I have a confession to make. I am not creative. What I am is a collector. A collector of ideas. I am constantly on the look-out for great ideas. I read, I watch, I ask. I am constantly on the lookout, hoping to learn from others.
This week I have collected many ideas and recipes that I want to try, use, or just hang on to until just the right moment.
I therefore decided to start a learning from others series in order to feature, share, and save the great ideas that I find each week.
Recipes that I can't wait to try!
Debi at Life Currents, posted an amazing recipe for Red Pepper and Fresh Mozzarella Lasagna. I can't eat tomatoes but she suggested boiling down some red pepper soup to make a substitute sauce- she has promised to post the recipe for the soup in the near future! Thanks Debi!
Ruth's Real Food posted a recipe for Carrot Patties. I've never heard of these before and am thinking they could be a fun after school snack and possibly something I could pack in a lunch. She uses coconut flour and coconut oil... I don't have either of these (yet) so will probably substitute for these.
Lisa from Two Bear's Farm posted a recipe for Southern Style Black Eyed Peas. My kids love beans and kielbasa but we've never had Black Eyed Peas so I'm excited to give it a try!
JDaniel4's Mom posted about Pumpkin Chili in a cornbread muffin, and Pumpkin Dip for apples. These sound like perfect fall treats- think I may make some of the pumpkin dip for dessert tonight!
A reader on Money Saving Mom posted a tip for making your own cream of mushroom soup. There are quite a few recipes that I'd like to "revamp" using this suggestion!
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Krafty Kat posted some fun kid crafts- My favorite is the jar toppers- Can't wait til I have some empty jars so that I can make some!
Gratefully Growing in Grace posted some great ideas for teaching colors. I plan to use these help teach my 2 year old his colors.
Happy Whimsical Hearts posted an idea for making dinosaur fossils- this looks like a lot of fun!
Finally, I wrote a post on Tuesday about Handling the Halloween Aftermath. Creative Family Moments had a great post about doing Candy Experiments. It's an idea I hadn't thought of and seems like a great way to help make some of the candy stash "disappear"!
I look forward to trying out these ideas and finding some new ones next week! What have you learned from others these week?