Sunday, January 1, 2012


Not to worry, we aren't adoptiing a baby from Holland as my post title might indicate.  While I don't do resolutions, I do embrace traditions.  I find them much easier to keep.  Christmas flew by as I know it did for everyone.  Jaimey got a Kindle Touch from "Grandma Idaho."  When Jaimey opened said gift, she asked to be excused to the bathroom.  She shut the door and proceeded to scream in excitement.  I think Grandma Idaho totally scored on the gift,  Uh, ya think? 

So Will found out Jaimey's password into her Kindle.  You know how he found out?  It was pretty sneaky.  He asked her and she told him.  Anyway, when she was out of the room he logged on and I don't how he did this, he ordered a book to download from Amazon! It was Star Wars.  I'm so thankful it was a free download but it scared me what my son is capable of doing.

With some Christmas monies we finally got the long awaited TV.  Currently there is no brain activity registering in this family.  Worst move we ever made, other than moving to Washington.  We are doomed especially given the fact the TV came with all these on demand movie capabilities. Total death trap! In addition Ray thought it would be fun to order a month of cable, you know with the Rose Bowl and all.  Now, if you know Ray and myself you KNOW that cable ain't goin away after 1 month.  Heck at 1 month we will be just getting the hang of navigating the channels.
On the positive?  Our friends thanked us for moving out of our 80's style television monstrosity we had.  Apparently we have caught up a bit with the present.

Well to explain the whole thing about the dutch baby...I made one this morning as I usually do something along those lines for New Years morning.  It turned out pretty good so thought I would share.  On the other hand, if you aren't into making something for New Years morning, just eat the leftover pizza from the night previous.

This recipe is from the cookbook entitled, "Yummy."  It is a quick thing to make.  I made a few adjustments. So here ya go...  Again, my photography is horrible.

1/2 stick unsalted butter
2 large crisp apples, such as Granny Smith (I used some Braeburns I had though), peeled and sliced thin
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 eggs
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
pinch of salt
powdered sugar and light cream.

Preheat oven to 450.  Melt butter in large, heavy-bottomed, ovenproof skillet over medium heat.  When it is foaming, add the apples, brown sugar, and spices.  Cook, stirring occasionally, 5min until the sugar dissolves and apples have softened slightly.

Meanwhile, put the eggs, flour, milk and salt in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour batter into the pan and immediately transfer it to the oven.  Bake 10 min, then lower the oven temp to 400 and bake another 10 min until puffed up and golden.

Remove from the oven and dust with powdered sugar.  Cut and serve the pancake from the pan and drizzle with the cream, if desired.

Alternatively like I said, forget it all and eat the cold pizza.  That could be a lovely tradition as well!

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