Monday, April 27, 2009
So, anyways-let's just say we're very excited! Not neccisarily excited about the LONG drive (our GPS says 9 1/2 hours), but excited that we get to spend time alone together without having to chase down and listen to the constant jabber of a 3 year old :) We'll miss Ava, but not that much! I'm allowed to say that, right?
I will have plenty of blogging to do when we get back, so stay tuned...
Sunday, April 26, 2009
1 (4 pound) boneless beef roast
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 beef bouillon cube
1 bay leaf
3 whole black peppercorns
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
20 slices French bread (we used Sara Lee French Rolls and toasted them-yum!)
Remove and discard all visible fat from the roast. Place trimmed roast in a slow cooker.
In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, bouillon, bay leaf, peppercorns, rosemary, thyme, and garlic powder. Pour mixture over roast, and add enough water to almost cover roast. Cover, and cook on Low heat for 10 to 12 hours, or until meat is very tender.
Remove meat from broth, reserving broth. Shred meat with a fork, and distribute on bread for sandwiches. Used reserved broth for dipping.
*if anyone ever wants to try this but doesn't want to buy all of the spices-i'll gladly give you some of mine! It got a little pricey by the time i added this meal up! I guess now our spice cabinet is new and improved :)
THEN pour the gelatin mix over the cake. If you use two boxes of gelatin, this may seem like a lot of liquid, but trust me, it will all soak in!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Ava found this BIG X in the sky!
Just hanging around. A new move she learned.
Ava & Ollie kept me busy with baseball!
A Random picture of our garden so far. Horray for onions! We have yet to plant anything else...i'm scared the cold weather will come back!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Ava & Daddy on Grandpa's tractor
Ava & Daddy playing :)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg 3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract 1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Ava has this new move.
Everytime we're taking a bath or changing clothes she does this.
She calls it 'The Naked Dance,' but for this video i told her she had to keep her clothes on!
Oh my! What is my child learning!
It's pretty funny though.
It always brings a smile to me no matter what my mood that day.
That is why Ava's dance is a Favorite Thing :)