Monday, April 30, 2012
Lucky for me, Pure Decadence Pastries carries vegan pastries. I got one of everything vegan and for Family Home Evening, we are going to be putting our taste buds to work.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The kids and dogs played, we ate yummy food and caught up on schedules and shenanigans. Although we all live in town, we sometimes don't see each other as often as we'd like, due to busy schedules and LIFE.
PS - that last photo. Lach couldn't find his shoes so he improvised. So cute.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
It was one of the funniest games I've ever seen. Four children on the opposing team repeatedly fighting over the ball, young athletes contagious enthusiasm and a hilarious young player named Dwight who was, according to him, "on fire!" being the highlights. It just might go down as one of the cutest games in t-ball history.
Friday, April 27, 2012
We have come to the conclusion that my calves are the culprit of my shin ailments, so I purchased The Grid today.
I had NO IDEA my calves were so tight! After 5 minutes of "YOWZA!" and some achy face expressions, I couldn't believe how that hurt made me feel so good! I was so excited with the difference, I used it full body. I can't wait to notice the difference on Monday from today. My muscles are going to be on their way to Loosey Goosey City and I'm so happy!
Trigger Point is my new best friend. Shin splint riddance is afoot.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
It's not your mama's ginger ale. This is a sipping drink, and woo wee, does it have spicy heat - that is why we have named it Mormon Whiskey.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
We were talking about how we are going to be disappointed when we don't have a husband show up at one of our lunches with a surprise for us! Larry needs to put his thinking cap on....
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
The six main characters are played by Jayson Blair and Max Adler,
Jacob Zachar and Justin Chon,
Alexa Nikolas and Christa B. Allen and the movie was directed by Alex Craig Mann.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Goyte blew us away. He is a drummer with mad skills, has an amazing voice and had the crowd lingering on his every word. He had a large screen behind him and his band that projected short videos and in a few of his songs had the audience singing - boy, girl, left and right audience parts. Nothing hard - ooh, ooh, oh's and eh, eh's - it was fun!
We were in the third(ish) row, you know how standing room only gets, soaking it all in.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Beautiful flowers for the Easter weekend and we had the most gorgeous day on Sunday - and not one drop of rain.
The family came over for Easter dinner. Not one photo of the crazy gang. It was delicious and really fun. My sister ended the evening making everyone Easter smores. Needless to say, that was a huge hit and a fun way to end the festivities.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
"In our hour of deepest sorrow, we can receive profound peace from the words of the angel that first Easter morning: 'He is not here: for he is risen.'" -Thomas S. Monson
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The man clan and I are all in agreement on this taste test. Pineapple, mango and coconut were the winners in a three way tie. We couldn't decide which one we liked best. And although the website states that pumpkin is their most popular, we didn't like that one at all, which was surprising because we are pumpkin fans.
Monday, April 2, 2012
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 TBSP cinnamon
CREAM CHEESE GLAZE:
4 TBSP butter
2-ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon oil
Prepare the cinnamon filling: In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a quart-sized heavy zip baggie and put it in the freezer while you prepare pancake batter.
Prepare the glaze: In a small pan, heat the butter over low heat until melted. Turn off the heat and whisk in the cream cheese until it is almost smooth. Sift the powdered sugar into the pan, stir and add in vanilla extract. Set the pan aside while you make the pancakes.
Prepare the pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the milk, egg and oil, just until the batter is moistened (a few small lumps are fine).
Cook the pancakes: Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-heat and spray with nonstick spray. Spread the batter into a 4 inch circle.
Snip the corner of your baggie of cinnamon filling and squeeze the filling into the open corner. When your pancake begins to form bubbles, add the filling. Starting at the center of the pancake, squeeze the filling on top of the pancake batter in a swirl (just as you see in a regular cinnamon roll).
Cook the pancake 2 to 3 minutes, or until the bubbles begin popping on top of the pancake and it's golden brown on the bottom, then gently flip it over. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until the other side is golden as well. When you flip the pancake onto a plate, you will see that the cinnamon filling has created a crater-swirl of cinnamon.
Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, and repeat with the remaining pancake batter and cinnamon filling. Re-warm the glaze briefly, if needed. Serve pancakes topped with a drizzle of glaze.