Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Today is my birthday. At this point in life the best thing about birthdays is it gives you an excuse to go to lunch or dinner or breakfast or all 3.
I got my haircut and then went to lunch with my sister (while at lunch notice that a cross-dresser/transvestite ?? is sitting a couple of tables over from us - tried to get a picture but too dark). Now I'm off to brooke's volleyball game (the church variety) and then to Stake YW Leadership Training meeting. I would totally blow that off and go to book club but they are talking about pioneer trek that we're doing next summer and I don't want to miss that info.
2 cups margarine (not butter)
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Creme above ingred together. Then add:
Mix together dry ingred:
6 c flour
1 1/2 TB baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
Add to cremed mixture one cup at a time.
Chill for 1 hour. Then roll out (1/4" thick or more) and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. The secret is to underbake these cookies. Barely brown (if any) on the edges.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup crisco
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
5 cups powdered sugar
Friday, October 10, 2008
Desiree invited us to come up to Snowbird where they have a condo timeshare. The kids had so much fun swimming. Kids are amazing - they were in and out of the water between the big pool and the kiddie pool and I was sitting there freezing just watching them.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Melt 1 cup butter on cookie sheet in oven (350 for 1 min or less).
After melted, stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar and then 2 cups flour.
Leave in oven for 15 minutes. Every 5 minutes stir with a fork. After 15 minutes take out and chop with a fork. Let cool for one hour.
Put 3/4 mixture in 9x13 pan.
8 oz cream cheese
2 pkg dream whip
Beat dream whip according to instructions.
In separate bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. After creamy,
add dream whip. Pour on crust. Top with remaining crust.
Make danish dessert using 1 1/2 cups water. Add 1/2 bag frozen raspberries and stir with whisk. Pour over cream cheese/topping. Cool for several hours before serving.
My whole family loved this and Taylor wants to have it for Thanksgiving.
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 c mashed bananas (about 3 med)
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c oil
Put all ingredients in bowl and mix by hand.
Sprinkle brown sugar on top and then spray with butter spray.
Cook at 350 for about 50 minutes.
Makes 1 regular size loaf and about 4 muffins. Can make in an 8x8.
I know there are lots of banana bread recipes out there but this one is my favorite.
Funny story about making this yesterday - I had taken the muffins out and had about 5 minutes to go on the bread. Even though it smelled so good in the house, I completely forgot what I was doing and loaded everybody in the car to go get dinner and just left the bread in the oven. Luckily I had just pulled out of the neighborhood when I remembered about the bread. I went back and took it out and it looked perfect. Can you imagine if I hadn't remembered about it? I probably would have come back to a fire.
This first 2-page spread is for Justin's book.
Now a 2-page spread for Christmas Eve.
I find the doing pages of Christmas pictures is very difficult.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Life is pretty normal right now - the schedule is going along like it does during the school year.
Monday is Laundry Day
Tuesday is go to my sister's house and scrapbook and take Kamryn to dance.
Wednesday is preschool. While the twins are at preschool I volunteer in Taylor's class and then do some errands.
Thursday is a free day. We tried story time at the library but didn't really like it so we didn't go back.
Friday is preschool again and another errand day. It's supposed to be grocery shopping but I haven't really gotten into the swing of that.
Saturday is soccer day. We endured two games in the rain yesterday.
Today was great - got to sleep in and enjoy "church" in my jammies.