Dec 31, 2015

Today is the last day of 2015.  This year, I am laying low with the boys and dogs and staying home.


But that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to get a little funky with tasty food and fabulous attire.


For the last-minute people out there (ME), I have two NYE ideas to share.  One is a delicious Seafood Salad recipe and the other is a simple, but oh, so sparkly, star headband.


My Seafood Salad recipe is fairly new, but really delicious.  I made it for Christmas Eve on a whim and it couldn’t have turned out more perfect.  It’s a yummy mix of crab, shrimp, and spices.  I only have one photo of it to share (It was Christmas Eve and I had family on their way over and I was cooking in pajamas, gimme a break!) but I want to stress how flippin’ fabulous this is on club crackers.  I honestly almost ate the whole bowl.



Super Seafood Salad

1 package small cooked salad shrimp, usually in frozen section, thawed

8oz (or more) of imitation crab, flake style, shredded

salt and pepper, to taste

3 tbsp of lemon juice

2 stalks of celery, finely chopped

1/4 green onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp of fresh dill, finely chopped

mayo, about 1/2 cup, add a little more if too dry


Mix everything in a medium glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Let it sit in the fridge for about an hour for flavors to mix.  Serve chilled with crackers.




Cardboard Star Headband

Thin piece of cardboard, I got mine from the packaging of new pajamas

star shape, I used a cookie cutter and traced it

ModPodge & paintbrush

different golds/oranges colors of glitter

hole punch

bakers twine


First, I traced 7 large stars on the thin cardboard and cut them out.  I made 4 smaller stars to add to the layout.



Then, I arranged them how I wanted the headband to look and glued them in place.  After they were dry, I glued the 4 smaller stars on to the crown.


After everything was dry, I punched out 2 holes at either end of the headband.


Then it was time to glitter.  This will be messy, so lay down some paper to catch the loose glitter and glue.  I painted a coat of glue on to the entire front of the headband.  While the glue was still wet, I got to business with the glitter application.  I used gold and copper on the large stars and orange on the smaller stars.  I had to do the glue/glitter process a few time to make sure all of the cardboard was covered.


After I was done sprinkling glitter and the glue was dry, I painted another coat of glue OVER the glitter to lock it down.  Since I am going to wear it on my head, I don’t want all of that sparkly stuff to end up in my hair, eyes and mouth.  This step seals the glitter in.  Let dry completely.




Tie 2 long pieces of bakers twine to the holes punched in at the ends of the headband and tie in a bow at the back of your head.


Sparkly star headband is complete!  Now get out there, eat some Seafood Salad, be sparkly, and be safe out there tonight, friends!!