Dragonfly Treasure: 2012-11-04
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Brandon!!



Today is B's Birthday!
He and T will be here tomorrow to celebrate it.
 
I made some of his requests yesterday.
Today I made a couple more.


What's in a name??
I made the cake he requested for his Birthday,
''Chocolate Throw Up Cake.''
We're a family of chocoholics
  
I developed this cake years ago
and it gets a request quite often.
It consists of:
 A two layer Chocolate Cake.
Chocolate frosting with chocolate chips in the middle and
chocolate or white chocolate chips on the outside with the frosting covering all.

Hence the name.
After a piece you're so chocolated out you feel like, well you know.....
but they still come back for more! LOL


I also made some Banana Bread for Monday morning breakfast.


 
 Happy Birthday to my first born!!
I love you more than life itself!



I am so proud of the man you've become ♥♥
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO



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Friday, November 9, 2012

Let the Baking Season Begin!


 
My first baby's birthday is Nov. 10.
 
 
What happened to October?
 And Thanksgiving is a couple weeks away!
The pressure is on! 
 

Each year I make Russian Teacakes,
his favorite cookie (my sister's and I's too), for him.
This also kicks off our Holiday Baking Season.
 
I always pull out the recipe in my Mom's handwriting.
Even though she's gone now it makes me feel closer to her.
 
 
 

Russian Tea Cake Cookie Recipe
 
Gather ingredients:
 
 
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
 
 
The Ultimate Chopper in the photo has got to be hands down my favorite appliance. No more chopping nuts by hand or using the little nut grinder and turning the handle round and round. Best of all it was free! My neighbor had thrown it out. I snagged it and low and behold it work like a dream. I gave it a thorough cleaning and use it so much.
This is after just a few taps of the button!
It's awesome!.
 
 
I always use her measuring cup too.
(Yes, there are a lot of us here in blog land that have the same canister set! LOL)

 
Mix all well.
I don't know what I would do with my Kitchen Aid Mixer. With 2 torn rotator cuffs it makes mixing much less painful :)
 
Chill dough. I usually make the dough the night before and let it chill over night. Then it's all ready whenever I am.
 
  Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet (cookies do not spread). Bake at 400 degrees til set, but not brown, about 10-12 minutes. Roll warm tea cakes in powdered sugar. Cool. Roll in powdered sugar again. Makes about 4 dozen tea cakes.


 
 Enjoy!
 

He has also requested Stuffed Rolls
for dinner.
 
 
He and T will be here to celebrate on Sunday.
So today I got the Russian Teacakes and Stuffed Rolls done, tomorrow...his cake and some Banana Bread.
 
When pressed for time, we sure can accomplish a lot!
 



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Unforgettable Password - A Senior Solution


Received this from my sister...had to share!!
 
 




Monday, November 5, 2012

Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

 



Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

Pink

White knuckles and sweaty palms from hanging on too tight
Clenched shut jaw, I've got another headache again tonight
Eyes on fire, eyes on fire, and they burn from all the tears
I've been crying, I've been crying, I've been dying over you
Tie a knot in the rope, tryin' to hold, tryin' to hold,
But there's nothing to grasp so I let go

I think I've finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss)
You think I'm just too serious, I think you're full of shit
My head is spinning so (blow me one last kiss)

Just when it can't get worse, I've had a shit day (NO!)
Have you had a shit day? (NO!), we've had a shit day (NO!)
I think that life's too short for this, I want back my ignorance and bliss
I think I've had enough of this, blow me one last kiss.

I won't miss all of the fighting that we always did,
Take it in, I mean what I say when I say there is nothing left
No more sick whiskey dick, no more battles for me
You'll be calling a trick, 'cause you'll no longer sleep
I'll dress nice, I'll look good, I'll go dancing alone
I will laugh, I'll get drunk, I'll take somebody home

I think I've finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss)
You think I'm just too serious, I think you're full of shit
My head is spinning so (blow me one last kiss)

Just when it can't get worse, I've had a shit day (No!)
Have you had a shit day? (No!), we've had a shit day (No!)
I think that life's too short for this, I want back my ignorance and bliss
I think I've had enough of this, blow me one last kiss.
Blow me one last kiss
Blow me one last kiss

I will do what I please, anything that I want
I will breathe, I will breathe, I won't worry at all
You will pay for your sins, you'll be sorry my dear
All the lies, all the why's, will all be crystal clear

I think I've finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss)
You think I'm just too serious, I think you're full of shit
My head is spinning so (blow me one last kiss)

Just when it can't get worse, I've had a shit day (No!)
Have you had a shit day? (No!), we've had a shit day (No!)
I think that life's too short for this, I want back my ignorance and bliss
I think I've had enough of this, blow me one last kiss.

Na na na na - da da da da
Na na na na - da da da da

Blow me one last kiss.

Na na na na - da da da da
Na na na na - da da da da

Blow me one last kiss.

Just when it can't get worse, I've had a shit day (No!)
Have you had a shit day? (No!), we've had a shit day (No!)
I think that life's too short for this, I want back my ignorance and bliss
I think I've had enough of this, blow me one last kiss.

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