Saturday, January 12, 2008

Another snowy day....

Well, today is another day full of snow. It is so pretty. I am thankful for the snow...however I would be pleased if it warmed up and rained for a while too. That would be good for my flowerbed in the spring. I LOVE Spring !!
Right now I am making GF Sugar Cookies. They smell so good. I tried them...Wow yummy!! Here's the recipe.... Make sure to frost them so they aren't so dry!!

1 cup Butter , softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 400. Cream butter & sugar together with a hand mixer. Beat in Egg and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour one cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Blend last cup in by hand if you want to. Do not chill dough. You can roll to 1/4 inch and cut into shapes immediately or do as I do and roll a ball into your hand... then smash it flat onto the cookie sheet... Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack when done baking.

Ooh these are so yummy!!!! I frosted mine with lemon frosting.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Shout outs to you all!!!

Well, I'd love to give some shout-outs to some readers of my blog.. Hey California Lianna Thanks for the comment. You are one lucky lady to have such a fun sister, like Lynn, I just love her!!

Hello to Carol in Florida!! You look like a very hip lady. Glad to be in the same celiac club as you. Thanks for the comment. I am sure we would be friends if we lived closer...

Now I need to tell everyone thank you for reading my blog. It is so fun to hear from everyone. All the comments are very appreciated. Love to all.

So, I made a very yummy soup last night. I will give you the recipe for it because that is what I do...

Mashed potato soup

1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 Celery Stalk
1 Carrot, grated course
2 Cups chicken broth
pinch of rosemary- crumbled
2 1/2 cups mashed potatoes
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons snipped parsley leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste

1.In a large pot cook the onion, celery, and carrot in butter over medium- low heat, stirring until the veggetables are tender.

2.Stir in the broth and rosemary, bring to boil. Wisk in the potatoes, a little at a time, bring the soup to boil again, stirring add the vinegar, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 4 servings.


Speaking of beautiful things,
my hand is not! I have the winter spot on my hand. Can Anyone tell me what this is? Is it just exema? I have a really hard time getting rid of it, but it is only there in the winter... never the summer. It's itchy and scaly and looks a bit like a burn before it heals. I think it is the dry cold in Idaho that makes it this way. It could also be a reaction to gluten or something. Let me know your thoughts.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Two year olds Rock!!

I must say...being two has got to be so much fun! My little one gets excited over everything he has a great sense of humor and everything is so new to him. I can't imagine the joy I would have at looking at everything for the first time. I have some biases now and everything has a proper order... but just imagine if you will the first time you felt snow, sand, wet paint, all those wonderful things you now know. Can you think about what metal tastes like? How about cement? Weird huh? I know what almost everything tastes like, because I probably put it in my mouth at some point in my life. Take today and look at the world again. Maybe like my two year old... Today he noticed that he had a dog on his shirt. He's showing it to me.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Snow Wonderful...

My Grandpa is still in the hospital, but he is doing well and doesn't want to give anyone else his illness so I guess I won't be visiting him. Thanks for the good ideas though!

This is what the world around me looks like today! Snowy and windy and very beautiful. These are the sage brush that blew into our front yard and are now collecting lots of snow.
We are staying inside today. What do we do ?..?? Trapped inside is a perfect day for GF playdough!!

Don't they look happy? Here is the easy recipe.

Play dough
1 Cup Salt
1/3 Cup water
Heat over med-high heat until hot and bubbly-or until the water starts to evaporate.
Remove from heat and add:
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1/4 Cup cold water
a few drops of food coloring
mix this until it all clumps together. You may want to set it back on the burner if there is too much water in the mix. Let it cool and play!!!!

They will eat it, mine did...Yuck!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Yea!!! It's working!!

I feel so good today!! The Vitamins that I am taking are totally working and I feel like I did when I was younger...You know, clean house, feed children, happy wife.....It is so nice!! I just need those awesome legs of yesteryear and I'll be seventeen again!! hA hA!! I am so funny.

I am teaching a new class at the YMCA today. It is called Group Active, and I love doing it. The class we had this morning was totally packed. Even my good buddy Rob came. Go Rob! He was sweating it up with the rest of us. I think it is such a fun power packed hour of cardio, strength flexibility, and balance. I smile the whole class long, even though I am totally out of breath by the end of cardio. Eh... Who needs to breathe? LOL If you live close, come get a pass and try it out.

My grandpa is in the hospital today. I guess he wasn't feeling well and got a bit dehydrated. I am going to visit him tomorrow. I'll bring him something to do. Hospitals are so boring. Any Ideas...He's about 84 years old. Color books probably are not an option.