Friday, January 9, 2009

Wreck! This! Journaaaal!

I've been doing some more journal wrecking. The four letter word page was a lot of fun! Emeline, my friend from France, helped me with it. I think it was really helpful for her to think of words in English. She came up with most of them! I was busy writing them all down as she said them. Even after the page was full we kept coming up with new words the rest of the day.

Maybe it's because I grew up watching silly game shows on TV- I can't help but think that, if you say it right, Wreck This Journal sounds like the name of a TV game show. Each word would have an exclamation point after it, and the host would draw out the last syllable of journal as he was saying it. Just one of those silly thoughts that make me laugh. xD

As you can see, blogger is letting me add pictures again! So I was able to add the pictures of my banana bread and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on that other post.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Banana Bread and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is the banana bread recipe! The bread came out great. I took a picture, but blogger won't let me add pictures to the post. I will try to add them later. I made 3 mini loaves, so they only took about 35 minutes to bake.

1 ¾ C. flour
2 TSP baking powder
½ TSP salt
¼ TSP baking soda
1/3 C. shortening
2/3 C. sugar
2 eggs
2-3 bananas

Heat oven to 350F

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt
Mix in shortening
Add sugar gradually until light & fluffy
Add eggs and beat
Add flour mixture alternately with mashed bananas little at a time
Beat until smooth

Bake 1 Hour or until done

I also made Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I use a crisco recipe which can be found here. I simply substituted the rasins and walnuts for a cup or so of chocolate chips.

Snow Day # 4

We got hit with some bad weather overnight, so today is snow day number four! I'm actually not complaining. I finished any homework I had last night, so I'm free to do other things. Like watching a movie, reading a book, blogging, and baking. I have been wanting to bake something for a few days. One of my friends at school said she wants banana bread. We have bananas, so I guess that's what I'm making. Banana bread is easy to make, and easy to give away to people! The worst thing about baking for me is the temptation to eat everything. I like going to my Aunt Jen's house to bake- she has a huge kitchen and there are always tons of people there to eat the food. I will post the banana bread recipe later, along with pictures.

My sister and I need to pick restaurants we want to eat at when we go to Disney World next month. This is the first real vacation we've ever had, so we're all wicked excited! I want to visit all the different 'countries' they have there, and try new foods. It's going to be a busy week...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

More Journal Wrecking =)

There wasn't much going on today. I worked on the FAFSA a bit in the morning, I am so grateful that it isn't confusing or difficult. The online application is so easy to understand and fill out. I've been reading and getting things together to go back to school tomorrow. Here are some more wrecked pages from my journal!

You probably can't read this- it said 'tear this page out, put it in your pocket, put it through the wash, and then put it back in the book'. It wasn't easy unfolding the paper, I ripped it a few times. xD