Friday, July 29, 2011

Denver's Birthday

So my next post was gonna be on a friend..but she has yet to give me a recipe she wants posted so... I'll move on to other events in our lives. Denver my first born and oldest son is HOLY COW six! No way where did the time go? We went to the Oregon coast for his birthday because he wanted to be on the beach for his birthday so we went. It was a fast but fun trip... for the cake oh the cake... ugh he wanted Buzz lightyear. So about a week before we left I shaped and carved Buzz out of rice krispies thinking that'd be the best way to do it and then we would just do the Alein Cupcakes there for the cake part... hahaha, well the day before we leave I'm working on Buzz putting the fondant on him and I have to go and rescue a screaming child...Emery I believe. I return to the kitchen to find Buzz on the floor demolished and Parker looking guilty. He swears he didn't touch him and that he just fell... Oh well so I frantically start thinking what to do. I baked an extra cake and made half of Buzz out of cupcakes, and packed up everythign else for the road trip... well cake doesn't travel well and it was rough, but overall it turned out okay and the six year old LOVED it which lets face it is all that matters!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


We have finally made the move to Lakeview and although I'm thrilled beyond thrilled to be here with Darwin, to be a family again, it was really hard for me to leave the wonderful friends that I had in Burns. I decided I would do a few posts highlighting a few of those friends and the wonderful cooks that they are!

So first off, they are in NO particular order and I love them all equally and will miss them all DESPERATELY! Rebecca is first mainly because she is the first one to respond and return a recipe to me!

Now I've only know Rebecca for a year or so but we became fast friends! It always helps too when you have kids the same age! Her son Luke is Denver's Buddy! Rebecca is one of the kindest people I've ever met. Before she officailly moved to Burns we were "becoming friends" over facebook, before she even moved here she was offering to help watch kids and planning play dates! She has always been there when I needed help or a meal. She was a lifesaver during my recovering through appendictus! She is an amazing mother and I'm sure wife but I can't testify to that one myself ;) Her kids are the sweetest and such a good example of well behaved children!  Oh and since this is a recipe blog I should mention she is a GREAT cook. She makes this spinach dip that I kid you not I crave at ALL hours of the night this pregnancy...and now you all can try it and love it and crave it too!

Spinach Dip
1/2 cup mayo
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 pkg Rance dressing mix
1 can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
3 or 4 cups fresh spinach chopped

combine all and serve cold with crackers.

Thanks Rebecca for being such a Great friend!