Saturday, January 29, 2011

A sink at last

We have a sink. Finally after about 16 months without we have a sink in the bathroom and we almost have running water. We just have to get an extender for the u pipe and we should be set to go. I am so excited. The whole time it was being installed and would have a problem we would sing a little song that went like this,

"We love $50 sinks because we are poooooor"

We got it as a combo pack from Menard's, maybe not my first pick but for now it will have to do.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Pillow cases, pillow cases, and more pillow cases

Sinclaire suggested we make everyone a pillow case today and so we did. There are six in the photo, but we made seven. Sam got an extra one and we sent one home with the little boy I watch three days a week, it looked like Tiny's, the one that is yellow with bees on it. The two that match with blue circles and cream ends are for Sam and I . I actually have been wanting to make these for over a year, so I am glad to finally get to do it. Sinclaire helped with the sewing and we had a great time.

Little Cooks

Aunt Sarah made the girls aprons and hats for Christmas and they loved them. Here we all are in our aprons making bacon for dinner and it was so fun. Thanks Aunt Sarah.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New toys

Hang a pet?
What kind of sick person would do this???

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bacon Onion Pizza

I had a friend over for lunch today and made this. I found it on Smitten Kitchen and it is so yummy. You should try it. Today. Why not, it is Friday.

Bacon Onion Pizza

Serves 4 for a light dinner with a salad; can be divided to 8 appetizer portions or 16 tiny party portions

1/2 pound pizza dough
Olive oil, for oiling baking sheets
1/2 cup fromage blanc or ricotta
1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 pound thickly sliced smoky bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips
1 medium onion, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 450°F. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until the fat is rendered and the bacon crisps up. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Add onion to skillet and cook until softened and beginning to caramelize, an amount of time I forgot to write down but would estimate at 7 to 10 minutes.

Whisk together (or blend together in a food processor, if you want it silky-smooth) fromage blanc and crème fraîche with flour, then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece out to a rough 8-inch round, about 1/8 inch thick. If the dough becomes difficult to roll, let it rest for 10 minutes, then continue.

Oil two large baking sheets. Transfer two dough rounds to each. Spread the fromage blanc mixture over the rounds to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle with the bacon and onion. Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for about 12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

All about Tiny

Maybe too many girls in the house?

Yep, not his toothbrush. At least he hasn't turned the water on himself for awhile.

Just lounging around. He is the only one who would cuddle with me and I love it.

Usually that pencil would have been in the outlet, I took it out so
no one would think I was a bad mom.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oooooh my

This is Tiny's new trick. It is kind of scary for me.

Boxes, boxes, boxes

I think my kids would be just fine if all we had were boxes. Come to think about it, I never really remember why these boxes are here in the first place.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Children's Museum

We went to the Children's Museum before Christmas with some friends and a great time was had by all. I loved the big slide they have there. It is pretty fast, and I felt better after my friend said she was a bit nervous also. But we all made it down in one piece.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Reading goal

Last year I had a goal to read 52 fiction books, and I made it. So I figured if I could read that many fiction books, I should be able to do 12 church books since when I look at the list I don't think I finished any of those last year. So I am starting with the Book of Mormon and I am reading it on a 40 day reading plan. With my calculating I should be able to read more than 12, but for now we will see what happens. I have some of them picked out, but if you have any favorites let me know.