Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Isla at 8 Months!

Chelsea and I did these on my way crappy camera, with some serious editing! Don't worry her 1 yr. will be taken by a professional! Ha!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Leftover Christmas Pears!!

My parents gave me some of their left-over Christmas Pears from Harry and David and Chelsea left them in her trunk to freeze and thaw for a couple of days, so...I wanted to use them still so I tried this fabulous recipe and was pleasantly surprise how delicious they were! If you have any hard, bartlett pears that works great too! Try it out, you'll be glad you did!
Pears in Raspberry cream sauce:

3 Tblsp. butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tea. ground ginger
2 dashes of ground nutmeg
1/2 tea. cinnamon
4 firm bartlett pear peeled, halved and cored
3 tblsp. heavy cream
1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed

Preheat oven to 375. In a ovenproof sauce pan combine butter, sugar, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cook just until butter is melted and then put in your pears cut side down. Bake with foil on top for about 25 mins, turning them over halfway through.

Lift pears onto serving dish and bring the remaining liquids to a boil *REMEMBER THE HANDLE ON YOUR SAUCE PAN IS FLAMING HOT!!! DO NOT TOUCH* because I totally did like 3 times! Add cream, and bring mixture to a boil. Thicken for about 1 minute. Take off heat and stir in raspberries. Spoon this delectable concoction onto your pears and then I top with home-made whipcream (heavy cream, 4-5 tblsp. sugar and 1 tea. vanilla and whip with mixer).

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Christmas Time

Well...hmmmm where to start? We went to Price this Christmas and got to see Ben and Kim and the kids while we were there. Isla kept waking up at the crack of dawn. I watched the sun rise over the bookcliffs one too many times! Ha! We were all basically sick, John (Tim's dad) was probably the worse! I had a good time getting away from I.F. and shoppin' with the girls though! Then we stopped in Lewiston (Cache Valley) where my parents live because 5-6 hrs. in the car with Isla was less than ideal, and we got snowed in! Long story short we were gone for like two weeks! It was very nice to see family and rest from being sick, but consequently I took like 3 pictures and they were only of Isla, so here's she is with her new doll, and hopefully next year I will be better at documenting the festivities!