Monday, February 14, 2011

Review Time

This week I took a bit of a break from blogging... for no reason in particular.  It just happened.  So, Here's a recap of the week.

I made these delicious sugar cookies.  I'm not really much of a baker.  The cookies I make are usually average.  But these were exceptional-- I made this recipe.  If you want soft, delicious sugar cookies-- make these ones.  You won't regret it.



I also made these delightful ginger snaps.  Again, delicious... I surprised myself.  To be completely honest, I ate these cookies for breakfast several days in row.  Ginger snaps and coffee-- breakfast of champions.  I wasn't too sure if Caleb would like them, but he was definitely a fan.  The recipe was from here (it's a great blog, you should read it).  I highly recommend that you bake these cookies and eat them for breakfast-- while reading her blog, of course.


I made up a few more blankets.  This time around they were boy blankets.  Caleb saw some motorcycle flannel the last time we were at Fabricland and decided that he needed a blanket too.  I decided to let him help me sew it up.  About 10 seconds into him "helping" I regretted the decision.  So I pulled out his scissors, gave him some scraps, and let him cut till' his heart was content.  He then got to sit on my lap and watch the machine sew.  Only once did he attempt to stick his finger under the moving needle.



The chair is still in progress.  Doug spent some time working on it for me this weekend.  The legs needed refinishing, so Doug moved it into the garage, stripped off the old lacquer, did some sanding, and is now re-staining them.  Happy Valentines Day to me!



Emerson got her first taste of real food rice cereal.  She hated it.  Her face broke out into hives.  A couple of days later I tried oat cereal... more hives.  So I decided to give it some time and try again next week (she'll officially be six months then).   Any one have any suggestions?



I also decided to makes some baby food in preparation for the next weeks and months!  At approximately 9 pm on Saturday night I pulled everything out and started chopping, steaming, pureeing, and straining.  I then realized that I didn't have any ice cube trays to freeze the baby food-- so Doug went on a late night ice cube tray scavenger hunt all over town.  By 11 pm we had apple, pear, yam, and carrot baby food ready for the freezer!


And that was the week!

11 comments:

Bonnie said...

Sounds like you've been a busy lady. I LOVE ginger snaps so I definitely want to try these. Coffee & ginger snaps... yes please!

Still can't wait to see that chair when its done! The anticipation is almost killing me ;)

Elissa said...

It's almost killing me too :)

Gina said...

Corbin always broke out in hives when he had Nestle cereal so I had to go with a different brand. Worth a try, anyway.

the Dees fam said...

Cookies for breakfast - indeed a breakfast of champions!! Haven't tried it myself, but I might have to whip up a batch of ginger snaps and give it a go!

Sabrina said...

Could it be a milk intolerance? Most cereals have dairy in them in some form, though the PC Organics (and Beechnut if you can find it, saw it in the States and should have bought a ton!) have oatmeal and rice cereal without dairy or soy. What brand did Emerson try?

Anonymous said...

Save some of those gingersnaps for next week when I get there. They sound like a great appetizer to have before I have my breakfast. We are looking forward to seeing you all next week!
Dad

Erica said...

You are a machine! I can't believe all of that kitchen work! I am secretly (or not so secretly) hoping that care group will be at your guyses place and that there will be some heart cookies left over - they look delish!

Elissa said...

It was Nestle cereal... PC organics was going to be the next one I try, so hopefully that works! Thanks for the suggestions ladies!

Jamie said...

Yes, I can attest to the tastiness of the heart cookies. The ginger snaps looks so good too - I will be attesting to those next week sometime...

Elissa said...

A-testify Jamie... A-testify :)

Danae said...

I agree with the comment above - Beechnut brown rice cereal is a favourite for my baby - plus I find the texture is a lot smoother she was less turned off by it. I found ours at Superstore. Hope the next try is more successful!