Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Amy's Chick pea Curry. peas, & rice. At my grandparents house. After that we also ate sweet potatoes, roles, & mashed potatoes.
Organic Cat nip candy canes for the kitties. All the animals got spoiled even more this year. The cats got a new cat house, 3 fishy toys, a mouse toy, 6 candy canes, a bird toy that chirps ( pictured to coppers left), a tunnel toy, and tons of other toys. The Dogs got tons of chew toys, 6 stuffed animals, dog beds, etc. The ferrets got bell toys, and Schookies the Chin got apple tree sticks. It was a good Christmas. We were very lucky we had the means to do this this year. This coming year it is time for a debt diet... :( But thats ok. Christmas was very nice this year. Visiting with everyone was great. Merry Christmas everyone.. I know I am a little late but I have been so so busy. So please forgive me.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from PPK. These turned out really good. My mother loved them. I thought the nutmeg was a little to much. But they were really tasty.
Orange Cranberry Bread
This is more like the texture of a muffin/ corn bread mix. Atleast I think so. "J" Said they don't remind him of corn bread at all. So who knows? "J" Loved this bread. I made small loafs that cooked for about 30min. 1 Big loaf needs to cook for about and Hour. Next time I will make these as morning muffins. They are light and tasty with a citrus kick in the back.
Pre Heat oven to 375F
2 Cup flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Baking soda
2Tbsp Canola oil
1/4 cup Water
1/2Cup Orange juice (no sugar added)
1/2 Tbsp Orange Zest
ENER G Egg replacer equivalent to 1 egg
1 Cup cranberries
Grease your pans.
Mix all dry except Sugar. In a separate bowl mix all wet. Mix together in batches.
Ginger Bread cookies as bad as it sounds I have never made them before. I don't think I have even had one to eat so I decided to make some. I was also trying out this recipe for "C"s school Christmas party that is next Thursday. They turned out great. This recipe is also from PPK. My cookie cutter makes gingie look very fat. I will have to find a traditional cutter. I think they are much cuter.
I will have a busy week this week but I should post a couple more cookie experiments. Some for "C"s party and some for family gatherings which is were I am taking the Orange Cranberry "Bread" & Pumpkin oatmeal cookies.
On a lower note we have flood warnings again. This has been awful. The other day I made the mistake of complaining because I still don't have flood insurance and then telling "J" we should not worry about it till next February thru June when we start getting rain. Well 2 days later and I ate my words for that. So I guess I jinxed myself. Stupid me. Anyways so again tonight I will probably be up all night watching the creek hoping it doesn't fluid. Awful. Who knows maybe I will get some cleaning done in the process. I also have to finish the Christmas party games. So I guess I better get with it. I will post again soon.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Well actually thinking about inspiration. Maybe I will feel inspired today for the brownies sake. Who knows. Although we have flood warnings out today. And it is looking a little threatening right now. It is raising pretty fast I will try to get some pictures. I will update later. I have to go get everything out of my yard before the creek gets it. Be back soon...
Monday, December 10, 2007
I made Wolfie's Chocolaty Moist Brownies PG 211 & Pumpkin Puff Cookies PG 224 although they both turned out ok I wasn't a big fan of either. When I think of brownies I want a deep chocolate taste. These remind me of cake. Even the texture was cake like. But they are super moist. The Pumpkin puff cookies taste good but they are a little chewy and stuck to the cookie sheet that nothing sticks to. But I might have caused both problems because I was trying to make them fast and left out the butter..... oops... Thats just like me though. I told my husband I'm going to start measuring and laying everything out before I even start adding stuff. I am always messing up some how.
The rest of the day was left to grocery shopping (forgot the Vanilla) & a birthday party for two of my nephews. So we had a nice day.. Picture #1 "DH" with his B-day Cake, Picture #2 "CK" with his present, and the 3rd picture is "CH" which is "DH"s brother. He was kept occupied with a dancing dog stocking while the B-day boys opened their gifts.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Veggie Soup of the Day
Potatoes ( a couple depending on the size and how much you like potatoes)
5 Celery Stalks
2 Gloves Garlic
1 or 2 White onions diced
1 Can Chick peas
1 Can diced Tomatoes
Paprika ( Palm full) For a smoky flavor ( I didn't have enough :( )
Hot sauce to taste (I used chipolte)
1 Box of No- Chik Broth
Croutons of Crusty bread to make croutons.
*I also had veggie smoked Boca sausage in it. But I didn't like it. So I would skip it if I was you.
Put a couple Tablespoons Olive in in pan and warm. Chop the Potatoes, Onions, Celery, & Carrots through in the pot. Put the paprika, garlic and hot sauce and let the veggies cook down some. (Any others veggies you want fill free to throw in. Its all up to what you like.) After the veggies have cooked down put the Can of Chick peas, Tomatoes, and the No- Chik broth. Let it boil till the veggies are soft and you are ready to eat. Add the croutons and it makes it kind of creamy. I like creamy soups better. But this one was pretty good. I also like the crunch of the croutons so I keep some for the top. Enjoy....
Monday, December 3, 2007
Ok so maybe it wasn't all kinds of excitement. But they really did have fun. Even Romeo was in on it even though I never caught him in my pictures. And as everyone can see Copper is the town peoples worst enemy! He will take them all out 1 paw swipe at a time! But this is our 2007 Christmas Tree.