Monday, April 27, 2009
It has been months since my last blog and let me tell you what has happened...December our debit cards was copied and used...they got nearly $400.00 before I caught it, then it took the bank 2 weeks to refund it...January 7Th...2 days after husband left ( he is in the navy) I am sitting downstairs in the rec room ~all 3 kids are in bed...pour a glass of wine, 9pm comes and finally after weeks a new episode of the new 90210 is on...weeee I am so excited, the show starts and after 10 minutes the first commercial break. 10 MINUTES of sitting I put my foot down and step into 2 INCHES of water! It took 10 minutes for my entire lower level of the house to flood...so of course I grab towels, try while sobbing to stop the moving/flowing water in my house...where was it coming from? Outside with all the snow we had then the rain it all melted into MY house...I wake up Ben and had him try to help clean up the water but we realize it is no good, so in my panic I decide to pick up my BRAND NEW bedroom furniture...so here we are a 12 year old boy barely weighing in at 95 pounds and me hysterical picking up solid wood GIANT furniture and placing the legs onto picnic plates. When I ran out of plates I wrapped the legs in tinfoil...
the next room to save was the rec room, luckily nothing in there was worth much we picked up toys, and lifted one couch to the other. The other rooms were the laundry and the second bathroom. So midnight comes and I let poor Ben go back to bed...I start calling plumbers, I had about 5 hang ups on me then finally I got someone to come out and help in the early morning. I guess I wasn't the only house being flooded that night. Insurance man came that morning to and clean up began...it was finally done 2 weeks ago! January 7Th until the beginning of APRIL!!! I have a few restoration companies I will not recommend I will tell you that! So in between this house mess, our VISA got stolen, Ben was being bullied in school and I had to change his classroom, and help him out a bit, I had a rock hit the car windshield and put a hole through it, and my cat died! CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!
Poor Chase was nearly 15 years old and a great great cat. It all happened so fast, in about 2 weeks he lost 10 pounds and got really sleepy all the time. On his last day he was sick all morning so I emergency visited the vet, he spent the morning there and they called to say his kidneys were shutting down...my husband and I talked about it and decided to leave him with his dignity and let him pass in peace. It was very hard for me to tell someone to do that, but I knew he would be better off. I was with him while the vet treated him and I brought him home. We placed him in out yard under a sunny spot and plated a Rhododendron bush above him...I will sorely truly miss my Chase.
I really wish the next half of the year is better on me than this half was...I am hopeful, my business has been going well and I have a HUGE baby fair I bought a table at in September. I have some new ideas I am working on, and themes... I started an Eco friendly line that I will be listing soon...organic fabrics and bamboo headbands and elastics.
I will blog more once my head has stopped spinning this is the first week that nothing HORRIFIC has happened to me, but it is only Monday...gulp...
Monday, January 5, 2009
TIRAMISU...desert of the Gods...I love it, I make it, I want more...
MAKE YOUR OWN YOU CAN'T HAVE MINE!!! grrrr...(wraps arms around bowl)
It looks complicated, but totally NOT!
250g mascarpone cheese
250g cream cheese (room temp)
125ml (1/2 cup)whipping cream (unwhipped)
500g lady fingers (usually is about 2 packages)
2 cups of coffee (strong!!!)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup sugar (yes a second one)
3 tablespoons of brandy
cocoa for sprinkling
-make coffee and add first 1/3 of sugar and brandy to it, stir and put to the side in a flat bowl to dip the lady fingers in.
-in a small bowl beat egg WHITES until they start to foam and slowly add in the second sugar...mix until egg whites make peaks.
-beat egg yolks in a large mixing bowl, add room temp cream cheese and mascarpone cheese...when all are mixed smooth add the whipping cream, beat well...slowly add in the egg white mixture, blend well but slowly.
-now you will built the tiramisu...I use a large flat bottomed bowl (it looks bigger and prettier)
take the lady fingers and dip then in the coffee and make a single layer on the bottom of your bowl, sprinkle liberally with the cocoa, pour about 1/3 of the cheese batter on top, spread evenly, make a second layer of coffee dipped cookies, cocoa and cheese batter, a third layer of cookies, cocoa and cheese batter and finish with another LIBERAL sprinkle of cocoa
cover bowl and refrigerate for 5-6 hours...I make it first thing in the morning so it gets to set longer, the longer it sits the better it tastes!
My 3 kids love it so don't worry about the brandy there is so little in it no one will know...
***tweak this recipe to your own taste...have fun! I highly recommend having coffee with this.
I made an ETSY treasury about it...
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All her items are unique, well made and way to much fun! She also has an awesome, informative, funny blog! click her name to see all mentioned!
Not to much happening for me..I listed a boat load of new items, go check it out..buy a couple, tell your friends...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!