Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sleep and Shortbread.

Sean is off work today, so he let me sleep in!  I got a whole extra hour of sleep.  It was wonderful.

Sean's boss just got back from 3 weeks of vacation, during which my poor, tired husband only got 3 days off.  So now?  He has a long weekend!  Yay!!  Of course, it will screw up the schedule with the little muffin, but hey.  I love having him home.

That said, I made shortbread cookies yesterday.  They are FABULOUS.  I always roll them thin, because we like them crisp.  They can be rolled to whatever thickness is desired.  This recipe lends itself really well to add ins, such as cranberries and orange zest....mmmm....but that might be the next batch.  On we go!

Shortbread Cookies 

3 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Icing Sugar
1 Brick (2 cups) Butter, Softened

Cream your butter and sugar together.  Add the flour one cup at a time until you have a dough that is stiff enough to be rolled out.  On  a lightly floured surface, roll to desired thickness.  Cut out as desired.  Place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.   

Easy as pie, er, cookies.  Yes...easy as cookies.  And if you want to halve the recipe, I find that makes more than enough for just our family.  As long as the husband doesn't eat it all the first day.  Also, sorry for the not-so-great picture of the shortbread.  I need a new camera badly.

Enjoy the cookies!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wow, I haven't been around AT ALL

A whole lot of craziness going on in here! Or at least there has been. We bought a house, Sean's car died on us, our Brianna Muffin turned one! We've dealt with some crazy, scary cancer issues (No cancer, though! YAY!) and I'm attempting to start a "business". As in, I'm selling baked goods.

It's called Happy Muffin, because that is what we call baby girl when she is happy. And a happy muffin is ALWAYS better than an angry muffin. Yes? Yes.

So, I'm going to try and start doing this more regularly. As in a couple of times a week, at least. I've often thought about it over the past few months, but life kept happening. (Dammit, Life! What are you trying to DO here?!)

That said, here is a gratuitous picture of Muffin, eating a cupcake at her birthday party.

You know what I call this picture?