Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pound cake... The way Great-Gramma Nancy made it

I had some free time on my hands today, and noticed I had some sour cream getting close to the sell by date... Maybe I should use the things I buy... Go figure.

I decided to make a pound cake and found my great grandmothers recipe dating back to 1968.

1 cup soften butter
2 3/4 cup sugar
6 eggs
3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar until light. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each. Add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream. Add vanilla. Pour into greased and floured pan. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes (or until done) at 350. Stand pan on rack for 5 minutes before removing to plate.

I took the liberty to add some icing one the top (powdered sugar and milk)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Crockpot Lasagna

I found a recipe on Pinterest (what a surprise) that I had been wanting to try. I finally decided today was the day.

Crock pot lasagna:
Spaghetti sauce (however you like to make it. I used 1 lb of meat,
1 spaghetti mix, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can diced tomatoes, 3 cups v8 juice--you want it extra runny, basil, parsley, thyme, and garlic salt to taste.)

Spray your crock pot (I used a liner in mine for easier clean up, but I still sprayed it with Pam)

Put a layer of sauce on the bottom

Put non-cooked lasagna noodles for the second layer (I broke mine to make it fit better)

Put a mixture of cottage cheese, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese layer down next.

Repeat 3 times

Top with mozzarella cheese on top.

The blog I got the recipe from said to put it in the crock pot on low for 4 hours. Or that she will start it before she goes to work on high and the turn it down to warm for all day. I put it on low for 2 hours
and then changed it to warm for the remaining 4 hours (because of my timing... Start at noon, eat at 6)

Serve with none other than garlic bread! And enjoy!!  It is so yummy!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Baby wash cloths

So in the last four weeks, I have had 3 baby showers. What can I say? All my friends are having kids...

This shower was for Shawna Krekel's baby Harrison. I made 3 wash cloths and baby shoes for him. How cute? His grandmother told me that they have been calling him Nugget before they knew if it was a he or she. So you have 3 wash cloths with Harrison, Krekel, and Nugget.

I also made the baby shoes. Maybe I'm crazy, but I think they're adorable. :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Attic Access

Bryan and my father-in-law spent an afternoon a couple of weeks ago putting an access to our attic in over the garage. Our attic access isn't too far away in the house, but when you get up there, there isn't much space for storage. There are too many air ducts and vents and wires to go anywhere once you get up there. So Bryan put in the access. Just this afternoon he and I cut the bottom piece so that it was the right length. It looks perfect if you ask me!

He started decking the attic this past weekend and has a little more to do. He is planning on putting a light up there and wants to put trim around the entrance so that it looks nice. I might even convince him to paint it ;)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Senior Prank

I got "senior pranked" a week or two ago. It took me by surprise, that's for sure. The crazy thing was that all I could think of was how thankful I am to have has the opportunity to love on these kids. I have had some of the same students for 3 years. I have never experienced students graduating before because of where I work. The school is still new and has its first class of graduating seniors this year. I'm not looking forward to June when these kids graduate. Thank you Jesus for my time with them.

Monday, April 22, 2013

New(er) Bibs

I finished these two this week.  What do you think? Be honest.



Saturday, April 20, 2013

Blue Bonnet Pictures

If you live in Texas, then you know that Blue Bonnet Season is something really special. If you have to opportunity to take pictures in the blue bonnets then you absolutley must! These were taken by the wonderful Holly. Didn't they just turn out great?





How fun are those?