Sunday, May 30, 2010

Field Trip

We decided to go on a field trip during Paren teachers back in April.

My with my kids, my sister with hers & my mom all went town to the planetarium.

Don't they look so excited? We watched Card board rocket in the dome theater.

Trent & Ryder acting like 2 cool cats from the old navy commercial.

Cassidy gives the weather report with her beautiful assistant Charly.

Good thing he has his goggles.

I sure am lucky that my camera doesn't work 100%

the tones in this picture were an accident.

Who knew space creatures could do ballet?

Such a happy group of kids!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Eye Candy... for me

Look at this wonderful food- I got all the vegies from my Bountiful Basket order & the steaks were from Don's Meats. Oh man what a feast!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mother's Day Quilt

So, I've been working on this project since January.
At first it was going to be a birthday gift for my mother in law.
Her B-day was in March- I hadn't even started sewing this, so it turned into a mothers day gift.
I had all her grand kids do a hand print, except the baby, he did a foot print.
Then her kids drew some pictures. All in all I think it turned out pretty cute!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


It's been a while since I have had a chance to sit down and make a cake. This was for the birthday of a co-worker. I enjoyed it and realised how much I miss making a cake that gives me a little (not too much) challenge and where I also get to be a little creative. I was also able to try a combination of recipes that I hadn't used together. It was a lemon cake with raspberry filling & cream cheese frosting on top, & a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting on the bottom.

I am very excited for my next cake. It will be for a 60th wedding anniversery. I've got it all made up in my head & hope it comes out close to my vision. For now it will be a 3 layer cake. If more people RSVP to the event, it will turn into a 4 level.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cooking show

I want to remind anyone interested, that the next cooking class at the DATC is Monday, May 17th @ 6:00. It will be about pasta & noodles. Learning techniques from Italy, Asia, and Germany. Cost is $35.00- Very excited about that.
I want to thank Tiffany, for going to the cooking show with me. I was able to get a few cooking tips & a lot of new recipes. I was looking through one of the recipe books when I noticed Tif's hand in the air point at both us of-- We'll do it.

Huh What???

YUP, she volunteered us for a competition. We went against another pair of ladies, we both had to decorate a trifle made by

It looked somewhat like this, except the top just had cool whip & we had limited fruit to decorate it. Each team had 1 banana, 2 kiwis, 7 strawberries, 10 pieces of mandarin orange & about 5-6 maraschino cherries. I must say, we totally handed it to the other couple. I only WISH I had taken a picture. We got fancy red aprons that say Chef Shamy, a bottle of his sauce- I got teriyaki & Tif got sweet and sour. His products are preservative free -yea for no hives- and peanut free -yea for Cassidy-. I went and bought his pot sticker sauce which is also fabulous. I would love to get his vanilla honey butter & his garlic butter too, still trying to find someone who sells the vanilla honey butter. Thanks again to Tif for going with me, I wouldn't have had that much fun on my own.

Hibachi House

Last Friday night, Nic & I went & got some take out from Hibachi House. They are in Clinton, kind of by Kohls. We had a coupon for free crab meat roll w/ purchase. I got some Vegetable Tempura to try, as well as a hibachi chicken and shrimp. Nic requested Teriyaki chicken. All were simply delish- EXCEPT the crab roll. I gave it a good honest try. Never had sushi in my life. The crab meat was good, the rice was good, but the seaweed or what ever it was, UGH. I love fish, but I couldn't handle that. The left overs lasted for 3 days (before we threw them out).
I highly recommend this place to anyone. The prices were comparable. We will be going again next time we Japanese. I would like to try the Hibachi Salmon, or the sesame chicken.