February Chatty Thread

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February Chatty Thread
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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 5:42pm

Let's find out if the iVillage servers will let us have a new thread...

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 5:42pm

Woo hoo! Now on with the chatting!

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 5:45pm
Preschool has gone to an earlier start time but none of us were on time today, hee hee. I didn't want to give up storytime with Tim's class, so we left after that and arrived about 10 mins late. Another mum was just arriving at the time, having walked with her girl. Then after a bit there were more mums who didn't realise we were starting early. Oh well, we'll all get used to it in a week or two. ;)

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 5:46pm
After preschool, Ben and I did our produce shopping (and a little more meat too). I had parked at the grocery store because I was out of parking metre money, and thankfully no one took offense at my car staying there two hours before I shopped.

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 5:49pm
I put canned pasta sauce in the crockpot before we left for (Tim's) school this morning, so after lunch I added the beef, onions and garlic. Then I made banana bread and did my kitchen clean-up. I've decided I love baking days, makes me feel good to bake up yummy stuff.

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 5:51pm
Now that we've had snacktime, I'm just waiting for Tim to be done with the bathroom so I can get him to help with "oaty cereal bars." They're no-bake, like Rice Krispies Squares, so they should be easy-to-make snack treats (but not for school lunches because of the nut-free school policy).

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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 8:27pm

Woohoo, I'm glad you were able to post a new thread Becca!  I tried several times this morning.


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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 8:29pm
I am trying something new. I have not been getting good sleep lately, so I am going to try doing my online stuff at night with the ipad. If I do that, I should be able to get an extra 30 minutes of sleep in the morning. I hope it works out. I really could use the extra sleep.


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Tue, 02-05-2013 - 9:29pm

I moved this over from January just because.  :)

I got my Black Belt letter officially notifying me of my qualifying for the test.  I have to write a 2 page essay, do 5 hours of community service, and show up at 8am April 20 for the physical portion of the test. The actual Black Belt test is on April 28 at 2:30pm.

I made some muffins today.  They are called Butter Tart Muffins.  I can't make them again.  I'm lucky the boys know I made them because I could sit down and eat all 12 by myself.  They are toooooo good. not quite as sweet as actual butter tarts but that just makes it easier to eat them.

I think I better stick with Banana Chocolate chip muffins, much less tempting.  :)

 
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Wed, 02-06-2013 - 12:03am

Cindy - I hope the online time at night is helpful in getting you more sleep.

Leona - Woo hoo to the notification of the test! And I would love that recipe, even as dangerous as it sounds. ;)

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Wed, 02-06-2013 - 12:38am

Here you go:

Butter Tart Muffins


Ingredients:

½ cups raisins
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla, rum or butterscotch extract (Psst…butterscotch is best)
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)
½ cup corn syrup or maple syrup or honey to brush over tops

Place raisins, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and extract in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, stirring almost constantly, until mixture is hot, slightly thickened and just beginning to bubble, from 4 to 5 minutes.

Cool slightly, uncovered, in the freezer while continuing with recipe.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, coat with cooking spray or use paper liners.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl until well mixed. Make a well in center of flour mixture and pour in warm raisin mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in the nuts until evenly mixed. Do not over mix.
Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake in center of oven until golden and a cake tester inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, from 15 to 17 minutes.
Remove from oven and immediately brush tops with corn syrup or maple syrup. Cool muffins in cups for 10 minutes.
Remove muffins to a rack.
Yields 12 muffins.


 
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