February 2008

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Snow!

Well, it’s snowing again. Yesterday morning it tried to snow and ended up raining most of the day. It’s supposed to be in the low to mid forties for most of the week. This morning we got up and there was about two inches of very wet snow on the ground. And it’s still snowing. Of course. Because we’ve been planning to BBQ since Saturday and because the kiwi unlocked his hubs yesterday. I still think most of this will be gone by mid-day, but we’ll see. Yesterday it kept trying to snow even when the temperature got up to 37 F. It’s currently 33 F.

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In other news, I got a couple of those gamma seal bucket lids the Commander raves about. We got a big bag of rice that’s gonna go into one of those buckets as soon as I can get the bucket cleaned up and the lid on.

Mmmmmmm….cake

Well I made a pound cake (bundt format) for the second time. The first time around I managed to get a bunch of eggshell in in. I’m happy to report that I managed to keep the eggshell out of it this time around. As requested, I am posting the recipe which I found here:

Grandma’s Sour Cream Pound Cake
INGREDIENTS:
2 cups butter, softened
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground mace
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon confectioners’
sugar for dusting
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan or 9 inch tube pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and mace; mix into the batter just until smooth. Stir in sour cream. Spoon batter into the prepared pan, and spread evenly.
3. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for at least 10 minutes before inverting pan onto a plate, and tapping out the cake. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Amazing Drummer

A friend sent me this link. This guy is amazing!

Of course!

Since the kiwi and I just shoveled show, it’s decided to start snowing harder :-( But I do like the snow.

Friday

Let’s see… Monday and Tuesday I worked ALL. DAY. LONG. Then the office manager was back and I worked a half day on Wednesday to get caught up. The cat got her stitches out yesterday and I had to shovel snow twice. It didn’t snow at all last night though. Today I will be paying bills and baking bread (or making the dough anyway). Tomorrow is the Grizzly Dip and Sunday is the SB. We’ll probably go out to my folks for that. Next week, I have a couple of doctor appointments. Then starting on Friday, I have to work seven full days! :( It really exhausts me for some reason. And yes, our office is open on President’s day so I will be working all day that day. Our friend, Phil is coming out to visit that weekend too so we’ll probably end up skiing that weekend. I’m getting tired thinking about it.

Oh, and Kit, I made your Faux Cheese Danishes with puff pastry yesterday. I’m not sure of the best way to form them, but they taste pretty good :D

Now I think you are all caught up with my schedule.