Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
1 pound soap loaf in a Pringles can, it looks so ugly.
Finished product, after alot of trimming.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This is the soap batch poured into the slab for 24 hours till it hardens enough to cut.
Here is a better picture of my soap after it was cut into bars.
I really love the look of these, so creamy, and smell so soft like green tea.
Monday, November 3, 2008
After two days of Siem Reap we took a bus to Phnom Penh. There we saw the royal palace, I wasn't really impressed with that at all. Ramsey said it is because they are such a poor country that it is not as nice as other palaces. Then there was the national museum, this I enjoyed a lot. You saw many Buddhas there, and other gods that they believe in. The most shocking thing I saw there was the Genocide Museum. I didn't know that around 1975 that they killed all the educated people, like teachers, and politicians so they wouldn't rise up against the government. They also killed their spouses, and children because they didn't want to leave anyone behind. They tortured them for 2 to 4 months, but important politicians were tortured for 6 to 7 months. Children were thrown against trees till they died. We went to the killing fields were you actually saw all these ditches were all the bodies lied. They still have many skulls, bones, teeth, and clothing left from these people. After all those depressing museums we went back to the hotel to rest.
The next day we went shopping yeah.................We went to what is known as the Russian Market. It is so cheap there that we went crazy just buying anything just for the sake of it. I wish we would of had more space, or a way to ship back large items. They had the most beautiful home decor, maybe we need another trip out there to get more stuff.
Our trip was great, the food shockingly was really good too. I couldn't eat local food because it was too spicy and I have had it up to my eyes balls with spicy food. I started to give me heart burn, because I am pregnant. So I just ate rice, salad, and a lot of fruits.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario.
It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.
However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at age 22.
The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.
To date, more than $400 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world.
The Terry Fox Run meant a lot to Laila, and Jenin, so Ramsey decided to run with the girls at school to support the cause.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
So today we started at 10 am sharp, and of coarse we were so excited. We all had to wash, dry, and iron our fabrics before we started the class. So today we started by making templates in order to cut our fabrics. Making templates is very hard, and I have learned to just buy them, it makes quilting go a lot faster. After we were done with the templates we started cutting the fabric, this was loads of fun, but it also took a bit of time to get it done right. You have to make sure you measure correctly or you will need to buy more fabric if you make mistakes. After that we started to piece some of our patches. They had us start on the rounded pieces, and had us hand sew them. This pretty much took the rest of the class to complete, and we had o finish it at home to be ready for our next class.
If you ask me this class was not a Quilting 101, but an advanced class with all techniques wrapped up into one class. They basically gave us a pattern that we had to follow for our first project. This had many shapes, and styles for us to learn to cut and sew together. It is very hard work but, it is starting to look like a quilt now.
We have our next class on Thursday, so stay tuned for more progress.....
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Then add 1 lbs of butter until melted
Add 2 quarts of heavy whipping cream, and 8 oz of milk.
Add 1 Lbs of Parmesan cheese, and 4 oz fontina cheese with 1 tsp salt, and 2 tsp black pepper.
Stir in med-high until thickens. Turn off heat and continue to stir.
And your done.
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, juice reserved
1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries without stems, drained
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1.Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In 13x9-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice, and arrange remaining cherries around slices; press gently into brown sugar.
2. Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 1/4 cups. Make cake batter as directed on box, substituting pineapple juice mixture for the water. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes (42 to 48 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake 5 minutes so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store covered in refrigerator.
Tex Mex Chicken Taco Soup
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup diced green bell peppers
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 (8-ounce) jar salsa
1 (14-ounce) can kernel corn
1 (14-ounce) can hominy
1 (16-ounce) can ranch style beans
2 (4-ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheeseSaute onions, green bell peppers, and garlic in a small amount of vegetable oil. Add chicken, taco seasoning mix, salsa, vegetables, beans, tomato paste, and chicken broth. Adjust liquid to your liking. Bring to a slow simmer and simmer for 20 minutes. Place cream cheese in a separate bowl. Using a measuring cup, take some of the hot liquid from the soup and pour over cream cheese to melt and then add back to the soup. Simmer on low for another 10 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and grated Monterey jack cheese.
Also, great on the second day over rice.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
We left to
Zidan finally turned one.....Yeahhhhhhhhhhh. I didn't want the hassle of a big party, so I decided to take the family to Chili's and have a small party for Zidan. We all had a great time, and the birthday boy fell asleep during his party. He finally woke up when the staff started singing happy birthday to him. I also made him a lego birthday cake when I got home, it didn't look that good, but it sure tasted really good.