Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
1 18 oz white cake mix
1 small box of strawberry jello mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup mashed strawberries (preferably fresh but frozen would work)
1/2 cup mashed strawberries
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar (maybe more if the consistency isn't thick enough)
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease 2 8" pans or a 13x9 baking dish.
Combine cake mix and jello mix in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, oil, water, and 1/2 cup strawberries. Beat 2-3 minutes or until well blended. As you can see it is VERY PINK!
Pour batter into baking pans and bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Combine butter and strawberries and 1/2 cup poweder sugar and beat. Continue adding the powdered sugar gradually until you acheieve the desired consistency and the icing is smooth.
Spread icing on cooled cake.
My icing was a little too thin. I wish I would have added a touch more sugar to it. However it was still very yummy! And we enjoyed it very much!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
We are starting for February. We explained the concept and will track the expenditures on the white board in our laundry room for them to see. Today they wanted to go to the Lego Store (where they all used their own money to buy something!) and eat out lunch at the mall. I like this idea b/c everyone can get what they want. Eli and Zeke ate McDonald's, Noah ate a slice of pizza from Sbarro, Tony ate at Chick-fil-A, and I got a sandwich from McAllister's. Total for 5 lunches: $26. So we have $49 more to spend and 3 weeks! We are going to try really hard to let them make the choices and then when the $ is gone, it's gone. I'll keep you updated on how they do!
Friday, February 5, 2010
I went ahead and made a second batch of the rolls to freeze. After rolling the dough into a long cylinder I cut it into 2 pieces, wrapped in if plastic wrap and then put that into a freezer bag. I will put this in the frig the night before we want to eat the rolls. When I wake up I will slice and bake!