Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Just like a shadow I'll be beside you

I am so ready for the Holidays to begin, snow to start, and snowboarding to begin. This weekend we are going to Gardner Village which is festive so it's going to get me in Holiday fever even more.We are going with Clint's friends from North Carolina; Ryan and Carmen. It will be a lot of fun! Then we are going again on the 22nd for this neat thing they are doing from 6pm- midnight. You can win prizes, we will have dinner, and there is carriage rides; I think Matt & Marya are going to come and I might try and get my Mom and sisters to come too. On the 21st Twilight finally comes to theaters! We have tickets to the midnight showing, my little sister Becca is coming with us. I think I have watched the trailer to the Twilight movie like 10 times so it's about time! Last night one of my friends Sami came over and spent the day with Skyler and I, we made Broccoli & Ham Quiche. The Quiche was really good but a little wet. Does anyone have a good Quiche recipe?! Clint loves it and I want to have a great recipe for the winter. Speaking of great recipes has anyone tried the Potato, Corn and Ham Chowder? I am telling you it's to die for! Last night I also made Snickerdoodles. If you are a fan of Snickerdoodles, I found an amazing recipe too. I have really started to enjoy cooking lately. I try to have dinner ready every night by the time Clint gets home. Last night it ended up being to late so tonight for Family Home Evening we are going to give cookies a couple people in are ward. We are going to ding dong ditch them. It will be fun! We had a really big blessing happen this morning it never ceases to amaze me how the Lord is always there and constantly watching over you and blessing your life as long as your faithful. Why do people every do unfaithful things, I mean I know I'm not perfect so this question is to me too. But if you know that when your faithful Heavenly Father will bless you I wonder why anyone ever messes up. Skyler is growing everyday I LOVE BEING HIS MOM! I think that is the greatest blessing that anyone can receive. Clint leaves Thursday morning for Atlanta, keep him in your prayers for a safe travel and a good interview. I hate when he travels but he is going to have to travel is whole career so I guess I better start getting used to it. It has been raining for the past two days, I wish it would storm with it or just snow instead because it is a cold rain! The name of the Snickerdoodles cookies I didn't make up, I swear, thats really the name of them when I found the recipe. :-)

"This must be one of the best cookies I have ever eaten!' AKA Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar (I used light brown)

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Topping 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon
( I added a dash of ground nutmeg & cloves)

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars at high speed.
Add egg, vanilla, and beat until smooth. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix well. Preheat oven to 350° while you let dough rest 30-60 minutes in fridge. In a small bowl combine topping. Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball. Roll this dough in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and press onto greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies 10-12 minutes, NO MORE. Cookies may seem undercooked but will develop. Don't roll your dough into too big of a ball; they may not turn out in that much time if you do that.


Amber Kei said...

Oh, you don't owe us anything...I loved watching Skyler. At first I was tenative just having three kids, tw of them babies, but he is seriously such a good little guy and so sweet! Please ask us again if you ever need to. Glad you're doing well and enjoying life.

Amber Kei said...

Oh, no - we LOVED watching Skyler. He's such a sweet baby. So, anytime you need to call us, please do. Glad to hear you're feeling good!

Angie said...

Thanks for the Snickerdoodle recipe, Derek loves those kind of cookies!

We will keep Clint in our prayers, hopefully everything goes well.

Amber Kei said...

Hey - I don't know how soon you'll get this (maybe I'll try calling tomorrow). I just got your comment about your party...I sure hope it's fun! I will not be having any fun at the dentist...but it's at exactly the same time! Thanks for asking me.