Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
If you are looking for something that will keep the kids (or you!)
busy for hours, this might be the thing.
The idea is to find all the listed objects...in order...
in the tube of beads. It sounds easier than it is.
Because it takes so long, we let each person find one object,
then passed it on to the next person.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
The term "whipping up a batch of cookies" has a new meaning to me now!
With my new KitchenAid mixer, these cookies were made in a flash.
On Saturday night, after looking at the closed box sitting in the corner
for the past 24 hours, I excitedly unpacked my new mixer from the box...
and like any kid, couldn't resist trying it out!
Many happy baking days ahead!!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I discovered this flower in my gardens when I was out there a few days ago.
It's really not ready to give up yet.
And talking about giving up...
my hand kitchen mixer really wants to retire.
But I need your opinion about what to get as a replacement.
(I'm looking at a stand mixer.)
How many watts do you suggest?
There are so many models available, all a little bit different from the next one.
Tell me your opinions, suggestions, reviews!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Today we made some more applesauce. When it was time to put the sauce through the mill, the kids were all in bed...and with it our 'manpower'. So Rich rigged up his drill to the mill and we were done in no time! He even mixed the sugar and cinnamon in with his drill! I wonder what the kids will think of that when they find out they are out of a job!
I just hope he will be just as handy when it comes to fixing my dishwasher...which decided to act up tonight at 11pm. So 1/2 my load is drip-drying, while the other 1/2 is still waiting to be handwashed. So wonderful!!
Friday, November 11, 2011
Remember all those apples we picked a few weeks ago?
Today we started working our way through the boxes,
picking out the ripe ones, and making applesauce.
And to think that this is just the beginning!
The kids were so excited to have fresh applesauce again,
and being able to 'run' the mill is the best part!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A little excitement down our road by the freeway this morning,
Apparently, 3 baby bears were with their mother when the mom
was hit by a car on the freeway, leaving these little ones to fend for
themselves. So they all scampered up the tree.
One baby bear had already been tranquilized when we got there,
with these two still sitting in the tree. While we waited, the 2 conservation
officers got ready to tranquilize the other ones....but were in no hurry,
apparently waiting for us bystanders to get cold enough that we would leave...
which we finally did.