Thursday, April 3, 2008

Not much to say

There isn't much to say over here at the Sautter house hold. I try to find things to blog about and just can't. Then I remember that the purpose I started this blog was to share yummy recipes with my friends and loved ones, and also to keep somewhat of a journal of my family.

This week I am preparing my first lesson as 2nd Counselor in Relief Society. I knew my day was going to come sooner or later that I would have to give a just came so darn fast!! I have found what I want to teach about, now I just have to sit down and figure out how on earth do you give a lesson! I am going to have to call up some of you ladies (Amy) to pick your brains on how to keep people interested and keep the flow of conversation going. As I am typing this I can feel my nerves already starting!! I know it will be fine, and once it is over, maybe I will love teaching!

James has been working more than usual this week. The only day off he has is today and then he goes back to work all weekend. Today we are spending the day relaxing. I had planned to finish cleaning our yard up for spring, but as soon as Nolan went down for a nap, James and I got Gabe to lay in bed with us and take a nice long nap (they are all still sleeping and I get to type in silence) James and I will probably go for a walk later with the boys and we are still debating going out to dinner or staying in for spaghetti.

We are also getting things ready to take Gabe up to Spokane on Tuesday for an evaluation for his drooling. We have exhausted all our options here in town (3 rounds of therapy, ENT, swallow tests) He is just not seeing any let up. We thought we were because we were noticing that his chin was mostly dry....but we soon realized that he never stopped drooling, he just learned to wipe it with his shoulder. We are ready to be done with all this and hope that the doctor in Spokane can maybe shed some light on all this. Gabe I think is done too from always hearing us saying "wipe your mouth" and the teachers at his school having to follow him around to sanitize the tables after he leaves. A couple months ago the teachers were telling me that he was spending time in timeout for spitting on the kids because the kids were crying saying "gabe spit on me!!" but the more they observed they realized it was him talking to them with the extra spit in his mouth and him accidentally spitting on them. I feel bad for him, because he doesn't know why he does it.

Nolan is just growing and growing. He is talking a ton and is LOVING being outside. This is really his first spring/summer enjoying the grass and digging in the dirt since last year he was still crawling. He is following Gabe around everywhere and I love watching their brother relationship growing, they love each other so so much.....even though they do love making each other cry every once in a while.

Here is a wonderful recipe that I came across. It tastes EXACTLY like the Cyrus Olearys French Silk pie. I made it and topped it with whipped was WONDERFUL and I think about it often.....sigh....

French silk pie

1 cup butter, room temperature
1-1/2 cups white sugar
4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs (I used the egg substitute, unless you aren't worried about eating raw eggs)
1 prepared 8 inch pastry shell, baked and cooled

Cream butter in a mixing bowl. Gradually beat in the sugar with an electric mixer until light colored and well blended. Stir in the thoroughly cooled chocolate, and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating 5 minutes on medium speed after each addition. Spoon the chocolate filling into a cooled, baked pie shell.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

**TIP: To get the filling really smooth is to beat on the highest speed you can for as long as you can.**

I really hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why haven't I had any of this pie???? Huh???? :-)

What is "redieggs"?


April 3, 2008 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

mom, I tried to give you your own pie!!
Maybe that will give me an excuse to make it when you guys get home.

April 3, 2008 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Tharker said...

I can't wait for your lesson. You'll do great Katie!

Okay, hearing about Gabe being put in time out for spitting when the poor kid couldn't help it, makes me so sad! I hope that you are able to find the answers that you need in Spokane. Let me know if you need anything.

And that pie looks yummy! Spencer would love it. Thanks for sharing!

April 4, 2008 at 7:08 AM  
Anonymous Jane @ What About Mom? said...

OOOh, I don't think it's too late to adopt me -- I want to be around for all these yummy cakes in your slideshow. (Or maybe you can just invite us over? I'm guessing from your sidebar info and pics that we have more than a sweet tooth in common!)

Beautiful cakes. Love the fancy fondant. And I'm excited to try your French silk pie. Have never found a satisfactory mousse. Yu-um.

April 6, 2008 at 11:17 AM  

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