Monday, April 14, 2008

So what now?

Okay. So I had a few weeks of being non-stop go, once one thing ended another task or event started. I am happy to say that I have about a week to lay back a little and work on the smaller things.

This week I get to:

Finish planting the plants I bought 2 weeks ago during a warm day
Mow the back yard (I actually look forward to mowing the lawn)
Go Visiting Teaching (and I will actually have the time to not rush)
Get ready for my upcoming trip (I may even start packing!)
Clean the house without being in a rush
Maybe practice a few new recipes for cakes (Heather, you interested?)
Spend some really nice quality time with my boys
Help Jessica Coach our first T-Ball game
And plan a nice Anniversary (6years) on a small budget (any ideas?!?)

This past weekend with the wonderful weather we got a lot done, we cleaned up the backyard and pulled up a lot of grass. James washed the car with the boys and got it ready to be sold, the boys loved it....Gabe has washed the cars many times with James, but this was Nolan's first time.

Jessica and I are coaching a T-ball team (which is fun) and I had all the equipment in the car, we got it out Saturday afternoon during Nolan nap and we enjoyed the rest of the day in the sun playing baseball and throwing the ball back and forth. We have our first game on Tuesday, it should be a lot of fun and very entertaining :)

I taught my first lesson on Sunday, and it was such an amazing experience. I only got maybe a forth of a way through, but the conversation was good and I learned so much about the sisters in my ward. I was just beaming for the rest of the day, I was so darn happy at how wonderful it went!

Okay, so here is the most fantastic recipe I have come across in a while (a close second behind the french silk pie) I love Allrecipes, if you haven't been on there, I recommend will find anything you want on there.

Bake Sale Lemon Bars

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
6 eggs
1 3/4 cups white sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Combine the flour, confectioners' sugar, and butter. Pat dough into prepared pan.
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until slightly golden. While the crust is baking, whisk together eggs, white sugar, flour, and lemon juice until frothy. Pour this lemon mixture over the hot crust.
Return to the preheated oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust the top with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares.

These were great! They were more of a tart sweet lemon bar. Just perfect for the warm weather! Enjoy!!


Blogger Sara said...

So busy! Enjoy your break and have some "me" time. If you are ever interested in having the kids play just let me know!

April 14, 2008 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger polka dots said...

I thought your lesson was great. You should be proud! By the way, think you could sub for mine next month? JUST KIDDING!

April 14, 2008 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Tharker said...

Your lesson was wonderful. You did great.

Thanks for the lemon bar recipe, that looks so yummy!

April 14, 2008 at 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Emily Johns said...

I love allrecipes too. I want to make the lemon bars - is it seriously 1 1/2 cups of butter?!? That is crazy!

April 17, 2008 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Emily, I took the advice of others on the site and doubled the bottom and made adjustments to the top. Before the bottom was too thin and didn't even spread all the way to the sides of the yes, unfortunatly it is 1 1/2 cups of butter! :) lol

April 18, 2008 at 7:12 AM  

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