Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
2 sticks butter
1 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup milk
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup self rising flour
Pre-heat oven to 300 F. Cream the butter, shortening, and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla and beat well. Finally, you will add the flour and milk. Start with a little of your flour and then a little bit of milk. Alternate until everything is incorporated, but make sure you start and finish with the flour. Bake for 2 hours in a greased and floured bundt pan.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
With all the coupons and crazy grocery shopping I do, we always end up with an abundance of cereal. I made this version of chex mix today. Just looking for something a little different for an after school snack for the girls. I thought it could use a little more flavor, but the girls both loved it just how it was.
3 tablespoons margerine
4 1/2 cups Corn Chex cereal
1 cup Golfish crackers
1 1/2 cups pretzel sticks
1/2 pkg. ranch dip mix (powdered kind- standard 1 oz size)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (kind in the canister)
Heat oven to 250 F. Melt margerine in the oven in a 13 x 9 inch pan. Stir in cereal, goldfish, and pretzels so they are evenly coated. Sprinkle the ranch dip mix and grated parmesan cheese over the top and toss to coat. Cook for approximately 15 minutes stirring every 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Aly is in 1st grade and was very excited because she would have a real desk this year, not just a spot at a table with her name on it.
They wanted to dress alike so everybody would know they were sisters.
Daddy walking his girls into the school.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Gymboree Dress from their Lots of Dots line. Size 9, but it fits Aly well enough to not look sloppily big on her now. Original price $26.50
"Wedding Dress" for the girls to play dress-up size 7. No clue on original cost, but Abby really wanted the one at Target in the toy department for $29.99, so I will go with that.
Total Original Cost of all items: $146.97
Total I paid for all items: $7.00
Total savings: $139.97
Seeing the look on Abby's face when I gave her the wedding dress: PRICELESS!