03 December 2007

in the spirit of holiday baking....

Ok I am alive... just trying to keep baby x on the inside of my body. I am on a ton of hormones, and it is making me sleep ALOT. But anyway... thought I would share some of our holiday bread recipes with you guys.

Carrot Pineapple bread

2 eggs
2 c. sugar
1 c. oil
3 c.flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp soda
2 tsp vanilla
2 c. grated carrots
8 oz can crushed pineapple (undrained)
1 c. chopped nuts

Bake 350 for 40 minutes 2 large loaves

I know carrot and pineapple sounds weird, but it is sooooooo yummy. trust me!

Cranberry Bread

2 c. flour
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1 c. sugar
1 beaten egg
2 Tbs melted butter
1/2 c orange juice
grated rind of one orange
2 Tbs hot water
1/2 c chopped nuts
1 c. cranberries cut in half
Sift dry...add egg, butter, oj and rind...hot water last. Fold in berries and nuts
bake at 325 for 1 hour and ten minutes...step up the heat a little in the last ten minutes. Remove from pan and wrap at once in waxed paper. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Remove waxed paper and rewrap .

This is my fave that we make. it is wonderful for breakfast, with a little cream cheese on it. my mouth is watering now.

Banana Nut bread
1/2 c veg. oil
1 c. sugar
2 eggs beaten
3 mashed banana
2 c. flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1.2 tsp salt
3 Tbs milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. chopped nuts
Beat oil and sugar. Add eggs and bananas beating after each addition. Sift dry and add to banana mis along with milk and vanilla. Beat well. Stir in nuts Bake at 325 5 small loaves for 35 minutes.

Warm banana bread with whipped butter on it... my mouth is watering!

If you try any let me know how you like them.

22 November 2007

Happy thanksgiving kiddo's!!!!! I need to throw my butt in the shower so we can get headed down to lafayette. Damn time zones!!!!!

20 November 2007


sign number 736,938,8879 That i am pregnant.... i sit here with a peanut butter and marshmellow fluff samach for brekkie.

16 November 2007

yup still alive again... i promise to knit soon...

Still alive very little knitting going on.... and lots of trips back and fort from the hospital... my hormones are crazier then they should be so i am having a lot of blood taken to check them almost daily. and spending lots of time just laying there having my vitals checked. I am lucky enough to be able to use the laptop at the hospital. To be honest i don't know what wireless network i pick up but it is one one that will let me get most places. Oddly i can get to yahoo, and ravelry, and here.... but it blocks my main email. oh well such is life. I have today off of tests, unless i start to feel odd. my question to the doc, is i am pregnant when do i not feel odd??? I think i am going to maybe do a little yarn dying with pas easter egg colors.... and i need to go and get jack an anniversary card, we will have been married 1 year tomorrow. I have convinced him to dinner at leona's over in rogers park. i know that isn't fancy, but i want a cheese stick.

01 November 2007

i am here i am alive... lots of things making me crazy. Bro in law sti.ll living with us. death of close family friend. covering at the bead store. FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT! ok that last one not making me crazy...... but still. I want to start knitting but don't know where or what to start with or if i should even start before i am outside of the scary part. lol. Today is my last day of filling in at the bead store. I need to make some sweater chains up and get them photographed.... oh jen....... i am still arguing with kodak about the camera. sigh! My secret pal has sent the bestest stuffs for me!!!!!!! Some hello kitty candies and yummy yummy smooshy yarn..... thank you so much pal. I need to look at the piddleloop stuffs and send something to my own pal.

ok now i must shower and get my self clean....

Now playing: Crowded House - Fall At Your Feet
via FoxyTunes

23 October 2007

yet another i am alive post....

I am still alive! My brother in law is currently living with us.. so my world has flipped upside down. My mom came to town last weekend. and I got to learn to spin on a real wheel a little. Wow i am one with the over twist! but it was fun. And she tell me to feel free to use the wheel at the house in porter. I fink i will be hanging out there more often. maybe it will be my sunday hide from football place.

this sunday i did make Lesa's Corn Chowder. And now I must tell everyone you HAVE TO MAKE THIS! It is to die for. Jack even liked it, and he doesn't believe soup can be a meal. I am still working on my sleeve for the emerald sweater. I know i should knit fast then this but well it just isn't happening lately. There will be an etsy update soon. I have some ornaments ready to go in... and some sweater clips that you guys have not yet seen. That is if we can keep Jen from buying them before I post them. Jen was at least kind enough to take some pics for me. Clicky the link and see. they are towards the bottom of her blog :)

ok now i must take my leave.. i have a house to clean, a dog to was, and a sweater to knit!

Now playing: Portishead - Only You
via FoxyTunes

12 October 2007

Just a little note to let you all know that i am alive. Just dealing with life as it is flying at me. My brother in law will be here on saturday to turn my world upside down for an undetermined length of time. I have not gotten much knitting done, or even beading. Just lots of running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Lots of running maggie around and doing things. Jack is currently doing sidework, so he is home a lot more then usual. and always seems to be wanting to know what ia m doing. lol. I am hoping that his brother will be a good distraction for him.

In other news, we are getting a new high efficency furnace, in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully it will cause our NIPSCO (natural gas) bill to go down. I have a true loathing for nipsco. but that is a rant for the day that i get next months bill.