Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Here’s a yummy recipe!!

Title: Glazed Cinnamon Apples

Have you ever had some glazed cinnamon apples for dessert or along with a stake at a restaurant? Well here’s the recipe and it is delicious!! And EASY! Made for a 4 qt slow-cooker. You can add less apples if your cooker isn't that large (thats what we do).

1 slow cooker liner (optional) - saves you from having to
Clean-up afterwards
6 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut in
8 wedges (adjust the amount to size of cooker).
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Vanilla ice cream, crumbled oatmeal or ginger snap cookies (optional)

Fit your liner to your cooker. Place apples in cooker and drizzle with lemon juice. Mix granulated sugar, brown sugar. flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a zip-lock bag (less dishes to wash). Sprinkle mixture over apples. Stir to coat apples. Drizzle with butter. Place lid on cooker.

Cook on low for 3 hours or high for 2 hours or until apples are done (tender). Serve warm apple topping over ice cream. Top with crumbled cookies if desired. Enjoy!

Number Of Servings:8-9 servings

Preparation Time:20 minutes

Monday, February 23, 2009

Family home evening...

Tonight for FHE we're updating our blog! How fun is that?? Last week was a busy week!!! Starting with Monday: Sean was off of work for the holiday, we drove to Mesa where Joan had her 6 month shots and check up. She was SO sad when they gave her the shots! She weighed 16.6 pounds! She is still in the 90th % for length and weight and 50% for her head. She is getting so big! The doctor said that we can start introducing different baby foods to her but to be a little more careful because of her allergies. We can introduce a Sippy cup and she can start having plain water. She rolled over for the first time on February 13th! She loves rolling over but then hates being on her tummy. She is a hoot!

Later that day we installed a dishwasher at Laura's (Sean's sister) house then we hung out over at Sean's parents house for a while. Right now the book that we're reading is the The Good Earth. So I read it out loud on the way there and back. Such a good book! I try to read it once a year.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were days of dealing with Joan wanting to change her sleeping habits. Sean worked on the garden getting it ready for this coming weekend when we are going to plant our stuff. Our Fruit trees in the back yard (plum, peach, apple and orange) are all doing well and blooming.

Franklin has learned "sit" and he's catching on to "stay". We're still working on the house breaking, he's doing a lot better but since he's not aloud on the carpet its really not all that horrible we just have to bleach the floor often. We took Franklin to the vet on Saturday for his check up and shots. He did really good. He now weighs 12.8 but the doctor said that he is going to be a large boxer! Which makes us very happy because we love big dogs almost as much as we cant stand small dogs! His next appointment is March 14th.

Then for date night on Saturday we used all of our new gadgets!! We have a Bosch, pressure cooker and wheat mill. We bought all of them when we were living with Sean’s family but we’re just now using them. We made home made wheat bread that was so delicious! Then we used the pressure cooker to cook up a fun recipe that we got from Sarah Robinson. It was so yummy! We were up until 1 in the morning doing all of this; we haven’t stayed up that late since we were dating! Man we’re old! Thankfully Joan let us sleep-in some on Sunday. We got up with her at 6 to feed her but that was it. Then she stayed asleep until 9 in the morning!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

How things are going...

Well today I took Joan to get the ultrasound done.. It went good, well sort of... Right when the lady touched her hand she started screaming bloody murder! She has NEVER been like that with anyone. After about a minute of this nonsense I noticed the lady had some shinny bracelets so I got Joan's attention and showed her. The lady was kind enough to take one off and let Joan play with it. She sat there and let the lady put the warm jelly on her hand and look with her machine. I'm not sure if the lady knew what it was for sure but she called it a cyst. I'll wait to hear from the doctor to know for sure. But it now has a name, even if it is a tentative name.

Puppy training is going great! Franklin is so incredibly intelligent!! He is catching on with the house training and some basic commands. He has a vet appointment on February 21st. We love him and all of the goofy things that he does!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Joan's doctor called on Friday and wants the ultrasound done asap so we're going to go and get that done this Wednesday at 10:30. I wonder how it'll go. I hope her hand is alright.

Joan and Franklin hanging out

Joan was laying down minding her own business when Franklin came over to rest his tired little head. Joan was on cloud 9 for the next hour. It was adorable!!