Plastic Bag Holder

I have a stash of yarn that is as scratchy as one of those old crochet throws from the 60's. I know most of you know what I'm talking about. Probably most everyone has one of those blankets that your aunt or grandma made you that would work better as a back scratcher than a snuggle sheet.

I found the perfect thing to make with this type of yarn.
You can find these ole things at any yard sale, thrift store, or again, in grandmas house.

Its a "Bag holder"!!  Aka: "bag bag", "bag pooper" what ever you want to call it. I made one.

Its ugly, I know, but its going to be great. Right now, I have plastic bags inside of bags and on the floor around it. I'm ashamed to admit, one of these is going to come in handy at my house.

At least I can say, I made it.
You can make one too!!!

Here is how I did it:
  • chain 35 or 40 ( I did 40)
  • join chain to make a circle (make sure its not twisted)
  • Single stitch 1 row. (don't join. this is done in rounds)
  • double stitch around and around until you have the desired length.(mine is 18 inches long)
  • after you get your length, do a single stitch around.
  • Last: Single stitch around a rubber band.
  • slip stitch at end and finish off.
I didn't use a marker: I just pretty much guessed at my starting round. Since its going to be gathered with a rubber band at the bottom, being a stitch or two off isn't going to show.

Decorate it and there you have it!

Ive shared this at:
friday-link-party at craftionary
super-sunday-party at whoneedsacape
nifty-thrifty-tuesday at coastalcharm

Mississippi Roast

What's for supper?

Those words are spoken alot around here. It always drives me crazy trying to figure out something for supper every night. I'm sure it's worse for my husband since he usually has supper ready when I get home from work each day. Never the less, he can always comes up with something.

Sundays are the days I like to cook. I like to make Sunday dinner and/or something ahead for Monday. So, as I was racking my brain on something to make, my husband shoots me an email from across the room. Yes, really, from across the room. It was an email with a recipe for "Mississippi Roast". It looks easy enough and it has been a while since I've made something in the crock pot so, I gave it a shot. I was a little saddened because there was not any work to it. Just plop it in the pot and go.

It turned out marvelous!
Its so easy! Here is how I did it.

Mississippi Roast

1.   Put roast in the crock pot (or slow cooker)
2.   Sprinkle Hidden Valley ranch dressing on top.
3.   Sprinkle McCormick Au Jus mix on top.
4.   Put a stick of butter on top.
5.   Put about 5 pepperoncini peppers on top. (You buy them in a jar.).
                     Do NOT add water..
Cook in crock pot on low for about 8 hours.
It was so delicious. I suggest serving this with mashed taters because it makes a scrumptious gravy.
You can find many recipes for this on Pinterest.
Maybe next I can make a Mississippi Mud pie!! yea?