It’s been a long time since I posted a recipe; or really, anything, to be totally honest.
My aunt recently sent me a couple of my grandmother’s recipes, including the one for her gingersnaps. It’ one of those things that brings back strong memories of childhood and holidays, and I wanted to share it.
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I broke my foot the day after my last post. I should probably write about that story, I’ve certainly told it enough times. It’s on the mend, and it’s gong slower than my doctor would like. I’m now (finally) in a walking cast and using a single crutch, but I want to see about switching to a cane.
The boys are doing well. Trouble is sleeping through the night and eating solid foods. Big Trouble loves being an older brother, and has been amazingly helpful during the last few weeks while I’ve been semi-out-of commission due to the broken foot.
I picked up “Spore” for the PC and “The Force Unleashed” for the Wii recently. I haven’t much of either, but I am (mostly) enjoying them. I just got to the Act I / Act II transition in TFU. I must say that is an interesting plot development/twist the writers snuck in there. (Not going to spoil it for anyone that stumbles across this post.)
My foot hurts – I think I need to go take some advil and a calcium supplement.
Gregory Michael Belknap
Born May 1st, 2008 at 22:21 PDT
Weight: 8lb 14oz
Mother, baby, big brother, and father are all doing well.
“It’s a boy or a girl, we don’t know yet.”
(actually, we do know – this was said before we found out)
When giving good night hugs:
“Good night baby in Mommy’s tummy, I love you. I’ll see you in May.”
“When the baby is ready, Mommy will go to the doctor, and the baby will POP OUT of Mommy’s tummy!”
It’s that time of year again: “The Holidays”
In the spirit of giving and sharing, I would like to share my recipe for cranberry sauce. This sauce is easy to make, and is WAY better than that canned “Jellied Cranberry” stuff you see in stores.
It’s based on my grandmother’s recipe, but I’ve made a couple of minor adjustments in the last couple of years. Most cranberry sauce recipes you’ll find use water and sugar to sweeten the berries. My grandmother used apple juice in place of the water and sugar. What you end up with has a much more complex flavor, and is healthier, too.
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The Squiddo is like any other toddler. Talkative, opinionated, and sometimes, too darn smart for his own good. The quotes below have all been heard coming from our little guy in recent weeks. It’s a good thing he’s so cute, or some of these would be infuriating.
Ok, guys. Just relax!
Daddy, can you carry me just like a baby?
My ‘jammas are all crazy!
I think… (long pause as he chews) I don’t like it.
I’m Buzz Lightyear! And you’re Batman. and Mommy is Spiderman
Daddy’s kind of grumpy.
Yeah, it *IS* a good idea
I WIN THIS TIME! Nice try Daddy, maybe next time.
How about a Family Hug?!
I’m a cooking guy! Just like Daddy!
But, by far, our recent favorites are:
I’m going to be a big brother!
There’s a baby in Mommy’s tummy!
When I grow up I’m going to be tall like Mommy, and Daddy, and “Buppa” and “Gramma” and Auntie Polly
-Squiddo age 3
(This is really funny if you’ve met my family.) 🙂
Four years. Has it really been that long? Seems like longer. Seems like it was just yesterday.
Jenny and Justin went to the Santa Rosa mall to meet Blue this afternoon. As you can see, he had a blast. I didn’t go with them because I had rehearsal. “Rehearsal for what?” you ask. I’ll write more about that soon.
“Good night kiddo, I hope you had a good Halloween.”
“Yeah, I like it Hal-wee”