Monday, January 28, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Those were the damage done this weekend. I think my urge to shop is full filled for the mean time unless I manage to find a nice pair of jeans *roll eyes*.. Another thing I found out is when I go shopping next time I should ask hubby to take the phone and play online then I he would be good while I go look around..LOL..That's another way to make hubby not get bored that's all..
Friday, January 18, 2008
It’s been a long time since I blogged about my little baby. Daddy forgot the camera for the third class and then that was the end of my picture taking because daddy keeps forgetting. Daddy didn’t attend his 7the class because daddy was busy with school work. I told daddy that he had to attend his graduation blah blah blah. I even invited his grandma and grandpa for graduation; everyone was supposed to be there but it ended up just me and Stanley. The weather was horrible, it was snowing pretty bad and grandpa and daddy was at a site busy working away. It was about 1.5 hrs from home and I called daddy at 5pm to tell him not to even attempt speeding back as the weather was horrible. I called grandma to tell her not to come if she doesn’t feel like driving in this cold nasty weather. It was a little disappointing more for me actually because I think Stanley can care less. Anyway back to Stanley’s graduation; he was going to be tested that night itself and there was only 1st to the 4th dogs get like a ribbon. I told daddy I don’t care what number he gets I just wants him to get between one of those numbers. Even 4th place is fine with me and daddy just laughed and told me to practice more with him. I did try to practice my hand command with him but it didn’t really work and I knew that we would lose points from that and his stand command. One of the part of the exam was the dogs was supposed to sit and stay for a minute and lay and stay still for another minute. Those two minutes felt like the longest two minutes of my life. I was trying to telepathy to Stanley to please stay and NOT move and I will reward him with treats later LOL. Finally the test was done and the dogs were free to play with the agility training stuff while she go calculate the scores. Teacher finally came back with the scores. The teacher told us that no dogs scored 50/50 but I was surprise because there was a Chihuahua there that I thought improved and was quite good. Any way Stanley got the FIRST place..I was so shy yet so happy for my little fellow. The teacher made a comment that one day that he improved a lot which I agree because even his grandpa was impress with him when we went up to the cabin the last time. I want to start him on the next class but I’m going to have to see mine and daddy’s work schedule etc. I was so happy yet so shy. Man I can see myself as a competitive mother next time too. I really hope not because I don’t want to give too much pressure to my child next time that if we have one. I really hoped that his daddy was there to see him but oh well there was nothing anyone was do. I am just glad that he got something out of this class.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar,oil and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
confectioners' sugar, as needed
Cook sugar and butter for two minutes.
Stir in 1/4 cup milk.
Bring to a boil; cool.
Stir in 10x (confectioner's) sugar, until thick enough to spread.
Makes enough for 2 large cake layers.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
1 cup crushed butter crackers
garlic and onion powder to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 eggs, beaten
4 pork chops
1/4 cup butter
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. In a shallow bowl combine crushed crackers, garlic salt and pepper; mix well. In a separate bowl beat eggs.
3. Dip your pork chops in the egg batter and then in the cracker mixture. Place the pork chops in a casserole dish. Place chunks of the butter around the pork chops. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
I made baked potato, steam mixed vegetables and French Beans Casserole for the side dish.
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1. MIX soup, milk, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 1/2-qt. casserole.
2. BAKE at 350°F. for 25 min. or until hot.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
At first I thought I messed up the recipe because the original recipe was to actually knead the dough by hand etc but I didn't want to deal with it so I alter it. The dough didn't look like it was rising and after I put it in the over for it to rise the second time it didn't really rise and it was not double in size. I thought I messed up the roll and was getting disappointed so I figured I will just bake it. No harm done if it's already messed up I cannot imagine I'm able to mess it up more. I baked it and after 10 minutes it didn't look like anything was happening. I was starting to swear silently but decided to leave it in the over for another 5 minutes. It looked like it rose a little and the bottom was getting brown so I decided to spread some butter on top then take it out. I spread butter on a piece tried it while waiting for hubby to come out just in case it was horrible and I had time to discard it but to find out it tasted really good just like the once at the restaurant. I was then beaming with pride. Hubby then tried it and really liked it..*phew* it's important to me that he likes it because he will eat most of it and the reason why I make stuff from scratch it mostly because of him..A grandma once tell me a key to a man's heart is home cook food *wink*..
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (add 3 table spoon of corn flour and fill it to make 11/2 C flour)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 egg, beaten
1/3 cup white sugar
3/4 cup water
4-1/2 eggs, beaten
1/2 dash vanilla extract
1/2 cup canned evaporated milk
1. In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar and flour. Mix in butter with a fork until it is in small crumbs. Stir in the egg and vanilla until the mixture forms a dough. The texture should be slightly moist. Add more butter if it is too dry, or more flour, if the dough seems greasy. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and press the balls into tart molds so that it covers the bottom, and goes up higher than the sides. Use 2 fingers to shape the edge into an A shape.
2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Combine the white sugar and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and cool to room temperature (make very sure it's cool or else eggs will cook when you put it in). Strain the eggs through a sieve, and whisk into the sugar mixture. Stir in the evaporated milk and vanilla. Strain the filling through a sieve, and fill the tart shells.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown, and the filling is puffed up a little bit.
Whole milk will work as a substitute for evaporated milk.
I was thinking I would make 1/2 dozens just to munch but for some reason 14 tarts came out. Hubby said that it's the best he's eaten. I used to use margarine to the pastry but this time I used butter and it helped a lot. He thinks that I want to make him FAT by making all these stuff lol..
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
But as years comes more and more people I know has either gotten married or engaged. I found out that some people got registered after a couple of months they have been together or planning to get married within the couple of months they are together. I had this feeling that I was rushing into my marriage therefore I'm just wondering what is actually going thru their head. Aren't they worried that because they barely know each other things might not work out. I mean look at Pamela Anderson; granted she got married within a couple of days after she met that dude but it makes me freak out to think about it. The last I heard is there is 50% divorce rate in the US. I think the rates is going up in other countries too. Some people might tell me so what if you know someone for a long time but they still get divorce. I know they do but I feel like the chances of that is lesser than jumping into a marriage to a person you barely know. I don't know maybe I'm old school but I really do hope that marriages lasts longer and people just don't think getting married quick and getting a divorce quick. Although I am not expert and I haven't been married long so who knows what will happen in the future but this rushing into marriage thingy just made me ponder about this topic.
*This post is absolutely NOT for my friend who just got engaged so KHM do not think I'm talking about you :P
If you are ever reading this I just want you to know that I care deeply about you and I want you to be happy. You have so much to offer and you should make your full use of your life and live happy. This is life.. life is just not fare sometimes and we have to deal with it. If life is constantly fare it would be really boring and there is no more competition. If you are willing to take a step and a time to sort things out I'll always be here to support you. You were always there when I needed support and I'll be here for you too. Just look ahead of you and you have a bright future for you out there.