Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Happy Tuesday!
Did you all enjoy your weekend and do something fun? I sure hope so. We had a parent/teacher meeting on Friday to see how Thijs had done on his SAT's and were so proud of him...he placed at the 99th percentile for reading and 88th percentile on his math...so it was a very proud moment for us. He is such a good student and the work seems to be easy for him so we are glad that he is doing so well. Next week he will graduate from Kindergarten, so we will be celebrating that!
Talking of celebrating, did you all enjoy the dance party over at MM? I know I did. Congratulations to all the winners of the door prizes....scoot on over to Priscilla's to find out who won!!!
Are you ready for more excitement this week.....let's take the fun outside and have a BBQ!! Here is one of my favorite things to have on the BBQ as I am not a red meat eater!! This is delicious!
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence
Prep Time: 25 min Inactive Prep Time: 2 hr 0 min Cook Time: 10 min Level: Easy Serves: 20 skewers
1 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
20 wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
Vegetable oil, for grilling
Butter lettuce leaves
Fresh cilantro leaves
Combine the yogurt, ginger, garlic, and curry powder in a shallow mixing bowl, stir to combine. Place the chicken strips in the yogurt marinade and gently toss until well coated. Cover and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at up to 2 hours. Thread the chicken pieces onto the soaked skewers working the skewer in and out of the meat, down the middle of the piece, so that it stays in place during grilling. Place a grill pan over medium heat and brush it with oil to prevent the meat from sticking. Grill the chicken satays for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until nicely seared and cooked through. Serve the satays on a platter lined with lettuce leaves and cilantro; accompanied by a small bowl of peanut sauce on the side.
Peanut Sauce:
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons red chili paste, such as sambal
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 limes, juiced
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup chopped peanuts, for garnish
Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, red chili paste, brown sugar, and lime juice in a food processor or blender. Puree to combine. While the motor is running, drizzle in the hot water to thin out the sauce, you may not need all of it. Pour the sauce into a nice serving bowl and garnish with the chopped peanuts. Serve with chicken satay.
Yield: 3 cups
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I hope you will all take the time to try this chicken satay and let me know how you like it!
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For my project this week I decided to reuse an acetate box from some Christmas cards.
I used this adorable Penny Black stamp called "uplifting!!"
As you can see I used lots of ribbon, buttons and gems to decorate it
Lots of layers on this one!
Here is what the box looked like to begin with and after I finished my project! I sure hope my friend likes it!
Challenges entered
Flutterby Wednesdays - paper piecing and butterflies
CraftyCatz - petals and pearls
Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special
Pollycraft - Summer Blooms
Pixie Dust Studio - Cut it out
Meljens designs - Flowers and blooms
La la land - Anything goes
Penny Black - Flowers
Your Next Stamp - Cut it out and pop it up
Pile it On - Photo Inspiration
One Stitch at a time - Anything but a card
WhoopsiDaisy - As you like it
Enjoy your day!


  1. Oh my goodness that image is SUPER CUTE!!!!! What a beautiful project Charlotte!

  2. Totally stunning - great job - love this image also

  3. Charlotte, I just love your project! From the uplifting image to all of those beautiful embellishments, this card of yours is DIVINE!
    I just love how you colored and popped out each part! I just love chicken too and that recipe of yours has my stomach growling! I will definitely have to try it! Thanks so much for sharing for the party!

  4. Charlotte, what an adorable image and looks great on your box, so much detail, it's just beautiful - thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

    stitchy xoxox

  5. Adorable card and I must try that chicken! Thanks for helping me figure out what's for dinner tonight. :)

  6. Charlotte, just the cutest image!! You have colored and embellished to prefection!! I love little boxes!! Beautifully done!! The recipe sounds delish!! Will have to give it a try!! I am a big chicken fan!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  7. Fabulous card!! Love all the dimension! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  8. Congtats on Thijs' SAT. I am not sure what an SAT is an have no idea why they take something like that in kindergarten but you are happy, so then I am happy ;o)

    Your chicken looks very good.

    This box of yours is out of this world beautiful! I love the soft colors an all the ribbons and embellishments. It's just beautiful!


  9. WOW!!! your Box is Stunning, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon
    Good Luck
    Sarah xx

  10. wow what a gorgeous project......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  11. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.

