Friday, December 03, 2010

Premature Teenager

-one "ipod" with ear buds (Duncan's old PDA)
-one babydoll  to babysit
-one netbook under the fingertips
-one six year-old trying to 
 Please slow down the clock, dear Lord!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Flashback to Homemade Summer: Corn Tortillas

What's needed?  
masa harina (corn flour)

That's it.  Oh, a tortilla press would be nice (although you can just use a rolling pin) and a dry skillet is a must.  I use my non-stick griddle, so as to cook five or six tortillas at a time.

Once you mix the ingredients, you cover the dough and let it sit for an hour or so before working with it.

I follow the recipe on the Bob's Red Mill masa harina bag.  Pay no attention to the hammy ham.

Here's my tortilla press.  I got if from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

You line the press with plastic wrap or waxed paper.  I find the plastic wrap to be more durable.  Place the ball of dough near to the hinge...

and when it's pressed, it will look like...

Itty, bitty sumertime Amelie likes our homemade corn tortillas, can you tell?  She's also quite the ham bone.

Duncan claimed he didn't like corn tortillas.  Until he had these.  Fresh off the griddle.  Suuuuuuuuper yum.
They don't last very long (duh--no preservatives).  So make sure to use any leftovers within a week or so of making them. 

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Anastasia Mansion

The day before Thanksgiving, Ducky (Duncan's sweet momma) took us girls to tea!
We girls got dressed up, grabbed our bears, and headed to the beautiful, Victorian Anastasia Mansion!

Anticipating the goodies!

Each girl got her very own teapot, filled to the brim, with...

We love our Ducky!
Yummy treats!

Me and my sweet girls.

Me and my sweet MIL.

I call this one, "All Done with Manners and Decorum"

After tea, those of us that were antsy, walked around the mansion and took pictures with the mantles and such.

Violet took a liking to this Victorian Doll.

I LOVED the purple mantle!  

Being penguins under the penguin mantle.

Trying on tea hats!

If one is good, two must be better, right?

My gorgeous girls!

They had so much fun on this porch swing!

If you're ever in Erie, PA, I HIGHLY recommend Anastasia Mansion!
Thanks for a great outing, Ducky!