :) $3 for 1 or $5 for 2! 

That's all of the products I currently have made and ready-to-go, however keep in mind that if you want the same item (just in a different color) I can do that as well! Message me, talk to me, and we'll see what I can do for you! Have a good day!