I thought it would be nice to have a video of her first time actually swinging, especially since daddy missed it. So, this is for daddy. I don't know why I always forget to hold the camera the right way.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Jillyn's White Bread Bowls
Recipe from Jillyn Nelson
(I halved the recipe)
(I halved the recipe)
4 cups water and 3 Tbls. yeast. Mix together and let sit for two minutes.
Then add and beat till smooth:
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup shortening
1/3 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour
Change the beaters to kneading attachment.
Add 4-5 more cups of flour a little at a time until desired consistency and dough
begins to pull away from sides of mixer. Knead for 3 minutes. Let rise in a greased
bowl until double in size. Pinch off balls and put on a greased pan. Let rise again. For bread bowls, they should be a large fist size. Cook at 350 for 20 minutes.
Butternut Squash Soup
Recipe from Marcia Schmitt
4 T. unsalted butter
2 lbs. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into ½ inch chunks
¾ c. chopped onion
¾ c. chopped celery
¼ c. apple juice
6 c. chicken broth
1 ½ t. vanilla extract
Heat butter in large saucepan until melted. Add all vegetables and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add apple juice and cook for 30 seconds. Add chicken broth. Heat to boiling. Then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until squash is tender (about 25 minutes). Remove from heat and add vanilla. Puree mixture with immersion blender and serve hot. Yields 8 one-cup servings.
Super healthy and so creamy you'd never know!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Now it's been almost 3 months and I think it was meant to be. Lily has such a good time with Jill and Noah. She gets so excited when I put her in her car seat to go over in the morning. Sometimes I think I should just leave Lily over there cause they are SO good to her. Definitely way more fun than me. :)The best is when Noah gives Lily kisses on her head. He calls her "the baby" and often calls out baby during Sacrament Meeting when he sees her. Is it too soon to plan an arranged marriage?
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Aunt Alice is so tender with Lily. She speaks so sweetly, snuggles her so softly and dresses her so lovingly. Lily loves the care she gets from Alice!
Lily has struggled a little on the hair growth, but last week I noticed that she has enough hair in her "mohawk" to clip a bow! The set of bows like the one below came from my mom. Thanks, mom! The polka dots match her pants!
Man, I adore this baby. Being a mom rocks.