Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tea for...20!

Marah and I wanted to do something special for her 8th birthday. She decided on a Tea Party with all her friends.

Welcome to my party!

We ended up with about 18 girls coming. We served cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, ham sandwiches, veggies, grapes, orange juice finger jello, pink lemonade, cranberry tea and mint tea. Of course it was served on very lady like glass luncheon plates and all the girls dressed in their finest tea party apparel.

The girls were asked to bring one doll or stuffed animal guest. I think the dolls and animals enjoyed themselves.

Marah had a four layer birthday cake (alternating choclate and vanilla layers!) piped with blue frosting. It was very yummy if I do say so myself.

The only thing missing was all of our friends and family who couldn't come. Happy Birthday Marah!

Saturday, January 13, 2007


For those of you who have been salivating over my rice pudding post, here is the link to the recipe:

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Rice Pudding Nirvana

What could be cozier that rice pudding sprinkled with cinnamon? I love rice pudding, I crave rice pudding, maybe you could say I am addicted to rice pudding...but when you are pregnant strong cravings are totally normal and acceptable. Yes, this is my public announcement that I am number four will arrive around mid July...but I digress. Back to rice pudding. I have made the baked kind and I love it, but my quest has been to recreate the KOZY SHACK style rice pudding. For about a year now that creamy texture has eluded me. My attempts were always too pasty. I bought a 16 oz container of rice pudding on Saturday and between me, Marah, Ethan and Abby we ate it in one sitting. (My kids share my love of rice pudding) As I gave Marah the very last drop from the container she remembered to ask me if I had gotten any. "Yes I got a little," I replied. "Well just be glad you don't have more kids! Then you wouldn't get any!" This comment, combined with my growing belly renewed my desire to make my own creamy rice pudding. And today I think I've done it. I have found a creamy rice pudding recipe that tastes like Kozy Shack. No more must I deal with 16 oz containters that are gone the moment they are opened. Now I can make pig pots of it. And I am eating for two, so don't make any comments about the size of my servings...