Thursday, November 25, 2010
About an hour after we left our house this girl...
threw up in the car.
Of course there were no exits for miles, so we pulled over on the highway, cleaned and bagged everything the best we could and climbed back in because we still had a LONG way to go.
Mo was a trooper, and didn't even cry when she was puking or when she got stripped down on the highway shoulder (she was swishing the vomit around in her mouth which thoroughly grossed the rest of us out).
Nothing like trying to ignore the smell of puke in the car for 5 hours.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Inside of it...
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
I went online to read that jack o' lantern type pumpkins are not ideal for baking, and that you should use 3-4 lb. pumpkins for pie, muffins, etc.
Well, I didn't have a 3-4 lb. pumpkin on my porch I had a big, fat 10+ lb. pumpkin.
I went ahead and baked it and made my very first pumpkin pie yesterday.
Turned out pretty good, and it was fairly simple to make. I sort of tweaked a bunch of different recipes to make my pie (basically using the ingredients I had in my fridge/pantry).
Today, I've been combing through Dana's post to find some more recipes because I have an additional 4 cups of pumpkin puree.
Hit me up with a good recipe if you've got one...
1 unbaked pie shell (I did not make mine from scratch)
1 3/4 c. pumpkin purée
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c. whole milk
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. pumpkin spice
1/4 tsp. salt
To roast your pumpkin split it half (or quarters if it's a big one). Scoop out seeds and hairy stuff. Bake in large pyrex/cookie sheet for about 60-90 minutes at 350 degrees. When you can insert a knife like butter through the pumpkin it's done. Cool, scoop out pumpkin from shell and puree.
Preheat the oven to 375˚. Line pie dish with the pastry. Combine the pumpkin with all remaining ingredient and mix thoroughly. Pour into the prepared crust and and bake for 50-60 minutes, until custard is set. A toothpick should come out clean halfway to the center of the pie. If the crust browns too quickly make a ring of aluminum foil to protect it during baking.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I love listening to just about any two-year-old. Their little voices and they way they talk crack me up. Like when Mo sings Jack Johnson's "Breakdown" it sounds like "Beek-town."
I realized I have very little video of her talking or singing, so I've been trying to capture more because I know I'll blink and she'll be using triple-letter-word-score language.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I was informed on Saturday that I'd better go buy more Halloween candy "just in case."
When I got to the seasonal candy aisle what did I find? All Christmas candy. I had to search out the uber-small selection of Halloween candy.
I know this complaint is not an uncommon one, but we were really jipped out of our normal summer this year, so I think that's why I'm a bit more puffed up about this than normal.
This morning -- Nov. 1 -- we were greeted with gorgeous weather.
So, not ready to adopt any sort of holiday spirit quite yet we hit the beach this afternoon.
Mo has finally embraced the water and was literally pouring buckets of it on herself today.
While the weather was nice, the water is NOT warm right now.
The more than frigid water did not bother Katie one bit.
The girl can be straight fearless when it comes to cold water.
She just runs in and plops herself down in it.
Everyone in the water were in full wet suits and there's my little girl fully submerged trying to body surf like "what? who thinks it's cold!?"