Not very often do we all get in a picture together....and here we are at Zoo Lights with little Dash! Thanks, Uncle Jesse!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Here it is, Fiona:
Gluten Free Pie Crust:
1 1/2 c. gluten free flour ( I used Bob's Red Mill) 1 t. xanthan gum and 1/2 t. salt.
1 stick of butter, softened, cut into small pieces. Mash with the back of a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2 T. heavy cream over mixture and mix until the crumbs hold together. Add up to 1 more T of cream if necessary.
Transfer the mixture to a 9 inch pie plate and pat evenly over the bottom and sides of pan, leaving enough of a crust edge to crimp or flute. Prick all over with fork. Add filling and bake!!
If baking pie shell alone for uncooked filling, bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes.
There you go! It's as easy as....dare I say it?...PIE!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
We may not have gotten that much snow yesterday, but since the temperature didn't make it up even close to freezing, what we got stuck around! The girls most definitely made the most, of it, too. They rolled around the yard, made little snow (& grass) angels, and even gathered up enough for a few little snowballs. So much fun!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Now that our world is expanding to include all things boy, this video seemed oh so relevant. Because, really, what could be more important than talking to your kids about the things that really matter? (Okay, so really, it just made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants. Enjoy.) (Please pause the music player in order to watch the video. Thanks.)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Every evening when it is not raining our family loves to head out on a walk and explore for an hour or so. (For a while there we had a dry spell and got to go every day! Not so much lately!!) Last week it was pouring so hard that we could barely see across the street and then suddenly...glorious sun! We threw our boots on and headed out quickly before it could downpour again. The older neighborhoods nearby don't have sidewalks, so the girls stomped through puddles for a few blocks, loving every minute and giggling with delight. At one point the puddles actually got deeper than the boots were tall.......Elora thought the squishing in her boots the rest of the was home was FAN-tastic. (Amarra, not so much. But she decided it was worth it for the puddles.)
Saturday, November 13, 2010
For Seleia's birthday, her grandma took her out for a day of fun and shopping. Grandma took her the one place she always wants to go but Mama will almost never take her.....the mall. Apparently they now have bungee jumping in the middle of the mall. 'Cause that makes sense. Grandma sent me this picture from her phone after Seleia told me all about it, letting me know that, "the boy in front of me went so high, he was clear up to the balcony!! But don't worry, mom, I didn't go quite so high!" *sigh* My baby really is a little girl no more!