Wednesday, October 25, 2006

She's falling apart

Well I think Baluga didn't get a long enough nap, or good enough, not sure which. She woke up awnry. Nothing was good enough for her, and when I thought I had what she wanted figured out she just started crying. I couldn't make her happy. I was asking her if she was falling apart. Now here comes the funny part. Stir Fry then asks me where is Baluga breaking? He was obviously listening to our conversation and understood as best as a three and half year old can. He thought his sister was breaking!

Friday, October 13, 2006

A must have for all

Well I came across this must have on the Food Network Channel a while back, and bought a few months later and just recently bought my second one. It must be good if I bought two! Well shortly after my purchase, I converted someone to buying one that day. So what is it. It's a popcorn popper. My first one I took on vacation with my family with giving it to my dad in mind and that's what happened. I finally replaced the one I gave away and glad I finally have one back. It take on 3 or 4 minutes to pop popcorn, so just as long as the microwave stuff, but you have more options. Plus when you can buy a big 8 lbs. tub of popcorn kernals at costco for under $7 it's cheaper. Who doesn't like popcorn?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I don't even know what to say

So my family called me last night, just to check up and chat. I heard an interesting update about someone I grew up with. A guy my little brother's age, who I was pretty good friends with, just got married. That didn't surprise, since he was always a lady's man, I figured it would happen eventually, and kind of surprise it took so long. Well is still leaving me speechless is who he got married to. Now I don't know the person, so I can't make judgements about her. But this guy is 23 and he married a 52 year old woman! I found that crazy. This lady is older than his parents! She been married once before, so she could have children older than him. Their new step-daddy could be younger than them! I'm assuming they didn't get married because of a pregnancy, since she's mostly likely too old for that stuff anyway. How could you at such a young age decide you never want to be a father? To make things even more strange, weird, gross (I dont' know what word to use here) she was a teacher of an institute class (a religion class) he was taking! Talk about crossing the line a little bit. I'm a firm believer in not putting yourself in a situation that could turn out the way it shouldn't. Like spending time with a student after class, or a married lady without her husband (now I don't know if she was divorced or married when they first starting spending time together). This whole situation just boggles my mind. The parents were even invited to the wedding or have met the lady yet. I just don't know what to think. What do you think?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Recipe Monday

I know it's been awhile since I've done one of these, but I a made a pretty great recipe last night, if I don't say so myself, that deserves a post. I recently got quite a few free peaches, and not being a canner, I decided to freeze them. So I got one bag out and made this receipe.

Crunch Peach Cobbler

*1 can (29 oz.) or 2 cans (16 oz.) cling peach slices in syrup (I used about 7 peahces that had been cut and frozen, if you want to use fresh, use about that many and add sugar to them and let set for a while, maybe for a day in the fridge and let some of the juices come out since you need it)
*1/2 c. plus 1 Tbls. sugar, divided
*1 Tbls. cornstarch
*1/2 tsp. vanilla
* 2 c. flour, divided
*1/2 c. packed brown sugar
* 1/3 c. old-fashioned or quick oats
* 1/4 c. butter, metled
* 1/2 tps. cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (I added this one myself, I feel you can't have peaches without nutmeg)
* 1/2 tsp. salt
*4-5 Tbls. cold water

Drain peaches and reserve 3/4 c. of syrup.
Combine 1/3 c. sugar and constarch in small saucepan. Slowly add in reserved syrup. Stir well. Add vanilla. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened (doesn't thicken a lot, or not as much as I expected). Set aside.
Combine 1/2 c. flour, brown sugar, oats, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl; stir until mixture forms coars crumbs. Set aside.
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Combine remaining 1 1/2 c. flour, 1 Tbls. sugar, and salt in small bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture forms pea-sized pieces. Sprinkle water, 1 Tbls. at a time, over flout mixture. Toss lightly with fork until mixture hold together. Press together to form a ball.
Roll out dough into 10-inch square, 1/8 inch thick. Fold dough in half, then in half again. Carefull place folded dough in center of 8x8 baking dish. Unfold and press onto bottom and about 1 inch up sides of dish. Arrange peaches over crust. Pour sauce over peaches. Sprinkle with crumb topping.
Bake 45 minutes. Serve wamr or at room temperature with whipped cream, although last night we used ice cream, just as good if not better.