Thanksgiving Fest

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Since we just started our 9th month of this pregnancy, the hubs & I decided that it was probably best that we didn't make the 5 hour drive to Rock Springs, Texas for the Moore Thanksgiving.  This year, we are having my parents over for an early Thanksgiving, so they can head to their ranch first thing in the morning.

This morning Mom & I have been in the kitchen cooking up a storm.  Menu for tonight-chicken & dressing (my mom's is the best dressing in the state), mash potatoes, gravy, 4 cheese mac-n-cheese, salad, and Dr. Pepper cake.

By request, here is the recipe for the Dr. Pepper Cake!

Cake Ingredients
1 cup butter
1 cup Dr. Pepper
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar

Frost Ingredients
1 cup butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons Dr. Pepper
1& 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Preheat the oven to 350.
-In saucepan, heat the butter, Dr. Pepper, and cocoa until boiling.  Remove from heat & cool.
-In mixing bowl, combine buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla, and eggs, mixing well.
-In a separate bowl, combine the flour and sugar.
-Combine all 3 mixtures until blended.
-Pour batter into a 9x13X2inch pan.
-Bake for 20-25 minutes.

-Combine butter, cocoa, and Dr. Pepper in a saucepan; bring to a simmer.
-Whisk sugar into mixture and remove from heat.

When the cake is done remove from oven and pierce hole throughout the cake with toothpick.  Then once cooled poor frosting over cake.

4 Cheese Mac-n-Cheese
Box of Velveeta Shell
2&1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese, gueryere cheese, and parmesan cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon pepper

-Boil the pasta until tender & drain.
-In a sauce ban, mix butter and cheese; stir until cheese melts.
-Add sour cream, milt, salt, mustard, pepper, and eggs. Stir quickly & well so the eggs don't scramble.
-Put cooked pasta in baking dish, and pour cheese sauce on top & garnish with shredded cheddar cheese.
-Bake at 375 until golden brown.

I hope you and your family has a very blessed Thanksgiving.  We all have so much to be thankful for!

Ready for Emma

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I think we are officially ready for this baby!  After a lot of hard work, I'm glad I can finally say that the nursery is done.  Here are a few pictures....

Shelves that Paw Paw made with medicine bottles with Bible verses on them. 

 Emma's first pair of ballet shoes.

 A cross that I made for the room. 

Quilt & blanket basket

Bow hanger that I made. 

 And her very full closet!  These are only her 0-6 months clothes, everything else is put away. 

 Changing table. 

The finished project all put together! 

We Will Never Forget | 11.18.99| 2:42AM

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Today, all over the world the Aggie family remembers and mourns the loss of the 12 Aggies who died when bonfire fell 11 years ago. I was a freshman in high school when I heard about the collapse of bonfire, and I remember sitting in front of the TV for hours watching the news. At that moment I knew I wanted to be apart of the Aggie family. It's been said before about Texas A&M University, "From the outside looking in, you can't understand it.  And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it."

We Remember & Will Never Forget  11.18.99

Gig 'Em & God Bless
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