Saturday, August 30, 2008
And here is Pearl!
Anyone else want to come slide? We're always looking for another excuse to set it up!
PS, sorry so many videos of my kids doing boring things. I really do this for our out of town aunts and uncles (we love you Jayson and Sara, Crystal, John and Lora, and Maryann and Brian, and Peter!)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
(adaped from Williams-Sonoma Bread cookbook)
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine:
2 cups flour
1 T sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
With a pastry blender, mix dry ingredients. Then, blend in 4 T chilled butter cut into pieces until it looks crumbly. Add 2/3 cup cream whisked together with 2 eggs all at once, stir to form a sticky batter. Knead in bowl a few times. Divide dough in half, shape into two discs (approx 6 inches in diameter, 1 inch thick). Cut into 4 wedges each and separate. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Serve with butter and jam.
It does make me feel like mom of the year to do these things for Pearl. Don't worry, though. It doesn't happen that often. And now I'm tired:)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Apparently they were good, because I cooked 6 slabs of ribs and we only had two ribs left over. The recipie can be found at http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/who-loves-ya-baby-back-recipe/index.html We did have a few wings and drumsticks left over, which is just fine with us because it's a favorite of ours (well, and I did fry 14 pounds of poultry...) here's the recipie for that ...just don't look at the nutrition info or you'll never eat it! http://www.recipezaar.com/8590 Make sure you use Frank's hot sauce for the hot sauce in the recipe
The other part of our oh so cool party was the slip and slide. We have this HUGE lawn off of the deck - It was one of the first things we worked on when we got the house (the lawn was in before I had a functioning kitchen.. I'm still a little bitter about that). Anyways, there is quite a slope, and Jared has always wanted to make a giant slip and slide. You have to see it to believe it:
A lot of the dads went down, and my party sister Annie and I were the only girls to give it a try. It was REALLY fun, the only problem was that it was unseasonably cold for August in Sacramento, perfect for a nice deck party, not so great for a giant slip and slide with the sun going down! Thanks everyone for coming, we had a great time:)