Monday, August 30, 2010

Homework and Spaghetti Mondays!!

I have two major papers to write tonight and have posted by midnight EST.  One I'll get finished the other I probably won't make the deadline for.  Dang it!!!  It's not that I wait till the last minute, it just took me four days to finish the first paper.  I have one class that usually requires three papers a week.  So I finish two a struggle with the third.  Oh well, I'll get it done if I have to work all night.  My son has a baseball game tomorrow night and family is first. 
What else is on the agenda for the week.  Candy making.  Another food related contest at work next week and I'm hoping to make the following:  Mini candy apples, candy corn fudge, cinnamon hazelnut toffee and smores chocolate cups.  I'll take pics of the process and post them.  Wish me luck.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sanders Sundays

 I hope we've started a new tradition in the Sanders family.  They will be called Sanders Sundays.  This is the second Sunday and our first rotation.  The  idea behind Sanders Sunday is to save money and spend a Sunday meal with family.  Not just our immediate family but with our brother and sister-in-law, nieces and great-niece.  Last Sunday we had baby back ribs and my house and today we had steak at the in laws. 
Next Sunday we're have a taco bar back here on Eminence Pike.    It good food and great company.  I hope we get to do it every week. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Way cool for me!!

Yesterday I was featured on Texas Monkey for the cakes I made and posted earlier.  They were a real hit and so easy to make.  Thanks for the idea.

It's been a really long time since I'm posted an  update.  I been so busy.  I'm in my sixth online class trying to finish my bachelors degree.  August has been real hectic because a few of my classes overlapped and it was really hard to stay on track.  But I'm only taking one class now and though I have to write several papers, I have an entire week to complete them instead of four days. 

I haven't had much time to do any baking to cooking but I hope to get back to it soon.  My husband and I are trying to cut down the amount of times we eat out.  We were hoping to go an entire month without eating out but I had to go out of town for three days and the boys (my husband and son) couldn't stay away from Beef O'Brady's.  They love that place.  Since my meals weren't provided on my buisness trip I ate out too. 

We've manage to convince my sister and brother-in-law into joining us in our cost savings plan and because of this we intend to spend Sunday eating together.  Trading off on who's house we go to for dinner.  This way we can feel like we've eaten out and not spent as much money.  Last Sunday everyone ate at my house.  We served babyback ribs, green beans, cheesy potatoes, and fresh corn, oh and fresh cookies for dessert.  It was much better and less expensive then going out. 

I'm looking forward to this Sunday.   Maybe I'll make another barrel cake for dessert. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The cake takes the prize

I made another barrel cake to enter into a cake and pie contest at work.  The cakes were judges on appearance by local dignataries. I was lucky enough to take second place. 

Here is the cake (cupcakes) that beat me.  They were adorable and so unique.