Monday, May 31, 2010

Poop. MORE Rain.
Even people like me, who have lived here forever and usually love the rain are getting grumpy.

I'm GRU-MPING in the rain!
I'm gru-mping IN THE RAIN!
What a blechy-ish feeling, I'm gru-mpy again!
I plod down the lane, with a grumpy refrain...
I'm grumping.
and plodding.
in the RAIN!
Soup is on - roasted turkey broth, barley, vegetables* and chicken. Trying to decide if I want to add beans and/or make it spicy.
*Dehydrated carrots, celery, cabbage, onion, bell pepper, leek and a little tomato. Fresh onion and celery.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I like to make bar cookies that fill a jelly roll pan rather than use a 13x9. They're thinner and I usually cut them into 64 pieces. I made these for the apartment house for tomorrow. ( There's only 62, because we always make sure they taste good enough.)
Basic Lemon Bars
Makes 64 sweet & sour bars, just like lemon meringue pie.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter, softened (used 1/2 margarine, 1/2 butter)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup bottled lemon juice
4 large eggs (used 3 of Piper's HUGE eggs)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Combine flour and powdered sugar, mix in butter until well blended. Press into a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Meanwhile, to prepare the frosting, beat together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon juice, and eggs.
4. Pour this mixture over the hot, baked bars. Bake again for 25 minutes.
Cool before cutting with oiled pizza cutter.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Still having computer printer trouble, but found these paper twist 'corn husk' dolls I made a while back.
The witch was based on a straw Halloween decoration, and the others are some variations I made.
Styrofoam heads, twisted paper, ribbons, silk from an old shedding Christmas ornament for the blond hair.
June 2, 2010 - Darn, I just realized I have already posted this. Well I'll leave it, as it might get confusing if they're removed.