Monday, April 28, 2014

Dance Recital

Laurel was in the Hansel and Gretal ballet as a grasshopper. By the time I got backstage, she'd lost the headband and bowtie, but pretty cute!  She wanted to quit dance after Christmas, but I told her she had to stick with it through the ballet recital. "I'd rather do piano." Guess we'll have to get that in the queue.

Do Not Laugh

We all know about my lack of cake decorating skills. But I thought DR would flip over a fire truck birthday cake. You get the's like an abstract creation. And it' the natural food dye (juice of purple carrots and beets) just didn't get any darker than a great blush. Oh well. He was pretty stoked. I think I'll try 7-minute frosting next time. 


The first person I've met who actually says this.

Sourdough Sandwich Bread

I picked up a new sourdough starter that is the bee's knees.  I wanted to try it in loaf pans, which of course wouldn't fit in a dutch oven, so it looks funny. But there are still some bubbles...Dangerous though to bake in loaf pans. Because one loaf is gone about half an hour out of the oven. 

I couldn't resist

Pretty Girls

How come they don't make little girl dresses like this anymore?  Smocking!  Swoon!