Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A New Brand of Cereal!

Well my daughter came home with a very interesting assignment the other day - the class was asked to come up with a new brand of cereal based on a fairy tale character.  My daughter chose Little Red Riding Hood because she figured Max our dog would make a good wolf!  Needless to say, she had everything planned out - we taped her in front of our yard and she and I learned how to make a short movie through IMovie (I Mac)...  each student was asked to make a video or act a commercial out live.  My daughter said she was too shy to act it out in front of the class, so she acted it out on the tape alright!  It was fun and turned out cute!  Don't forget to turn off the blog music before playing the video:)  Happy viewing!

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's hot hot hot!!!!

When it's this hot at our house (we're talking 93 degrees hot!) everyone eats popsicles and ice cream all day - even our dog Max!  Stay cool!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Well maybe not a cake, but how about Banana Bread?

Well I had a few bananas just asking to be made into banana bread today!  I love this recipe my mom gave to me because the sour cream makes the whole bread so moist and yummy!  My daughter insisted we add chocolate chips for more fun....

Mom's Banana Bread Recipe

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs well beaten
1/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1  tsp. vanilla
walnuts (or other nuts) to taste

In a hot dry skillet toast walnuts over medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Walnuts can be mashed into smaller pieces when cool if desired.

Cream butter and sugar.  Add beaten eggs.  Dissolve baking soda into sour cream and add to the batter.  Add bananas, flour, salt, nuts and vanilla.  Mix well.  Bake in well-buttered oblong pan at 325 degrees from 45 minutes to one hour.  If using two loaf pans bake from 30 to 35 minutes.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend visit from Sis!

We had a wonderful Easter weekend - my sister came to visit us which we always love!  She made this adorable plaque for me, isn't it sweet?  She only stayed for just over a day, but we filled up her time with lots of fun!

My daughter introduced my sister to her new horse "Beebop" - he such a sweetheart and was very happy to meet her!

Our Airedale Terrier Max caught some zzzzzz's while we were at the barn.....he's certainly got the right idea!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Heaven on Earth

There's something about a beautiful countryside that has an calming effect on me....

Maybe it's the way clouds float on top of the world like mounds of cotton candy...

...or the way a road seems to wind effortlessly through a never ending blanket of green...

Maybe it's the way trees reach overhead protecting me from the sun's blazing glare...

...or maybe it's just another reminder of Heaven on Earth and how very blessed I am....