Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas to Me

So, I got a new camera for early-Christmas.  (Thank you, Husband!)  And it can do things like this:


I took the above photo from my open living room window, without even using my new baby's full 35x zooming capabilities.  We're in a love-love relationship, me and my Canon SX40 HS. Yes, indeed.  I can't wait to take it out for a real test drive downtown.  And the over-a-month wait for my snazzy new gift to make its way though the notoriously slow-as-molasses Army mail?  Yeah, it was totally worth it.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mondays with Brinks


He is too stinkin' cute for his own good.  One of these days I'll squeeze him until he pops.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Day 2011










Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  

I hope your holiday was as much fun (and filled with as much great food) as ours was.  Now, stop reading my blog, and go have some more turkey.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mondays with Brinks



It's a very lazy sort of Monday around these parts.
Head on over to Harbor Cottage to see another adorable pup.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mondays with Brinks


Happy Monday!


Pop on over to Harbor Cottage for another dose of cute puppiness!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just Desserts, Take 2 (The Recipes)


Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
(makes 1 13x9 pan, about 12 cookie bars)

1 cup sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
4-5 cups rice krispies cereal

In a large pan, bring sugar and syrup to a slow boil.  Immediately remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter.  When combined, add cereal until desired thickness is reached.  Pour the mixture into a 13x9 in pan, and press to form a flat top.  Cool, then slice into bars to serve.


Molasses Cookies
(makes about 3 dozen)


  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/2 cup sugar

1.  In a large bowl, combine butter, 1 cup sugar, egg, molasses, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.  Add flour gradually.  Cover dough, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.

2.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Roll dough into one inch balls, and roll in 1/2 cup sugar to coat.  Place two inches apart on a cookie sheet, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until tops appear crackled.



(click to be redirected to the recipe in a previous post)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mondays with Brinks #8



Happy...Wednesday?
Please forgive the delay.  German internet issues.

As always, drop in at Harbor Cottage to see what Angie is up to.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Post #374: In Which Husband Gets a Promotion




Alas, every single photo came out fuzzy.  But it was a fantastic day, and I couldn't be more proud.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Autumn in Germany