  12. Such an awesome project - thanks for sharing! ~Maureen, La-La Land Crafts and Your Next Stamp DT

  13. Oh man, this looks like one of those recipes that would be the hit of the party...you know the one where everyone asks for the recipe!!!lol I am going to give this one a whirl. Speaking of the "hit of the party" I guess I would characterize you card that way too!!! This is just adorable. How fun and fabulous. Your trim is spectacular. I absolutely love it.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  14. oh wow!!! Charlotte this is amazing!! all that ribbon threadling!! And the frame and of course (my fav) Penny Black!! Fabulous! Love it!!

    ps..nearly forgot!! Thank you for joining OSAAT's Anything but a card Challenge this week, hope to see you next week too!!

  15. Charlotte! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love that Penny Black stamp :) Your whole creation is beyond fantastic! Love it :) Thanks so much for piling it on with us - we appreciate your support! Hope to see you back next week :)

  16. Wow what you did with the box is amazing! Love it! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

  17. What a great project....the photo is just too funny and cute. Thanks for playing OSAAT this week. Smiles....Tammy

  18. What a fantastic idea, looks amazing.
    Good luck with winning the ribbons.
    Crafty Ribbons

  19. wow this is just gorjus so much detail and a recipe too sound yummy
    thanks for playing at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

  20. This is just gorgeous, what a great way to recycle a box. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studios Challenge.
    Karen x

  21. Aww!!Charlotte this is stunning!!I love the colors,paper,and that absolutely adorable

  22. This is adorable! I just love it!
    Oh, and can I just say YUM??? I'm totally copying that recipe - thanks!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck on the challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

  23. Great interpretation, I love this box! It's gorgeous!
    Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

  24. oh what a fab creation you made with clear box, fab idea, thankyou for sharing your card with us at craftycatz, x carol

  25. Absolutely gorgeous!!! So many stunning bits and pieces in this project!!! Thanks for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
    Hugs, Marit.

  26. One stunning project Beautifuly made Thanks for
    joining OSAAT with this beautiful work

    I do hope you will come back for new challenge on Sunday

    Liz x

  27. Hi Charlotte, you project is just as cute as can be..You really went the extra mile with that one. Your Satay dish was super yummy..thank you for sharing that. I made it and will make it again and again. Hubby and kids loved it. Your creations each week add so much to the unique quality of the variety of talent that graces the blog posts over at the Midnight Madness challenges. Thank you for being a part of this awesome team.

  28. Wow this is such a brilliant idea.I just love those Penny Black images. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week x Clare (DT) x

  29. adorable! love this kittie and the layering is divine!

  30. DITTO to the above!!!!! What awesome creations on your blog! WOW! Glad you joined Meljen's, be sure to see the new challenge posted today! Hope to see you again! Nicole

  31. Gorgeous box Charlotte, love all the layers and this image is one of my favourites, always makes me smile.

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Pollycraft for our 'Summer Blooms' challenge.


    Joanne x

  32. This is awesome, Charlotte! You go girl! I absolutely LOVE the image and your recycling! :O) Thanks for playing at Flutter By Wednesday too!


  33. OH Charlotte!!!! I LOVE this box! You have really got an eye for making the most beautiful keepsakes! Your friend will absolutely adore this. And the Chicken Satay has my mouth watering. I'm going to give your recipe at try. Now to go and add all of the ingredients to my grocery list. :) Michelle

  34. Hi Charlotte - we are all agreed that your card is adorable - could even be said to be 'uplifting' - sorry I couldn't help myself! LOL! Love that image and all the layering - you have rocked the MMSC my friend!! I love the pretty colours and that gorgeous frame you have created around it. The individual layering is divine - I am loving this - what an adorable box!! Thansk for sharing Charlotte, always inspiring!! {{{hugs}}}

  35. Love it Charlotte. Well done and i love this image sooooo much. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT
    Sam x

  36. Congrats to you and your little genius!! What a great achievement. Wish it had been as easy for me when I was in school. I had to study, study, study!
    I LOVE chicken on the grill too, and this looks so delicious. OMG, I am drooling. I expect an invite to your next BBQ ;)
    Your box is just adorable too. How creative and seriously put a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing. I had fun here.


  37. Charlotte, you've done an amazing job of turning a absolutely cute image into an elegant creation!! This is too gorgeous!
    Hugs, Darsie

  38. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous!! I'm so glad I stopped by your blog. What an adorable card :)
    - Ann

  39. Hilarious image and perfect for a 3-D technique! Also perfect are the 'girly' embellishments of lace and flowers -- so sweet!!

  40. fabulous card soo pretty and the satay looks yummy.
    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.

    Hugs Beccy x

  41. WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the fun image and the colors. Awesome job!
    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next month challenge.

  42. charlotte,
    Congratulations you were pick TOP 3 Scoops at Pile It On! Challenge!

    -- dalis
    PIO Owner


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