Friday, June 24, 2011

Cadance the Explorer

The last few weeks Cadance has had a lot of fun exploring our apartment. She's gotten quite good at it, actually. Here are a few pictures from of what she's discovered.

She has also discovered bathtubs and likes to push things off the sides. But, dogs are her favorite. Sometimes we'll go sit by the volleyball court and watch people bring their dogs out. She gets so excited.

In other news, at school today someone came and delivered some mushrooms. He made the comment that it wasn't that hot outside. When I left I saw a sign that said 97. Only in Texas is 97 "not that hot."

Steve is studying hard for his boards. He's technically is a 4th year (have a party in your head!), but until he completes his second round of boards it doesn't mean much. July 21st here we come!

And just because it's fun, here's a video of Cadance eating a strawberry. She become quite jealous when we eat without her, so she's been getting a lot more snacks lately, usually fruit, but yesterday I gave her a pretzel rod while we ate dinner- an entire pretzel rod, usually I break it into pieces. She ate the entire thing. I was shocked. I didn't know you could go through food that fast without teeth.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An Update on Cadance

Mostly people look at this blog to see pictures of Cadance. Sorry I don't post them very often. I know most people have already seen pictures from our trip to PA, but here are some that I took

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My First Recipe

Last week in class we did recipe development. I was so excited to create a recipe for baked goods. I think it turned out pretty good. This is my version on test 6

Cheesy Sun Dried Tomato Muffins

Notes: If using non-oil packed sun dried tomatoes only use 1 oz. Pour boiling water to cover and let soak until soft, about 10 minutes. Chop and proceed with recipe.

1 oz. block parmasen cheese, divided
1 1/2 C. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 T. sugar
1/2 C. mozzarella
1 C. milk
1 egg
3 oz. butter, melted and cooled
2 oz. oil-packed sun dried tomatoes, chopped into 1/2" pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 6 muffin cups.

Cut Parmesan cheese in half. Cut one half into 6 pieces, shred the other half and set aside until needed.

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add in mozzarella cheese and stir to combine. Make well in center.

In a separate bowl, beat egg into milk. Stir in Butter. Pour into well of flour mixture. Mix together just until wet. Add tomatoes and fold in.

Spoon batter into muffin cups until 1/3 full. Place one piece of Parmesan cheese in each cup. Place another spoonful of batter to cover cheese. Cups will be almost full. Top batter with shredded cheese.

Bake 15-20 minutes.