Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Daisy Cupcakes!!!

Yes, this is a pan to make cupcakes in the shape of Daisys! I saw this at William's Sonoma and I couldn't resist. These will be the most perfectly suited, and fancy cupcakes for my little girl! I am planning on breaking these out for her one year birthday which is only 5 months away!!! Ahh, she is over half a year old already!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day

Micah is working on a feature film at the moment, so our time together is about 1.5 hours each evening until we both collapse in bed around 10:00pm. (I know, we are party animals!) So, knowing he wouldn't want a full dinner and that we would be too tired for much, and that we didn't have a babysitter, we had a small celebration of our big love, and no, not big love as in multiple wives. There is just me, and I am pretty sure he would say that I am plenty to handle. Micah had flowers delivered for Daisy and I on Saturday, and on Valentine's evening I tried surprising him with heart shaped brownies with raspberry whipping cream (so it would be pink), steamed artichoke and sparkling French limonade. I say "tried" because I didn't have it all ready when he walked in because it happened to coincide with bath, dinner and bed-time for Daisy, so it was still sitting on the counter when he came home. Oh well, it was the effort that night! After, Daisy was finally alseep, I served it candlelight picnic style to step-up the romance a bit. It was a small celebration, but still a wonderful evening and a good nod in a busy schedule to something so incredibly important - Love. I do love my husband very much.

Everytime I have tried (4 times) to include pictures on this post, it crashes, so since it is already so far after Valentine's Day, this is going up without the pics of our picnic or heart-shaped brownies.

To make the heart shaped brownies, I made them in a pan, then cut out a square portion and stamped the square with the cookie cutter. For the raspberry whipping cream, I added some of the Torani Raspberry Flavored syrup and a little sugar to whipping cream. It was really delicious and I don't usually like fruit and chocolate together (unless it is strawberries)! However, If you have never tried a steamed artichoke, I would highly recommend you make that, serve alongside some lemon butter for dipping- mmmm I think I want celebrate Valentine's all over again!

Monday, February 8, 2010

My First Pair of Heels

So, you already know Daisy has her first LBD (Little Black Dress), well, now she also has her first pair of high-heels. There is hardly anything fancier than plush heels for babies (well, maybe the rinestone studded pacifiers) who can't even walk yet. I couldn't resist. They were an early Valentine's Day present from her daddy. I think he will have to take her out on a date with them soon. (pic will follow of that for sure!)

Friday, February 5, 2010

6 Months Old!

Daisy is half a year already!!! She laughs, babbles, has two teeth, army crawls, splashes, sits up on her own, loves eating green peas and also refuses to nap. She is so much fun and sometimes so exhausting too. Our friend Brenda Horan took some great 6 month photos of her and they are so incredibly fancy so of course I have to share.

Cream of Roasted Tomato Soup

Tonight's dinner was a Cream of Roasted Tomato Soup and it was delicous! So, I thought I should share the recipe! (click here) It really does only serve two so if you are feeding more than 2 people, or even just one of my brother Jordan, and you want more, you will need to double this recipe. The first time I made this, I served it alongside smoked gouda grilled cheese sandwiches. I probably wouldn't do Gouda next time, but grilled cheese of any sort is delicious with this. This soup has alot of texture, and you can really taste all the layers from the wine, to the cream, to the tomatoes of course. Hope you like it!