Saturday, March 28, 2009


We had this really fun primary activity where we introduce the theme of the year for primary, "My Eternal Family". We "helped" the kids make a stamped family tree and then we sat around and everyone shared stories about their ancestors and we ate food from different countries. I had a good time and it looked like the kids had a good time as well. E and I brought Conchas, Mexican Sweet Bread that look like shells. They were delicious!
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
3/8 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a large bowl, stir together the yeast and warm water. Mix in the milk, 3/8 cup sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter, salt, egg and half of the flour. Gradually mix in the remaining flour, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Turn the dough out onto a floured counter to knead as soon as it pulls together enough.
2. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Place in a large greased bowl, and turn the dough to coat. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
3. Make the topping while the dough rises. In a medium bowl, beat 2/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour until the mixture is the consistency of thick paste. Divide into two parts, and place one part in a separate bowl. Mix cinnamon into one half, and vanilla into the other half.
4. When the dough is done rising, cut into 12 even-sized pieces. Shape into balls, and place on a greased cookie sheet, spacing about 3 inches apart. Divide each bowl of topping into 6 balls, and pat flat. Place circles of topping on top of the dough balls patting down lightly. Use a knife to cut grooves in the topping like a clam shell. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
find original recipe here

25 Weeks

This is me 25 weeks along. For those of you keeping track, I'm actually 28...and yes my belly is bigger already :)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Free Milk!

Meijer is having a great deal this week on cereal with milk. Kellogg cereal is 5 boxes for $10. If you buy 3 boxes you get a cat (a store coupon) for one free gallon of milk. Buy 5 boxes and you get two cats. Buy 7 boxes and you get 3 cats. Milk this week is only 1.97 a gallon so I would save those catalinas for next week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

This made me laugh so hard. Poor kid!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cool CVS Finds

Some of this is clearance, some of this is coupons. Can I say I love CVS!