Saturday, July 24, 2010
I was making the meatloaf recipe from my MIL (mom-in-law) with with my Aunt Shelley's recipe for roasted potatoes, when in dawned on me just let them share a pan! I used onions and bell peppers from the farmers market and rosemary from our yard.
Just look at all this rosemary! We have two huge bushes of it. Anyone know the proper method for drying herbs? If so, I'll send ya some!
Here's the meatloaf before I stuck it in the oven:
And the finished product:
Friday, July 23, 2010
though the kitchen may be a mess of dishes from four meals piled up,
though the living room floor cannot be seen for the mounds of toys,
though the boys got to bed an hour late,
I am PROUD of my accomplishments.
Today I finished a two-day project of repainting and re-covering the patio chairs! I am so excited to enjoy meals, play games, and just hang out on the front porch, so I really wanted to spruce the set up a bit.
Here is a before shot of the chair:
And my after:
There are two that are solid blue and two striped. And though it may be difficult to tell in the photo, the iron was black and rusted before, and is now a bronze with a hammered finish.
But don't you think this photo is just so much cuter for some reason?
I feel proud of this rare, crafty moment in my life.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
So You Think You Can Dance.
I mean, watch this piece about a son walking with his mom through cancer, and tell me you don't get goosebumps.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
And now, some shots of Holden enjoying said dirt.
This is Holden's rock collection, which he is so excited about. I think this idea of having "collections" is shiny and new, which makes it so fun.
This is the rock that Holden thinks looks like a giant tooth. He finds it almost every day.
Look at this silly, dirty face! Right before I stuck him in the bath before bed.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Anywho, after the boring dinner, I was in the mood to bake something! I had peaches that needed to be used up, but not quite enough for a cobbler. So I threw in some strawberries as well, and baked up a delicious cobbler, courtesy of Paula Deen and foodnetwork.com.
It smelled so good, I had to keep peeking into the oven to look at it:
And the final product:
Here's the recipe I used:
Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups peeled, sliced peaches
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
8 Tbsp butter (Yeah, that's right. what'd you expect from Paula Deen?)
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches and strawberries, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Anyways, every week at Antioch they highlight a different team of missionaries in the field on the back of the church bulletin. This week I sat down and saw...the Robinsons!
If you're interested in praying alongside us for the Haven and the Robinsons, please see the prayer points above! Thanks!