Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rainbow Cake

I love to bake so Friday night I decided to make this cake I found on a blog. It was time consuming considering it had 6 layers and I only had one 8 inch cake pan. I think it would have been faster if I had 2. So next time I make it I will be sure to have 2 cake pans. But it turned out great and tastes really good too.







Trivial Pursuit Wii

David came home Friday night after going on a "business" trip and wanted to spend time with me yesterday. So I went out and bought Trivial Pursuit for the Wii as per David's request and we sat down and played while eating Chinese food. It was a fun date for us. We don't generally go out to eat so staying in and having fun together is something we like to do. I really enjoyed playing the game. The only drawback was the font for the questions was horribly small. It's a fun game for us because both of us are knowledgeable in different subjects. I am usually good at the Science, Entertainment, and Arts and Literature questions and David is good at the Geography, History, and Sports and Leisure questions. If we ever played Trivial Pursuit as a team David and I would do awesome. So if you have a PS3, Wii, or Xbox 360 I highly recommend this game.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I made yummy cinnamon rolls from scratch!




I used this recipe from Alton Brown. It's so good. I also watched this video on youtube of his tv show (there are 2 parts). I started making them last night and pulled them out of the fridge this afternoon (as per the directions of the recipe) and baked them when I got home. They turned out beautifully and taste so good! I remember as a little girl trying to make cinnamon rolls and they didn't turn out as well because I didn't understand the "science" behind the yeast. If you have a little patience and time try these rolls they are delicious. Make sure you follow the recipe exactly and that your ingredients are room temperature also don't use active dry yeast use instant yeast. I accidentally used active dry yeast and they still turned out but they probably could have been fluffier if I used instant. Alton also measures ingredients by weight which is much more accurate than measuring by cups because of compaction and air being in ingredients such as flour. I bought a kitchen scale for $18 at Ross. So if you don't have a kitchen scale I suggest you go get one from Ross, Tj Maxx, or Marshals. Happy Baking!\

Monday, June 1, 2009

Trip to Canada and Other Things

I haven't written anything new in over a month! I went on a really nice vacation at the beginning of the month. I flew to my parents house in PA May 4th. My parents, sister, and I left PA May 6th and drove to Toronto, Canada for my older brother's Wedding (I'll post pictures soon!). I'm so happy for Wes and Sara! They were sealed in the Toronto, Ontario Temple for time and all eternity May 9th, 2009. I'm so glad that I was able to attend their sealing. It was a very special moment for them and our two families. Seeing them be sealed reminded me of my own sealing and how special the covenants are that we made to each other. I also was able to finally meet my new sister-in-law Sara! The sad part was that Wes had to leave for boot camp the morning after and he is going to be there until August! My dad and I drove back to PA and I spent a few more days there before coming back to GA. Since my return on May 14th I started taking an Anatomy and Physiology class which is very intensive and requires a lot of studying. I will be done with that class June 23rd and starting the second half June 24th along with a Microeconomics course which ends July 29th. I'm taking these classes so that if I do get into Creighton (I'm still on the alternate list) I will be able to attend! If I don't get accepted into Creighton I will be working for the next year, taking an Immunology Class, US History to 1865, and World Literature II in the Fall/Spring, retaking the PCAT, and reapplying for Pharmacy School for Fall 2010. David has been busy with work and entertaining himself while at home. I'll post more details later on my trip to Canada along with Photos.