Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Our ice cream experiments were interesting. The main lesson that we learned is that if you want a nice texture your ice cream needs fat or some other hard to freeze ingredient (so the version we made with just soy milk turned into a giant hunk of soy ice instead of ice cream).
Our soy ice cream success had:
1 block of silken tofu
1 cup to 1 and 1/4 cups of soy milk
3/4 of a cup of Splenda
Hershey syrup / chocolate powder (if we made this again I would substitute cocoa powder)
We put in hunks of cookie dough for fun
We blended all the ingredients except the cookie dough in a blender and poured it into an ice cream maker. We added the cookie dough hunks at the very end. I thought the final product was slightly tofu tasting but it got better when frozen for awhile (I think dark cocoa powder or fruit flavoring would hide the tofu flavor better). I pondered decreasing the amount of tofu but I think the texture would suffer. More recipes to come as we improve.
We also made coconut pineapple sorbet - the coconut milk I used smelled funny but the sorbet was delicious.
1 can of coconut milk
1 and 1/4 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of sweetened coconut (shredded)
I simmered the coconut milk, water and sugar on medium heat for about 5 minutes then I chilled the mixture over night. I added a few tablespoons of pineapple juice and the shredded coconut right before pouring into the ice cream maker. The pineapple juice may have been a mistake because it made the pineapple flavor very strong. When the ice cream was almost done I added fresh shredded pineapple.
We also made some full fat normal ice cream with Oreos in it and some with cherries and chocolate chips. They were amazing too.
I highly recommend getting an ice cream maker. Tons of fun!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I am taking One Twenty Five up on her 30 day challenge. I am going to run my first 5K race on July 4th (registered already and everything).
Today one of my friends finished a 25K and one of my coworkers did a Tri so my 5K doesn't seem all that impressive but everyone's got to start somewhere right? I've managed to get G, B, and one other friend in on it as well!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I just burned myself the following mixed CD for my car - yes I listen to all sorts of random stuff...
Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
Vindicated - Dashboard Confessionals
Bruised - Jacks Mannequin
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Nothin' Better to Do - LeAnn Rimes
Next in Line - Meese
How Far We've Come - Matchbox Twenty
Shut Up - Black Eyed Peas
Letter to Elise - The Cure
In Love with a Girl - Gavin DeGraw
Basket Case - Green Day
Dark Blue - Jacks Mannequin
Only You - Josh Kelly
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
I Want you to Want Me - Letters to Cleo
I'll Believe you When - Matchbox Twenty
I'm Horny All Night Long - Mousse T
Ignorance - Paramore
Come Around - Sister Hazel
Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
When was the last time you made yourself a mixed CD???
Sunday, May 22, 2011
We thought it would be fun to go to the grand opening of the Lone Tree Lego store (granted the store has technically been open for weeks). Little did we know that would mean standing in line for 30 minutes. Chases ended up buying some mini Lego figures. After all that waiting and not buying a Lego kit, later today when we were at Target Chase decided he wanted a kit afterall.
Boris loves Legos...although he is very strict about Lego building rules.
Chase loved the Lego guys and trapping the mermaids in nets but was more interested in cutting the wrapping up then building anything.
Pirates of the Carribean...very cool Lego set...
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Here are 7 random facts about B:
1) B believes that dishes need to be washed with soap before being loaded into the dishwasher
2) B loves the song " It's raining men"
3) He loves eating pre made frosting out of the can
4) He always gets hit on when he gigs (last time a girl asked if he would trade shirts with her - seriously?)
5) He loves designer clothes (and he honestly believes they are more expensive because they are made better)
6) He is a neat freak
7) He loves Deal or No Deal
I love you Bo!
Friday, May 20, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
So as you can imagine there may be many house updates on my little blog in the next few months...
Boris went by the house today and they are working on the exterior.
All the electrical is already in! (Except of course they are already missing the dual shower head and 8 of the canned lights that they were suppose to have put in)...good thing we brought it up before they started putting up the dry wall.
The big surprise this week is that I went to pick out cabinet hardware and I when I got there I found out that "SURPRISE!!!" they didn't order the cabinets that they told us they had ordered (those are apparently going in next door). They actually had ordered the ones we wanted with the flat doors like in the model!!! I felt very lucky!
Here are the cabinet handles.
I am already pondering paint colors. I am thinking the yellow green color in the study and the dark brown as an accent wall in the living room. The middle color is the house paint color.
Oh and I found a picture of the carpets online.
Things are coming along - I even ordered a bunch of old comic books today to use to decorate Chase's "Superhero" room.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We picked our finishes for the house today! Very exciting! As you can see everything is neutral - we aren't big fans of color.
Hardwood Floors - I forgot to take a picture of the carpet (beige colored) and the stair railing color (which is a very dark chocolate brown) - dang...
Monday, May 9, 2011
My mom is the most wonderful mom in the world!
Her name is Kate
She's pretty as a ballet dancer
She is 6 years old
She has black eyes and brown hair
She weighs 70 pounds and is 70 feet tall
Her favorite food is bagel
I think my mom is funny when she goes ring around the rosie
But I know she's really angry when she bangs the wall
I wouldn't trade my mom for a dress
I love my mon because she gives hugs and kisses
Happy mother's day, mom!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Happy mother's day to all you moms out there. I am one of those lucky people with an amazing mom - she is a very special person and I am lucky to have her in my life. Thanks for always being there mom!
Being a mom has been quite an adventure as well. It is one of the best decisions I ever made and I can't imagine my life without Chase. I am so proud of the little man he is turning out to be.
So far I've had a great mother's day. B let me sleep in and brought me bagels for breakfast.
Chase drew me this picture of a clown, a flower, and a potatoe falling out of the sky. Lol.
B got me this Lulu jacket (ah Lulu how I love you) and some flowers. What more could a mom want (oh yeah a new house - and we signed the paperwork yesterday!!!)