Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bee's Game

Tonight we went to a ball game with my family!

My dad got us all free tickets to the Bee's game, they lost Horribly, but it was so fun just spending time together...

Here is my mom & dad. oh and my little sister in the background ruining the picture

Here is my older brother, Scott with the Bee... He looks so happy!

My little sister & I with Buzz the Bee...We had to chase that bee down

& here is Josh and I (mind our faces/and my hair) It was crazy humid & hot!!
Oh and my older brother in the background.. my family has a thing with that :)

We had so much fun just @ the ballgame with my family, thanks for taking us!!

(FYI- 18 week pregnant picture: I will take one soon, but there really isn't anything there yet--so I will be taking one at 20 weeks. When we're half way there!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fruit Crisp

Fruit Crisp
Serves 6
To make a larger crisp that serves 10, double all the ingredients, use a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, and bake for 55 minutes at 375 degrees, without increasing the oven temperature. If making an apple crisp, we recommend equal quantities of Granny Smith and McIntosh apples. Peel, core, and cut apples and pears into one-inch chunks. Peel, pit, and cut nectarines, peaches, and plums into half-inch wedges. If using plums, add one tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca to the fruit mixture. Half a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger makes a nice flavor addition to all the fruits.
  • 6 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter , cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled
  • 3/4 cup pecans or whole almonds, chopped coarse (or chopped fine if mixing topping by hand)
  • 2 1/2 - 3 pounds apples , nectarines, peaches, pears or plums (6 cups cut)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1. For the Topping: Place flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in food processor workbowl fitted with steel blade. Add chilled butter and pulse until mixture moves from dry sand-like appearance with large lumps of butter to a coarse cornmeal texture, about three 4-second bursts. Add nuts and pulse until mixture resembles crumbly sand, about five 1-second bursts. Do not overprocess or mixture will take on a smooth, cookie-dough-like texture. (To mix by hand, allow butter pieces to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in medium bowl. Add butter; toss to coat. Pinch butter chunks and dry mixture between fingertips until mixture looks like crumbly wet sand. Add nuts and toss to distribute evenly. Do not overmix.) Refrigerate mixture while preparing fruit, at least 15 minutes.
  • 2. Toss cut fruit, sugar, lemon juice, and zest (along with 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca if using plums as fruit) in medium bowl.
  • 3. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Scrape fruit mixture with rubber spatula into 8-inch square (2 quart) baking pan or 9-inch round deep dish pie plate. Distribute chilled topping evenly over fruit; bake for 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees; bake until fruit is bubbling and topping is deep golden brown, about 5 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature.
    this is hands down the best fruit crisp i've ever had. i even make just the topping to eat over ice cream. don't judge, im very aware there is butter chunks in there! mmm. i even substitute with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries etc. Got this yummy treat from my friend's blog. Love it!


Hey we all have boobs! Here's to Breast Cancer Awareness!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fun idea for our Nursery

I am in love with this website!!

Here are my next 2 projects I will be starting for the Nursery!

Scrap wood lamps!! Cutest idea ever if you ask me.

Check them out! They don't seem too hard to make, just time consuming is all. I'm crossing my fingers that I will get these projects done in the next few months :)