Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday!

Gotta love it!  Just scored Curious George (the movie) on dvd for $7.99 on amazon!  Perfect Christmas present for this little monkey!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

I love this

Because it totally keeps my monkey lover (Paul) occupied for a few minutes!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Oatmeal Soufflé

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe here yet. Patricia had seen oatmeal soufflé mentioned in a food network magazine and insisted I make a version while they were here one weekend. I obliged and it was really good. A little fussy and takes a little while to throw together, but we enjoy it. The original recipe comes from here:

But my version is this:

Preheat oven to 325 and grease a large high-sided casserole dish.

Bring to a simmer in a pot on the stove:

2 cups milk

1/2 stick butter

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup brown sugar/demerara sugar

Once it is simmering add in:

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

and simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, separate 6 eggs.

Whip the egg whites until peaks form but still moist.

Beat the yolks until thick and lighter.

When oatmeal is done, mix in 4 ounces of cream cheese (the whipped works well for me) and the egg yolks until combined. Then, gently fold in the egg whites 1/3 of the mixture at a time. Pour into casserole dish, sprinkle with more cinnamon and brown sugar (optional). Bake for 35-40 minutes. Enjoy with cream or milk if you want!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My First Ball

So, I finally got to go to a ball!  Luke was invited to pray at the Marine Corps Ball on Friday, so we got a babysitter and off we went!  I had the babysitter snap a photo before we left though.


We got some professional photos taken at the ball, we’ll see if they turned out any better!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Costumes

Here are some pictures I took of the kids before we went to the trunk or treat at church.  We have a witch, a pirate, and Mickey Mouse (we lucked out that the weather had cooled off for this costume).  The last two pictures are from the trunk or treat, I decorated the car with spiderwebs and had spider rings stuck in it.