Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

sew what now?

i should have taken a 'before' photo,
as i imagine this still looks chaotic to the untrained eye,
but many hours of committment
have turned my sewing/etc. nook from stash-pile to comfort zone once again.

i'm now prepared for my next project;
 i just need to find the next block of 'hours of committment'.


eager for beavertails

we have been out skating on the canal a few times;

the kids pretend to participate in the excercise and fresh air just for the fun of it.

and although the novelty of the world's largest outdoor rink does entice,

it really is still all about the snack at the end.


edgar is turning out to be a little whizz in the long as he gets to use a gadget.
although he feels that the ice cream scoop really should be used for ice cream,
he took to my muffin batter fillin' system quickly. 
i use the scoop beacuse it makes filling the tins quicker and tidier. him? 
same tool, opposite result.

'course he also likes to use the stem of a silicone whisk as a flag/microphone, so who am i to judge?

they got a bit overdone, but we managed to turn the frozen innards (thanks to my mother-in-law for converting them to pulp!) of our hallowe'en pumpins into tasty treats. 
we used our innovative tools, and the
hembruff pumpkin loaf recipe:
(this is enough batter for three small loaves, or 24 muffins...
prepare bakeware accordingly.)
preheat oven to 350.
using the "muffin method" sift together into one bowl:
3 1/2 C flour
2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
3 C sugar

in bowl number two mix:
1 C oil
4 eggs
2/3 C water
2 C pumpkin
1 C of nuts, or not.

pour bowl # two into bowl #1,
fold mixture together, do not over mix.
dole out into tins.

bake for 45ish minutes for loaves
20ish for muffins.
note above picture?  more than 20ish.