Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Scripture Bags and Funnel Cakes

Last night we started this new season of Homemakers off at my house. I've been meaning to make something to carry my scriptures in ever since Jake gave them to me for my 21st birthday (I'm almost 22 1/2, scary). My mother-in-law gave me this great and easy idea for making the perfect scripture bag.

All you need is:
One place mat, made of fabric... cute fabric preferably.
Ribbon OR Cording OR homemade straps for the handles (We used ribbon)
A sewing machine and thread

Here are the steps:
1. Fold place mat in half, hamburger style, right sides together.
2. Pin short sides.
3. Sew straight line up short sides.
4. Measure two inches up from bottom fold and draw a line across on both sides. This line does not need to be dark.
5. Fold corners into triangles.
6. Sew along drawn line.
7. Turn right side out, and DONE!
Well... then you just sew on the handles and your really done.

And there's always a treat! FUNNEL CAKES!

Here's the recipe:

3 cups Flour
1/4 cups Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Poweer
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
2-1/4 cups Milk
Powdered Sugar (for dusting)
Oil (for Frying)

Heat oil in large, deep pan. Mix dry ingredients. Whisk in eggs, vanilla, and milk. Add more milk if needed. (Should be like pancake batter) Pour batter into and through a funnel, making slow circular motions. Make sure to hold the funnel close to the oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes, then flip. Drain on a paper towel. Dust with powdered sugar.

Boy, these were good, weren't they!? I think I'll make them again tonight. And for breakfast tomorrow. Yum!

Sorry there are no pictures on this post, but we will get better at that as we go.

Have a lovely day!

1 comment:

  1. Hayley!

    Thanks for your post and for making our blog ADORABLE!! You are awesome. And I will try to take a picture of my scripture bag and put it up.