Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Project 365: Day 1 "Cat + Plastic Bag"

I've always thought about taking a photo a day for our blog. Now that I have an awesome camera there's no reason I shouldn't be doing this. Apparently a lot of people are on the band-wagon already: I am also in the process of setting up a Wix site for my photos, we'll see how long that takes!
I'm excited... are you?

Isn't he charming?

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Quote

How do geese know
when to fly to the sun?
Who tells them the seasons?
How do we, humans, know
when it is time to move on?
As with the migrant birds,
so surely with us, there is a
voice within, if only we
would listen to it, that tells
us so certainly when to go
forth into the unknown.

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Monday, September 13, 2010

Where and How the Cats Sleep

"Oh, these were the clean shirts... my bad."

"Trust me, it's like sleeping on a cloud."

"If I could just reach it..."

"Super Cat"

"I think I overdosed on the cat-nip."

"I love my brother."

"Under no circumstances were you to wake me up."

"Well, this is embarrassing."

"What do you mean the basket's too small?"

"You better not be using a flash."

"This bowl is here for me to sleep in right?"

"Oh, it's for decoration? I don't care."

"I was told this wouldn't be on the blog."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Baked Apple Donuts

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups finely chopped, unpeeled apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Grease two 12 count muffin tins.
Mix together flour, salt, and baking soda.
Beat shortening with mixer for 30 seconds.
Gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar about 1/4 cup at a time, beating until well-combined.
Beat for 2 minutes.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Alternate adding buttermilk and flour mixture to shortening mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined.
Fold in apples.
Spoon batter into greased muffin tins, filling 2/3 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes until dark golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.
In small bowl combine the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.
Remove muffins from muffin cups carefully (while still warm) and roll in sugar mixture.