Friday, February 25, 2011

tip a 40 and say some words

My mixer went out on me today. After 8 years of loyal baking aid, he gave out one last mighty spin as I was mixing my frosting for my sugar cookies and that was that. He was gone.

RIP little mixer. Job well done.

I might have to start saving my pennies for this "hello gorgeous" KitchenAid beauty. What a dreamboat of a mixer.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

let's eat

One of the biggest changes since Max's arrival, is my lack of desire to ever leave the house. Toting around 3 kids is well, getting easier - or maybe I'm just getting used to it now - either way, it just isn't my favorite thing to do.

So being home a lot, I've focused my new time and attention (what little you have with new baby) to cooking. I am surprised how much I love it. Ryan is an amazing cook - he doesn't need a recipe... he can put together all sorts of ingredients and it comes out tasting fabulous. I on the other hand, need exact measurements and told exactly what and how to do everything. But I love it. I love making pies and cakes and desserts, I love "slaving" in the kitchen. It may be old fashioned, but it is my new favorite past time.

So, I need some good suggestions on cookbooks. Does anyone out there have one they love? These are some of my favorites right now:

Jami Oliver: Food Revolution
Oh, I love me some Jami Oliver. He rules and everything we have tried in here has been super yummy.

Keeping Up Cooking
My cute friend Holly gave me this cookbook and it is amazing! There was a version before this one called Favorites. I'm not sure if the recipes are the same or not, but either way - you can't go wrong.

Everyday Food
As with all things Martha, this cookbook just looks great. There is a photo for each recipe, which I love, and it breaks the recipes into seasons, which I think is kinda cool.

Deceptively Delicious
If you have kids, I think this book is a must. My boys aren't too horrible about eating their veggies... but I like sneaking it in anyway. She just released another cookbook this year that I need to check out.

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentines!

There's a lot of things I love, but nothing more then my four boys. Happy Valentines ya all!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

i have an addiction

My sister Jennie has been trying to get me to watch Friday Night Lights series for several years. And now I'm addicted. One of my favorite bands, Explosions in the Sky does a lot of the soundtrack, and I love it.

If you never watched this series when it was on tv... thank goodness for netflicks - you can rent them.

So do it already

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I shopped with 3 kids at Winco on a Saturday before the superbowl and survived

Honestly, I don't know what I was thinking. And I can't believe I made it out alive.

By the time I realized the lines to check out went from the front of the store all the way around to the back by the deli meats - I had most my groceries carted and felt too guilty leaving a cart full of refrigerator items to waste.

You can't really tell from this photo, but this was just ONE of the lines to check out. 2 other lines - equal if not greater in length were at the other end of the store. It was amazing.

Somehow we survived...