Nov 23, 2013

Muffin Making

Alayna has become the resident muffin maker, Rachel used to be in charge, but that girl has moved onto bigger and better things....Like Rolo Cheesecake Squares, but that's another post....
She is very good at measuring the ingredients  and is veeeeeeery precise at how she pours the batter into the tins.

Here we made Berry Pancake muffins, which were pretty good, basically a berry flavored pancake in muffin form.  Bet you didn't see that coming, right?

Yes I let her grate some zucchini for our very favorite Carrot Zucchini muffins.  I have made these several times in the past few weeks, the girls absolutely love them

Nov 10, 2013

Early Morning Breakfast Date

I woke the girls early one morning this week and tried to get them up to no avail.  However, when I happened to mention that we were going to head over to the Local Blend for breakfast, suddenly everyone was up and ready within 15 minutes!  Crazy how that works, isn't it???

They enjoyed hot chocolate and muffins and it was a nice change up to our crazy mornings.

I think the sugar might have kicked in....sorry teachers...

Nov 3, 2013

Halloween 2013

It's still hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that it is November already!  Where has fall gone??  Soon it will be time for buying Christmas presents and all the fun that comes with the holidays, which happens to be my FAVORITE time of the year!

We enjoyed a lot of fun things this month...

Alayna helped me make candy corn bark, which was super yummy!

In fact we made it a couple different times.

I tried a recipe for candy corn cookies which didn't exactly turn out the best...

Brad got "Dad of the Year" for his sports themed pumpkins!

We enjoyed a fun Halloween party with friends.  This is my all time favorite costume, I was meant to live in the 20's.  Seriously.  Maybe I was a flapper in a former life??


The kiddos all dressed up for trick or treating.  Rachel and her girlfriends actually went trick or treating for canned goods for our local food shelf.  They got a ton of food!

Hey, we even got a mini snowstorm!  This is why I love Minnesota, you never know what kind of weather you're going to get!