Showing posts from October, 2009

:: while I'm watching the Phillies win the first of four games...

I thought I would write a little about what we're up to.

The kids are asleep, and I'm watching the World Series. By myself. Yep, I'm weird like that. :) (Dan's out in the garage, working on some project. He's not a sports guy-- which 90% of the time I love-- but I mean, come on. It's the freaking WORLD SERIES!) And since my home team the Cardinals flubbed, I'm a loyal Phillies phan. And by the way... all the Yankees fans around here are drivin' me nuts. I mean, what is that all about anyway? Last time I checked, we live in PENNSYLVANIA, folks. Those New York players are overpaid and way too full of themselves... um, Mr. A-Rod-I-Dated-Madonna?? Cut me a break.

ANYWAY, before I tick off half my friends reading this, I'll move along to a less controversial topic. :)

Can I just say that I love facebook? As a stay-at-home mom, I feel like I get all my adult interaction over fb. It's great! I'm currently playing several scrabble games, and have g…

Leaf boy!


:: cookies

For the past two Sunday afternoons, the kids and I have made ginger cookies. The recipe is from a friend in STL (originally from Paula Deen??) Anyway, they are super fall and super tasty. Make them when you will have a chance to pawn them off on others, cause they are addicting. :) Below is her recipe (and comments).

Thanks, Melissa! Happy fall baking, everyone!

Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar, plus more for rolling
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Using an electric mixer at low speed, cream the shortening and sugar until thoroughly combined. Add the egg and molasses and beat until completely incorporated. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt to the mixture. Mix until combined. Roll the dough into balls about 1-inch in di…
Today I looked up to see Hallie poised with a pen by my recipe book.
Me: Hal, don't draw on mommy's recipes.
H: But can I just draw AROUND your recipes?
Me: *sigh*. Sure. Ok. That's fine.
The result: