Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Poor Race Dawg!!

My poor baby hit his little eye so hard on the coffee table yesterday. He cried for so long and I thought for sure it was going to split. It immediately turned almost black and got so big. I was just waiting, but so glad it didn't I would have probably cried harder than him. I really didn't want to take him to get it fixed because I probably have passed out or something!! Today it looks pretty good other than his blue eyeshadow!! haha I'm sure this is not going to be the last post with injuries from my little man!!

Amazing new recipe!!!

Brown Sugar Pound Cupcakes with Brown Butter Glaze

3C sifted flour
2t baking powder
1/2 t salt
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted softened butter
2 1/4 c light brown sugar packed
4 large eggs room temperature
3/4 c lowfat buttermilk

Brown Butter Glaze
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
2c confectioners sugar
2t vanilla extract
2-4 T whole milk

Preheat oven to 325. Wisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. In a different bowl cream together butter, brown sugar til light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add the flour mixture in 3 addition alternating with buttermilk beginning and ending with flour. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 25 minutes.
In a saucepan heat the butter over medium heat until golden brown. Carefully pour in a bowl leaving the sediment behind. Add sugar, vanilla, and milk to the butter stir til smooth. If glaze is too thick add more milk.

Macee loves to be my little helper in the kitchen and she's getting pretty good it's so fun to have her help. She is the one that decorated ours so they are quite fancy. I got this recipe out of the Idaho State Journal today and we had everything to make them so I went ahead and did it. When I first saw the recipe it looked way too hard I thought you have to cook the glaze oh great but they were truely easy. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!! this one will be in my recipe box for a long time!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

25 Random Things......

Well we haven't been up to much lately just the regular routine. Wait the only routine I have is not getting anything accomplished. It seems to be going well for me my house is a mess laundry everywhere. Ya know the only person it's really bothering right now is Quentin which is funny because he doesn't do any cleaning!! Oh well!! On the other hand I have been going to the gym and not much is happening with weight loss....I guess you have to watch what you eat too, that's the part I do not do well with. Anyways, I signed up for the 12 week challenge well I am happy to say 1 week has passed and I haven't started yet so I am now on the 11 week challenge. You would think that a cruise would motivate you (that's the prize) but I have not been motivated to do anything. This week I am going to try to lose a few pounds. Since not much has been happening I thought I would do something fun that I have seen other people doing!!

25 random things about me.....

1. I love to sing I don't do it very much but I love it.
2. I am hating my husbands current obssesion with fourwheelers and snow machines. He's lucky that I love him.
3. I wish I would have gone to cosmetology when I was supposed to....but I'm thinking of going to be a nail tech this summer we'll see it might have to wait a few more years.
4. I have the very best extended family ever. We always have a great time and we all get along so well. They truely are amazing.
5. My favorite color is PINK!!
6. My 3 best friends from high school are still my closest friends.
7. I love to cook. People always ask me what they should make for dinner. Then they ask me for the recipe. I would love to go see Emeril, Rachael Ray, Paula Dean any foodnetwork star really.
8. I could never move very far away.....I would miss my mom way too much!!
9. I wear a size 11 in womens shoes.
10. When the Chippendales dancers were in Pocatello like 5 years ago I went!!
11. Both times I was pregnant I lost someone really close to me. With Macee we lost Quentins step-mom Janna, and with Race we lost my Grandpa Keller. That was really hard.
12. I talk way too much and to everyone, the grocery store clerk, a random person walking, I get it from my Grandma Keller.
13. I don't save me!!
14. I love to craft, I just never have the time or space these days.
15. I was a nanny for a doctor here in Pocatello when I was first married.
16. I love getting my nails done. I bite my real ones darn it!!
17. I have 3 half sisters, 2 half brothers, 5 step brothers, 2 step sisters. But if you ask me most likely I will say I have 3 brothers becuase that is what I was raised with.
18. I admire my sister in law Erika. She is one of the most amazing people I know. She is so thoughtful, and caring I wish I could be more like her. I am so thankful that she is in our family.
19. I love to camp and be outdoors.
20. I enjoy watching MMA and UFC Mostly when my boy Forrest fights!! :)
21. I like to dance all around my house.
22. I am trying to grow out my hair.
23. I am addicted to soda.
24. I have been married to my loving husband for 7 1/2 years.
25. I love my husband and my 2 kids more than anything.

I hope you enjoyed my 25 randoms now you are all tagged to do the same so I can learn more about you!!!