Friday, May 25, 2012

Cone Bake

My friend Tracie told me about these on pintrest.  And then I went and found them.  After I saw the picture I could hardly wait to make them.  And luckily they are one of those things that taste as good as they look.

Eli and I went shopping and got everything we needed
We have banana, blue berries, strawberries, raspberries, marshmallows, toffee, peanut butter & chocolate chips & black berries in the middle

We wrapped waffle cones in foil and filled them with a combination of the above, then because I dont have a camp fire going we threw them in the oven at 350 for 10 min.  If you have the grill going or a camp fire you would just toss it on there (its ment to be a camp food)
OH MY GOSH!  It was sooooo good.  Eli said he did not like his and I was like "GREAT" Mommy will eat it.  Then he changed his mind and decided he liked it.  So I had to make another
It was good too

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Honey Cake

My family just recently started cutting out processed foods.  I find we are most successful when I have snacks on hand.  I try to always have granola, and this is what I was feeding the kids for breakfast but the did not care for it.  So I found this honey cake recipe and they loved it. Loved it so much they ate all 24 mini muffins in two days.

So this morning E and I pulled out my baking machines


You know how when people find out you collect something, next thing you know you have tons of them?  That's what happened here
So we've got our mini muffin maker, our cake pop maker, our brownie maker and our doughnut maker.

I quadrupled the recipe and thought by making it different shapes it would give it more variety.  "oh you don't want a doughnut?  How about a muffin?"  I know it sounds odd but It actually works.  E said he did not like the muffins but ate two brownies....its the same mix (don't tell him)

 Oiling the pans

The brownie machine (this was my first time to use this & I love the perfect square) Will be awesome for brownies or even cute little cakes

Doughnuts

Muffins


Cake pops or doughnut holes


Scraps :)

Here is the recipe I used - enjoy!

Honey Cake Recipe:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups butter
1 cup honey
4 large eggs 
1/4 cup sour cream

Bake at 325 bake for 50 min

Dress Up

For a really long time I have been trying to think of a way to display the dress up clothes so they were more assessable.  The kids did not really play with them much, but I was sure it was because they could not see what we had.  So I made some changes.
(sorry no before pics)
I used clothes pins to attach all the costumes to a clothes line
Swords and accessories were put in buckets
Masks and hats were set out on the table
Eli did 6 costume changes the first day, I explained how everything was to be put up & they have done a great job at it.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Date Knight



We went to the mother son date knight at Chick-fli-a, we had never been before.  I was so impressed

The cow came out and that is always exciting



The boys were "knighted"

And mommy got a rose & a great picture.  It was a wonderful mothers day gift!


My Sister Rocks


My sister is beautiful, smart & kind


And she also throws one heck of a party

The decorations were beautiful

 
 


 The birthday girl was beautiful


And the cousins had fun too



 


 Happy Birthday G we love you!!!




My Pirate boys





Eli's Birthday

My Eli turned 5 recently
And he really wanted a Woody doll





So he got a Woody Doll :)

Then it was time to set up for his pool party!


 Fun colorful plates from walmart (top left)  Food table (top right)
Cake table (middle left) party favors, back yard battle buckets filled with water balloons (middle right)
fruit cobs (bottom left) pool (bottom right)

We had a pre party pool visitor

Then it was time to get this show on the road


 

There was lots of swimming.


Water balloon fights

 Cake eating

 And present opening.


Just one more funny thing.  Aunt Amy got Eli two dwarf African frogs for his birthday with my approval



He was so excited.  The ladies at the toy store said "don't worry, they are both males so you don't have to worry about babies"  Great I thought.

 Then the boys came and got me because the frogs were hugging and it was so cute


 ya its super cute.  And we might have baby frogs soon