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09 December 2010

A little of this and that...

We got a happy little call last night about our little niece Alex.  Apparently she has a new found love for hockey.  Just melts our hearts.  A trip was made to see Santa last night along with a quick stop to see one of the games that was in progress at the time.  She's a real natural with banging on the glass and yelling and not being phased by the occasional puck hitting the glass near her or guys being slammed into the side boards.  I'm so proud.  I just want to give her a big squeeze.  :)
 There has been a little of normal baking going on here the past week.  No holiday cookies yet.  That is for next week.  We love a recently found recipe for apple cranberry cake.  There is still some tweaking that needs to be done for my absolute liking but it's getting close to being perfect.  I'm not so sure about the name that was given to this cake though by the littlest one around these parts.  The first time we made it last week Brenna was going to help and she went digging in the cupboards to get just the right pan for it.  She was so happy when she appeared out of the cupboard with her choice, the 'Butt pan'.  You heard right.  It is now called the Butt pan around here and not a bundt pan.

So today there were little butt cakes made
 along with another big butt cake.
 There is no way I could make this stuff up.  Seriously, I wouldn't have the imagination to come up with these things.  It's old age I think.

Progress is being made on last minute projects.  There are still a few pics that I must wait to share because they are not at their destinations yet.
 I was finally able to get a pic of Glenn's bumble hat.  Someone wasn't too happy with the 'quality' of this pic because of the squinting.  But the sunglasses had to come off.  Snow Jungle camo glasses just don't go well with the bumble, even if they both can be seen paroosing around in the snow.
 The snow is starting to melt here with the above freezing temps we have been having.  At least it's easier to get around the neighborhood with the streets all thawed out.  But I sure do love all the snow amongst all the Christmas lights.  Sniff.  A little more snow please.  The yard needs it.  :)
Tonight I'm attempting a 'fly by the seat of my pants' kind of recipe.  I was watching one of the Rachel Allen shows the other night and the dish Bubble and Squeak came up.  I just love the two main ingredients, potatoes and cabbage, so I thought why not come up with a baked version with sausage.  So I'm giving that a whirl tonight.  I personally think it will come out divine.  How can you go wrong with three yummy ingredients like that?  I don't think you can.  


  1. I love bubble and squeak!!! Did you make it? It's definitely a family favorite here.

  2. those cakes look really gooooooood. save a slice for me! :o)

  3. I also love bubble and squeak!
    The "Butt Cakes" look very yummy and what a crack up about what they call them!
    The hats are awesome!

  4. Yum.....I don't care if you call it a butt cake. It looks wonderful. And I love your hats. Candy canes for the old noggin!

  5. Love the hat's Kar and the cakes are yummy looking! Hockey!!! I so miss watching it...and that is the exact place I used to stand for home games when my boys played. I wanted to see them score :)

  6. Oh that's too funny! My three-year-old would LOVE a butt pan. He's obsessed with that word. Out of all my kids, he's the mostly likely to get his mouth washed with soap I think. That hat is adorable, did you make it?!? Love your new Christmas fabrics too, can't wait to see what you do with them.

    Thanks for always being so sweet and generous with your comments on my blog, it really does make my day!