Thursday, February 26, 2009

King Cake

For some Mardi Gras fun I made a King Cake from a recipe I found on Here is the dough after I braided it:

Then shaped it into a circle and put it on a pan

Let it rise for about 30 min or so.

Baked it for 25 min.

Then with the colored sugars and glaze...the purple didn't turn out like I wanted but it was soo good.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I love this picture of my daughter and her best friend.
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Monday, February 23, 2009


I accidentally spent 300.00 today that I shouldn't of...that I really, really shouldn't of. I blame it on the salesperson's smooth talking or his slight Caribbean accent. Either that or all.that.meat. Ha Ha that sounds dirty. It was one of those guys who drive the trucks with the big freezers on the back. This one was from Iowa Steak Company. The meat looked so good, all that big juicy beef and fresh looking breasts(chicken...get yo'r head outta the gutter).
The bad thing is Hubby doesn't know about this...yet. So he gets a big t-bone for dinner as my way of sucking up. That and a freezer so full of meat that I had to duct tape it so that it would stay shut. I'll tell him it's all his reward for installing the new kitchen faucet.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Little Girl

Here's a little video of her opening her presents: 

Trina's Birthday
You kinda need to know the background for the popcorn thing.  You see my daughter and her friend had this great idea to see what would happen if they took the microwave popcorn out of the bag and stuck it in a bowl in the microwave.  As you can imagine this made a great mess.  They both got into a bit of trouble and my daughters friend's grandpa gave my daughter the popcorn as a joke.  The joke flew way over their heads, because being kids they totally forgot about the incident.  The popcorn was probably stale as he had popped it the day before, I think. 

Friday, February 06, 2009

Zero Hour

Well nearly so anyway.   I have this afternoon to get the house as clean as I possibly can before we go to Missouri to retrieve my mom Saturday afternoon/night.   She's coming to stay with us a couple months for a change of scenery.  Sorry mom but with school, homework, work and the kiddies I'm probably not going to have the house as clean as I and I'm sure you would like.  I know you've seen my homes at their worst so it should be okay.  I also know you know how busy we stay.   But I will try to have it to be in some sort of order though.  I'm also going to try and finish these last three repeats on the scarf I'm making for my sisters birthday present(which was last month) so I can give it to her this weekend.  Hey at least it's still winter.  Then get started on the thing I'm making for my mil for her birthday (which was last week).  I think I'll have it done soon(as in sometime this year).  Well gotta go and round up kiddies so I can kick them out the door and on to the bus and go to school myself.  

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Stupid Groundhog

I heard he saw his shadow so six more weeks of winter.  Good news is that Phil is only accurate about 39% of the time.  I'm just itching to get out and plant something.  I'm thinking , as soon as I get a day to do it, of going ahead and tilling out my garden plots and then I can plant tomatoes, corn, lettuce, greens, cabbage, peas, potatoes...basically anything that likes or doesn't mind a cold start.  Then end of March beginning of April I can plant the other stuff. 
I've not posted on here in a week I know,but there's a lot going on that I cannot post about here as it doesn't just relate to me.  That and we're short-handed on work so I've been asked/told to pick up a couple more days.  I did the figuring and basically I will not be home for two weeks.  If I'm not at work I'll be at school and vice verse.  That really really sucks and I have a bad feeling about it.  It's going to take a lot of extra work for me not to drown in everything that's going on right now.  It will be all right, I'm sure.  If I can just get through the next 2-3 weeks without going crazy or getting behind on schoolwork I'll be just fine.