Monday, June 27, 2011

Making Things

Do you have those days when you just really need something salty? I told hubby not to buy chips anymore because the kids go right through a whole bag in no time. So, when we need a salty fix, I make pita chips. Just brush pita bread with olive oil and then sprinkle with a New Orleans spice blend and/or garlic salt, broil on both sides, let cool, then break up into chips.

Sure you can go out and buy pita chips in the store, but I think just about anything you make at home has got to be healthier than what you can buy in a bag.

I tried a new dishcloth pattern the other day. The pattern is worked in rounds which drove me just a little bit crazy. I now know why I have yet to accomplish the granny square. All that increasing with each round just throws me off. I was determined to finish the dishcloth and I did, but it didn't come out as a square shape like it should have. Still, it will do its job as a dishcloth and I'm happy I finished it. I will not be doing that pattern again.

It's been a busy day around here. In fact, in just a few a minutes, it will actually be Tuesday. Yikes! I gotta hit the hay. Hope your Monday has been a good one.

Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

25 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

I can't believe you think you can't make a granny...with something fancy like that it should be simple for you. Give it a try again. Yum, Kate

La Tea Dah said...

Mmmm, the pita chips sound delicious! Do you ever make your own pita bread? I wonder if there is a gluten free option, as I would like to try this. At this point, I do something similar with corn tortillas. Very yummy, especially when the garlic powder is used liberally!

Jan said...

Hey....I like the dishcloth pattern! It's really nice!

But I DO understand. Sometimes making it ONCE is good enough. Move on to something more fun!

Pita Chips. You are smart. My husband works in the sun all day and is dehydrated when he gets home. I dare say that he would like these in his lunch box! Thanks!

Go to bed, you crazy woman!

The Copper Pot said...

Mmmmmm, those pita chips look delicious!

crochet lady said...

Those pita chips are a good idea!

Rizzi said...

YOU'RE RIGHT, THEY DO TASTE MUCH BETTER HOMEMADE.
THEY ARE PROBABLY CHEAPER TOO. NOW I MAKE A LOT OF GRANNY AFGHANS, I THINK THEY ARE EASIER....
YOUR DISH CLOTH IS GREAT I LOVE IT. NOW THAT LOOKS COMPLICATED...HAVE A GREAT WEEK. RIZZI

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Tammy, I love the shape your dish cloth came out to be!! Much more interesting than a square!! I'd love a bowl of those pita chips about right now! blessings ~ Tanna

BeachVintage.com said...

Pita chips are great and lower in fat than most chips. I love them. Have a great week.

Theresa said...

I would never had thought that pita chips would be so easy to make! I will have to try that, my kids are the same way with a bag of chips, they do not last long around here. Little Lillian is adorable, lucky you to play with a litte one and have baby fingers for lunch ;)
Have a great week!!! t. xoxoxo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Sounds like my son and chips, they do like them and easy to eat with salt and fat.
Pita chips are so much better for you and anything you make yourself, you know what goes into them. The dish cloth is lovely.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

I bet you cannot memorize how you did this one but it is a perfect invention of an intricately looking 'pinwheel'design. Wow! You could be selling this pattern IF you knew how to. You're a smart lady in the kitchen and a caring Mom!

Lots of love and enjoy your Tuesday,

Mariette

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Whenever I see your post that shares things that you have made or cooked...I KNOW I have to stop by..and drool! I really need to try thos pita chips..I can almost taste the crunch!
And the dishcloth? Pretty pretty!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Pita chips sound great. I'm a salt lover. I can pass on the sweets, but I can never pass up the salty stuff. Not good when we're watching a movie and popcorn is around :)
I love the pattern in your dishcloth.
Blessings,
Marcia

Pam said...

Pita chips look delicious. I really like the dishcloth. If you hadn't told me, I wouldn't know that it was supposed to be square. It's perfect just the way it is.

Have a great day.

Serena said...

I actually prefer the shape your dishcloth turned out to be...much more interesting than a plain, old square shape.

Pita chips....what a great idea! I LOVE plain sea salt potato chips but these pita chips would be a delicious change.

Tammi said...

Is a broiler a grill? Love the sound of your pita chips :)

I have been crocheting dishcloths the last few days too, trying to improve on doing new stitches...am quite liking the pattern of your one.

x

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Tammy,
the pita chips look real delicious and much healthier too:)Have a great week.
Hugs,
Marie

Sarah Gibbs said...

They look yummy & much more healthy when you make them yourself

Susan said...

I love pita chips in "fatoush." Mmmmm Love that Lebanese salad. Hope you have a great day today, Tammy. Susan

Linda said...

I love the colors in your dish cloth and the Pita Chips would be delicious except Sarah and I would likely eat them all in one sitting.

A Cottage Muse said...

A batch of those yummy chips with a side of hummus...my idea of a snack!!

online clothing store said...

Yummy chips and very easy to prepare in short time. Yesterday I prepared chips of tomatoes and sweet potatoes. It is best to take with teat break.

Yarni Gras! said...

chips look tasty and I love the dish cloth!

Sussie said...

Great snacks and so much healthier than chips in a bag! :)

vicki said...

Love the pita chips idea ( sadly- I could eat a whole bag of chips too!)

The dishcloth is a lovely design- these would make such wonderful gifts!
Vicki

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