My Family, The Main People (or Victims) I Knit For

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Pretzel Dogs

I saw a recipe from Tasty on Facebook and decided to give it a try. It was easy enough for kids to enjoy helping make. Make sure to watch young kids during the oven and boiling water steps. You can see from my photos that they didn't turn out perfectly but they were still yummy.

Here is the recipe from Tasty. Check out their page for more video recipes.

Straight From Tasty
Here's what you need:
1 Package Cocktail Franks/mini hot dogs
1 Ball Pizza Dough
5 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Baking Soda
1 Egg - beaten
Sea Salt

Bring pizza dough to room temperature. Cut the dough into strips and stretch/roll out. Roll up mini hotdogs in pizza dough so the dough wraps around twice - leaving the ends sticking out and cutting off any excess. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet until ready to boil.

Bring 5 Cups of water to a light boil. Add in 1/4 cup of Baking Soda. Once dissolved - boil wrapped hot dogs in water mixture for 20-30 seconds each (working in small batches). Remove and place back on baking tray. Brush each lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake in a preheated oven at 425˚F (220˚C) for 15-20 minutes - until the dough is nicely browned. Enjoy!

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Monday, August 31, 2015

The Anniversary of Princess Diana's death.

Today in 1997, Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris.  

Friday, August 28, 2015

My parenting style is different.

I asked this question on my personal FB page: "At what flippin age do kids start to "remember" to replace the tp roll???? Ugh.... a small yet super annoying problem. Next time they sit without checking for a roll, Super Mum will not rescue them. They can MacGyver it."
Apparently this is a problem for most parents! The horror!! 

I made a video for my kidlets. Hopefully this will help my lovely kids remember to change the TP roll every once & while or maybe the fear of another Super Mum video appearing might help. Parenting win either way. ;)


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Today is World Autism Awareness Day​. My husband & I have a child with Asperger's Syndrome which is also referred to as Asperger syndrome (AS), Asperger disorder (AD), simply Asperger's or high functioning autism It is an autism spectrum disorder that affects language and behavioral development. EVERY person on the spectrum is very different from each other!  There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about Asperger's floating around and an awareness day and month could help change that.. My child has asked for their privacy in regards to Asperger's, which my husband & I fully respect and hopes the rest of you will do the same. Please support Autism Awareness Month by educating yourself & others, by asking questions if you do not understand, by not judging a child that is having a meltdown in public while a parent is trying to deal with the situation, do not exclude a child from gatherings because you think it would "easier" for them, and over all be UNDERSTANDING when a situation requires certain things, like the volume to be lower, smaller groups, not changing schedules, or whatever is needed. Do not judge a parent by believing they are pampering/babying their child. Please change your FB cover photo to this photo to show support. Thanks!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

How I Spent Some of My Weekend

How I Spent Some of My Weekend

My family helped a family friend with their indoor petting zoo this weekend. Nothing is better than crocheting & knitting around a bunch of baby lambs and baby goats. One spunky baby lamb, BamBam tried to take my yarn off my lap and then tried to take my cell phone while I was pickup up the yarn. CUTE! My kids were even able to bottle feed some of the baby lambs. It was a fun weekend for the kids. This Knitting KnitWit loved feeling all the wool on the sheep. ;-) 
Animals are from Griffin's Willow Farms. The farm isn't open to the public but their store, Griffin & Co. in Kettering, OH is open to the public and sometimes has young farm visitors.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Welcome Summer 2014

Our annual end of the school year bonfire! We burned school assignments and roasted peeps while listening to music. I even tried to teach the kids how to line dance and some other 'old' popular dances. I think they had more fun laughing than actually dancing. My husband decided to download an astronomy app on our phones. The kids really enjoyed using it, even the teenager!! It was neat to see them aim the phone at different areas of the sky and name the stars, planets, and the moon. The app make it easier to point out constellations to them. There are tons of different stargazing apps to pick. I think everyone should download one and use it tonight. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bzz Box Starbucks

I signed up to be a Bzzagent! They send you items to review. Here is the Starbucks Blonde Roast box that they sent.

The blonde roast was very different from the regular roast. I was expecting a very light flavor but it was bitter. I didn't care for it at all.