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: https://www.pamperedchef.com/recipe/Desserts/American/Tuxedo+Brownie+Cups/22995


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.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Randomness #301 : "This Is Only a Drill"

Daisy and I volunteered to be patients for a disaster preparedness drill earlier this month at the Utah Air National Guard Base.  There was an article from the Deseret News and a picture!  We are picture number 10 on the slideshow.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865653514/This-is-only-a-drill-Guardsmen-train-for-a-major-emergency.html?pg=all

They were going to have more volunteers but that didn't work out so we got to do several scenario runs.  Daisy got to play a number of wounded individuals and she did a great job!  We split up after the first couple and on her third stint she was in the red line with a crowd of people around her based on her "injuries".  She said they took very good care of her and she felt like she was in capable hands. It was a fun learning experience in a safe setting and we'd be happy to volunteer again!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Randomness #478: Jack with suggestions on how to spend a Sunday afternoon


Take up a position of power on Sunday morning:  "What do you mean you want to play the piano?"


Avail yourself of the opportunity to move you mind with some of the available books just lying around: "Just a bit of lite afternoon reading..."


Now time for a siesta!   A soft fuzzy blanket and a plush robe on the upholstered chair should provide enough for maximum snuggle value.