Tuesday, August 31, 2010

End of summer treats and a Fall trip....

Hello all,

Goodness, had it really been over two weeks since my last post?!  Wow, time flies.  Can't believe the first day of September is tomorrow!!
I really have been cooking/baking, just seem to eat it before the camera has time to take the photos!;)  Tehe.

A few days ago, I made one of my best friends a Coconut Cream Pie.  Even when it sat in the car for 3 hours, it still tasted good!=)

Making progress on the Harry Potter books.  Just about done with the 4th one.

Got a job at a coffee shop...!!!  I was hired about two weeks ago.  It's been great so far.  It's about a 20 minute drive for me one way.  This morning, we were super busy, which was great.  So grateful to have a job, cause I know how difficult it has been for people to find one.

On to cooking.

Since I've been waking up at 6 for work, I've decided to made quick breakfast food.
So yesterday, I made some Morning Muffins.
They have shredded Carrots, Coconut, and Raisins in them.  Yum.  The recipe called for chopped nuts, but I didn't add them.

For dinner, I made Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.
The recipe called for Half and Half, but I used one part Chicken Broth and two parts Milk.
It turned out yummy, I had seconds!!=)

Also, I am taking a little trip at the end of October!!
My sister Rachel, is a HUGE Harry Potter fan.  And ever since we found out about the new theme park in Universal Studios, she has been wanting to go and had a fund saved up for the ticket.
The park opened June 18th.  Well, I've been telling her how we are going to go someday and how I am going to take her.  Like we never thought it could happen.  But I was dead serious.  So I talked to my parents about wanting to take her.  So on October 25th, we are flying out of Indianapolis to Orlando, staying the night in a super cool hotel, the 26th spending the whole day at the park, and flying back home the 27th.  I secretly planned this and surprised her with the trip, paying for her plane ticket and park ticket.  My brother's band played a show at our house, and I played a set with my cousin Ian, brother Aaron, and friend Morgan. So during the set, I had her come to the front and told her the plan.  She cried.
So yes, very excited about the trip.
This is a photo from the opening ceremonies, it's going to be so magical.

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!!=)

Friday, August 13, 2010

A late birthday cake...

Hello all!!

My goodness, it's been too long since I've done a post.  
It's been very hot outside, so turning on the oven makes the house even hotter!!

And for another thing, I've started reading the Harry Potter books again, and I'm glued to the books!!=)
I started reading those books when I was 10.  I've read the whole series once, and the 5th and the 6th one twice.  My sister Rachel has been giving me a hard time that I've only read them once, and who I can call myself a true Harry Potter fan.  She is funny!!=)

I have been cooking a bit, but seem to forget to take pictures.  For one reason, because my sister went to Michigan with our cousins and aunt, and took the camera with her.  So yeah.

Story time: So my friend Tiffany's 18th birthday was March 22nd and she asked if I would make her a Carrot Cake.  We both got busy and it seemed like she would never get her cake.  Finally, Wednesday night, she got her cake!!=)

She LOVED it!!  So that is wonderful!!=)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pie cooling on the porch....

Hello dears,

Today just seemed like a pie day.

There was some pie crust in the freezer that I had bought for 4th of July that I never used.  So thawed it out and made a Blueberry Pie!!=)

Went with the lattice top!