Saturday, March 5, 2011
Sometimes Jamon comes home from work and says to me "hey here's a recipe for a cake we had at a work lunch and it was really good, or my coworker said we should try out this recipe, or you are such a hot and sexy babe." Okay, so he doesn't actually say that last one but I know he is thinking it.
Here is a FATastic recipe he brought home a few years ago and we have been making it since then. It is super fast and easy and very good.
2 sticks of butter (yes that's what I said 2)
2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
3 heaping tablespoons of cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
Melt butter in an iron skillet. Mix dry stuff, pour in eggs and butter and vanilla, mix with a fork until all lumps are gone. Pour all in an iron skillet. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. When outside edges are brownie like cake is done and center will be runny like fudge.
You can see what mine looks like when I take it out. The first time I made it I thought it might be raw in the middle. But actually it is very good. It reminds me a little of chocolate pie filling.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Here is something easy and fun for the kids. *WARNING* This play dough is extremely tasty.
Perfect if you have different age groups in your home (or not). A lot of time when Meredith is learning Benjamon misbehaves for attention or wants to do something else. I have to come up with things to keep my two year old interested while the four year old is learning.
Both kids enjoyed mixing the dough. We used a stand mixer (I over mixed so mine was a little oily) but you could let the kids help and mix it by hand. Once the dough was done we used mini cookie cutters to cut shapes and worked on learning shapes.
Ben still needs to work on circle, square, triangle (you know the basics). Meredith has those down so I bust out a rhombus to shake things up and keep her on her toes. We found this tasty dough to be a great hands on helper for learning simple math, shapes and counting. Oh, and did I mention it is so tasty? Try this for some good fun with your sweet babies.
1 C creamy peanut butter
2 C powdered sugar
1/2 C honey
Just mix it up until it looks like dough. It isn't sticky like you may think. It was a great solid dough.