Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Attempt #1 pizza crust rolls

I'm not going to post the recipe as I haven't finalized it, but I made rolls using a Pilsbury pizza crust tonight. I baked them a little too long, but they were actually not bad.

Basically, I rolled out and flattened a canned pizza crust. Brushed it with butter and garlic. Sprinkled it with Parmesan and Italian seasonings. Rolled it back up and cut it into 12 pieces. Then I put them in a muffin tin I had sprayed with oil to bake.

I baked them about 2 minutes too long at 350. I didn't keep track of the time well because I was making something else at the same time.

They weren't bad. I think I might try them with some fancier stuff in them next time... or use a different kind of dough.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

18-months of being trapped!

I know I haven't had the blog that long, but today Milk Dud turns 18-months. He came into the world not in quite the way I intended, but was large, healthy and hungry from day 1. I am still nursing him. Although I'm getting a little tired of being pawed at constantly, I haven't put a real weaning date on him, yet.

What is your favorite way of dealing with people who are shocked that you are still breastfeeding after 12-months?

Me and Milk Dud shortly after his birth

Me and Milk Dud this morning, before he fell off a slide pretending he was 3 ;)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pins to projects -- Cookies!

So, we had an awesome MNI last night for It was a recipe throwdown and I was trying to think of something fun to bring.

I pinned this recipe from my cousin's wife's cooking blog

They are chocolate peanut butter crumble bars.

Here is a picture of mine... Not as pretty as hers, but still pretty tasty.

I cut them smaller than she did and should have let them rest longer, but I didn't have time. Oh well...

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pins to projects -- FAIL!

So, one of my friends pinned these awesome looking "Dried in the Oven Strawberries." My kids love strawberries, so I figured I'd try it.

Here is a link to the article:

Mine didn't turn out ANYTHING like that.

Those pitiful looking ones are mine.

Here are the blogger's

Can you say "Big Fat Failure?"

Oh well... I get to audition for Jeopardy in April, so I'm still happy :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm crazy

For those of you who are my friends on Facebook or are on BaltimoreMommies, this is just me being redundant and crazy again...

I've been running for a few months now. I started with the Couch to 5K program and have moved onto the Bridge to 10K. I can easily run 40 minutes without stopping after 10 weeks or so. I'm going to do a 5K in April. I don't think it will be a problem.

My husband's cousin is a crazy triathlete. She does stuff all the time. She talked me into doing this 200-mile 12-person relay thing in the Fall called Ragnar. I told her I would. I think I'm nuts. Hold me accountable!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A "Pinned" Project -- Taco Cupcakes

My friend Amber has a neat blog found here Every Sunday, she blogs about the things she has "Pinned" and then completed. She invites her friends and subscribers to share their own "Pins to Projects", so here is my first one.

I'm always looking for new and interesting recipes. Not necessarily healthy ones, but interesting ones that I think my kids will eat. I found this recipe for "Taco Cupcakes" and decided to try it this week:

Here is the picture from her blog

I made mine without the cheese dip and I used undrained seasoned black beans in mine. I also made 12 rather than 8, a good thing since my husband ate 5 of them. They didn't get as crispy as I thought they would, but that can be remedied by pre-baking the bottom level wonton wrapper for a minute or two first.

Here are mine out of the oven

Here is the finished one I gave my 3 year old

And here is said 3-year old with a mouthful of green beans (seriously, like 20)

Hopefully, I will complete another project I pinned this week... or at least complete one that doesn't involve my ab workout or stretches.