We recently came into a bumper crop of Snocaps candies, which was always my fave movie candy. But I certainly didn't need 50 or 60 boxes of them so I started doling them out to my friends, esp. after a Triple Choc Chip Cookie recipe showed up on Pinterest, which called for Snocaps. You can find the recipe HERE. Let me just add that the raw dough is pretty darn delish too. I substituted peanut butter chips for the white chox in the recipe. They should be called 'Triple Chip Drops of Heaven'. I got about 33 cookies from the recipe. Oh, the peanut M&Ms are Russell's.
It was my honey's birthday at the end of March.
I decided to make him a pineapple upside down cake, from scratch no less. I'd also bought the box mix as a backup plan. What I liked about the scratch one was that the ingredients seemed much healthier, plus it was going to make a smaller square cake, not the 9x13 pan size, which neither of us needed to be consuming. HERE is the recipe for it, which is from the Betty Crocker website. It came out pretty good....I only encountered one problem with a pineapple sticking to the dish but it flipped without breaking. The brown sugar also kinda pooled around the sides and edges more than in the middle. But hey, he loved it and that's all I care about. This is, incidentally, the first from-scratch cake I ever made.
All he said he wanted for his bday was a kiss from me, but I got him the M&Ms and a scratch ticket too.
We went to visit his family over the weekend and his sis treated us all to Seafood Sam's take out for his birthday lunch. "Himself" borrowing someone's reading glasses in order to see the menu and sticking his tongue out at me for taking a picture.
One brother and one sister weren't there but I still took a fam photo of his other brother Jimmy, their dad Jim, sister Grace, Russell and Ma.
Carrie and her adorable kids Katie & Abi were there, and my future sister in law Janice (she's married to Jimmy, and we went to high school together too; she was in Russell's class and her sister was in mine).
So anyways, I'm sidelined from doing crafts and anything else that requires the use of my right arm. We had torrential downpours on Sunday and I slipped on the wooden deck and went down in a crumpled heap on my right side. I spent that day watching a bunch of Harry Potter movies and weeping off and on. Finally saw 'Deathly Hallows Part 2' and the floodgates really opened then. Wow, that was a sad film. The fall also affected muscles on the left side as well including a slight twist of my left ankle. Back hurts, neck hurts, every goddamn thing hurts. That means I can't craft, clean, grocery shop, or do anything else for that matter. Taking the dogs out is really, really hard because I have to have both leads in my left hand and they are very strong dogs. I still can't go on any day trips yet because it's still icky off and on, and while there are sunny, clear days, everything is in that post-winter drab & yucky mode. Nothing's in bloom. I have no further blog posts drafted at the mo past 4/3, because I haven't taken any new pics or done anything of import in the craft room. I'm still working on the butterfly cross stitch and I started a new project, both on hold till my arm stops hurting. I will be minioning with Tina's Terrific Team for Blogging from A-Z April 2014 but am not participating as a blogger. I am sure I will get back to a regular posting schedule by next week, hopefully, but I just need to take a little break for a few days till I get better.