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Wordless Wednesday, 12/26/07

Stomp, stomp SQUISH!


December 26, 2007 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

When good gingerbread goes bad, or how to ignore the directions on a pack of cookie mix

So this evening, I decided that it would be a wise idea to engage in cookie baking with Isaac. Because my child has a very, very short attention span, I purchased a pack of gingerbread cookie mix, you know, the kind that you add the egg, water and butter to.

here. Here’s the pic of hte front of the package.

mmmm gingerbread...

So, I began to read the directions. They seem pretty easy…

simple enough...

Notice what I have to add…1 stick butter, 1 egg and 1 tbs of water.

Let’s discuss what I did add.

1 stick butter, 1 egg, 1 CUP water.

Yeah, you read that right. One CUP water.

Needless to say, it wasn’t dough…it was this:

Lord, this isn't cookie dough. How am I going to smash this with a sugar dipped glass?

When I realized what I had done, Doug heard a resounding “OH CRAP!” from the kitchen. Then, he heard me hemming and hawing over the fact that I didn’t want to throw out this batter like stuff, and what the heck could I do with it?

Doug laughed. And laughed. And laughed.

 Well, after thinking about it, eating a babybel light cheese, and throwing out all ideas of adding lots of flour and things, I came to the conclusion that it would be just as good as a bread-type product.

So, I broke out my loaf pan, my butter and flour and went to town…

and here’s my gingerbread loaf. complete with sugar sprinkling on top.

Improvisation equals loaf instead of cookies!

But do you believe it? The stupid, stupid person was ME today! Bah!

well, Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope your baking went better than mine! I’ll see you soon with the promised large update…and what happens tomorrow morning.

December 24, 2007 at 9:10 pm 4 comments

Yeah, ok…

Not the big post yet…but here’s a tidbit…

Last night, we were at church, and the small kids were dressed as sheep for the play. Isaac wasn’t involved in this, and he looked at me and said “Mommy-I need to go and get my kangaroo costume.”

I looked at him and said “Honey, I don’t think there were kangaroos in Bethlehem.”

He gave me a confused look and then said “I need to get my monkey costume.”

Ok, Isaac. Monkeys and Kangaroos in Bethlehem. Nice.

December 24, 2007 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Popping in

This will have to suffice until I get a minute to sit down and detail my weekend so far…from early Friday morning to the time we get home from children’s services tonight.

Mom is lucky that I don’t have any pictures of her yet…because what I did on Friday greatly involves her…

and I have some cool packages to talk about…

Chris- yours arrived..and I have to take photos…you are genius wiht all of hte frogs! Isaac has tried to confiscate the turtle!!

Karin- you are so wonderful. I’ll detail your pack later…

 And the hat from hades…this was the slowest….decrease…ever. Yes, I’m serious when I say ever.  Short version? I had to go from 96 stitches to 6 stitches…and there were 2 decreases first, every 4 rows and then every other row. That’s all I’ll say right now.

So, I’m off to get the group dressed and off to church. I’ll be back later…

December 23, 2007 at 6:35 pm 1 comment

Linky loo!

Living in the northeast, this has got to be the funniest thing I’ve seen in a LONG time.

French Toast alert system

and sadly, how true is this?

December 20, 2007 at 8:57 am 2 comments

The story I was DYING to tell

and that I couldn’t tell until I posted the Bumper Magnet yesterday!

So, we’re at the museum, making mastadon buttons, and there’s a family with 2 boys ahead of us. The older boy finishes making his button, and puts it on his jacket. He looks at me and says “Now I’ve got 2 buttons! Wanna see my other one?”


Little boy (couldn’t have been older than 6-ish) opens his fleece vest under his winter jacket and reveals a black button with a green peace sign and in white underneath the peace sign the numbers 1-20-09.

I about died. I looked at him and said “can you show my mom that?” Because my mom has the 1-20-09 bumper sticker on her car. He obliged, and my mom was laughing!

Well, little boy’s mom asked if we knew what that meant, and oh, sure we do! She then sighed and said “My god, 1-20-09 is too long to wait!”

I laughed and told her I couldn’t agree more!

see? you’re never too young to make a political statement!

December 20, 2007 at 8:53 am 1 comment

Wordless Wednesday, 12/19/07

God, it's SOOO far off!

December 19, 2007 at 8:56 am 2 comments

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