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Hey! Welcome to The Lilly Pad! I post about random house things like decorating projects, crafts, and stuff. Also, I'll try to let you know where to find things that I write about at different price points. I very obviously have no training (as if I needed to mention that) and I take really crummy pictures, but I'm always on the hunt for deals and good stuff to put in my house.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cheap Cheese Danish

Okay, I've never posted anything about cooking because I don't really do much of it.  However, I made an adapted version of a sopapilla recipe that I found online and ended up with the easiest, cheapest, delishiest cheese danish recipe.

For  those of you who know how to work your oven, you've probably tried this before, but for this girl, I thought I was Betty freaking Crocker tonight :)

All you need is:
3 cans of crescent rolls
2 packages of cream cheese
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla
2 tablespoons of butter (melted)

Using a 9 x 13 dish, I spread 1 1/2 packages of crescent rolls in the bottom and kind of mushed them together (technical term) with my fingers.  I them combined the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl with my hands (don't judge me...I've never pulled the trigger on a Kitchen Aid mixer and my hand held mixer broke a couple of moths ago).  I spread the mixture on the crescent rolls and topped with the remaining crescent rolls.  I then brushed the top with the melted butter.  I'm a big girl so this is what we do, but skinny girls could leave the butter off (although you probably wouldn't eat this anyway :).  Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Seriously, it's the easiest Saturday morning breakfast for under $10 or so and it will feed  the entire family.

Has anyone else tried any super easy and yummy recipes lately?  Seriously, the easier, the better for me :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Pillow Winner

And the winner is Catherine

Your green trellis pillow will be on its way this week!!

Everyone else, thanks for the comments!  I'll give another pillow away again soon!

By the way, the way I picked the winner was to assign a number to all of the comments in the order in which they appeared.  I counted comments on both the blog and Facebook (blog first and then fb) in chronological order.  The more you commented, the luckier you were :). I then put the number of comments (31 total) in the random number generator that I found online and 31 was the number chosen.

I wanted everyone to win, by the way!

True Random Number Generator  31Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Have a great Monday, y'all!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

And The Winner Is

Well, I've decided that there are no losers here :)  In the interest of honesty, I have to tell you that the pink and white suzani-esque fabric was the fan favorite, but I've decided not to use it...kind of.  It makes absolutely no difference to me which fabric I use, so I'll just let the winner winner chicken dinner decide!

So, now comes the fun part...  If you want to get a cute throw pillow, comment here or facebook if that's easier for you.  I will use a random number generator to pick the winner (by the way, I looked those up the other day and it blows my little mind how they choose nyumbers using complicated algorithms and stuff (that's a technical mathematics term)...weird, I though it was just like pulling a number out of a hat).

I will choose a winner Saturday at 5 so I can make it on Sunday.

Bonne Chance!

Hahaha!  I saw this the other day & think it's pretty damn funny :)  Happy Friday!!