Minute for Mom: June/July edition
Minute for Mom
Robin Salts Beckett
My family has two current snack obsessions: Dannon’s Greek Yogurt in Vanilla … and waffles. Betcha’ can’t guess which one is my son’s obsession. (It’s still the waffles.) My mom made a lovely little dessert the other night out of Dannon topped with sliced strawberries and a little bit of sweetener on top. It’s super yummy and some pitiful number of calories, so pretty guilt free.
Heather Caro, who used to work for Yakima magazine, sent along this snack idea, which my son is crazy about: cinnamon waffles. All you do is get a can of cinnamon rolls (the kind you pop open, pop on a baking sheet and pop in the oven), then press them in a waffle iron. Voila! Cinnamon waffles. Pour on the syrup and call it breakfast.
Jill St. George, our resident DIY expert, came up with this brilliant way to make darling jewelry for not a lot of money. Here are her instructions on how: Cut a leather strip (she recycles leather belts) approximately 7 inches (for most wrist sizes). Cut a piece of vintage or new lace to wrap around edges of leather. Next drill one hole at each end of the leather. Then attach lace, using spray adhesive (glue). Spray the back of the lace (not the leather — you don’t want a sticky bracelet) and then neatly place lace across the leather strip. Make a small slice in the lace before attaching grommets. Place and attach grommets in each of the holes. Run ribbon through the holes and then tie onto wrist.
Staffer Alex Mitchell, who can always be relied upon for an excellent book recommendation, loaned me “Rose,” an autobiography by the personal maid to volatile and rich Lady Astor. No meek wallflower herself, Rose Harrison describes the complicated—and loving—relationship between her and Mrs. Astor. Wry, honest and fun, the account is a true page turner, and an amazing account of how things “used to be.” If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you’ll love it.
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