Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Meteorologist called for a cold dry weekend.

Maybe a light dusting of snow.

Little to no accumulations.

Our new Christmas saucers sitting unused in the garage.

You have to love when the forecast is wrong!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I have seen a lot of people making cake pops lately. My favorites are from bakerella. Lesser mortals have made them, and they have come out really cute. We have a big birthday coming up tomorrow, and I thought they would be fun.

You will need: (any flavors)
1. A boxed cake mix
2. A container of frosting
3. Melting chocolate for coating
4. Sprinkles (optional)

Bake cake according to directions on box. Combine crumbled cake and container of frosting.

Mix well. Chill for at least an hour.

Roll into quarter sized balls
Melt chocolate coating according to package directions. Place stick in coating, then into cake balls. Dip balls into chocolate, swirl to remove excess, than decorate with sprinkles.

They can also be made without the stick.


Here is the review: These were a huge pain in the ass to make.

They were really messy and I had chocolate and sprinkles everywhere.

They are NOT a kid friendly cooking project. Well, unless you call yelling "PLEASE just get OUT of the kitchen!" kid friendly.

They tasted really, really good. And I don't even like cake so much. Or chocolate. So they would taste REALLY good to a normal person!

I think I will make these again. I will make the cake balls a little smaller (grape sized.)

I will melt the chocolate in smaller quantities.

I will use a better quality chocolate melts

I will put them in the freezer a bit to chill them more

I will do this when the kids are at school.

I will add any or all of the following (to my glass!):

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reservations Please.

To the closest spa. Or mental hospital. Something tells me I may need it!

My girl got a camera from Santa. THANK GOD it was not a web cam.

In addition to Irish and German, I think there may be some exotic dancer mixed in as well.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bucket List

Last summer my husband and Julian watched 'The Bucket List' about a hundred times.

The girls and I decided to make our own bucket list for the summer. Days we were bored, we often went to the list to see what we could do. I wish we could have done it all, but we had some curves thrown our way last year.

Over the next couple of days we are going to work on a bucket list for this year. I am adding the things we didn't do to our new list as well. When I post our completed list in 2011, hopefully it will be more complete than not!

Last years List:

make a stepping stonego to Wheaton State Park

pick cherries

pick peaches*

pick apples

Spring Meadow Farm trip

go to Patapsaco State Park

go to Sandy Point Park

go to Assateague

camp at Assateague

ride bikes on the boardwalk

Ocean City fishing Pier

camp in the backyard

go to the zoo

go to the aquarium
go to Washington D.C

make fresh lemonade

sell lemonade

plant a garden

do crystal caves craft **

go to Cascade Lake

learn to knit

visit Carroll County Pond

go to the Fair

Bold and italic means we did them.

* means we WENT to pick peaches but they were gone. We DID pick raspberries instead

** means this was the most involved, hard to follow craft ever invented in the history of the world, and we just gave up.

Some things we did more than once. On Assateague in the spring we found a really cool whale carcass.

By summer is was so festeringly gross I almost barfed.

Also by summer the mosquitoes were worse that having your fingernails pulled off, which negated the "Camping at Assateague" goal.

During our trip to the aquarium we met up with an old friend Chris, his wife Margaret, and their daughter Abbey. I had not seen Chris in 14 years!

When we went to the zoo, we met up with my friend Kelly who I had not seen in 20 years!

Looking forward to working on our new list!