Archive for June, 2011

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Happy Birthday!

June 27, 2011

Happy birthday to Amanda & Sarah!

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Another Monday…

June 20, 2011

It’s another Monday and I’m not prepared to blog.  I guess I could use the excuse it’s summertime and we’re out vacationing, but that isn’t true.  I did go visit my parents this weekend, but I baked there and took pictures!  I just didn’t upload anything to my computer yet.

I will give you a sneak peek, in words, for what you can look forward to in the upcoming weeks (from me).

  • Cookie Class with Melissa
  • Cheesecake Bars (delicious, Melissa made some too)
Oh man, I feel like there was so much more I’ve done lately.  I bet if I had my camera I could remember.  I haven’t done much crafting lately, but I want to do some this summer.  I am moving over the next month so that is going to cut out my craftiness.  I have been painting, but they’ve been walls and terribly unexciting to blog about.
I’ll be back to the blog world next Monday.  I’m having a small gathering at the end of this week so I’ll hopefully make some yummy food and blog about that!

Thanks for following and I promise we’ll keep coming back.

(You should comment and encourage Sarah or Melissa to blog.  Of course, Melissa is actually doing some traveling this summer so she has a decent excuse!)

Take care!

-Amanda

ps. In the mean time, check out this fun website linking the present to the past: http://dearphotograph.com/
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Chocolate Cake – Microwaved in a Mug

June 9, 2011

So I recently read on a few different blogs about this amazing 5 minute microwave Chocolate Cake… And of course, I had to try it.

Ingredients

  • 1 largecoffee mug
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour(do not use self-rising)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Small splash of vanilla

How to make it

  • Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well.
  • Add egg & mix thoroughly.
  • Pour in the milk and oil and mix well… again
  • Add vanilla, mix again.
  • Set mug in the microwave & cook for 2½ to 3 min at 1,000 watts.
  • Cake will rise over the top of the mug if you use a normal sized mug (Mine was huge, so it didn’t)
  • I tried just over 2.5 min the first round – NOT GOOD.  But it might be my old microwave.
  • Remove from microwave.
  • Allow cake to cool a little, then tip out onto a plate, if desired.
  • Decorate as you prefer…. I used Nutella and Powdered Sugar.

And EAT.  It wasn’t my favorite cake. I think I need to try again because if you cook too long by any means – it gets rubbery.  Eww.

Enjoy!

Sarah

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Kabobs!

June 6, 2011

This is going to be a pretty quick post.  I’ve never made kabobs before and wanted to do something easy for dinner with Melissa, her husband, and David.  I wanted to combine seafood, meat, and veggies and I thought kabobs would be the best way to do this.

Ingredients:
Bamboo Skewers (or metal ones)
-Green and Red Peppers
-Onions
-Seasoning for meats/fish
-Sausages of any kind work
-Beef (the grocery store had pre-cut kabob beef)
-Shrimp
-Scallops (not sure I’d do that again)
-Pork (we bought boneless ribs and cut them up)

All we really did was cut up the veggies into big cube sizes and season the meats.  We did the same rub on the beef and pork and more of a salt and pepper rub on the fish.

To assemble, just layer the meat and veggies one skewers and on separate skewers the fish and veggies.

We put them on the grill to cook.  Obviously the fish skewers take a different amount of time than the meat ones so make sure you take note of that and skewer things of like cooking time.

Here is our finished product!

Enjoy!
Amanda