Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving project for kids…..

Here is a fun project for the kiddos and it’s cute enough to display on the Thanksgiving table._B218389

All you need is some fall colored pipe cleaner, wiggly eyes, large brown puff balls, craft foam sheets and a pine cone for each pine cone turkey. Use one of the big pine cones like you see in the photos.

Maybe you don’t have any pine cones laying around or perhaps yours are covered with snow already like mine. Then use those cinnamon scented pine cones that you can get at the craft store.

My 5 and 6 year olds made these and they are so cute!



Monday, November 08, 2010

Cookin’ it Up with AbbyChase

I promised a new recipe in my last post, unfortunately the recipe I had hoped to share didn’t turn out like I expected so I have to take it back to the kitchen for perfecting before I share it. However, I did try this recipe the other day and it is super yummy. It’s not something that I will make often, because it is time consuming, but it is a nice treat on a special day for those who have a love for yummy hearty breakfast.

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1 cup Old Fashioned Oats

1 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup milk

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 ripe bananas – mashed

3/4 cup raisins (optional)

1 stick butter (melted)

Mix oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and chopped nuts in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the sour cream, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients in the second bowl. Then mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are combined. Fold in the mashed bananas and raisins. Finally, stir in the melted butter.

Heat griddle and lightly oil. Then pour 1/3 cup of batter onto the hot griddle. Cook until bubbles for on the top and then turn. About 2 minutes on each side.

This is one of the yummiest pancake mixes I have ever made and it really sticks with you. Serve some bacon on the side and enjoy with a big glass of milk:)