Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

As you all know I am not a Mother. But... I was raised by an amazing one and an amazing Grandmother at that. In honor of them I would like to share not one, but two recipes today. One from each. I hope they warm your heart and fill your bellys full like they have mine.

Lisa's Meatloaf ( my mom makes the best)

2 pounds of hamburger meat
1 small onion
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp of garlic
1 egg
1tbsp worchester sauce (important)
1-1 1/2 cup smashed crackers (saltines)
season to taste with Natures Seasoning or Mrs. Dash if you want to limit the salt.

Mix together all ingredients (use your hands, trust me). Place in a loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1-1 1/2 hours.

I always eat it with ketchup. Its amazing!

Grandma Emer's Peanut Butter Cookies (mouth watering)

NOTE: This is for a single batch. My mom and I always double it.

1/2 cup shortening (half butter or margarine, softened)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Mix throughly shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg. Blend flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. With fork dipped in flour, flatten in crisscross pattern to 2 inches. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not hard.

Should make 3 dozen cookes.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Paint Colors

We are counting down till the days we move into our new house. I find that I have an itch to paint, paint and paint some more. Thought I would share some of my paint colors.

The first color is for the main kitchen-dining area. (currently purple and pink).

The second color is for an accent wall in the dining room. (currently purple and pink sponge wall::vomit::)

Lastly, the green is for the laundryroom-bathroom. Which currently has a nasty dolphin theme.

Some great ideas for the start of something exciting!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

House Update

I have had a ton of text messages and Facebook messages asking for an update, so here it is.

As many if you know our appraisal has been messed up. Something that should take four days took two weeks. Note to anyone that is considering buying a house give yourself plenty of  time to close. Unexpected delays that are out of your control will happen. Ryan and I are now in the stage of signing alot of paperwork. We officially close May 18th. Wish us luck!