Saturday, December 15, 2007

Talking to Santa!

The kids got to see Santa today! Nick told Santa that he wanted a WII and and Xbox 360 and something else that was expensive. Santa told Nick that he thought that Nick might need to get a job instead! I thought that was a good answer. Grace's was simple, she wants a Barbie. The photo is not that great since there was a big shadow across the faces. I did what I could to correct it at least the photo was free! I think this Santa genuinely likes kids, he was a good Santa.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

This is the best Peanut Butter Cookie recipe that I have found. It has a great PB taste and the cookies are soft and chewy not hard.

2 sticks butter (1 cup) - softened to room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted) I usually don't sift.
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1) Combine the butter, peanut butter, and sugars using a mixer on a medium to
low speed until light and fluffy.
2) Slowly add eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Then mix in flour,
baking soda and salt.
3) Roll dough into approximately 1- 1/2 in balls and place on a cookie sheet
lined with parchment paper. Place about 2 inches apart.
4) Dip a fork into sugar and flatten each ball in a criss-cross pattern.
5) Bake at 325 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. I bake just until the bottom of the
cookies become a light brown.

I also like to add chocolate chip "chunks" to the dough and then you would just roll into balls and bake and do not flatten.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

More Elfing fun!

This time I elfed our dog, my mom's dog and grace again because I could not find a photo of the cat! Enjoy!!


I received this video from my son's teacher. It's worth watching and remembering.
Raising Small
Hope you enjoy it.