Monday, February 25, 2008

How Embarrassing

Saturday I took the opportunity to go the local grocery store without my older ones in tow, knowing they would ask a million questions about the item I had to purchase.I had to buy a 12 oz bottle of beer for a recipe I wanted to try. I have never bought beer before, so I tried the best I could to conceal it in my cart, hoping not to run into someone I knew. I finally made it to the check stand, with my 3gallons of milk and a beer. As the cashier rang it up, she asks would you like this kept out for drive home?? I am so sure, my life is that miserable that I need that beer for the drive home(is that even legal?). Then she realizes that she can't sell it to me because it came from a six pack. Next, she calls over a young bagger and asks her to go back and see if there is anything comparable. She comes back with a 24 oz. At this point just ring it up and get me out of here. I think I learned my lesson. I am not cooking with beer no matter how great the recipe is. Also that I didn't need my kids there to embarrass me, I did that myself.

Monday, February 18, 2008


I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I thought I would post a recipe for this week. It is very delicious. You can also use canned pears.

Caramel Pear Pudding

1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
pinch of ground cloves
½ cup milk
4 medium pears, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup butter or margarine
¾ cup boiling water

Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

In mixing bowl, combine first six ingredients, beat in milk until smooth. Stir in pears, and nuts. Spoon into an ungreased 2 qt baking dish. In another bowl combine brown sugar butter and water, pour over batter. Bake uncovered at 375 for 45-50 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Here I go

Well I guess you can say I finally posted. Friends and family alike have been trying to get me to start a blog. So here I go. We have had a great year so far. Yesterday was Valentines, and we all got snowed in. Mike took the truck to work, and repoted that it was quite an adventure. The kids were disapointed, since they were looking forward to their parties at school, and school was canceled. I tried to make the day as much fun as I could. However I don't think mom is as fun as a party. We all had our special Valentine family dinner. Mike realy surprised me with a dozen roses. And the kids with there homemade cards.Today, they woke up excited to go to school and see friends and have a delayed Valentines party.