Archive for May 25th, 2007

mail call!

Friday, May 25th, 2007

I just got the mail!

I got some good mail from Annie (not myself, of course, this annie!).

She sent some black toile stationary, how did she know that I love love love black toile???
and a sweet laura ashley notebook! I love laura ashley designs. just perfect.

thanks Annie.

AND!!!!

I got the earrings I ordered from etsy.com. Now I have to decide if I give them to Matt’s mom tomorrow (yep, they are coming for belated mother’s day) or if I run to town and buy her something else and keep them, because you know I do collect believe things, right????

(isn’t bailey a great hand model, and how sweet that he didn’t even question why I suddenly take pictures of all kinds of things and run to the laptop)

What do you think I should do?

Favorite Ingredients Friday ~ No bake cookies

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Here’s what I’m making today:

  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.

Izzy’s teachers seemed to really be touched by the keychains and notes. Niecie cried, but that’s Niecie :o). Izzy brought home a book of pictures chronicling her year in school. I have looked at those sweet pics so many times in the last 24 hours! She had a great year and we are so blessed. She is an absolute doll. Well, today I am going to lunch at the German place I mentioned in my restaurant post. My (OLDER) brother Mike is taking me! So I’ll be back later to tell you how perfect my schnitzel was!

Go over to Overwhelmed with Joy’s blog to see more recipes on fif!

Friday’s Feast

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Appetizer
Name a sound you like to hear.
silence. I think that is a mom thing, but it doesn’t get much better than the late nights when everyone is asleep in their little beds and the house is peaceful and quiet… or early mornings when you are the only one up and it is so quiet. I love hearing their conversations, laughter… all the good noises don’t get me wrong, but the silence is music to my ears.

Soup
What is your favorite kind of cheese?
parmigiano reggiano. Love it. I could eat it plain or on so many different things from eggs to pasta. yum!

Salad
Do you sleep late on Saturday mornings? Why or why not?
No. Matt is an early riser even on the weekends and if Matt is up I am usually up too. Besides, Izzy is usually ready to get out of her bed and be fed. Sometimes I can get away with an extra few minutes if I let her snuggle with me on Saturday mornings, that’s always nice!

Main Course
When was the last time you forgot something? What was it, and how long did it take to remember it?
Wow, thats hard to remember… I forgot the blender at Jane Ann’s house in Dallas! It took me from Dallas to over the Oklahoma state line before I realized it and I sure wasn’t driving back.
It turned out good though because now I have my lovely wonderfully convenient immersion blender from kitchen aid. I have used that thing for so much more than just Izzy’s food!

Dessert
Fill in the blank: I notice ____________ when ___________.
I notice Matt’s faults when I’m trying to ignore my own.