Archive for the ‘Best Mom Award’ Category

Seeds Planted April 4th

In Best Mom Award on April 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Seeds Planted April 4th

These seeds were planted April 4th.  Just want to record it here for later.  The radish are poking through.  I’ll take some pics later.

Low Bush Type Cherry Tomato Plant

And this is a little plant I bought for $2.99.  I will let you know if I get my money back once it starts producing little tomatoes.


Woven Bacon Cup

In Best Mom Award on April 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm

My older son had been asking me to buy extra bacon for awhile now so he could make a bacon cup like he saw on YouTube.  Finally, he just spent his own money and bought it himself.  I taught him how to weave and then he was on his own.  I stood by in case the oven exploded with fire.

Bacon Weave

Yep, you can weave just about anything if it is the right shape.  Use a Pyrex measuring cup to reduce inner oven surprise bangs and fires.

Bacon Prep

Add a few layers to make it water tight.  If you are over 21, you can add beer to it then.  If not, sweet tea is the alternative.

Ta Da... Bacon Cup

Yes, he ate it.  All of it.

Rubber Ducky Cupcake Wow!

In Best Mom Award on March 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Son #2 made me buy a cupcake cookbook at the school book fair.  I needed another cookbook like a hole in the head.  But he is so cute and this book is so cute and the both of them combined was too much for this mom to endure and I broke down and bought it.


This is from What’s New, Cupcake? The duck is on the cover so son #2 and I tried that first.  Carpool girl is on her bike over here to eat one.  Son #1 gobbled one down, braces not withstanding.  Smashing hit.  Very fun and works just like the book says.  Here’s the whole duck family:

Duck Family

I can’t wait to make the Easter Egg cupcakes next…or maybe the cherry pie ones.  Superyum.

What’s your favorite cupcake flavor or bakery?

Russian Pancakes – 3,2,1

In Best Mom Award on March 8, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I thought everyone grew up with these but then realized no one I know did.  We called them polychinkies which is a form of blinchiki.  Serve tonight for Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day).  The kids will love them!!!  And you will get a “Best Mom Award” which you can turn in for a best dad award or best caregiver award etc.  Enjoy.

Grandma's Russian Crepe

What’s in it?

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk

Mix and make like thick French crepes.  Roll up with cottage cheese and apple butter and pour real maple syrup on top.

Have you ever heard of these thick versions of the French crepe?

Super Bowl Day

In Best Mom Award on February 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Super Bowl of Junk Food

Healthy leftovers for lunch. Not worth a picture. Junk food for boys’ dinner.

Working on Best Mom Award Badge

In Best Mom Award on February 5, 2011 at 10:09 am

Candy Melt Cars on Pretzel Sticks

I skipped lunch to make these candy melt cars on sticks for wee son #2. I’m really not going to eat any. Not interested. He’s going to have them when his sleepover buddy comes round. Got the supplies at Michael’s Crafts. We were in the arts and crafts store so he could buy himself a hotter glue gun. He’s an inventor. Recently he stumbled upon a YouTube video of University of Sheffield students testing their contraptions and he made a better one. Thinking about sending it over there for the professor to judge it.