Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Oh, the Hammering! and Vote Today!

I am sooo glad we are not having our roof replaced! Everyone else in our neighborhood is, but not us! We did call our insurance agent and have it looked at, but it was okay. We had the most horrible hail storm on Halloween morning (Pix posted to right!). I think what happened is one person called their agent (we have one agent who lives here), then when we saw roof upon roof -now close to 25- roofs (just try typing rooves-it just looks funny!) being replaced, we called our insurance company too! Ours is newer that the houses right around us since our street was developed a lot later (phase IV), so we got a "no". (Ours was turned down because we still have a lot of "sand" or grain on our shingles, meaning it still has a lot of wear to go.) I guess it's good, cause then you have to pay the deductible-$500- for something you never really get to see.
Anyway, the noise for the past few months is getting old!! The hammering is atrocious! I guess Ethan is getting used to it too, since now he sleeps thru it.

Okay, what's better-cookie dough or really warm cookies right out of the oven that just fall apart on you? I watched a Curious George episode (yes, with Ethan!) about a pie made by Mr. Psketti, and it put me in a dessert mood (what wouldn't this week!?), so Ches suggested chocolate chip cookies. He's so smart! So, I made the easy break-n-bakes (Nestle Toll House-yummmm), barely waiting until they were off the cookie sheet to put them in my mouth!
So anyway, I'm having a contest (really I was in the contest, and it's a tie). Tell me your favorite-cookie dough or freshly baked cookies. For every vote, I'll donate one dollar to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). The voting closes tomorrow (January 15th) at 10pm. I'll make the donation on Friday and post a link or picture.

On with the excitement! I have done something extra special! dum, da, da, dum... Laundry! Don't you wish it came with applause and cheering? And my dryer started the beeping and blinking again yesterday-in front of me! It's getting pretty bold! Ches says to call a repairman. I just can't do it till it stops working. I don't know why-is it admitting defeat?

What should I do next? I have a good couple hours till Ethan wakes up (maybe
more if he sleeps till the kids get home). I could finish the scrapbook layout, sew-and make Mary Claire new pump pouches, wash my sheets-woohoo! (No.), or print the labels and journal spots for the Daisy Girl Scouts to work on their scrapbooks this Sunday (Maybe.), Wii Fit, or try to spread myself really thin and do all of the above (Yep, that's what I usually do!).

Hope you are havin' a great Hump Day! Maybe I'll think of a contest in which YoU take home a prize! What prize would you like??

17 comments:

Sandra said...

Hmm... when is the walk this year? I should get it on my calendar! I vote for fresh baked...but the dough is pretty good too! :o) I saw Carla yesterday too - we are carpooling now with the kids to PRE and school.. rather nice to share it! :o) I see all your stamp sets out - I'm about to get my pictures ordered for January to scrapbook - wish I could have made it yesterday - it was nuts here!

busymom said...

Did Nora ever get a nap yesterday? We missed you!
I am still working on DW from last May! I'll get out of it soon... When do the new calendars come out!? I can't wait to see it! I'm still pouring over the old one..

The JDRF Walk is planned for September 12th, but they haven't posted officially yet since the Razorbacks haven't posted their fall football schedule, and we have to walk on a non-game day-obviously! *I called JDRF today to check, and they'll announce by end of Jan. they think.* Don't worry, I'll post as soon as it's official! : )

Gigi said...

FRESHLY BAKED COOKIES..YUMMY

Gigi said...

COOKIE DOUGH

Gigi said...

Freshly baked chocolate chip cookie dough

Gigi said...

Orange Pecan Delight Cookies fresh out of the oven.

Gigi said...

Sugar cookies right out of the oven..scrumptious.

Gigi said...

Raw butter cookie dough mix..so delicious.

Gigi said...

Peanut Butter cookies right out of the oven scooped up with a spatula, then straight to the mouth.

Gigi said...

Banana Rum Biscotti...delightful right out of the oven to enjoy with cappuccino, or latte?

Gigi said...

I don't know but oatmeal raisin cookie dough is delicious but right out of the oven is best!

Gigi said...

And last but not least is one of my favorites I used to make for Christmas: Berliner Kranzer fresh out of the oven. That one cookie brings back great memories. I don't know why I haven't made them in so long, but they are divine and so cute to look at, plus great for gifts.

In fact, I never said Berliner Kranzer, I always called them "berklinizer". ;O)

And now that I think of it, I will just include the recipe, although there are so many variations of the recipe. Mainly they are little wreath cookies with bits of dried fruit to make the leaves and center of the bow.

Therefore FRESHLY BAKED cookies win out, six out of ten times.

Berliner Kranzer

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)

* 1 cup white sugar
* 3/4 cup butter
* 3/4 cup shortening
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons orange zest (I use 4 tsp.)
* 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
* 1 egg white (I use 2)
* 2 teaspoons white sugar
* 3/4 cup candied citron peel
* 24 red candied cherries

DIRECTIONS

1. Cream together 1 cup sugar with butter or margarine, and shortening. Beat in 2 eggs and add orange peel.
2. Sift flour and gradually blend into sugar mixture. Dough should hold together and not be crumbly.
3. Take a walnut sized piece of dough, and roll in palms of hand to create a 4 to 6 inch rope. Bring ends together to form a circle, and fold ends over each other. Brush with a mixture made from beaten egg white and 2 teaspoons sugar; this makes a glossy finish. Add green citron slices for "leaves" and 1/2 red citron cherry for" berry" - use to decorate at the knot.
4. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) on ungreased cookie sheets for 10 to 12 minutes. Bake only until cookies are light brown on bottom - just barely baked.

P.s. That is ten bucks for MC's cause..JDRF.

Gigi said...

And thank you for the phone call to stop posting ;O) lol

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Anonymous said...

wow a website that you don't have to put your name on or log into..

anna

Anonymous said...

COOKIE DOUGH

ANNA

Sandra said...

Nora only napped for 5 minutes in the car coming back from Walmart.. she was a wreck the rest of the day - today she is napping only because I made her - laid down with her and bounced the bed slightly before she drifted off. She hasn't napped all week and up at 5:15am and only getting to sleep around 7pm.. we're all exhausted! :o) But on a good note, the new catalogs are in - I'll be getting your hostess packet together this week! :o) Lots of fun new goodies - a cute fairytale diecut set for kids.. so cute!