Fireplace Sweatshirt

 I tried to decorate my husband's sweatshirt so it looked like a fireplace. It is a pocket that holds our Kindle. 


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Here is it with the Kindle. 

Casserole Slow Cooker


I got a new Crock Pot. I love slow cookers and my newest is a rectangular one designed for casseroles. I read the reviews and some had trouble with cooking times. I didn't have any trouble, but I did forget to reduce the liquid and you can see I have a bit of soup in mine. 

I made a scallop potato recipe. I'll give the regular recipe and then what I suggest for the slow cooker. 

Scallop Potatoes
4 large potatoes cleaned, peeled, and sliced thin.
1 pound of cubed ham.
1 1/2 cups of chopped celery.
1 1/2 cups of frozen peas.
1 cup of milk. (1/2 cup if using slow cooker).
1/4 cup of flour.
1 packet of dry onion soup mix.
16 ounces of shredded cheese.

Layer potatoes, ham, celery, and peas in 9X13 pan or slow cooker. Mix milk, flour, and onion soup mix thoroughly and pour over casserole. If baking, then add the cheese over the top. If using a slow cooker, wait until about 15 minutes before the dish if finished cooking. 

Bake at 350 for 1 hour. If using slow cooker, follow the instructions for your slow cooker. For the rectangular slow cooker, my potatoes were cut thick and it took about 6 hours on high.