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Posts from — March 2012

tradition in the making

Last year I made Declan a bunny for his first Easter basket. I followed this pattern from Martha, and by follow I mean I looked it over and said to myself oh, I don’t need to print that out, I can totally free hand it. And I don’t need to read all the steps, it can’t be that hard. It came out okay, except I couldn’t get the arms on right so one may or may not have quite a few stitch lines in it trying to keep it on…

Anyways, I am thinking a homemade bunny may be an Easter tradition (I say now, on Easter number two with one child. Ask me again on Easter number ten with three children. Yes Bryan, I said three.) Here are a few I have seen around and think could be doable.

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March 27, 2012   2 Comments

French Pancakes

Ever since I was little my family has made french pancakes. (It wasn’t until I was older did I learn that their real name is crepes! I still refer to them as french pancakes when I am making them though.) They are really easy to make, and although you can make them savory (mushrooms, chicken and cheese please) we always do them sweet. Growing up, my sisters and I would stay with my mom’s aunt and uncle in San Luis Obispo each summer for a week or so. We ALWAYS had french pancakes and the best part was that they had fun code names for all of the toppings. Syrup was oil, powdered sugar was snow, brown sugar was dirt, butter was soap… it made the whole thing so much more exciting! Here is the recipe I use, which yields about 8 or so pancakes? Usually when it is just me eating them I cut it by a third (which you will see is really easy with the quantities needed).

French Pancakes

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup of flour
dash of salt

Beat the eggs together. Add the milk, beat, then add the flour and salt. Mix together. Heat your large pan and butter the bottom. Pour some batter in, I usually use a 2/3 cup measuring cup for each but it really just depends on your pan.  The trick is to put the batter in the middle of the pan, then pick it up and slowly swirl it around until it covers the entire bottom of the pan. This is when you can add a little more batter if you need to get full coverage. Let it cook until the sides begin to brown slightly. Carefully use a rubber spatula to loosen all of the sides, then flip. Wait until there are brown spots on the bottom and then you are done!

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We roll ours, although you can fold it into a triangle as well. Other sweet topping combos are:

Lemon juice + sugar

Nutella + bananas

Nutella + strawberries

Enjoy!!

March 14, 2012   4 Comments

Weekend

This week flew by, which is how I like it! I am looking forward to full days with my guys!! Have a great weekend!

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March 9, 2012   3 Comments

Just like us

Declan is only wanting what Bryan and I have these days, which includes proper silverware. Of course I am a little worried that he will poke his eye out (kid!) but he is getting pretty good at stabbing food and getting it in his mouth.

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Happy Tuesday!

March 6, 2012   1 Comment

Happy Friday + Paris engagement

Happy Friday! We have zero weekend plans, which makes me want to do something fun and new. Maybe the zoo? Probably just the park, but I can dream big. Before you check out from the internet until Monday (you do check out, right?!), head over to my friend Matthew Morgan’s blog to see his latest engagement shoot, shot in Paris. Love love love. You can see more of his work that I have blogged about here.

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(nothing better than a sparkling Eiffel Tower)

March 1, 2012   2 Comments