January 18, 2008

Goody.......it's Friday!

1.) First of all, I promised I'd post a picture of the ultra-sound yesterday. I feel kinda silly posting it because it's a bad angle and the picture doesn't show much, like arm and leg buds like I got to see yesterday. But this is our little blob.....isn't it a beautiful blob! I still can't believe we have 2 babies - though only 1 in utero!

2.) I've been in a baking mood lately. This morning I made this amazing carrot cake recipe for dessert for our guests (and us) tonight. My house smelled of sweet goodness when it was baking. Then it came out of the oven, and Hattie and I sampled it.....you know, just to make sure it was suitable to serve to others :0). Oh, it is so yummy, and I haven't even put the frosting on it yet. So here's the recipe:

Carrot Cake

3 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cup oil
Mix the above 3 ingredients. Then add:
2 cups flour
1/3 tsp. salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
Add and mix well:
1 small can crushed pineapple (juice and all)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut
3 tsp. vanilla
2 cups grated carrots

2.) Cook at 350 degrees for @ 45 min to an hour (sheet cake)

3.) Cream Cheese Frosting:
Mix: 8 oz. cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 box powdered sugar

Hattie's been my big helper this week. Here she is "helping" me with another goody I baked up earlier in the week.

Have a SWEET weekend!!!!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a cute baby to me!


Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

So adorable.

Hmmm, suddenly I have a craving for lima beans...


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