Thursday, April 28, 2011

The last few weeks...

This is probably the only preggo pic you'll get. I don't know if I've told you yet but I am expecting another little boy in August! I told the facebook world but forgot that some people in my blog world are not "fbers". Everything is going well. I am over the morning sickness phase and on to the "growing at an incredible rate" phase.We think we'll stick with the name Noah, that Andersen picked out years ago, but are open if you have any suggestions.
Little Hen waiting for daddy to get home.
What a sweet boy.He was happy until we brought out the buzzer...
After. Cute smile bud, but a little fake. He wasn't happy about getting a haircut but he was a trooper.
Last week I think I used about 4 pints of heavy cream! This could be part of the reason I gained 5 lbs last week. We had fettuccine alfredo and strawberry shortcake (which should be called strawberry tallcake the way I load it on). Oh and then strawberry short/tallcake again. The strawberries from Costco were SO yummy for Easter.


2 pints strawberries sliced and sugared left out at room temp. for about an hour

1/3 cup shortening
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk

Heat oven to 450. Cut shortening into flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl using a pastry blender or 2 butter knives (I usually end up using my hands) until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk just until blended.

Then I use a spoon and just drop 6 blobs of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet and back for 10-12 minutes. You can cool them or eat them warm. I cut them hamburger style and load on layers of whipped cream and strawberries. MMMmmm. Oh peaches are actually my favorite for this recipe. I can't wait until they are in season.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

shall I make cinnamon rolls for lunch?

hmmm, don't mind if I do.

I have never made cinnamon rolls before. I saw a recipe on this morning and decided to give it a try. I started about 10:30 and they came out of the oven at 12:30. I thought they would take longer to rise and all that. They were really simple and really yummy!
I was going to take pictures of each step but I forgot a few... the dough was easy. Then you roll it out and spread on the yummy goodness.

Then you roll it up and cut it (with dental floss) and put them in a pan to rise for 30 min.

Then you bake them until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Then you frost them and enjoy! There is nothing better than a warm fresh cinnamon roll.

First time cinnamon roll making = yummy success :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

maple syrup and dreams of warmer weather...

Here is Andersen enjoying his fresh maple syrup breakfast! It really was delicious!
Here are the trees the yummy syrup came from.

Yeah that is a tiny horse pulling some kids down the road. Awesome!!

But this is what I really want..... WARM WEATHER!!!!!

Then I would go to Kirtland...
And Chagrin Falls...

It's going to happen for me. I just know it is...