Saturday, October 31, 2009
Hopefully, the fact that her name was spelled wrong on the notification documents doesn't mean it was spelled wrong on the other court documents. Otherwise, we might just have to give up and concede to calling her Christina.
No, not really!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
It takes a little time and a lot of aloe vera gel to make it look nice. Usually it is up in a large, heavy bun out of the way of dirty diapers and baby spit. During a season in life when I don't feel very good, having a short, fun cut makes me feel less frumpy when I have to get everyone out of the house and don't have the time or energy to fuss with my hair.
I decided to go big and get enough cut so could donate it. I tried to donate my hair when Tony was two but he got into the pony tail and pulled it all into a terrible mess. Here's the pony tail we cut off. I'm keeping it hidden from Amanda until I can get it mailed off.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
1 lb. cream cheese
1/2 pt. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. sugar
Cream the cream cheese. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Pour batter into a 9-inch greased pie plate. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool.
Combine topping ingredients and pour over pie to within 1/2 inch of edge of the plate. Allow topping to firm in refrigerator at least 4 hours (overnight is best).
I added cherry pie filling after they had chilled overnight. I sampled a piece of the crusty cake before going to bed and was a little disappointed because it wasn't quite the right texture. But by the time I got up with the baby again, it was perfect!
The crustless cake took less time to cook than the one with crust. Here it has been cooling and collapsed and the crusty one is right out of the oven and still puffed up.
Because my crust was so thick, I only put the sour cream topping on the crustless cake, but the flavor is much better with the topping. Vanilla yogurt would make a good topping, too.
The crustless cake is definitely quicker and easier to make but without the oats, I can't consider it a balanced meal. :)
I am still dealing with food aversions and the need to eat frequently so my silly rational is based on the fact that this was a food that I liked, was balanced with protein, fats and carbs, and only gave me a slight stomach ache. I'm going to enjoy it while I can because I plan to go dairy-free for nursing Christiana in February, but more on that later.