Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dear Internets

I have been missing you like crazy the last couple of weeks. I'm sorry both the laptop (57 days left on the warranty! woOt!) and the desktop died at the same time. Trust me, now that the PS3 is running linux, we'll never be apart again. At least not if I have my way. So seriously, what'd I miss?

Off up North to see the wee baby Jake. Have a safe long weekend all...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Jammy Bastard

For serious:

Strawberry Freezer Jam. Me. I made Jam. Admittedly not hard jam, but jam dammit. There were 5 jars. Now there are 4. Did I mention this is sugar free jam? Well it is so there. Low cal, farmers market fresh strawberry freezer jam.
OMG dead from good.
In other news, the kids next door seem to have decided they want to be our friends. Calls of HI NEIGHBOUR ring out if I as much as peep for the mail. You know, all 4 of them. All the time. And the door bell ringing? Yeah.. its begun. This may kibosh the deck idea. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.
We also got the downstairs somewhat sorted, a bedroom fashed out, a niddy noddy built and some good Hellboy 2 watching in. Good movie. Go see it. Better than the first one for sure. Full weekend indeed.
Jammy goodness.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday in pictures

Did some baking (after pancakes)

Had some crazy hail

Dyed this

Spun this,

Pickles did some "poor me's"

Then the dogs had a lets dump our food all over the floor* moment right before bed.

Also it was cold enough to turn on the furnace in July.. GREAT. On to the weekend my possums. Bon Chance!

* Do you see Pickles laughing? MOCKING US?!? Cheeky bastid.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

We don need no steeenkin' stampede breakfast

When I get up early to make some banana pancakes!

Banana Pancakes

1 or 2 bananas (whatever is going brown and you need to use up)

1 cup flour

1 egg

3 tsp baking powder

cinnamon (a whack)

vanilla (a whack)

splenda or sugar a couple tbsp

milk. um.. like 1/3-1/2 cup maybe?

Mash yer nanner(s) in a bowl. Add the egg, vanilla, cinnamon and splenda/sugar. Whisk until nice and whisked. Add flour and baking powder. Mix, adding milk until the batter is the consistency you like. I like mine kinda on the runny side as I like thinnish pancakes. Keep 'em thick if you like, its no never mind to me. Makes about 12-18 p'cakes* depending on how thin/thick they are.

Cook in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Mmm.. pancake goodness.

This recipe is absolutely modified from my Mums basic pancake recipe which is:

For every cup of flour use 1 egg and 3 tsp of baking powder. Use any liquid you want for moisture. We used to make these for my nephew Mark with ginger ale and I have used soda water with enormous success. Add any flavourings/spices/etc to your taste. Its a great recipe as there is no added fat (besides whats in the egg) and it is light and fluffy and stupid easy. It also makes a little bit of p'cakes or a whole huge tonne. Its up to you. I have also mixed up all the dry ingredients and taken it camping and measured it out by the cup and had like my own pancake mix.
Anyways, the weather here sucks goat balls. Stupid rain and high humidity. BLECH. Is Vile I tell you. Where is my Vegas weather? WHERE?? Ugh.
*Always enough to make sure there is one each for the dogs. Dogs LOVE PANCAKES. At least mine do. They do the doggie disco dance of joy when they see those tasty cakes on the table.