Monday, October 12, 2009

Now I Know My ABC's

Like I said in an earlier post, Henry loves school. He's been really excited to learn the letters in the alphabet. He's been learning one letter a day since the first week of school and he was looking forward to getting to "Z". I anticipated which day that would be (today) and I had a prize waiting for him. How lucky I was to find gummy alphabet letters at the store! The first thing Henry did with them was...

Nice Looking Family, Eh?

We took our Fall Family Photo yesterday. We decided that this would be an annual thing, since fall is our favorite season and the colors in a fall photo would go nicely in our house. We were sorely disappointed, however, that the canyon we chose had already passed its fall prime. Little Cottonwood is quite a higher elevation and the weather there has already reached freezing. We totally missed the fall colors, but the pictures turned out cute anyway.

Photo editing courtesy of Hailee

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Ultimate Compliment

Something that Nathan really enjoys is a good biscuit. I've always stunk at making homemade biscuits - I usually use Bisquick and on occasion have resorted to biscuits in a can. This was unfortunate since Nathan is a huge fan of jam (especially homemade) and his family's famous chocolate gravy recipe.
Well, I recently found a great biscuit recipe on Food Network and even watched a few online videos on successful biscuit making. I decided to give biscuits another try. Last night, I produced the flakiest, largest and most delicious biscuits I've ever made in my life. The best part was that Nathan said "Mmmm" after every bite. But here's the ultimate compliment: After dinner, as Nathan was rinsing off the plates, he said, wait for it................. "Honey, I think those were the best biscuits I've ever had." It gets even better. Next he said, "Those were maybe even better than my Grandmother's biscuits." Whoo hoo! And there you have it. That has got to be one of the nicest things he's ever said to me. I think when a wife is ever able to duplicate or surpass the culinary genius of a man's mother or grandmother, she has achieved the highest form of success in the kitchen. Feels good. (And of course, no offense to Grandma Nadine - she's still the queen of baking).

Now if I could only make a decent pie crust................
Disclaimer: The photo on this post is NOT of the biscuits I made last night, but it could have been - they looked just like the picture!