Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Listed was dress form last week for $80 OBO. My first offer was rejected and after some negotiations, the seller emailed me last night to accept $50.
She requested that I drive to pick it up at 7pm.
Our whole family rolled up to the house (in SUGAR GROVE!-40 minute drive!) at 7pm and we waited until 7:45. The seller had my number, a confirmation email, etc. No show:(
Sigh. I have been saving for one for my etsy store & was disappointed.
However, I realize there are huge disasters and hurts going on in the world much bigger than my craigslist drama. Although I do wish that common courtesy had been shown & the seller could have phoned me. She sent me an email late tonight explaining that she went to dinner and forgot or something like that....
Needless to say, she lost the sale.
Looking on the bright side, we had a mini spring break treat & took the boys to the new Chick-Fil-A by Fox Valley on our ride home. T leaves for his father's house on Saturday for spring break & we miss him terribly even though he hasn't left yet.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Butter Pecan Biscotti
I am thinking I may tweak this a bit more and add some toffee bits...mmmm.
Here is our new recipe. Sooo easy & I like the fact that the whole lot of biscotti only contained 1/2 cup of butter.
Butter Pecan Biscotti
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar (loosely packed)
3 1/4 cup flour, sifted
1 Tbs. baking powder
1 Tbs. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1/2-1 cup pecans, toasted
*In heavy saucepan, cook butter until browned. (It will smell nutty). Pour browned butter into small bowl to cool. When cooled, mix butter & brown sugar. Add eggs & vanilla and mix well. Slowly mix in dry ingredients. Chop pecans and add last.
Line baking sheet with parchment. Divide dough into two equal parts. Press onto cookie sheet and shape into 2 long rectangles. Bake in 375 degree oven for about 28 minutes. Watch that they do not brown excessively.
Remove from oven and slide parchment off baking sheet. Let "loaves" cool on parchment then slice into biscotti. Return to fresh parchment-lined baking sheet and bake addition 7-9 minutes. Cool & enjoy.
Charlie was my helper today, too. While the other guys were cleaning the garage, we planted heirloom tomato seeds in little peat pots. They are covered and sitting atop the fridge where it's warm. Exciting to think that in just a couple of months, they will be growing steadily in our garden.
Thankful for tomatoes, husband, children, parents, and spring!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
He called me today & told me that one of his coworkers spoke with him & put his trust in God.
We are so thankful for this encouraging & exciting answer to a prayer we began in August!!