Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
They bake up nicely but took a long time to bake. I was somewhat confused as to how much batter to put in each side, the directions said to divide evenly but I just sort of eyeballed it so that was probably my mistake.
Next time the top section needs a little more batter. :)
I trimmed both cakes, although after the fact I realized I should have trimmed more off the bottom. These look a little like a drunk carved them.
I used a whipped frosting, which on the upside totally hid all of the bad carving. On the downside it looks like a pink and white blob!
When cut open it resembles a cupcake, if you squint your eyes a little.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Who would have thought it would actually snow here hard enough so that it covered the ground? I was so excited I raced out to catch photos for proof...
The next morning as the sun came up.
Our street, the prettiest it's ever looked!
It was such a heavy snow, my poor trees!
Hubby was the only one who intentionally braved laying in it to make a snow angel.
That is the look of someone who is getting ready to nail you with a big snow ball!
Perfect time for a fire don't you think? Next time will have to remember to put some wood in a dry area prior to the freak snowstorm!
Tree limbs leaning on the roof.
The bamboo was hurting from the weight of the snow. Most of it has pulled back up now that the snow has melted.
Checking out the snowman daddy made for us.
The little one's were more excited about the huge rushing streams of water made by the melting snow. Gotta love stomping in the puddles!
Friday, February 12, 2010
I love that it calls for all my favorite things: butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla!
With just a little flour mixed in, it became a nice dough.
I divided the dough into four sections to make it easier to work with. Keeping the remaining dough in the fridge. I also tried a new trick for flouring my rolling surface. I sprayed a little cooking spray on the counter before flouring. It really helped to keep the dough from sticking and it wasn't to bad to clean up after.
Thank you food network for the hint! :)
I now use parchment paper under all my cookies, using parchment paper instead of greasing the pans is so much more effective. Way less mess and the cookies slide right off! I am totally in love with using it!
I did sprinkles on half and used frosting on the other half. The random bear cookie was a trial run of a new cookie cutter that I got for Christmas! Isn't he cute? I actually made several of the bears but because they don't fit with the Valentine's theme I was forced to eat them all!
And to wrap things up here is a picture of my favorite Valentine!Hope your Valentine's Day is sweet!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
After getting the boot from the table she decided the couch was a good spot!
Basking in the sunlight.
Today, in an act of desperation a.k.a no nap in 2 days due to lack of energy burning activities
I took her to the mall. Since it is too cold to be outside I thought we could go walk where there was heat and she could ride on the quarter burning rides.
After 2 rides with Mickey Mouse and a half of a tractor ride she was over it. Fortunately our mall has a play area that I had never noticed before. I'm positive that there was a time where I would have thought to myself "When I have a kid I will never let her play there, Yuck! Imagine all of germs and filth!" Well, times are a changing!
I will admit it was not the cleanest, but the little one loved it! We were the only people there at first but then a really nice woman showed up with her 2 year old daughter and a sleeping 10 month old boy. The girls hit it off and played for over an hour, several other kids came and went so it was a lot of fun for her. It also helped that the little girl's mom wasn't a whack job so that we were able to chat while the girls played. There really is nothing better that adult conversation when you have been inside with only a toddler to talk to for several days in a row!