Archive for December, 2014

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

moarspicedpecansYou want more spiced pecans? Fine. We’ll make more.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

scooteringScootering some more. I am so good at this.

Monday, December 29th, 2014

cleaningcarseatI’m off of school for 2.5 weeks for the holidays, so Mom lined up all this really fun stuff for me to do… like clean out my carseat.

(Wow. I really regret putting those crayons in here last summer.)

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

agirlinherroomA girl in her room.

Now that Dad plays music from his iPhone all the time, I get the iPod to listen to music any time I want.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

scootertocoffeeGot a scooter and safety equipment for Christmas from Dad/Santa, so we scootered to the coffee shop.

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

christmas2014Merry Christmas!

Check out our growing collection of cloth bags. Every year we buy holiday fabrics when they go on sale, and make more bags. After we’re done opening all the presents, they go back in with the holiday decorations until next year.


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

frenchtoastatalcoveFrench toast at the Alcove. Yum! We have really got to bring Grandma here.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

makingpecans2014Making pecans. It’s a secret family recipe that we put on the internet. Mom says it’s as good as secret, since no one else will ever bother to make them.

Here it is:

Tikka Masala Spiced Pecans 


-1 TBS grated ginger
-1 orange zest & innards (no seeds)
-1 c granulated sugar
-½ Tbs garam masala
-½ Tbs chili powder
-½ Tbs cinnamon
-½ tsp cardamom
-½ tsp salt
-1 large egg
-2 Tbs coconut flour

 Hand mix with
-2 lbs pecan halves until the wet mixture has gotten into the grooves of the pecans.

 Sprinkle over
-2/3 – 1 c more sugar and mix again.

 Roast 40’-60’ at 350 in the oven in an at least 9×13 pan, turning gently every 15’, more often toward the end, to avoid burning. A dry crust will form over the top. Turn this under to expose more of the wet coating. Final time depends on moisture –how big the egg and the orange were. Keep cooking until the pecans no longer glisten anywhere after stirring. They will still appear slightly moist until they have cooled and dried completely outside the oven, after which they will be light and crunchy.

 Let cool completely before bagging.

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

orangebeltThat’s a crispy, crispy new orange belt, that is.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

newsubscriptionThis is my first magazine subscription ever. It’s called ‘Spider’. Jody got it for me.

Now, when I ask Mom if I can play on the iPad, she asks if I’m done reading my magazine, yet.