Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Drop dough into eight mounds onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool.
Meanwhile, combine 4 cups of the strawberries and the 3 tablespoons of sugar. Using a potato masher, mash berries slightly; set aside. To serve split shortcakes in half; fill with strawberry mixture and whipped cream. Top with remaining sliced strawberries.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Friday, July 02, 2010
My fabulous House Party package
Coffee Cake and Peanut Butter Cookies
Goodie Bags and cheese and cracker platters
Table all ready for a night of fun games!
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Teresa and I in 8th Grade
The summer between 9Th and 10Th grade is my most memorable summer of all. That summer the 3 of us would spend days upon days at Teresa's house. Teresa's mom was so cool! She would take us cruising down by the university to check out hot guys and midnight trips to the coast. Her mom even sat out in a parking lot while Teresa and I were at a concert 3 hours away from home!
Michelle, Teresa, and I
But, alas the good times must come to an end right? Towards the end of the summer we learned that Teresa and her mom would be moving away! of course there were lots of letters written and visits made. I spent a few weeks with them the following summer. But as always we drifted apart some. Shortly after I left that summer Teresa found out she was pregnant. My mom and I went to visit when her daughter was a month old! And that's the last time I saw Teresa (her daughter is now 11!).
Don't get me wrong, we have stayed in contact, but have not seen each other since then. Over the years she would get a hold of my mom to get my number or address and we would be in contact again, and then drift away until the next time my mom would call and say guess who I just talked to! 2 years ago My husband and I made the trip to Oregon so he could meet the rest of my family ( we'd been married for 3 months at this point) and wouldn't you know it! not even a day after we left and got home, my mom calls and says, "Hey! There is someone here who wants to talk to you!" and knowing my mom that could be just about anybody! So she passes the phone and its Teresa. There in Oregon. A day after we left! If only she had been a day earlier or we stayed a day later I could of seen her again!
After we moved to Texas she found me on Facebook and we have been able to chat more regularly. She started to talk about family she had in Texas and moving down here to be near them. I was like well, what part of Texas??!! And when she told me my jaw just about dropped! I said,"Well, then! You better move on down here because that's the town I live in!!!!" Small world, eh?
So I am super excited! Her mom is on a plan right now on her way down here and Teresa and her kids (she has 3 now!) are driving and should be here Friday or Saturday!
Teresa and 2 of her kids
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Well, I went to the library today and picked up 5 books.
I got Burned by P.C. Cast, The Smart one by Ellen Meister, Born of Fire by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Willow by Julia Hoban, and the Hypnotist by M. J. Rose.
Right now I am reading The Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot. I am almost tempted to put this book down so I can read Burned. I have been waiting for the 7Th installment of the House of Night series forever! But I will be good and finish the one I'm reading first!
Have any of you read any of these books? What are you reading now?
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
For those of you who don't know, my husband is no longer working, and has not worked in quite some time. He is going to school full time to hopefully better our futures. He is doing very well in school and just got accepted to one of the local Universities!! But him not working has put a strain on our financial situation. During the winter at the Zoo everyone gets their hours cut. So my pay check saw quite a pay-cut! Luckily spring is almost here and that means more people coming out to see the animals!
The only other major thing that has happened since I last blogged, is the fact that I had a major blowing out with my sister. I'm talking about the sister that I pretty much moved to Texas for. No, I'm not going to go into details to respect her privacy, but lets just say I don't expect to hear from her ever again. Its been since the middle of Jan, that I last spoke to her. Her last words to me were to tell me where I can shove my perfect life.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups finely shredded carrot* (lightly packed)
3/4 cup cooking oil
1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting
Allow eggs to stand at room temp for 30 min. Meanwhile prepare muffin pans with liners. Set aside.
In another bowl combine eggs, carrot, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir until combined. Pour batter into the prepare pans.
Bake for 22- 26 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Once cooled frost with the cream cheese frosting.
*Note: The carrots should be finely shredded or they may sink to the bottom of the cake.