Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yet, another obsession

My favorite place to hang out on their website is the "Top 20" Recipe page. (click on recipes, then Top 20)

And their #1 recipe, a 5 star recipe, with over 4,000 reviews is the

Eating one of these hot, out of the oven, slathered in butter is an 'out of body' experience. And it's not just my opinion. Over 4,000 people agree with me. I buy over-ripe bananas at the store just so I can make these babies. (I even substitute fresh ground whole wheat flour with great results!)

I recently tried the Big Soft Ginger Cookies, also to rave reviews: (These are also on the top 20 page)

Allrecipes; you're making my husband's life just a little bit sweeter.

An obsession

The latest BBC miniseries.

Once a week, I put my kids to bed, grab my man and head downstairs to be transported to rural Victorian England, for 1 hour of cinematic bliss.

Lark Rise to Candleford encompasses all that I love about the BBC...the ability to portray a story with realism and yet still remain magical. And they do it while using "normal" looking people-not your stereotypical Hollywood type.

Where I live, it is on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. But, on Thursdays at 10 p.m. they broadcast it in High-Def.

So why am I letting you know when this week will already be the 13th episode? Because they are wonderful, that's why! Yes, there has already been a lot of character development, but they are very episodial, meaning that each one has it's own story line.


It will be released onto DVD in October- can't wait!

photo credit: www.bbcshop.com

Monday, July 20, 2009

They woke up this morning

At the crack of dawn.

And left me.

To go to Scout Camp at Treasure Mountain. (a.k.a. boy-heaven)

And because they share DNA...

They were BOTH,

5:45 a.m.

just a little excited.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My son and his Alexander Hamilton

We ordered Dominoes pizza the other night while my sister-in-law Cathy was visiting. After I placed the order, Bill and I realized the only change we had to tip the pizza guy was 24 cents from my change purse. (I had paid for the pizzas online with my debit card).


Thankfully, Cathy came to the rescue with some dollar bills from her purse.

But, as Cathy was handing over the money to Bill, Porter chimed in and said, "Don't worry about it dad. I've got it."

Bill said, "OK" and handed Cathy's money back to her.

When the pizza guy arrived, he gave us our pizzas, and Porter handed him a 10 dollar tip. (Our pizza order was only $15) :)

The nice young man asked if he could give Porter back some change and Porter told him, "No thanks," with a huge smile on his face.

The pizza delivery guy had a huge smile on his face too. I think our 11 year old son might have just made his day.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


On a recent trip to my parents house, I had left Evelyn outside in the back yard for literally one minute, only to come back out and find that she had disappeared.

Following the sounds of little voices and squeals of delight, I went behind my dad's wood shop and found this:

I quickly found out what all the squealing was about. Every time the horse would go to take Evelyn's grass with his big ol' wet lips, she would squeal, and laugh and let go of the grass before those lips could get her fingers.

I think I need to show Evelyn a re-run of Mr. Ed. She would appreciate his lips.


Chocolate drizzled, vanilla cream stuffed, cream puffs, instead of birthday cake?

I think so!

Way to go Porter- - I'm all about going the unconventional route when it comes to choosing one's birthday dessert.

Happy 11th.