Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Right now, they are traveling with Dad to the other end of the world ( East Tennessee), doing the Christmas trip to see the other side of the family. Our family tree sort of has three trunks, so we have to spread the holidays out over both Christmas week and New Years.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
There were only a few cars in the lot , so I got a good space . I went with the intention of getting stocking stuffers and little "fill in" gifts since Santa already got the bigger things. As it was, I ended up getting my girl a new coat because she has been wearing brother's old camo coat. They will be heading up to East TN for a few days after Christmas, and with the amount of snow that has fallen there in the last few days, they both need hats and gloves. Throw that in the basket too.
The shopping gets harder as they get older. The stuff they ask for comes in smaller packages, and some of the WOW! factor is somehow lost, at least for me. I guess if they get what they ask for they will be happy. The girl said yesterday that she wanted ( of all things) a PUPPY! I pointed out to her that we have a plethora of dogs already , but she said that she wanted a different kind with fluffy hair. I have a feeling that this is one request that Santa just won't honor.
So, I am here sittin in the chair with a cup of coffee and thinking about making something good for breakfast. Wonder what the rest of y'all are doin'?
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
"crab crap." I suppose I will just wing it and it will turn out fine.
Last night I made a beautiful chocolate pound cake that will have a ganache drizzle on top at some point today. It won't take but about 5 minutes to finish that , so no worries there. The only other thing I know for sure I am making right now is stuffed jalapenos, although I may have to eat them all by myself because I am not sure that these party people are tough enough to handle them. My "almost 7 year old" eats them like popcorn, so I know they aren't all that hot!
Stay tuned for some pictures over the next few days because we plan to play wii hula hoop at the party and we have dance recital tomorrow.....it should be very very interesting!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I am lagging........WAY BEHIND. Usually by this day in December I have already mailed out 50 or so Christmas cards and done at least SOME shopping. Not this year. Today we were finally able to convince both of the above parties that they would be in a good mood at the same time and would willingly stand still at the same instant so I could take a pictures to use on the cards. There was much discussion of cooties and touching and germs, but finally, under threat of bodily injury, we got this. There were a few others, but they involved dance and taekwando poses and crossed eyes and bunny ears. Heck, I may just make cards with them all!
Maybe the shopping spirit will hit this week, maybe not, but at least the card photo has been made!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Eventually, I am gonna get it right!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
To prepare them, you just snip open the foil packet, pour into a microwavable container and heat til warmed through. I used a coffee mug and it works beautifully.
The flavor is a lot like chili, but the texture is thinner and the lentils are small, making it more of a soup. It is vegetarian, low fat, and very low carb. Each serving is 120 calories and only 18 carbs plus 4 grams of fiber , yielding a net carb of 14. Of course, like all things that taste good, there are two servings per packet, meaning that I am going to eat the whole thing, giving me a net carb of 24, which still isn't too bad.
Monday, November 30, 2009
There was way too much food, a lot of fun, a short nap for the menfolk, football, a golf cart, tons of animals, and a whole herd of very sweet children.
It was a very good day of Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Here's what we have to be thankful for..........our wild bunch! We had a lovely day at the ranch playing outdoors, driving the golf cart, looking at cows, and petting and loving all the animals. Of course, there was WAY too much food and we ate more than we should have.
I have lots of pictures but since we just got home, I just wanted to quickly wanted to wish all of YOU a very Happy Thanksgiving evening!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Hey folks...just a little preview. At least it came out in one piece. I kinda over floured the pan, so it was a little dullish on top, so there had to be a glaze hastily invented. We'll take it to church tonight and see how it goes over. Unfortunately, church dinners are not the best place to get opinions on new recipes because everyone gets some of everything and often there is just so much that one item gets sort of "lost". Also, no one knows who made stuff, so you don't get feedback.
If things go well and anyone tells me that it was good, I'll tell you how I did it.
Now I gotta go make lunch for the starving family and then then get ready for work.
Have a great afternoon!
Then you would get this. I had to go back and bang a little more flour around there in the middle.
As you can tell, the broken cake incident has stuck in my craw. I am thinking about trying to make some "Pumpkin Bread Pudding" with the messed up cake. Anybody got a recipe for that?