Fun Treats

I made some new treats. Opa and Oma are in Bonaire.  Opa put the recipe for the sugar waffles on his blog. Momma knew about Stroopwafels and we wanted to try them too.

The Stroopwafels (Dutch Syrup Waffles) were good. I did not cook the syrup long enough so the syrup ran a lot. Daddy cooked it longer and then it was like a chewy candy.

Sugar Waffles were like pizzelles. They would be very good with ice cream.

Soccer Coach!

My Wednesday night leader at church asked if I wanted to be a coach for soccer. He needed a kindergarten coach.  I needed to know my own soccer schedule before I knew if I could do it. So we waited.

Last week I learned that my practices would be on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. I was disappointed because I would miss out of church.  But, that was great for being a coach, because I was needed on Monday and Thursdays!

My leader said I could tell him my verses and show him my work on Sundays. And when practice is cancelled; like this week because of the weather, I get to go to church!

Today we had a soccer clinic.  I am a little nervous because I have never coached before. It sounds like I have to make up everything, and take turns being a referee during games.  But, once I get used to it, I think I will really enjoy it! Plus, Audrey is going to be my co-coach and that will be fun!

Happy Birthday Adrian

Today is Adrian’s birthday.  He is ornery sometimes. So I think I should be ornery to him.

I’ll ask Mark to make something to blow up a cake; just a little explosion.  I will make a crocodile cake with red Bavarian cream in it.  When Adrian blows out his candles, it will explode and red Bavarian cream will fly everywhere!

We better eat this cake outside, or Adrian will have a big mess to clean up when I go to soccer practice!

Happy Birthday Adrian.  I love you lots and lots!

Truffles

Just for fun, I have been trying new truffle recipes.  I am out of good chocolate, so I can not make any more candy till we get some.

These truffles are peanut butter M&M, hazelnut/nutella, date/almond, and pretzel.  I mixed marshmallows and peanuts with the leftover chocolate.  My favorites were the hazelnut and the pretzel truffles.

I am still looking for fun new truffle recipes and plan to experiment creating more of my own recipes.

 

National Popcorn Day!

IMG_9537.PopcornToday is National Popcorn day!  So we made popcorn for a snack and shared some with our closest neighbors.

Here is the recipe if you want to try some too. If you don’t like really sweet popcorn, half the sugar and spices, we like it with lots of flavor.

3 quarts popped popcorn
1/3 cup butter, unsalted is our preference
1/2 cup sugar
+/- 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon or favorite cinnamon based spice mix
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
Directions:
Use 3/4 cup unpopped kernels to make 3 quarts of popped corn. Butter a large cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.Melt butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt in small saucepan over medium heat heat. Cook until sugar dissolves and mixture is bubbly.Carefully pour over popcorn and bake for 15 minutes, stirring once during baking and again during cooling.

Cinnamon Sticky Roll

IMG_9533.Cinnamon RollI was experimenting with cinnamon sticky rolls.  I was trying to make a three pound one because my Uncle Dave shared about a place that makes cinnamon rolls that heavy.

IMG_9529.Cinnamon RollI like the caramel sticky roll topping better than frosting, so I tried that instead. It is not quite heavy enough, but it is close!The roll is really good, but next time, I think I will try more cinnamon and experiment a little more.