Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mario Cake

Denver's best buddie Luke celebrated his 6th Birthday today. Luke came over when we celebrated Porter and Parker's Birthdays and all he could talk about was the marshmellow frosting! His mother asked me if I would make a cake for him using the marshmellow fondant. I was happy to. However I had to summon my inner video gamer, which I soon found out there isn't an inner one of those in me, so I googles alot. His theme was Mario. The cake turned out cute and it was a huge hit!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Marion Berry Pie...Mmmmmm

Alright, the move is done! For now until we get to do it all over again in a few weeks! I REALLY hope and pray that the house in Lakeview is ready by July 1!! Anyhow today we had a lovely sacrament farewell to Darwin's cousin Delight who will be leaving in 2 weeks to serve in the Baton Rouge Louisanna Mission. Later this evening we had a family get together and I was assigned to bring dessert. Well being that my living quaters are dishelved and unorganized..I went for simple and what ever it was had to come from stuff I already had on hand.. So Marionberry pie it was and my oh my it was good! Now I'm not a huge fan of warm berrry pies unless I have some cool ice cream to eat with it, so I decided to make a cold pie this time around and it was a hit.

Here is the recipe...

Marion Berry Pie
5 cups frozen Marion berries
1 cup sugar
4 T cornstarch
2 T lemon Juice
1 9inch pie crust baked

In a sauce pot add 2 1/2 cups of berries, the corn starch. lemon juice and sugar. Place remaining berries back in freezer till needed. Mash up the berries and cook on meduim heat till it comes to a boil. Cook for 3-5 minutes stirring constantly until berries are mashed and filling is liquid. Allow to cool completely, then gently mix in remaining frozen berries. Add to baked shell and chill till served. Serve cold.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lack of cooking...Sorry

I've hit another slump in my cooking this time due to...moving AGH!! I hate packing and is such a pain! It seems as though I pack a box turn around and when I come back to that box seconds later the kids have unpacked it... We have to be out of our house this weekend, but still don't have a place in Lakeview so...we are moving into our shop, which is 800 square feet and we just finished it into an apartment. It looks amazing and too bad we are moving and don't get to enjoy it as we originally planned. Oh well it is finally done, and provides me and the kids a place to live for the time being and should really help sell our house!! So most likely NO real cooking will happen this week. We are hoping to get into our rental home in Lakeview sometime in July. We also found out that baby number five is....a BOY! When Emery was born I joked around saying good luck to any boy that ever wants to date her between 3 older brothers and her with this baby also being a boy I now say good luck to any boy that just wants to look at her! Oh well. We are thinking of naming him Carter Steven, and yes we know that the ER ending with all of our boys is confusing and we really don't do it on purpose, it just so happens that ALL of the boy names we like end in ER, I haven't found one that doesn't that I would even sorry if we confuse you all,  I figure I was called my siblings names all the time growing up and our names were nothing close to each other so really what's the big deal ;) Anyhow. Carter Comes from Church history and Darwin's side of the family and of course the Steven is for my wonderful father who has taught me so much and is such a wonderful example to me. I pray that this little boy will look to his namesakes for examples and guidance. Anyhow, I have to go pack some more....