Wednesday, October 16, 2013

40 Recipes: Snickerdoodles

Recipe Source:  Dakota’s Mom
Made : September 29, 2013

1 cup soft shortening (part butter)
1 ½ cup sugar
2 eggs
2 ¾ cup flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

1.  Set oven to 400 degrees
2.  Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
3.  Add dry ingredients and mix well.
4.  Roll into balls and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
5.  Bake 8-10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.

Thoughts:  These are one of Dakota’s favorite cookie and he begged me to make them for him.

Verdict:  Make again? Yes! And I’m sure I will be making them a lot in my future.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Be in a Parade

Not quiet a parade, but participating in something just as great. Our Junior League has a 5K walk/run and 10K run that benefits our community.  It is a fun event and something I always look forward to!

#44 of 101
Completed: September 28, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Adopt an Animal

Meet the new fur-baby, Rory.

My neighbor found him on the street and took him in for a few weeks.  She checked the animal shelters and the newspaper to see if anyone was missing their kitten, but nothing surfaced.  She already had numerous cats and didn’t want to take in another so she began to look for a new home for him.

She called mom to see if we wanted a cat.  Dad is not a cat person and we knew he wouldn’t let us take him in, but Dakota wanted one (as long as we found one that I wasn’t allergic to).  So I went over to meet the kitten and fell in love with him immediately.  I told Dakota about the cat and he agreed to meet him.  I don’t think it took him long to fall in love with the kitten either because about ten minutes after meeting the kitten, Dakota said he would take him.

The kitten has adjusted to his new home really well.  He seems to be quite the cuddler at night and has had some frisky moments.  He has discovered the shower curtain liner and has poked a few holes in it.  (We will be getting him declawed soon.)  He is pretty precious!

#43 of 101
Completed: September 27, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

40 Recipes | Ginger’s Salsa

Recipe Source:  Family Friend
Made : September 17, 2013

1 cup fresh tomatoes
1 can rotel
1 can green chiles
¼ large onion
2 clove garlic
½ cup cilantro

1.  Cut fresh tomatoes into large chunks.  Add to food processor.
2.  Add remaining ingredients.  Pulse food processor until desired consistency.

Thoughts:  Pretty simple to make.  Very tasty!

Verdict:  Make again? Yes! And we have!