changeyourstars8: (Ariel)
8:00-11:00: Clean mom's house
11:00-5:30: Make six dozen Oreo truffles, four dozen peanut butter truffles, and two dozen chocolate truffles for Christmas orders
The rest of the night: Sit on my butt and do absolutely nothing
changeyourstars8: (ALP & HS--  joy)
Accomplished today--

1) Peppermint cheesecake

2) Peanut butter tartlets

3) Two pans of fudge


Not accomplished--

1) Peanut butter truffles ((I think I need a silicone mold or something. The plastic ones did not work too well; truffles kept breaking as I tried to pop them out))


To accomplish tomorrow--

1) Oreo truffles

2) Chocolate truffles

3) Possibly some whoopie pies


I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS
changeyourstars8: (Bobby's Idjits)
Practicing some recipes for Thanksgiving, so we're making a loaf of panettone for a bread pudding, and experimenting with pumpkin pie from scratch. I love baking days. :-)
changeyourstars8: (Bobby's Idjits)
Good day so far!

-- made caramel apple coffeecake for breakfast

-- made four nautilus pins to sell, and a butterfly (the butterfly is a scary fledgling effort, though, so not sure if it counts)

And now?

I have five kinds of metallic paints (ruby, copper, black, gold, and plum). I have gears. I have peacock feathers. And I have a plastic toy gun that I picked up for $2 at a flea market. Fear my steampunking skills.

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changeyourstars8: (gina torres)
Good day so far!

-- made caramel apple coffeecake for breakfast

-- made four nautilus pins to sell, and a butterfly (the butterfly is a scary fledgling effort, though, so not sure if it counts)

And now?

I have five kinds of metallic paints (ruby, copper, black, gold, and plum). I have gears. I have peacock feathers. And I have a plastic toy gun that I picked up for $2 at a flea market. Fear my steampunking skills.
changeyourstars8: (Default)
Found a little sandwich press for sale at a flea market for seven dollars. The kids really like s'mores sandwiches.

((later I will experiment with healthy food. But first I had to put a giant marshmallow in there))

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changeyourstars8: (Default)
Found a little sandwich press for sale at a flea market for seven dollars. The kids really like s'mores sandwiches.

((later I will experiment with healthy food. But first I had to put a giant marshmallow in there))
changeyourstars8: (Default)
Making her Butter Cake recipe for the Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon at Chris's parents . . . my house smells amazing right now.



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changeyourstars8: (moulin rouge)
Making her Butter Cake recipe for the Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon at Chris's parents . . . my house smells amazing right now.

changeyourstars8: (Spencer)
Vermont Brownie Company.

Best. Brownies. Ever. I ordered a sampler pack for when Ashley came down-- they're all really good; my favorite is the Maple Toffee Crunch. Next time I'm just going to order half a dozen of those and hoard them all for myself. ;-)

Today

Apr. 4th, 2011 04:19 pm
changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes--  pointy)
The bad: LJ going through more DDOS attacks and giving me error messages every 30 seconds.

The okay: Maybe this'll help me remember to mirror things on my Dreamwidth. Kinda doubt it, though, since I'm not even mirroring this one. Good job, self.

The incredibly awesome: Ben and Jerry's new Red Velvet flavor. I'm pretty sure I could live on this. Maybe not for long, but it would be a happy life.

Whew

Dec. 17th, 2010 05:11 pm
changeyourstars8: (Inner Dork)
Just got done making Kaylee's birthday cake (she's 3 already; I cannot believe it), and some cookies and truffles for Christmas. Next year I'm going to be smart about the whole thing and do a gift package a week or something starting late November so I'm not trying to make 8 dozen cookies in one weekend. I love when I think of the obvious, simpler solution after it's a bit too late. :-)
changeyourstars8: (Dark Tower)
Celebrating the niece's birthday tomorrow, so we made some ice cream for the party and I made a tie-dye cheesecake.

Also posted up the second season episode guide for Pale Moon up at isurrendered. Almost ready to get started on the first novel there. Someday soon when I have money again, there will be character portraits. :-)
changeyourstars8: (The Boy from Oz)
So last night the neighbor's son, daughter-in-law, and baby were over for a visit. We all went out and chatted early in the evening, and then Chris went over after Kaylee was in bed to talk and have a few drinks, while I worked on editing. He came back in at about midnight, started to heat up some food, knocked a couple of papers off the top of the microwave in the process and failed miserably at trying to catch them. He found this hilarious.

Me: "You are completely plastered, aren't you?"
Chris: "Umm . . . let's just say, don't go into labor tonight."
Me: "I'll be sure to pass the word down."

