Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time has flown by - faster each year. This year spring is slow to come. The early flowers are out but the trees and bushes have yet to bloom. It was sunny today but the temperatures were only in the 50s with a strong, cold wind blowing from the North. This year, there's no correlation between the weather and our marriage. My life with Brad is wonderful - fulfilling. He surprised me with a beautiful jade necklace to represent our 26 years or marriage. I love my life and I love my boys and as cliched as it sounds, they really are the light of my life. It gets better every year. Happy Anniversary to me - to us!
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Here's another Pinterest post that stopped me in my tracks. The thought of a Gooey Caramel Cake sounds divine! Probably especially so since I've been dieting for the last month and am missing goodies like this big time right now.
Anyway, I had to take a minute to add this one to my list of recipes to try. Doesn't it just make your mouth water thinking about it? :)
Gooey Caramel Cake
Friday, March 1, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
( Sorry it's another sideways picture! I need to figure out how to rotate them - it shows upright on my computer but pulls up sideways on the blog.)
It was Winston's spotlight week and as part of it, we made a poster for him to take to school showing his family, friends and things he likes. He went through our photos and picked out these pictures to make his poster. I helped him tape them on and added the words. I think it turned out great (although I am just a little bit prejudice)! :)
Saturday, February 16, 2013
I love a good peanut brittle and when I saw this recipe on Pinterest I couldn't help but stop and say, "Oh my!" This looks divine and I can't wait to give it a try. Easter is coming up next month so this one is going on my list to make. :)
Chocolate Almond Pretzel Toffee
From the kitchen of SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl
- 1 and 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp water
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 35 mini pretzels
- 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup roasted almonds, chopped
- a pinch or two of sea salt, for topping
Place butter, water, sugar, and salt in a saucepan and heat on medium-high heat until melted. Bring to a boil and let cook until mixture reaches a soft crack stage (approximately 285 degrees), when it reaches a light caramel color. Remove toffee from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
Line pretzels close together in a single layer on top of a parchment-lined baking sheet. Pour the toffee over the pretzels and spread evenly. Let the toffee sit for at least 20 minutes or until hardened.
In a small microwaveable bowl, heat the chocolate chips in the microwave for a minute, stirring occasionally. Spread onto the hardened toffee. Top with chopped almonds and sprinkle with sea salt. Leave at room temp or refrigerate until chocolate has set. Break into pieces and store in an air-tight container at room temp.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Winston's kindergarten teacher has been doing an activity each week on Friday called Fairy Tale Friday. She had us parents each sign up for a few time slots and then gave us a fairy tale to present to the class. We have 30 minutes to read the fairy tale and do an activity of our choosing. I signed up for three of them.
The first one I was given was The Three Billy Goats Gruff; second was The Gingerbread Man; and the last one - that I did today - was Henny Penny. It's been fun to spend time in his class and get to know the kids a little better.
My favorite one was The Gingerbread Man which we did right before Christmas so it was fun for the kids to talk about making cookies. I had them make a gingerbread boy ornament with cardstock paper and stickers - they turned out so cute!
Monday, January 28, 2013
This is something worth checking out. Here's a link to Carrie Underwood singing How Great Thou Art and it's a truly touching and inspiring performance. She sings it so beautifully! I can't help but be touched by it. She really puts her whole heart into singing this song. Just watching and listening to her warms my heart and soul and brings tears to my eyes. I'm so grateful for a loving and forgiving Savior and hearing this song reminds me how blessed I am.