Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April Goal Updates

I tried making onion powder a couple of weeks ago. I sliced onions and put them in the dehydrator. Once they were crispy, I smashed them up with the bottom of a cup. Unfortunately, I couldn't get powder, just flakes. I've used them in a couple of soups, which has worked well. I might have to try to experiment a little more with this.

This week I still have to make the English Muffins and deodorant. I tried making the English Muffins last week, but I think my yeast was no good, as they didn't rise. So I'll be trying them again!

I have used my crock pot quite a few times this month, which has been nice. I tried several new recipes, but I will probably only make one or two of them again. The crock pot lasagna turned out well, and the stroganoff was pretty good, so I'll probably add them to my recipe list!
I was also able to do several baking projects this month, so overall it has been pretty productive!

We'll see how the rest of my projects planned for this week turn out!


I haven't posted in so long, it's time for an update on what the little people have been up to...

Joanna is flashing us more and more of her adorable smiles...

Benjamin is getting to be such a helper - he loves to help me load the laundry in the washer!

We went to the park recently, and Benjamin was quite confused as to why Joanna was put in "his" stroller...so he decided he had to at least help push it.

Apparently Joanna isn't a thumb-sucker like her big brother; she's decided she likes her first two fingers instead!

Benjamin got his first "real" haircut (more than just a trim)! He's looking like such a big boy!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I tried the Crock-Pot Yogurt this week and it worked great! I am so happy with how it turned out! This was pretty much the easiest thing I have ever made. It takes about 13 1/2 hours total to make, but there's only about 5 minutes of hands-on time. I made some homemade granola, too, and together they've made a great breakfast or snack. If you like yogurt, or would like to eat it more often, I highly recommend trying this! I used this recipe. I found that adding a little maple syrup is a great way to sweeten it.

Easter Pictures

We had a nice Easter spent with our families and Benjamin got to do his first Easter Egg hunts (He got two - how fun is that!)