Thursday, February 9, 2012


This week was full of the kicthen, with crafts, and on the potty....

I'll do the potty one first, so that part is clarified. Wanted to see if Clay was ready. Not really. He kept saying "out", like he does in his high chair. It's no secret, i wait till they are 3 anyway, to start training. much easier then :)

Great form, Clay...

I must have been gullable this week. I saw a recipe claiming to be "the best ever choc chip cookie recipe" and had to try it. Same for Panera Bread's Brocolli cheese soup, and Olive Garden's breadsticks. The first 2 were great. I want to try the breadsticks again, the flavor was there but i made them too big. Click on any of those links for the recipes.

I made homemade fruit roll-ups for the first time last Saturday. All i used was frozen fruit given to us last summer, a little honey, and lemon juice. (pureed together) Spread a thin layer on a cookie sheet lined with plastic wrap and bake on the lowest setting your oven can go (mine was 170). they needed about 5-6 hours in there. (with the door propped open part of the time to let humidity out) They were fun to try and tasted very good. These are strawberry and peach flavored..

When they are done, take off the plastic wrap and place them on wax paper. roll them up and cut into little sections w/ a scissors. For Valetines, i surprised the boys with paper hearts hanging from the kitchen table lights. Some have their names on them, with something i love about them on the other side. Some have scripture. i only took an hour on it. If you look close you can see that i wanted to quick get it done :) i wasn't looking to get it on the cover of a magazine, just wanted to make the boys happy.
We also made Valentines this week, won't show those yet. We did for Adam's classmates, family, and friends! We took 2 days to do them. The first day went so well, i was excited to start up again the next day. But they ended up wrestling most of the time while i worked on them! Yes well, you never know. It took Ben a little while to warm up to making Valentines. At one point he asks "Why are you guys acting like this is fun?" It was funny, he came around then.

I think I'll take a recess from the kitchen this weekend, will tap into freezer meals!

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