Friday, September 17, 2010


So, I'm sitting here in class, and I'm pretty bored. All I really want is to be snuggled up in bed with the husband. But, that's not quite an option. Instead... I'm going to think about pumpkins. Oh my... I just have to say, I love pumpkin. Now, I'm not a big squash eater, in fact, pumpkin is the only squash I eat, and it's always baked, not in soup or anything like that. You know what else is yummy? Hot apple cider... I made a really yummy cider last year. I hope I still have the recipe somewhere. I'd also really like some hot tea... It's still pretty hot out, but it's starting to feel like Fall, and it's cold in this classroom so I'm wanting some Fall. Also, a classmate made some pumpkin whoopie pies (pretty good, the cream was a bit too rich for so early). I'm wearing a sweater which is comfy, but it smells from sitting in my car for a week or so... Yep, I'm done now.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

'Tis the Season!

Ok, maybe not quite yet... but I just made my first batch of Christmas cards! I'm super excited! I hope to have them posted soon, but I'm still missing my camera cords. :( Anywho... I hope you get a chance to see them soon.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Brains, Brains, Brains!

We went to Hastings the other day and found this awesome jell-o mold. Yes, I said jell-o mold. It molds jell-o into the shape of a half-brain!

And so, I tried said mold with Lime Jell-o. It turned out alright, but I had a really hard time getting the jell-o to come free of the mold so there's not nearly as much detail. They said to shake the mold to loosen the jell-o. I wonder if I maybe shook the brain a little too hard, or not hard enough. Well, for now, that's it. Hopefully I can have this perfect by Halloween!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mama Mia Meatballs!

I made my Mom's meatball recipe today! They were super yummy! Here's the recipe, in case you want to try some:

1 lb. ground beef
bread crumbs
1 egg
grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients together. Adjust the spice, breadcrumbs, and cheese to your preference. Roll the mix into balls (about 1-3 inches). Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350* for 20-30 minutes (more for larger balls, less if making them small). Heat the balls in red sauce and serve with your favorite pasta!