Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weekend Workout

I hope I don't look like this from behind. We're getting ready for the Utah Tour de Donut bike race on July 11, 2009.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday Quiz

So. . . what makes your mouth water?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

Several years ago, I found a recipe in a magazine for a Springtime Cheesecake. I read through the recipe and thought that seems easy to make and so I tried it. Since then my father has requested that I make the cheesecake for him. On Saturday, my mom made the request that I make the cheesecake for my dad for Father's Day. I purchased the necessary ingredients and got to work.

I made the cheesecake at my parents' home so that I could use their new stove and their fancy kitchen tools. My mom supplied me with a 9" springform pan. I could tell that this was going to be one of the best cakes that I had ever made. It looked so nice when I poured it into the pan. It had been in the oven about five minutes when I started to get a hint of something burning. I knew that the cake wouldn't be burnt because I just put it into the over but I looked anyway.

To my horror, I could see the cheesecake on the bottom of the oven. The springform pan opened and all of the batter was dripping onto the heating element and bottom of the storm. We hurried and pulled out what was left and started to clean all of the batter up.

We had to go back to the store and start again. I also picked up my trusted springform pan to bake the 2nd cheesecake in. I think it turned out very nice. My dad could hardly wait to cut into it. It turned out to be a great dinner and a very nice day. I hope that everyone else had a good day as well.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Quiz

What is the name of this Utah County town & what celebration is happening this week in this town?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

House Stalking

I can't help myself, I adore this house! This picture was taken through the windshield of my car.
I was way to chicken to stand outside in broad daylight and sneak a picture (or two, or three, or ten).

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Worst Thursday Quiz

What was the absolute WORST... ever made? you were ever on? you have ever slept? you have ever had?
...disappointment in your life?
...New Year's Eve you have ever had? of your life? you ever ate?
...thing you ever did?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Special Delivery!

This afternoon, I spent a hectic 30 minutes in Costco with my 14 year old son (if you don't have a teenager, just wait, you'll see what I mean). 14 year olds love to act like they are toddlers and ask "Why?" to everything you tell them to put in the cart. Anyway, I digress. As I pulled the car into the driveway, I was soooooo excited to see a FedEx box from Rock Racing waiting at my front gate. My new biking jersey was inside. I love it!!! The model for the photograph could hardly hold on to her grapes because the jersey is sooooo flipping awesome! Can't you see the look of delight on my model's face?

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Little Peony

Last spring, I planted four peony plants. One of them looked like it wouldn't make it. Much to my surprise, it not only lived through the winter, it had five flowers on it this year! Yes, the other three plants had 8-10 ginormous blooms, but I was very proud of the little runt peony!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday Quiz

How good of a friend are you?
A. Despite their appearance, you compliment your friend on their wonderful personality.
B. You immediately buy your friend a gift certificate to a nice department store and burn the Betty Boop emsemble while they are in the dressing room.
C. Ask your friend if they knew someone just took a picture of their backside to be put on the internet.
D. All of the above