Fortunately, Murphy's Law decided not to go into effect. ;-)

Today it's kinda gray and rainy outside, so instead of doing more work out in the garage like we did yesterday afternoon, we're going on a Baking Frenzy. Chris is in there making pizza dough, and then after lunch we're going to make banana bread, fudge, and some Rice Krispie treats. I predict that Kaylee will be going to bed at about 3 a.m.
changeyourstars8: (La la land)
Chocolate truffles and Oreo truffles made yesterday; peanut butter cookies and amaretto candy made today. Gingerbread and fudge on the schedule for tomorrow.

I love this time of year.

Yesterday

Oct. 18th, 2009 11:12 am
changeyourstars8: (Elphaba and Fiyero)
Chris and I actually went on a date. :-) It's been close to two years since we've had the opportunity to do that, so . . . yeah.

Mom offered to babysit Kaylee for the day, so we dropped her off about 10:00 and headed to Wichita. We were thinking about stopping for lunch first, but after we stopped at Cocoa Dolce (yay chocolate!!) we saw what time it was and realized we should probably hit the museum first to be in time for the movie there. The museum was called Exploration Place. Great view of the river, and we loved their exhibits (they have a wind tunnel! And a whole bunch of other hands-on stuff; we're definitely going to take Chris's nephews later on and Kaylee's going to be visiting a lot when she's a bit older). The traveling one, which is an exhibit about the animatronics of movie monsters, had a ton of set props in it, including some from Pitch Black-- if they had allowed pictures, I so would've gotten my picture next to that one, because I love that movie way too much. We also went to see a short film in their Cyberdome Theater, which was about prehistoric sea monsters and fossil digs and whatnot; really good.

Then we went to Il Vicino for a late lunch. One of these days when we get a chance to go back I'm going to try one of their sandwiches, honest, but I have a hard time passing up their pizza. And they have the best tiramisu ever.

Anyway, Il Vicino's second building in Wichita is right next to Cocoa Dolce's new location-- then I saw that there's also a Barnes and Noble on the corner, so I told Chris to just head home without me; I was going to pitch a tent in the parking lot. :-)

We got back and Kaylee heard the door open and ran to us, shrieking "Mama! Dada!" Entirely too cute.

Today isn't going to be as much fun-- catching up on laundry and dishes, and trying to rearrange the upstairs so that it's some semblance of neat-- but it'll be nice to have things done.
changeyourstars8: (La la land)
Ben and Jerry's Gingersnap ice cream is my new best friend. *hoards like a particularly obsessive squirrel*
changeyourstars8: (Zoe--  Gunslinger)
Believe it or not, I saw that movie for the first time today. I know, I know, I'm behind.

Haven't seen too many Westerns yet-- I don't remember what the first one I ever saw was, but it had John Wayne in it. The scene was him coming up to this woman's house (I think she was a widow) and she was of course wary of a strange guy on her property, and he looked her over and sneered, "Don't flatter yourself." At which point I delivered a ten-minute lecture to my father about exactly how much of a sleaze the supposed 'hero' of the movie was and then left the room.

The remake of 3:10 to Yuma convinced me that no, not all Westerns are necessarily Like That. So today Chris and I borrowed A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly. We rented High Plains Drifter, which seemed to be the next part in the series. Loved the first three, but then the fourth one opened with Female Stereotype #42 saying nasty things to the Eastwood character until he snaps that she needs to be taught a lesson, and so he drags her into a barn and rapes her while this creepy guy from town watches and grins (of course, by the end of it she's stopped cursing at him and struggling, because we all know that even when women say no, they really want it!).

Chris: *turning off DVD* "Soooo, what do we want to watch instead?"

I check imdb so I can make sure to never ever rent anything else that guy did the screenplay for, and one of the first comments I saw about the movie was, "Well I don't know why people are calling it rape, she was obviously looking for attention and--"

Me: "Self, you cannot psychically make people explode through the computer. Unfortunately."

So now we're watching Pinky and the Brain, because it's unlikely to raise my blood pressure and Kaylee likes dancing to the theme song.

In other news-- dinner was chicken with tomatoes and feta cheese, and lunch yesterday was homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches (white cheddar and bacon). I think I like this whole learning-to-cook thing. :-)

Yummy

Sep. 20th, 2008 02:51 pm
changeyourstars8: (La la land)
Was productive in an entirely different way today-- I made lunch!

(yes, for me this is a major breakthrough)

Fiddled with a recipe I found online, and made some spicy turkey with penne pasta in a cream sauce. Came out really good, which is fortunate, because the recipe made a lot.

Baking is still my thing, but I'm finding out that I like cooking, as long as it's not just for me. If it's for me, I just grab Pop Tarts. :-)

Umm. . .

Aug. 13th, 2008 10:42 am
changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes)
A peanut butter and honey sandwich does count as a healthy lunch, right?

*whistles innocently and skips off*

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