Monday, March 31, 2008

Opening Day

I guess yesterday was MLB officially opening day. But today was the Tiger's first day. Things didn't turn out the best for them. They ended up losing in 11 innings. Deke and I caught the end of the game. We watched most of the Cubs game as well. Yet another disappointing game the Cubs lost in extra innings too. I guess we got free baseball but both teams lost their first game. I'm sure things will turn around. Atleast we will have something to watch on TV now. That is one thing we will miss when we do leave Michigan. We will miss watching the Tigers. I think I have become a fan for life. Hopefully this year will be the Tiger or Cubs year. Deke is already starting his countdown when we will be at Wrigley watching the cubs in a few weeks. We both are looking forward to a break from Michigan! Chicago is always a good time. Atleast we enjoyed ourselves last time we were there.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Not your Normal Easter Feast

So instead of ham for dinner with the yummy stuff I decided to make Navajo Tacos with homemade scones. You all should be impressed that I didn't use Rhodes Rolls because that is the extent of my scone making capabilities. Our friends had us over as few weeks ago for the same yummy dinner and she gave me her recipe for homemade scones and said it was pretty easy. So I gave it a shot. They turned out way good and the recipe made a ton so we froze some of the dough as well ready to be fried up for some other time.

I would have to say that the best part is the honey butter that I made to go along with the dessert (scones again). Derrick was even impressed that we thought we would document this huge event of mine (I'm always scared to try new recipes when yeast is involved). The recipe was really easy so give it a try (Jen I know you will, I must say they are better than chuck-a-rama scones!) Let me know what you think if you try the recipe. It is for sure a keeper, I only had to wait 5 mins for the yeast to dissolve and you don't even have to wait for the dough to rise. What a great recipe!

2 T. dry yeast
2 c. warm water
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. melted butter
1 1/2 t. salt
2/3 c. powdered milk
1 egg
5-6 c. flour

Heat oil to 375 degrees. Mix yeast, water, sugar, and butter in a large bowl and let sit for five minutes. Use mixer to incorporate salt, milk, egg, and two cups of flour; beat until smooth. Use a wooden spoon to mix in enough flour to make sticky yet manageable dough. Roll out in batches on a well-floured surface and slice into rectangles. Fry for approx. two minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kindof Fun

Found this on one of Deke's friends blog and had to try it out. I haven't taken one of these since high school probably. I'm sure my Mom and a few of my sisters can probably get a better score. Try it out only takes 60 seconds. I will admit this was the 2nd time taking the test because I was a little confused when I first started and if I had to hit enter or just the spacebar so my first test wasn't as good but it was still a decent score.

80 words

Speed test

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


My husband is the best. Last night I went to the gym and when I came out the car wouldn't start. I thought it was just a dead battery, why I don't know because I didn't leave the lights on and Deke just replaced the battery but that was my only guess. So this guy tried to jump the little civic and it wouldn't do anything. Deke was in class until 10 so I called my friend Caroline to see if she could come pick me up and give me a ride home. Her and her husband showed up and he tried to jump the car again and still nothing so they brought me home. When Deke got home from class we headed back to the gym to see if he could figure it out. Again we tried to jump the thing and nothing happened. Deke brought me back home so I could go to bed (it was after 10 so it was getting late for me). He said he would try a few more things and have our friend drive it home if he got it to work.

This morning i woke up and to my suprise the civic was parked in front of our house. My husband is so handy! He told me he replaced a cable and that made it work. It seems like that little civic has been giving us some trouble the last few months. But it seems like my dog solved the mystery now! i'm so lucky he is handy! He seems to be able to fix almost anything. Love my HandyMan!