Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Crappy cookies.

So while my mom was here visiting this past weekend, she and N decided to make some cookies together, and asked for the peanut butter chocolate chip recipe, which I handed over. So it came as a great surprise to N when the cookies didn't look or taste quite the same, and confused my mom greatly when he stated " I like Mommy's cookies better." How could that be when they are the same cookies? She decided to check out the recipe again and discovered it was not the same cookie at all, but rather a cookie missing a ton of flour! My recipe called for 1 3/4 cups flour, and she had only added 3/4 cup flour.

The next day Aba went hunting with a buddy of his and I packed some of these "crappy cookies" for them. And it turns out some people actually like the "crappy cookies" better! I got a phone call asking how I managed to make the cookies crispy yet chewy at the same time! On the message hunting buddy's wife is laughing in the background. Apparently he had bought the premade -just-bake- nestle cookies at the store, and was very disappointed in the outcome. SO for any of you that want to make some "crappy cookies" of your own, follow my recipe, but omit 1 cup of flour and enjoy!

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

¾ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup butter flavored Crisco
1 ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 TBSP milk
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1 egg
1 ¾ cup flour
¾ TSP salt
¾ TSP baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

cream together peanut butter, Crisco, and brown sugar.
add in the milk and vanilla to creamed mixture.
add in the egg, baking soda, and salt.
slowly stir in flour ( sifted)
stir in chocolate chips by hand.
preheat oven to 375 degrees.
cook for 7-8 minutes till just set, and beginning to brown.

Adapted from Crisco’s Peanut butter cookies recipe

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A thank you letter...

This came home on Tuesday.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Woo hoo! Look who's two!

Today J turned two! Mommy and Aba gave him his first car,

Baby B gave him 3 wooden trucks (or UCKS! as J calls them),

B gave him some Duplos that make a Helicopter,
N gave him his very own lightsaber, and it is red, J's favorite color,

Everyone sang Happy Birthday and then J blew out his candles, Yeah!

What a Yummy cake! Mommy made it, Chocolate with buttercream icing.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Kids favorites

color: neon hunting safety orange.
activity: gymnastics, real gymnastics with the trampoline, pummel horse, and uneven bars,
character: Superman ( also spiderman, batman, Hercules, the American Dragon, pretty much any action hero)

color:pink ( yes still)
activity: dancing, coloring (especially with color wonder markers)
character: princesses, strawberry shortcake, care bears.

color: red
activity: duplos, playing with cars, and hitting things.
Character: ???

Baby B:
who knows??? but her umbilical cord stump fell off today.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Pictures FINALLY!

Baby BBorn October 30, 2006
at 11:06 pm20 1/2 inches long

8 lbs. 12 oz.

A belated Halloween

Can you guess what story we are from??? A pirate, who is afraid of an alligator ...

A pixie covered with magical dust... A boy who doesn't want to grow up...
So have you figured it out yet???That's right! We are Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell. Here we are with our Auntie LaLa ( we wanted her to be an alligator, but she wanted to be a witch).

We tried to get Aba to be an alligator too, but he wouldn't either. Where is Mommy you ask? She was in the Hospital with Baby B, as she was born less than 24 hours ago!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Jaundice tales

So most babies get jaundice, especially babies born at high altitudes, babies that are breastfed, and babies with a different R factor than their mothers. So, it is no surprise that Baby B developed it, since she has all 3 of these going for her. Her bilirubin was 7.8 on Wednesday, but had skyrocketed to 18 by Friday, so she got to use a biliblanket over the weekend, and boy did she not like it, either did the rest of us for that matter ( nothing like putting a 4 foot tether on a newborn). But thankfully, by Sunday it had come down to 14, and the biliblanket is being returned tomorrow.