Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cake Balls

Have you ever heard of cake balls? I hadn't until back in July when I went to my Best Friends Baby Shower. Her Shower was catered and one of the items were decadent little Cake Balls. I have been dreaming of them ever since. I haven't found a place locally to buy them, but online you can buy them at The Cake Ball Company. But you'll be hurting financially after buying some there, 36 cost $80! So, either tomorrow or Tuesday I'm going to try my hand at making some. And I'll blog my recipe and experience so you don't have to spend your whole grocery budget on one little treat! I bought the ingredients tonight at our local Walmart for a total of $6.33. That is a whole lot cheaper than $80 for pre-made ones!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Missing in Action

I know I've been missing in action for a while and its all because of school. I just have so much homework its crazy and I've been helping my mom with hers too. I can't wait till she gets a little more confident and steps out on her own two feet. She is getting better and better every week!

I used the Homestead Blessings Art of Bread Making DVD to make two more items. I made rolls a few days ago and today I made pizza bread. They both turned out delicious, but I forgot to take pictures. The rolls I made out of half whole wheat and half unbleached flour, because this is what they did in the video. But I think they would have been just as good with whole wheat! The pizza bread I made with whole wheat flour! It was absolutely wonderful! My Husband loved it! I stuffed it with pizza sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.

I also made a wreath today!!! It's hanging on my front door! I've had the stuff to make it since this time last year, but I just got around to it today. Maybe within the next week I'll take a picture and upload it!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Today Was Fun!

Today my Husband and I spent the whole day together! I rode with him to our local Yamaha store to buy some chain lube for the bike. We then came back home and washed the bike and he lubed the chain. We let it sit for a while.

He then took me to a nice little creamery just down the street from our house. I didn't even know it was there! I had never even heard of it before. We ordered a meal and shared. We talked to the guy behind the counter and I said I never even heard of this place before, and he said that they didn't advertise, that they relied on word of mouth. This little place was great! They had delicious food! And their ice cream was Divine! I got a hand dipped praline pecan in a waffle cone. It had little balls of pecan praline all through it with praline sauce swirled in. I will surely tell my family about this great little creamery, how good the food was, and how nice the people were.

After we left the creamery, my husband took me up to the over look. I hadn't been up there in quite a while. The city has done so much work on it, that it looks like a totally different place. I felt like I had lost my whereabouts. They put up several new covered shelters with grills, parking areas, and playgrounds. It looks so fun now! It would be a great place to get the whole family together at! At the top, we parked and he held my hand as we walked out on the overlook. I really need to get some pictures of this place one day. And I really need to get some pictures of my husband and I on the bike. People smile at us as we walk by with our bikers jackets on and holding hands , with our helmets swinging in our other hands. This would make such a great picture. I wonder what other people think when they see us? I wonder if they could even imagine that I'm a stay at home wife, trying to fulfill my Godly role?

We then came back home and watched a movie called Instinct. It was a really good movie, but it made me cry. It was about a man studying Gorillas and they accepted him and he lived among them for two years. They became his family and they tried to protect one another.

I love when my Husband and I get the chance to spend the day together. Its the simple things like him holding my hand and just spending time with me that I love the most. I'm always looking forward to our next day together and I thank God for the wonder day he gave us today.

The picture at the top is of my Husband when he went to the Dragons Tail a few months ago.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Tonight for dinner we had Manwich over slices of the homemade whole wheat bread I made yesterday and green beans on the side. Hubby loved it! He always complained before when I bought whole wheat bread from the store. But yesterday and today he absolutely loved the homemade bread. I really think this bread is going to be a big step toward healthier eating in our home.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My First Bread Making Expericence With The Home Blessings DVD

I made a loaf of whole wheat bread and a meal in a loaf.
Chicken, zucchini, and yellow squash were in the meal in a loaf.
It was absolutely delicious!
My husband even liked it, and he usually doesn't like whole wheat bread!