Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Answers to Owl Post Balloon Matching

A. Mica                        1. blue-eyed owl
B. Daisy                       2. horizontal outline eyes owl with dash feathers
C. Hedgehog                3. vertical outline eyes owl with v-birds feather/hair line & eyebrows
D. Rhubarb lady           4. triangle-like or greater/less than eyes owl, also with dash feathers and                                                     squiggly hair

1 is B. Daisy
2 is D. Rhubarb lady
3 is A. Mica
4 is C. Hedgehog

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Randomness #97: The Cursed Child, Midnight, Owl Post

 We each made an owl for our Hogwarts Owl Post.  Can you guess which one is which by matching?  I'll post the answer in a few days.
A. Mica                        1. blue-eyed owl
B. Daisy                       2. horizontal outline eyes owl with dash feathers
C. Hedgehog                3. vertical outline eyes owl with v-birds feather/hair line
D. Rhubarb lady           4. triangle or greater/less than eyes owl

We were all tired and ready to get our books as we waited in our designated line so we didn't even mind the photo bomber.  It was fun and some of us read and finished the book in the next day or two.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Randomness #92 : Casual combinations

One of Hedgehog's final projects for AP Statistics about the Association between Gender and Substance Abuse.

 Jack leaves little presents like compressed fur balls, loose clumps of fur,
and shed outer claw nails.  Measurement tape is turned to the centimeter side.

Happiness can be found in simple things like homemade buttermilk waffles.

Mica, Daisy, and Hedgehog did color eggs this year for Easter.  

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Brownie tarts with Cream Cheese filling

Mica made brownie tarts with cream cheese filling and fresh blueberries for a family home evening treat last night for her singles ward.  They watched the movie The Sandlot.  We got the tart pans from my Aunt Lorraine (Thank you!) and we've used them on a few occasions.  We used a regular brownie mix and it made about 28-30 brownie tarts.  We greased the tart pans with shortening and flour and they came out fairly easily.  Make the cake like brownies as directed on the package and bake for about 14-16 minutes or until edges are set.  Immediately make a small indentation in center of each brownie after removing from the oven (we used a small measuring cup to make the indentation) and let cool 15 minutes or so before removing them from the tart pan to cool completely.

The cream cheese filling recipe is as follows:  2 oz. white chocolate melted with 2 tbsp. milk in microwave, stirring until smooth.  Soften 8 oz. of cream cheese and beat with 1/4 cup powdered sugar.  Stir in chocolate mixture to cream cheese mixture and then gently fold in 1- 2 cups of thawed frozen whipped topping (like cool whip).  Spoon or pipe final mixture into cooled brownie tarts and top with fresh berries.  Keep refrigerated.  Thanks to Pampered Chef for the original recipe:

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Randomness #686: Backfire car/spider ad campaign depending on your point of view

They might think this is a clever advertising gimmick but it just repulses me.  I do not want to ride on that bus or shop at that dealership.  And it was sprinkling so there are water spots on the window through which I took the picture.  Black widows are actually a fairly decent spider to have around for insect control.  Very territorial.