Friday, January 16, 2009

A large rodent in the fridge... Lo siento, madre

Who can one call to deal with such a problem? I'm just kidding. Ms. Sheera is no rodent (even though she is definitely part rattus). Sara is sound asleep, so I thought I could post a blurb for the first time. She probably won't like seeing this since she already thinks I annoy the dogs too much. We saw "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" tonight and it was pretty funny. Sara was a trooper for going since she is sick, but I just pouted for a bit and she decided to go. It works every time! Marriage is funny. Before I got married I couldn't imagine being with someone 24/7. Now I can't stand to be away from her for more than a couple of hours. She has no idea how lucky I am to have her in my life.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday Morning Breakfast

On Saturday morning, it has become tradition for Dustin and I to make a big breakfast together. I never know what he's going to want before hand, he waits until he wakes up to decide. This usually results in an early morning trip to the grocery store in our pajamas. There is one breakfast that we both particulary love, buttermilk coffee cake. So, this morning I thought I would post a picture and a recipe for the two people that read my blog. I always love when people give me tried and true recipes to here you go.

1 cup butter (softened)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs (beaten)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; stir in alternately the combined dry ingredients; add vanilla and buttermilk. Put half the batter in the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch pan (I use a slightly smaller one so my cake is puffier) then half the topping. Add the remaining batter and the remaining topping. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Topping: 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 4 tbsp white sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon. Yum!

The recipe actually says to bake for 45 to 50 minutes, but that always cooks it too much for me, I like it soft and moist.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Year, New Room, New York Cheesecake

It's been a while since I've blogged because Christmas season was so crazy! It's finally wrapping up and it's been fun. Dustin woke me up this morning at the unattractive hour of 5:30. We went outside to watch a meteor shower. It was a little chilly, but kind of neat to be witnessing something while everyone else was warm in their beds. Today, we have been crazy busy changing rooms and organizing everything. Who knew two people could have so much crap? New Years Eve was pretty laid back this year. We went to Olive Garden with Dustin's parents then came home and watched some tv. Jaime and Ryan plus families came over and we almost made it to midnight, but not quite. We got in bed about quarter til and we stayed up long enough to watch the ball drop, have a New Years kiss and I was out cold about ten seconds later. I'm not a night person. The day after Christmas I flew home to Utah without my honey :( because he had to work. It was really good to see my family. Everyone was home, which hasn't happened in 2 or 3 years. My neices and nephews are so adorable. Vance and Judy came down and stayed for two weeks. It's always nice to have people in the house, because sometimes it feels really big and empty. They left today and I guess the holidays are officially over. I might post some pictures later, but I don't think we took many this last month.