Thursday, April 29, 2010

...pinewood derby is fun. So is winning.

Preston took 1st place amongst the Bears and 1st place overall in his 1st pinewood derby!  Yay Preston!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

...Madison appreciates a fancy cake!

Inspired by the version on the Martha Stewart show, I took shortcuts to make my own.  2 white cake mixes, batter carefully divided by weight into 6 equal portions, then dyed with paste food colors and baked 2 at a time for about 20 minutes each.  THEN... instead of making swiss meringue buttercream (which I absolutely LOVE, but didn't have the time or patience to make that day), I went to smart and final and bought a quart of "Pastry Pride" and whipped to stiff peaks, with some added vanilla, and frosted it with that instead.  I'm not a huge white cake fan, so I think it would have tasted better with the swiss meringue buttercream, but everyone said they loved it.  I like my cakes sweeter though.

...nature makes the best backdrop.

Thursday, April 01, 2010 CAN boil too many eggs.

I boiled 5 dozen eggs.  There is always a fight over everyone wanting more eggs to color, so I did a dozen for each child.  Well... I have 2 dozen left over.  Paige and Madison were too busy with homework, etc., and honestly they really just weren't interested, and the boys were happy with their dozen.  Just another sign that my family is getting older.  So sad.