Monday, October 26, 2009

Ramminator Power 4x4 System On

I often forget that my camera has video capabilities. Teo had dance fever the other day and I caught the following. Not the best but you'll get the gist of my lil' boy's enthusiasm and love for his truck. I hate too say it but, the dance moves may come from me. O.K, I know they do. My siblings all say... think "Elaine" from Seinfeld. Ha ha. (I'm a tad better than that, right?)
Anyway... "See those moves?" Yes, I did and I love them!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Apple-Cranberry Crumble

I snagged this recipe from the Martha Stewart Living October 2009 issue at my daughter's Dentist's waiting room. It was in the section of the magazine where all the recipes are printed on 1/4 of the page with perforated edges. It wanted me to take it home... I'm guilty of petty crime, yes. And now I'm a bit of an addict having made this 5 times in 3 weeks. (I've eaten it for breakfast more than once!)

Apple-Cranberry Crumble
1 1/2 lbs. apples (3 medium sized) -I use McIntosh.
1/2 cup fresh or frozen (unthawed) cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Coarse salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold butter/ cut into small pieces, plus more for the dish
1/2 cup pecan halves (2 ounces) coarsely chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
3 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 425. Quarter apples lenghtwise, then thinly slice. Toss in a large bowl with cranberries, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt until evenly coated.

2. Butter an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish. Mix pecans, flour, oats, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt in a bowl until combined. Work in butter with your fingertips until topping is crumbly, with pea-size chunks.

3. Spread apple mixture in prepared dish; sprinkle with topping. Bake until filling is bubbling and topping is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Haircut And Speechless

So I had a moment as I perused a friends blog and noticed it's been 5 weeks since my last post! Ah Hem... I've been trying to find a balance between work, school, and life. The blog fits in somewhere and apparently I'm a blog slacker. I've been making a few costumes, recycling some clothing, prepping the house for winter and trying to socialize. In a fit of craziness to simplify, I even gave myself a haircut. More on that aways down the post.
Well, here goes. This little girl of mine... I like think to I've some idea what's going on in that little head of hers but when she opens her mouth chances are I'll be left a bit speechless.Part 1. A few weeks ago she came home with this picture in her backpack. I love the drawing and what she had her teacher write. (I love living with my Mommy. She's cool!) I got a little teary. I don't see Rubes a whole lot between school for her and work for me. And then I couldn't help but laugh cause it reads like I'm a single parent. Which would be fine if that were truly the case =:)

Part 2. Now a week ago I decided to give myself a haircut. I went and cut off 13inches of hair to donate to Locks Of Love. The next morning the following conversation took place.
Rubes: "You cut your hair."
Me: "Yep, it's pretty short."
Rubes: Giggles and tilts head, "You look like Daddy."
Me: Stunned into silence.
Rubes: Giggles again and tilts head to other side, "I have two Daddies in my house."
Me: Smiling, "First off, it's not very nice to call me Daddy. Secondly, girls can have short hair.
And finally, I do have boobies."
Both of us burst into giggles and that's that. I have to say I do hope she didn't go around school with the two daddies bit. Because once again it's simply not the case. First the single mom and then two dads...geez. Teo never said one word or look or anything about the hair. I'm thinking I could be blue and he'd carry on as if I'd always been blue.
This is naughtiness personified.
We're looking forward to Halloween!

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