Friday, December 19, 2008
Here's what I made the other day... and can I say how much I love it? He's so cute! Kaed has named him "Otis" but he's for my nephew so we'll what he decides to call him. The first one I made is a bit of a choking hazzard due to the taggies not staying on very well, but Kaed loves him and won't let him out of his sight. He would prefer Otis, but knowing him and his ability to spill on everything, he's put away until I wrap him and put him under my nephews tree. Now I just have to hope that my sister in law Rosie doesn't read this post before she helps Michael open the present.
Here he is! Otis the taggie monster.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
If you've ever made fudge, what's your recipe? What's your all time favorite holiday item?
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I made David Lebovitz' "The Best Chocolate Sauce" today. He certainly wasn't lying when he titled it that either, it is incredible. I have literally been going back to the fridge to eat spoonfulls of it all day long. It's a nice dark chocolate sauce which I am beginning to appreciate more and more. I was once a milk chocolate only kind of gal, but I am learning to appreciate the darker side of chocolate. You can get the recipe for this sauce here. I plan to take this recipe to Saskatchewan for Christmas this year, I think it will be a great addition to well, everything! I added this to some steamed milk and espresso this morning for a fabulous mocha. I've also put it on crepes with whipped cream, bananas, and strawberries... I'm pretty sure you could try it on just about anything!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I recently decided to give Jessica Seinfeld's book Deliciously Deceptive a try so I took the book out of the library, read it all, and made my shopping list. Then I tackled the job of making a whack load of purees. I haven't decided if it was a mistake or not. I'm sure I'll be thankful I did it, but believe me, 5 and half hours of chopping, steaming, blending, cooling, and portioning is not fun any day, nevermind on a day when you have a toddler ripping around begging to "help" and an infant crying to be fed every hour! I honestly never expected it to take so long, but I didn't want to only do a tiny bit and have to make some more up in a couple days again. Plus I figured if we didn't like any of the recipes I would just feed the purees to Brayer when he starts eating food in a couple months.
I ended up making beets, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, and butternut squash. I now have a freezer full of purees for meals and baking, as well as a bunch of jars of baby food made. I suppose it was worth it...
I got a couple more bags started today. It's amazing how much faster a sewing project, or any project for that matter is once you've made a couple. Now I just have to restrain myself from trying to make them without looking at the instructions, I guarantee I would mess up if I did that but the temptation is still there.
Here's a couple of christmas cards I've been working on... still have to get the letter written, envelopes addressed, pictures added, etc.
On a totally different note... have any of you gone to see Twilight yet? I went on opening weekend with my two sisters and can I just say that it fullfilled everything my once teenage heart loved? I really did enjoy all four books in the Twilight series, and I was a little sceptical about the movie after seeing the trailer the first couple of times, but I actually really enjoyed it once I saw it! In the books I'm a huge fan of Jacob, but the movie made me really appreciate Edward more. Could that have anything to do with Robert Pattinson? I think maybe....