Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chicken and Cookies Challenge - Week 8

Mr. Wonderful supplied the chicken this week... Chicken quesadillas from Qudoba... he just loves that place so much... then there was chicken nuggets on Saturday and chicken curry on Sunday.

We didn't do much cooking this week as we were celebrating our monthly anniversary and V-day...

The cookies were my V-day present to my Mr. Wonderful... Dunkin Donut's chocolate munchkins (a favorite of his).


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

To security or not to secuirty?

We received a call today on our spare line from a security company looking to expand their adverting into our area. They offered us free service in exchange for putting a sign in our yard.

But if we're the only house in the area with a security company sign in the front yard... wouldn't it make thieves think that there is something to steal here?

Hey look at us we have enough money to afford to pay someone to secure our stuff we must have a lot of really cool things in here!

We passed...


Friday, February 5, 2010

Chicken and Cookies Challenge - Week 7

This week I went over to Mr. Wonderful's as we were going out to a play and visiting Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin.

 Mr. Wonderful treated me to chicken burritos from Qudoba and I supplied Shortbread cookies I saw on Secret Agent Josaphine's blog... of course the recipe was in grams... and I had to do some calculations:

I rounded my measurement conversions to make it easier on myself, it worked fine for me... if you don't trust me go ahead and redo them for yourself.

25.25 Tablespoons All Purpose flour
1.25 Tablespoons Cornstarch
21 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
11.25 Tablespoons Confectioner's Sugar
1 vanilla bean (I used 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

Now I did not have all sorts of cookie cutters or icing tips so I just made some round with chocolate drops and one big round one. It works out for us....