Thursday, January 08, 2015

Homemade Spaghetti

I made spaghetti!
I did not know how easy it could be.
Did you know noodles are just eggs and flour?
I mixed:
125g all purpose flour (the instructions were in Italian)
and 1 large egg.
I had to add maybe a tablespoon of water since be dough was dry.
I kneaded and kneaded and kneaded and kneaded.
Then let it rest.
I put it through the pasta maker a few times and then cut it in the spaghetti side.
I boiled it in salted water for just a few minutes.
I added mushrooms, olive oil, garlic and parsley.
yum, yum, yum and yum.

I can't wait to make noodles for lasagna.

Thursday, January 01, 2015


Already, 2015?  Seems impossible.

I woke up with my mind on my blog this morning.  I'm not sure why, I think about the blog often.  I like connecting with my readers, I like posting about the things we do and my random thoughts. 2014 was a sparse year for blogging.  It was a great year, it had it's ups and downs, like anything, but for the most part, it was a wonderful year.

We ate snacks and played Catch Phrase.  Yummy and HILARIOUS.

Here's to more blogging!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

11 years

Tony surprised me for our anniversary and took me to the Wild Goose Inn (B&B).  We spent a few days there for our honeymoon, so long ago, and it was a lot of going back. 
Thanks, honey!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve!

We did our caroling at the nursing home and then had lunch at L. George's.
We went to the Vos' and celebrated opening gifts and making snacks.  
I love getting to spend this time with family and eating yummy snacks.  I made egg rolls, fried zucchini, stuffed mushrooms, a vegetable tray and mini cheesecakes.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Baking '14

We did gingerbread houses this year, I just used my regular gingerbread recipe, which is really great, and then printed a pattern and cut it out of the dough.  The trick was to cut the pieces and pull out the excess instead of trying to transfer the cut pieces to the cookie sheet.  We need a little more practice in the construction department.  I also used my regular royal icing recipe, about the consistency of toothpaste, for the cement. For my neighbor and friend gifts I made fudge.  You know what?  I don't like fudge.  So I won't make it again.  I made old fashioned chocolate fudge and penuche fudge.  They were fine...I just don't like fudge.  I also made Mel's cinnamon caramels which were fantastic.  I could eat them all day long.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Lucy's Piano Recital

Lucy had her Christmas piano recital.  She did such a great job!
Tony recorded it but I'm still waiting for him to download it for me.  When I get it, I'll put it up here for you all to enjoy.  I was very proud of how well she did and all the practice time she put in.  Her teacher has been amazing  with her, and keeping her motivated.

Noah was excited for the cake pops. Just look at those eye brows.