Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mommy, why are you so busy in the kitchen?


Well, Oscar-boy, it's like this...There's a big holiday coming and it's also hunting season so I get to do lots and lots of cooking.  So what's a girl to do?  Get some honkin' serious tools that's what!  Drum roll please......


 Ooooh isn't it pretty?!  My refurbished Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer and it's little sister a Kitchenaid 750 Food processor!  And folks - if you roll out anything even once a year - get rid of the stupid rolling pin you have and get this french one on Amazon for like $14 - it rolls like a DREAM!!!!!!

I will never, ever, ever, ever buy whipped cream again cause - holy toledo is fresh just amazing!  That pie is a key lime I made for Scott (his favorite).  All of this is also brought to you by America's Test Kitchen.  I have in the oven right now some home-made corn bread and soon will be going in a deep dish pepperoni pizza with home-made dough. 

The timer just went off, so toodle doo!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

HBin5 Book Giveaway Winner! - Congrats Melanie!

Thanks for everyone's comments! 

Very scientific drawing of the name out of a mixing bowl happened this morning with my little guy - Melanie is the big winner!

Melanie - just send me an email through my blog with your contact info. 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Scissors Cramp

Now that I am a full-time SAH Mom, I started volunteering at Max's school once a week.  I work with the 4th grade teachers in the morning and the Art teacher in the afternoon.  This morning I worked on a TOP SECRET project that involved red, yellow and brown felt.  Beaks, gobblers and feet were cut and cut and cut....6 classes worth!  I also got to sort 1400 suckers for this same project...took me a while...but can you start to see feathers?

This afternoon - it was tissue paper cutting time for the 1st graders decoupage lamp shade project - my right hand is a little tired!  The art teacher has promised to set aside a lampshade for me cause I want to make one!  The first graders are so stinkin' cute!

Well water is boiling over on the stove - better go!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Yummy HBin5 Bread: I am a winner - you could be too!


This beautiful photo of gorgeous HBin5 bread is from the very talented, Mark Luinenberg - (ok this post took longer to write cause I fell into the black hole of checking out his portfolio...the puppy on a harley- so cool - this guy has got his eyes open - )

So I am now taking part in a great baking group for the Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.  They have signed copies of the book for give-away to members.  Can you believe it?  I am the first winner!  Yeah!

To spread the wonderful yummy breadness around, I am going to give-away my un-signed copy to folks who comment on this post.  Umm, I have opened and read it cover to cover, but it is in like new condition cause I have not spilled anything on it yet..Just sayin'. 

Need to comment by Saturday, Nov.7, 12:00 PM CST.  If you are international, I am on a budget so it will go as economically as possible...Think that covers the fine print!  It's my first giveaway, so patience please!  Don't give me your personal info on the post, just check back when I will announce the winner Sunday, Nov 8th - I'll get the winner's info then. 

Go check out Michelle's blog's - Spend a Buck Farm and Big Black Dog.  Beautiful photography and she's a pretty good writer to boot!  BTW, if you are interested in joining our friendly baking group, Michelle is organizing all of that, so contact her through her blog.  BIG THANKS to Michelle for doing all of that work!

Ok - I am off to put my first batch of 10 Grain bread into the oven...