My First…First Aid Kit

I’m actually not sure if this is a “first aid kit” or just a way to organize my mess of first aid components.

IMG_0143I didn’t take a picture of all of this mess under my bathroom sink because, well, ain’t nobody wanna see that!  Just know that it was both in and around the designated drawer for first aid things.  I also found that I had a full big box of band-aids that I didn’t know I had.  So there was more than one reason for creating this First Aid Kit.

  1. To Organize my first aid stuff.
  2. To have something quick to grab if we go on a trip or something.

Ok, so I guess there were just two reasons.  BUT they are both very good reasons.  I do love a good organization project.  And we are going down to The Keys this weekend and I figured I can just grab this kit and take it with us, instead of grabbing a few band-aids and the Neosporin.  Not like I plan on someone getting hurt, but better safe than sorry.

So as you can see from the picture up top, I had a mess.  I also went through the safety kits that I had gotten for Ayden when he was a baby and merged the items with this first aid kit.  I separated the items into piles and then got out small zip top baggies (from the craft store) and put the items in the bags.

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Maybe one of my favorite parts was to use white mailing labels that I had on hand and a red Sharpie pen and I got to labeling.

Finished product looked like this.

IMG_0159IMG_0160Now I WAS planning on using the diaper wipe container.  Because it was white and I WAS going to put a red cross on the top with Washi tape.  BUT the stuff didn’t come close to fitting.  I could have make a “mini” kit in the wipe container.  But that would have defeated the purpose of having everything in one container.

Also, I really wanted to use a fishing tackle box like this…

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Or…

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BUT, I needed to find something that didn’t cause me to spend any money.  So I found the basket in my scrapbook room and shoved everything into it.  Maybe in the future I can update it to a tackle box.  I get way too excited about the separate compartments to NOT have one…one day.  Plus the fact that my husband is a fishes and it would just make sense!  I will be keeping my eye out for something cheap…err..uh…inexpensive!

Avocado Ranch Dressing

I am not very experienced in the making of homemade dressings.  I have experimented with the oil/vinegar types that we put sliced cucumbers and tomatoes in.  I have done different variations of that, but it’s pretty simple.  And I just put different flavors (or the same) to get the taste I want.  But for something like a ranch dressing, I had no idea what to do.  So of course, I looked to Pinterest.  Then I remembered that Clinton Kelly on The Chew mentioned that he had a recipe on their website.  So that’s where I got my main idea.  I made a half recipe since I knew I would be the only one eating it.  I bet the hub would try it if he didn’t know there was avocado in it.  It really doesn’t taste that much different than before I put the avocado in it.  Oh well, all the more for me!!!!!

I roughly threw the mayo and sour cream (not exactly “throw” just mean that I didn’t actually measure with a measuring cup, just the lines on my immersion blender cup).  I did measure the spices as to not mess up the ratios.

  • 1/2 tablespoon Parsley (chopped) I used dried and made sure to pinch it to break it up and release the oils.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/16  teaspoon Dried thyme (I didn’t have this so I put in a little Italian Seasoning)
  • 1/2  cup Mayonnaise (I used Hellmann’s with Olive Oil)
  • 1/4  cup Sour cream (I used Publix Light)
  • about 2/3 a Haas Avocado (the small blacker ones)

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Now, are you ready for it???  The hard part???

I put the mayo in my immersion blender cup, then the sour cream.  I put in my spices (don’t forget to pinch the dry spices).  I blended with my immersion blender.  Tasted and added about 1/8 tsp of ground red pepper.  Then I put in about 2/3 of the avocado.  Why only 2/3???  Well, I don’t think it was all the way ripe, so I left out the part that didn’t look ripe.  Blend until smooth.  THAT simple.  If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can totally use a regular blender or a food processor.

Just talking about it, makes me want more.  Hmmm…what can I eat now that I can dip in the leftovers???

I think next time, I may want to try to use a buttermilk based dressing with the avocado.  And make some southwestern egg rolls!!!  Yum…

Enjoy

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