Monday, September 29, 2008

Mommy Tag

What time do your kids wake up? Munchkin-6:45; Monkey-7:00

On a good night, what time do your kids go to sleep? Munchkin-8:30; Monkey-Between 7:30 & 8:00, but occasionally has a 10:00 feeding, but that’s ok with me.

How long have you been a mom? Almost 4 years

How old were you when you became a mom? 22

What is your favorite kid show? Signing Time

Least favorite kid TV show? Most Saturday Morning stuff. It’s all very “Teeny Bopper” stuff.

Favorite meal to cook? German Pancakes or Shepherd’s Pie

What is the meal cooked most often? Rice with some sort of sauce

What is the kids favorite meal? Spaghetti

What are your favorite things that Husband does with the kids? I love when he tickles them so much that just their laughter can make you laugh!

What are 5 things that make you smile while being a mom?
When I can hear her playing house or school all by herself.
When Monkey looks at me and smiles.
When Munchkin wants to snuggle “for two minutes” every night before she goes to sleep.
When Munchkin says the prayer all by herself and is so excited when she does!
When I sit on the rocker chair and I have both children on my lap hugging each other.

Where do you want to take your kids someday? Disneyland! Of, course!

When was the last time you and your husband went out without the kids? In August, our Stake hosted a multi-stake dance, and since Hikari is in the Stake YM, we chaperoned for it. Does that count? Before then, I think when we went to dinner and a movie for our Anniversary in June.

One thing you said you'd never do as a mom? I would never “give in” to their whining. This one is actually a lot harder than I ever thought. I have always felt so guilty for working and being away as much as I do, that it’s hard to draw the line. But I’m doing a lot better since I’ve been home more.

Favorite past time with your kids? Going to the library, and making Projects at home

Advice for a new mom: Sit back and watch. Enjoy each moment, because if you worry about the future, you miss it. It goes by way to fast.

When was the last time your kids said "I love you"? This morning before I left.

I really needed this post today. It was one of those weekends where patience was running very thin, and I almost forgot how much I love my children, and how much I love being a mom! Thanks for the reminder, Chrissy!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Donut Recipe

I had a few requests, so here it is. (Next time I post a yummy picture of food, I'll be sure to post the recipe, too!) I think this makes 48 donuts, and I only did a half a batch, so I think it's pretty accurate, because we had about 2 dozen.

2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
1/4 cup water (105-115)
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup shortening
5 cups all-purpose flour
canola oil

Creamy Glaze
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4-6 tablespoons hot water

Chocolate frosting
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4-6 tablespoons hot water
4 ounces milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl.
Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.
(Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°.
Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.
Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate frosting on top.
Dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired.

Creamy Glaze: Heat butter until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

Chocolate Frosting: Heat butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Isn't it great when a mess like this...
Gives us such yummy goodness as these...

Gotta love Sunday afternoons with a three year old a hungry mom!!!