Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mormon Handcart Box...

Grace shall be as your day. All is well! ~William Clayton

Alicia's Easy Pumkin Cookies and Cake too!

1 box of spice cake to one small can of pumpkin and 2boxes for 1 large can of pumpkin then just add chocolate chips and bakefor 15 min more or less depending on size of cookies. Don't add theeggs, oil or water. Just spice cake + pumpkin.

Btw, I also like to make a spice cake following the directions, add the can of pumpkin and sprinkle a 9 X 13 cake with chocolate chips and serve with whipped cream

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Martha's Mac & Cheese...

I can now cross this recipe off my bucket list... And, you can make it too, it's not as big a deal as the long, LONG instructions make it seem (I'm apparently intimidated by a large amount of wordiness). You just have to swallow hard and shell out $12 for cheese and you're almost there.

You can easily divide this recipe in half; use a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish if you do.
Serves 12
6 slices good-quality white bread, crusts removed, torn into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for dish
5 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 1/2 cups (about 18 ounces) grated sharp white cheddar
2 cups (about 8 ounces) grated Gruyere or
1 1/4 cups (about 5 ounces) grated pecorino Romano
1 pound elbow macaroni

1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 3-quart casserole dish; set aside. Place bread pieces in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Pour butter into the bowl with bread, and toss. Set the breadcrumbs aside. In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, heat milk. Melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter in a high-sided skillet over medium heat. When butter bubbles, add flour. Cook, stirring, 1 minute.
2. Slowly pour hot milk into flour-butter mixture while whisking. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and becomes thick.3. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, 3 cups cheddar, and 1 1/2 cups Gruyere or 1 cup pecorino Romano. Set cheese sauce aside.
4. Fill a large saucepan with water. Bring to a boil. Add macaroni; cook 2 to 3 fewer minutes than manufacturer's directions, until outside of pasta is cooked and inside is underdone. (Different brands of macaroni cook at different rates; be sure to read the instructions.) Transfer the macaroni to a colander, rinse under cold running water, and drain well. Stir macaroni into the reserved cheese sauce.
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 1/2 cups cheddar and 1/2 cup Gruyere or 1/4 cup pecorino Romano; scatter breadcrumbs over the top. Bake until browned on top, about 30 minutes. Transfer dish to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes; serve.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Very sweet...

Kevin’s Different World”
Kelly Adkins, (Kevin’s sister)
READ the entire article HERE...
Copyright © Kelly Pinson Adkins
I envy Kevin. He is my older brother, and he thinks that God lives under his bed. At least that’s
what I heard him say one night. He was praying out loud in his dark bedroom, and I stopped to
listen, “Are you there, God?” he said. “Where are you? Oh, I see. You’re under the bed . . .” I
chuckled softly and tiptoed off to my own room. Kevin’s unique perspectives are often a source
of amusement. But that night something else lingered long after the humor. I realized for the first time the very different world Kevin lives in. He was born 30 years ago, mentally disabled as a result of difficulties during labor. Apart from his size (he’s 6’ 2”), there are few ways in which he is an adult. He reasons and communicates with the capabilities of a 5–year-old, and he always
will. He will probably always believe that God lives under his bed, that Santa Claus is the one who fills the space under our tree every Christmas and that airplanes stay up in the sky because angels carry them. I remember wondering if Kevin realizes he is different. Is he ever dissatisfied with his monotonous life?

Saturday, September 04, 2010

More Pink than most folks can take...

But not me!
We found the perfect little night stand at...
Tammi's Finders Keepers..
in American Fork... Make a visit... It's so cute!