Creamy Crab Dip

Hello everyone! Megan here!

The high here in West Texas today was 77°. It was a perfect day to make this cool, refreshing dip and enjoy it outside. Creamy crab dip is simple and super affordable. This dip can be made in about 10 minutes. Furthermore, it contains one of my most favorite foods ever, roasted red peppers. The peppers combined with Cajun seasoning add tons of flavor to the dip. For this recipe you can roast your own or buy a jar. This dish is best served with crackers, chips, or veggies. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Creamy Crab Dip

Creamy Crab Dip

Ingredients

½ block of cream cheese (4 ounces)

1 cup of sour cream

1/8 cup of mayo

8oz flake style imitation crab

2 roasted red peppers (diced)

Cajun seasoning to taste

Directions

Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo together. Add and mix in the flaked imitation crab and red peppers. Season to taste. Serve with crackers, chips, or veggies.

Enjoy!

Megan

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Turkey with Apricot Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Hello! Megan here!

Here at Sisters Misadventures we LOVE tea time. At least once every weekend, my husband and I sit down and have tea together and enjoy the afternoon. Tea sandwiches are always a must! This turkey with apricot cream cheese tea sandwich is the perfect blend of savory and sweet. I hope you enjoy!

Turkey with Apricot Cream Cheese Tea Sandwich

Turkey with Apricot Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Yields: 3 sandwiches or 12 tea sandwiches

Ingredients

½ block of cream cheese, softened

4 tablespoons of Apricot Preserves

Deli Turkey, 6 slices

White bread, 6 slices (Cut the crusts if you prefer or leave them on)

 

Directions

Mix together the cream cheese and preserves. Spread the mixture onto three slices of the bread and put 2 slices of turkey on top of the spread. Top the turkey with the remaining bread and cut into triangles.

Enjoy!

Megan

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Deliciously, Tender Ribs

Hello Everyone! Megan here!

Today I would like to share with you the recipe for deliciously, tender ribs. They are a little time consuming, but super simple. We never have leftovers when I make these.

Deliciously, Tender Ribs

Deliciously, Tender Ribs

Ingredients

2 lbs Bonless Country Style Pork Ribs (or more if you want)

Salt

Your Favorite BBQ Sauce

Directions

Place ribs in a large pot. Fill with water to around an inch above ribs. Boil until tender (how long you boil will depend on how many you cook). I found mine tender at the one hour mark. Cover bottom of baking dish in BBQ sauce. Place ribs in baking dish and cook at 350° for an hour or until done.

Enjoy!

Megan

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DIY Coasters

DIY Coasters

Hello everyone! Megan here!

I am always looking for ways to customize our home. Our coffee table was looking a little dull and these DIY coasters were perfect for making it a little more fun.

This craft is so simple and affordable. It took me around 10 minutes to make them, plus drying time. It you make them, we would love to see your designs!

What you Need for DIY Coasters

Coasters of your choice, I found mine at Dollar Tree

Scrapbook paper, (I choose to do 2 different prints, but you can make them all the same)

Mod Podge

A paint brush

 

First, paint the top of the coaster with mod podge. Make sure to get the corners and all edges very well.

DIY Coaster

Next, cut the scrapbook paper to size, place on top of the area you painted and press down. Make sure to press out any bubbles. Paint the scrapbook paper onto the coaster in order to seal it.

DIY Coaster

Let dry overnight.

DIY Coasters

Enjoy your new coasters!

Thanks for reading!

Megan

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Berry Lemon Water

Berry Lemon Water

Hey everyone! Megan here!

We have made it to February. Here in Texas, it has been 70 degrees one day and 30 the next. I really have no idea how to dress in the mornings. This berry lemon water makes me happy. It’s a bright, fun drink for the dreary, wintery days and refreshing on the days that feel like spring. Most of all, it is so pretty to look at! Additionally, it also helped my husband and I to drink more water. Win! Win! I hope you love this water as much as we do!

You need about a gallon size pitcher or beverage dispenser. We have one that we keep in the refrigerator that is a little over a gallon.

Berry Lemon Water

I used about 6 or 7 strawberries cut into fourths.

Berry Lemon Water

½ cup of blueberries.

Berry Lemon Water

2 Meyer lemons cut into wedges, I removed the seeds.

Berry Lemon Water

Add all the fruit into the water pitcher and fill with water till full or until it reaches the gallon mark. Let sit for at least 2 to 3 hours and enjoy!

Thanks for reading!

Megan

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Berry Lemon Water

Ingredients

6 or 7 Strawberries, cut into fourths

½ cup blueberries

2 Meyer lemons, cut into wedges

Add all the fruit into the water pitcher and fill with water till full or until it reaches the gallon mark.

 

Why I write out recipe cards and you should too!

When I moved to my new apartment. Life was a little crazy, as moving does to most people. I found myself at: supermarkets, dollar stores, and thrift shops all the time in the first couple of weeks. Now, in one of those dollar stores I stumbled upon these cute little recipe cards.

Why I write out recipe Cards and why you should too!

They were a dollar so why not. Every time I try out a new recipe and find that I enjoy it. I write it out. Why?

