Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
After going for a drive around Lake Wenatchee and letting the dogs play just long enough for us to be eaten alive by mosquitos, we hit the shoppes. The most fun was in the hat shop. I included a few of my favorites here, but there are more on flickr.
Magnolia, having only seen her Canada hat, was amazed by the variety of hats in the shop.
Viking Queen or Opera Star of the future?
Half Princess Half Jester
We ended the day by joining my dad's team for a wonderful dinner at Pavz. I highly recommend it if you are ever in Leavenworth. They have amazing crepes!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Jumping is now a favorite daily activity. Sometime she tries to jump while you are holding her in your arms. This clip was taken after she had been jumping for over 30 minutes! I wonder if she knows she can just stand there and play with the toys, that she doesn't have to jump. "Must keep jumping, must keep jumping..."
Monday, July 14, 2008
During weekly camp outs at Camp Firwood I perfected my favorite standard S'more recipe:
- Spread peanut butter on half a graham cracker
- Put chocolate on top of peanut butter
- Place cracker combo on foil on a rock at the edge of the coals so the chocolate softens
- Roast marshmallow until golden brown
- Squeeze marshmallow off roasting stick between prepared cracker and a second cracker
In the years following my summers at Firwood, my sister and I have experimented with various candy bars to replace the traditional Hershey's chocolate -- Our favorites are Milky Way and Peppermint Patties -- so we were excited to see coconut marshmellows at the store yesterday. We had yet to experiment with the marshmallow in s'mores and we both love chocolate dipped macaroons so we had to try them.
Our verdict: They tasted very similar to a macaroon, were best with dark chocolate, rich enough that you didn't want to eat many.
Warning: If you try the coconut marshmallows, they are very HOT after they are roasted. I recieved a huge blister on my finger when trying to position mine on my cracker.
What are your favorite ways to enjoy this campfire treat? Leave a recipe in the comments and participate in the poll!