Sunday, November 30, 2008

Around the table at Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We sure did. We went to Josh and Becky's out in Herriman. It was small and quaint but very nice. Becky did an amazing job decorating the tabels. She told me she went and bought all new table settings and decor for the occassion. Really nice job Bec! We had a great time. We spent time with Gordon and Marilyn whom we rarely see and it was nice. The only minor mishap we had was we forgot the cranberries. At the last minute as we were sitting down to eat, I realized there were none. Jared and Josh ran to the store to get some, whew, saved the day. Can't have Thanksgiving without cranberries. After, I realized, I think I was incharge of bringing them. Ooopsy!!! Here's some pics of everyone around the table. (Notice the decor!)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lemon-Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Ok, I found this recipe in a Kraft Food and Family magazine and I had to share it. OMG!!! These cupcakes are to die for!!! If you love lemon, which I am a HUGE fan of lemon, you will LOVE them! And, sooooooooooo easy! I took them to my Stampin Up club last night and they were a huge hit! Great for the holiday season coming up too!

Lemon-Cream Cheese Cupcakes

1 pkg. white cake mix
1 small box of Lemon Jello pudding and pie filling
1 cup water
4 egg whites
2 Tbsp. oil
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 pkg. (4oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 Tbsp.lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350'. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, egg whites and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. (Batter will be thick). Beat on medium speed 2 min. Spoon batter evenly into 24 paper lined muffin cups.

Bake 21 to 24 min. or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

Meanwhile, beat sugar, cream cheese, butter and lemon juice with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Frost cupcakes.

Garnish with lemon zest. (optional)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

He misses Grammer...

Here are few pics of Avery putting a pumpkin on Grammer's grave. He sure misses her, as we all do. Gramps went and picked out a pumpkin and let Avery draw a face on it then they went down to put it on her grave. Awww. I had to go down later and take pics of it. He said that Avery wanted to know where her head was so he could put it on her head and Gramps told him that he was standing on it. So he put it down up by the headstone.