Always accessible

I am famous for two things: Super late night snacks and letting my phone die. The biggest thing I have enjoyed about having my recipes written out is I don’t have to worry about whether or not my phone has enough battery to make it through this recipe. My camera roll is no longer overflowing with screen shots of recipes from various websites across the internet. (Which frankly has saved me a lot of storage room on my phone) These little index size cards are always right there. No matter what. (You know, as long as they haven’t caught fire or such).

 

Easy to organize and find

There are countless ways to organize recipe cards. You can have a binder with page protectors that are sewn to fit the cards. Julie over at Savvy Eats has a great tutorial for making your own recipe binder. You can have a recipe box or just have them in a draw. I have even seen where people hang them with rope and clothe pins; similar to how people hang Polaroid shots for decoration. Any of these makes them clean, tidy, and personalized. That being said it also makes finding recipes super easy since you organized them in your way. Plus, you can put them in a plastic bag and tape them to the cabinet right in front of you so they are out of the way.

 

Their Timeless

Recipe cards are timeless. I can: scan them into folders on my computer, make copies, and give them a way. The best part, I never have to worry about losing my phone, getting a new phone, or about if something got backed up. (Well as far as recipes go that is) They also have a…comforting…side to me. I remember cooking with my grandmother and she would pull out the box of cards and go through the files. Pulling out our favorite recipes and then we would cook up the deliciousness together. Pulling out my own cards often reminds me of these times.

 

So go out and get some recipe cards. Write, organize, craft, and have your own misadventures with recipe cards! You can also by ink and rubber stamps at craft stores that are recipe cards such as the ones below, and make your own recipe cards! If you need some ideas on how to get started stamping check out this how-to stamp post.

Why I write out recipe Cards and why you should too!

How do you keep up with all of your recipes? Let us know below!!

-Katy

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Getting Healthier, Getting Fit

The start of this adventure

Wanting a smaller waist

Has anyone else just gotten feed up with the way they feel, see themselves, etc… Megan and I made a decision to be accountability partners and work towards a fitter, healthier life for us. She helps by finding ways to make healthy, wholesome eating easier. While, I looked into workout routines and ways to help us succeed in fitness goals.

The Past Me:

In college, I never made working out a priority. That is not to say that I never tried a routine or tried working out, nothing ever stuck though. I always reassured myself that it wasn’t necessary because I constantly found myself walking, or running, across campus between classes. Also, as a technical theater major I had to take several acting classes, bleak *insert unenthused emoji*. These classes often included workouts at least twice a week. I found that I was often telling myself that work counted as working out; since I was constantly running up and down ladders, stairs, etc. This isn’t my life anymore though.

So why start working out now?

  1. I’ve graduated, and I am looking for a job

    • Aside from general cleaning, cooking, and such I sit in front of my computer working on this blog and applying to various jobs. Since this is the main content of my life I am sitting a lot more than I did in school. Therefore, I need the workout in my life a lot more than I use to.
  1. Tight muscles and Stiff Joints

    • The more I sit the stiffer I get and the more uncomfortable I feel. From trial and error I’ve found that mild yoga and basic work outs such as: squats, lunges, and anything that works my legs helps a lot with these discomfort.
  1. I’m not happy with what I see in mirror.

    • Yeah yeah yeah, I’m “beautiful” and “I don’t need to change”. I’ve heard it. While that all can very well be true, I’m not happy and so I want to change for me. No one else.

The current plan we’re using:

Through this process I’ve done tons of research for what would work for me and my end goals. There is a lot of information out there! There are certain things I knew for sure while I was looking: I want to be able to stay in my Livingroom. I had to find or create routines that worked well for my current fitness level, or lack of I should say. I used these thoughts to help narrow down the information I was looking at.  So through Pinterest I found a four week beginner’s workout schedule. It starts with low reps of a few exercises and slowly increase the number of reps each week. The target with this is to build basic muscle groups, and to just get used to having a new part to my daily routine each day. I’m trying not to make mistakes that I have made in the past when I started a fitness kick. My biggest problem each time I’ve tried this in the past is:

Trying to doing too much at once:

  1. Long Work outs

    • I would try long, intense work outs for quick results and often found myself extremely unhappy every day, and often dreading the work out to come. This defeated the entire reason I was even working out.
  1. I Changed EVERYTHING at the SAME time

    • This probably has been my biggest downfall. I start working out. I Complete change my eating habits. While this is something I need to do I will go from the worst of habits to the healthiest I know, count calories, no sweets, etc….. ALL AT ONCE. This just does not work for me. I find myself overwhelmed with it all after just a few days when the high of doing things for a better me wears off, because yes it wears off.

How am I fixing these issues this time around?

  1. I’ve told several people about it to hold me accountable, and now all of you as well! (Don’t let me quit!)
  2. I’m starting with the smaller workout, getting use to putting it in my day and have my plans to increase all of it slowly through the next couple of months
  3. In a few weeks when I’m used to having the workouts each day I will start counting calories. I’m adding things in slowly instead of trying to do everything all at once.
  4. After that is well established, a week or two, I will start on improving my overall eating habits.
  5. The biggest thing I’m going to try and do is forgive myself and keep going if I mess up one day because no one is perfect and that’s okay.

What are your tips for getting and staying healthy? Comment below!!

So here’s to being happy, healthy, and safe in our goals.

Thanks for reading!!

Katy

Want to see what happened next on this crazy journey? Check out Part Two!

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