Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Visit (and it wasn't from Santa)

This morning the Institute Director came to observe my seminary class. At least this year I didn't break out in hives. Perhaps not having much advanced notice helped. The kids were great, as always, and the director should be feeling pretty confident in his job security. Hopefully there will be only 1 more visit, and that in the distant future:] Time for a nap.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Felted Soap

Yes, felted soap. It does sound weird, but here they are-and they are amazing. They are bars of soap that you wrap wool roving around and then rub, rub, rub, until the wool is nice and snug around the soap, forming a non-slippery, beautiful scrubby thing! They would be perfect for a family activity or achievement day/young women or even cub scouts-just imagine camo covered soap:] Let me know if you need directions. Now, what to do with them?!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dutch Babies!

No, not this kind of Dutch baby! I'm talking about those delicious, crispy, golden, eggy dutch babies that we make for General Conference morning. They are super easy and the results are impressive. They just might have to become a conference tradition at your home too! Here is the recipe:

5 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter (use the real thing)

Preheat oven to 425' .
With a whisk, mix together the eggs, flour , milk and salt in a bowl. While this rests, place the butter on a jelly roll pan or rimmed cookie sheet and toss it into the oven. When the butter has completely melted give the egg mixture another good whisk, take the pan out of the oven and tip it around so the batter covers every spot and then pour the batter into the pan. Pop it all back into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. It should be puffy and well browned. Cook longer if you think it needs a little extra time to reach this stage of perfection. Cut into pieces with a knife, or as I prefer- scissors, and top with your favorite things.
Some suggestions are:
powdered sugar and a squeeze of lemon, very traditional
whip cream and berries
chocolate, any type

(Hint: sometimes I spray my pan with Pam before the butter goes in, just for safety's sake)