So this is going to be a relatively short post today. I say relatively because we all know I can tend to go on and on….and on…. But I have a life people! I can’t just sit around here all day typing out blog posts, fun though it is. I have bins to be unpacked from our recent trip to CT that have been sitting on my kitchen floor mocking me for days. Problem is I have too much stuff in my kitchen cabinets already and can’t fit the bin stuff in there. So now I have to reorganize and relocate some stuff to the shed for our spring tag sale (my husband loves it when I do that…tee hee). Anyway I’ve actually been looking forward to doing this ever since I read this post from Jenn over at Peas & Crayons with some great ideas on re-purposing scrapbook stickers and old jars to put your stuff in. Now this is the perfect project for me because in my life-long journey of self-improvement and discovery I’ve learned something very important about myself…..I suck at scrapbooking! It’s true, I do not have the patience for it (all that cutting and measuring and having to be all straight and stuff – gah! Tedious!) and when I try it looks like a kindergartener did it. BUT I have lots of cool scrapbooking stuff, including stickers that I bought in my frenzy of scrapbooking good intentions that I can now dust off and put to use in my cabinets! So thank you Jenn! I promised her some pictures and I’ll post them on the blog if I can ever get going. Which I’ll never do if I don’t finish this post that was supposed to be about……uhhhh………oh yeah, the plum phyllo thingies!
4 plums, peeled & chopped (about 3/4 inch pcs)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbl raw sugar
8 sheets phyllo dough
melted butter or butter spray
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (f). Put the plums, cinnamon and sugar into a bowl and toss until coated. Place the phyllo in front of you and brush with melted butter (or spray). Place 1/4 of the plum mixture onto the phyllo about 4 inches from the edge closest to you. Fold 2 layers once over the filling away from you. Bring in the sides and fold over one more time away from you. Brush again with butter (or spray) and fold it over the final time. Place it folded side down on a cookie sheet. Repeat with the rest of the phyllo and plums until you have four rectangle shaped packages on your cookie sheet. Brush tops with butter (or spray) and sprinkle with more raw sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. So easy and soooo good! Now I’m off like a prom dress to go organize my kitchen and put cute stickers on all my jars! :)