Saturday, February 18, 2012

Can't get enough hugs, Fun to make, Three miles, In the kitchen most of the day

 1. A rare treat of two visits within one week with our granddaughter. She's wearing the overalls we bought for her mother twenty five years ago. All four of our girls had a turn wearing these OshKosh overalls.
2. I feel like a mad scientist mixing up this recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes that Lynn sent me. Pouring in an entire bottle of red food coloring- crazy! And mixing buttermilk, vinegar and baking soda until it foams three times its size- also crazy. But it tastes so good. (Frosted results happen tomorrow.)
3. Daughter #4 and I took time for a walk on this beautiful, sunny day. Everyone's preparing for a bit of snow tomorrow, but we'll see. It's hard to imagine on a mild day such as this.
4. After four hours of braising in the oven, the pork for the Homesick Texan Carnitas is perfectly tender with crispy edges all around. We pick a little bit here and there as a treat.
*The recipe calls for pan cooking, but I was making 8 pounds of meat, so I oven cooked it instead with perfect results.


  1. I'll bet your house smells good after all that oven action. :) Thanks for the shout out - I'm glad you made the cupcakes.

  2. so wonderful to have a grand baby to hug