Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This is whats called an Ocelot. He is very adorable. He is a lot smaller then some of the other wild kitties out there, but he is still probably 3 times the size of your house cat! I just want to take him home with me and love him and squeeze him and call him George! But that's besides the point..
The husband and I have also done a few other things in the past few weeks that I have deemed blog worthy, but did not take any pictures of. We went to a Greek festival, but we did not stay for any of the festivities.. We just went for the food, which was very yummy by the way. I didn't get to see any Greek dancing or see the Greek bands play, so thus no pictures.
We also went to a model train show that same weekend. Yes, my husband is going to be one of those guy's who has their whole basement filled with model train sets, with the landscaping and everything. The only thing stopping him from doing that now is the fact that we have no basement. He keeps looking at the attic though.... So we go to this train show and walk around and see a lot of elaborate get ups. Some really nice ones that focus on the details of the landscaping, what with hikers climbing the mountains and bears just on the other side of the trees, but do I pull out my camera and take pictures? No. It stays in my purse.
The hubs and I are pretty boring people and the one weekend we actually get our butts up off the couch and go do something, I take no pictures.. Hopefully this is not a trend that plans on sticking around! I love taking pictures and usually carry the camera with me at all times..
We plan on going to some of the Museums in the Fort Worth area pretty soon. I plan on taking lots of pictures for that! ( we shall see....)
What about you guy's? Are there times when you plan on doing something and don't follow through?
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
2 eggs, beaten
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
3 cups sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottm and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans; set aside. In an extra large mixing bowl beat sugar and oil with an electric mixer on medium. Add eggs and beat well; set sugar mixture aside.
- In large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Alternately add flour mixture and th water to sugar mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. beat in pumpkin. spoon batter int prepared pans.Bake for 55-65 min or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completly on wire rack.
Monday, November 09, 2009
I got my package today, and not only was there a cute purse, but a key chain thingy to match the purse, a cute belt, and a lovely necklace charm. I love it all! Thanks!!
I bet you would like to know where you could get a cute purse like mine, huh? Well, go check out the wonderful woman who made this purse and all the extra goodies. She has a blog called Loving Mom 2 Boys and you can find her Etsy shop here
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Prep: 25 min Bake time: 50 min
Oven: 350 Makes: 25 bars
1 1/2 cups uncooked quick cooking oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup chopped pecans
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
Combine oats, 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in large bowl until well mixed. Cut in butter and vanilla with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Place 1 cup crust mixture into small bowl; set aside.
Press remaining crust mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are just beginning to brown.
Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 1/4 cup sugar, egg yolk. lemon zest and vanilla in small bowl; stir until well mixed. Stir in cranberries. Spread filling mixture over hot, partially baked crust.
Stir pecans into reserved crust mixture; sprinkle over cranberry mixture, lightly pressing down onto filling. baking for 35-40 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 30 minutes; refrigerate 2 hours. Cut into bars.
Its the time of the year for holiday baking! I'm looking forward to trying my hand at making holiday breads and cookies. My next project will be Pumpkin Bread. I can't wait. I can almost taste it! I am also going to try to make cranberry nut bread this year. Its one of my favorite Thanksgiving foods that my mom makes. Hope mine is as good as hers!
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
1 cup butter
Divide dough in half; shaped each half into 10-inch log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (at least 3 hours or over night).
Heat oven to 350. Cut 1 log at a time, keeping remaining log in fridge, into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
Place candy coating and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir; continue microwaving, stirring every 15 seconds, until candy coating is melted and smooth.