Monday, May 26, 2008

Weekend Snapshots

This weekend we had 2 birthdays--

It was this little guys 2nd B-day
(my nieces son)
He seemed to like his cake


and candle

very much

We then had a pinata ---do you think it is big enough?

It was hard to break but they finally just ripped into it

Not so big now--I always think the empty pinata is sad esp when it is a human like character

We got him this outfit and some books


Another great aunt got him this fun shirt

We also celebrated this Sweet nieces B-day

She had this yummy cake from Swiss Pastry Shop

We all love it

She got two new couches for her B-day

I took my sisters pic do we like her w/ her glasses on

or off?

I also made two kinds of cookies Sunday Z wanted Snickerdoodles and B wanted White Chocolate /Walnut YUMMM!!!!


White Chocolate /Walnut
Ingredients:
2 sticks butter
1 C (slightly less) brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
3 c flour (1+1+4/5)
1 c white chocolate chip ( 1c + a little more)
1 c walnuts
"Healthy" cookies: used "Can't believe its not butter", 1/2 the amount of brown sugar stated in the recipe, organic eggs, organic unsweetened chocolate chips, organic walnuts, 2C wholemeal flour.

Directions:
Mix butter and brown sugar.
Add eggs salt baking soda
MIX/ Beat using electric mixer
Add vanilla flour chips walnuts
Spoon onto baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes or until brown.


Snickerdoodles
INGREDIENTS

* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 1/2 cups white sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons white sugar
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

11 comments:

Carver said...

Great family shots. Your niece has an adorable son and he looks so happy on his birthday and that pinata, wow. Looks like it would be very hard to break.

Pretty Life Online said...

looks so yummy... great shots! thanks for sharing your recipe... mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

OH BOY!! So much fun and sweets everywhere! yummy... what a wonderful weekend... I would be as big as a house if I ate so much but I would also be so happy as well! Wonderful pictures to look at, a beautiful boy on his second birthday!

ettey said...

the cake looks really yummy! i wish i could have a bite or two hehe!

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful party, Marcia! I am saddened by broken pinatas, too. I guess because so much joy and anticipation goes into creating one that the finality of the wreckage is sad.

But the party looks wonderful and so does all the goodness in these faces.

napaboaniya said...

That looks like some great birthday celebration of 2 birthdays :)
That pinata is HUGE!! Must be filled with lots of goodies :)

SabineM said...

Like your sister WITH glasses
What great celebrations! Yummy food!

HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

lovely family pictures. I like your sister with her glasses on.

Playful Professional said...

Happy birthday to everyone. We're going to dinner Thurs to celebrate Richie's but nothing else too exciting.

tanabata said...

Those are all great shots, but especially the little guy enjoying his cake! :)

christine said...

the cake and cookies look yummy! belated birthdays to the little boy. :)