Monday, November 23, 2009

Giving Thanks

Well, we are off to Denver tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving with Matt's family. So excited! It will be so nice to lay around and just relax. When we are at Matt's parents every detail is taken care of and it feels oh so good. We plan to do some serious shopping in Boulder, and other super fun stuff. I will be missing my family while the play in St. George. That would have been a real fun Thanksgiving weekend too, lots of sun and hiking. Sarah is spending the holiday with her roomy Jenni's family and I'm sure they will have a wild and silly time. Happy turkey day everyone!!! I spotted this gorgeous turkey at the zoo, had to snap a pic for the blog!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mr. Felix Bakes

Felix is a whiz in the kitchen I tell you! I started him very early helping me mix up delectable dishes in the kitchen, holding him over the bowl to let his tiny hands stir up the batter. He loves playing with the measuring spoons and cups the best though! Now that he has gotten a little older, he really enjoys helping. When he sees me get out the cutting board and bowls, he drags the little stool over so he can stand a little taller. It really is so cute. We mix, and whisk, and create. Here are a few pics....

We prefer baking with no pants.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Oh this little kitty makes me so happy. What a great image! Makes me wish Sage & Leo were little again. They were the cutest twin kittens. Leo is such a patient cat. He let's Felix crawl all over him, ride him, pick him up and even pull his tail sometimes. Never a hiss, never a scratch. One day he will probably just snap and go crazy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Little Ute

Look at this #1 fan! Felix seriously goes wild at the Utah Football games. He dances, he cheers, he screams, he jumps. Love it! He actually makes it through an entire game without getting restless. Of course his favorite thing is when the stadium plays a little Black Eyed Peas and he gets a grooving. Only a short few seconds of the song is played, so when it stops he looks sad and says "ohhh". Let's GO Utes!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sour Cream Thyme Rolls

I made these yummy rolls last night. Tasty and easy. I'm not the master bread maker, I swear I can never get my dough to rise very well. The plumped up nice and big. The recipe says it makes 12 rolls, but I think I had enough dough to make 17-18, but I crammed more dough then I should of into just the 12. They were overflowing, still tasted good but not super beautiful. Thanks Martha!

Makes 1 dozen
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus 2 tablespoons melted, plus more for muffin tin and plastic wrap
1/4 ounce active dry yeast
1 cup warm (105 degrees to 110 degrees) water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

Lightly butter a standard 12-cup muffin tin, and set aside. Stir together yeast, water, and sugar in a small bowl, and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir until yeast dissolves.
Whisk together flours and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter pieces until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in yeast mixture. Stir in sour cream and thyme until combined.
Spoon a heaping 1/3 cup dough into each cup of muffin tin. Cover with buttered plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake rolls 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and lightly brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake until golden brown, 16 to 18 minutes. Immediately invert and unmold rolls onto a wire rack. Serve warm.