Tuesday, April 14, 2015

IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!

I know... It is hard to believe that I am actually posting something here since I have been completely absent since November.  But I'm back... for the moment.  I had to share this recent baking success.  Last week was hubby's birthday.  He is not a big cake fan (I don't get it either) so I made him a Rice Krispie treat cake.... a pinata Rice Krispie treat cake.  It was completely awesome and he loved it... as did Rice Krispies who actually tweeted me back!

Here is the cake as it stands on the plate:

Four layers of Rice Krispie treats (made in a 9" cake pan) cemented together with different color candy melts (purchased at 50% off after Easter).  You stack the first 3 layers and cut out the core to leave the center hallow. Fill up the hole with treats of your choice (in this case jelly beans) and top off with another whole layer of Krispie treat. 

When cut into the beans spill out and the colored layers of "cement" are revealed.

Quite impressive if I do say so myself.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Friday, November 07, 2014

A Month of Gratitude -- Day 7

I am thankful for the roof over my head, the food in my stomach, and the clothes on my back.  I am better off than a lot of the people in this world and I should never take that fact for granted.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A Month of Gratitude 2014 -- Day 6

I am thankful for self restraint.  I am thankful that there are moments when I can hold it all together and NOT slap the student who is being an idiot.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A Month of Gratitude 2014-- Day 5

I am thankful for having the privileged to mother this child of mine.  For all the grown up things he wants to do, he is still a cuddle bug and wants to be held and carried, and love on his mama.  After a long day when the To-Do list is still not done, when I am not in the mood to be pulled on and climbed on, I try to remember that these days are fleeting and just to be in the moment with Nate.  He is still little, he won't want to snuggle with his mom for much longer.  I am thankful that he still does and I am trying to hold on to every minute of it.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A Month of Gratitude 2014 -- Day 4

Today is election day.  I am thankful for being able to be part of the democratic process no mater how flawed I feel that process is.

Monday, November 03, 2014

A Month of Gratitude 2014 - Day 3

I am thankful for Swiss Farm's discount coffee on Mondays... today that is all I've got.