Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Everyone waited patiently.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I used a recipe from the amazing Brown Eyed Baker (http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2010/08/18/chewy-chunky-blondies/)
I will for sure be making these for relief society next month :)
Chewy, Chunky Blondies
Yield: 36 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Bake Time: 40 minutes
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1½ cups light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (or 6 ounces chocolate, chopped)
1 cup butterscotch chips
1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9×13-inch baking pan; set aside.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. With a stand or hand mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add both sugars and beat for another 3 minutes, until well incorporated. Add the eggs one by one, beating for 1 minute after each addition, then beat in the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients, mixing just until they disappear into the batter. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chips. Scrape the batter into the buttered pan and use the spatula to even the top as best as you can. Bake for about 30 minutes until set in the middle and a knife comes out of the center with just a few moist crumbs.
We moved to Tennessee 2 1/2 years ago so that Ty could study anesthesia. I feel like since the very start we have been racing full speed towards graduation. Now I have it staring me in the face like a wall of bricks and we haven't slowed down! Ty graduates on December 2nd of this year and we will be moving on the 3rd. This is where things get slightly complicated. We have a graduation date and a move date, just not a job or a destination. For now I am gathering moving boxes and planning for our somewhat obscure journey. Ty is working hard to secure a position. We are moving forward and trying to trust in the Lord. I am just hoping that brick wall is soft and cushy when we hit it.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I am thrilled the weekend has arrived! I made it to the gym this morning. I just love cardio. I am looking forward to a little spiritual recharge tomorrow at church. School starts again for Max on Monday and he is really excited and ready to go back. He loves to be busy. I think this next week I will finally pay off my fine at the library, because I need some new reading material desperately! I am doing well and looking forward to the next few months. Happy Saturday!
In just over a week we will welcome a new month. I love November, because it means that Panera will begin serving their gingerbread bagels! I love these bagels so much. They are perfect toasted with just a little butter and maybe some hot chocolate on the side. I am planning on eating as many as I can before they go away again at the end of December.
I wanted to end Max's week off with pumpkins. Max and Mia have been wanting to get pumpkins since they first showed up at the grocery store. We picked out little pumpkins that they could carry on their own and then we made pumpkin faces, Mr. Potato Head style. I cut out face pieces from black cardstock and the kids stuck them on with double sided tape. Later we made some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to end the pumpkin day.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
A pair of fabulous new jogging shoes.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Max has been looking forward to this for quite a while. I was glad to be a part of the fun.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I had put this folder away and hadn't looked at it in a long time. Yesterday I got it out and had a look. It made me happy to look at the dreams and ideas that I had put away. I don't know if I will ever have the ideal house or wear those beautiful clothes, but I can always find joy in the dream.