Tuesday, September 29, 2009

things to love about fall

1. cable-knit socks
2. colorful walking trails
3. wrist warmers
4. boots
5. plaid
6. uncrowded beaches
7. u-pick orchards
8. doggies wearing sweaters
9. end-of-season yard sales
10. campfires and starlight

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Carrot-Raisin Bran Muffins

If you have ever eaten "health food" and wondered why, for the sake of well-being, we should exercise the self denial of a Franciscan monk, then I have the perfect recipe for you. Also, if you think that bran and raisins only belong in the geriatric aisle, get ready to change your mind. These muffins not only are healthy & relatively cheap to make, they are also very yummy. (in my humble but oh-so-biased opinion) This makes a batch of 24
1 1/2 c. wheat bran
1 1/2 c. oat bran (you can just use wheat, but I like the variety)
2 c. milk
2/3 c. cooking oil
2 eggs
1 1/3 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. whole wheat flour
2 t. baking powder
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. raisins
3 c. (+/-) shredded carrot

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and grease two muffin tins.
2. Mix together bran and milk. Let stand 10 minutes.
3. Gradually beat in oil, eggs, sugar & vanilla. Add baking powder, soda & salt. Gradually add flour. When thoroughly mixed, add raisins and carrot. Spoon into muffin tins.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let them cool, and the rest is self-explanatory.
These will keep in an airtight container for a few days.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sherwood Forest Costume Party
October 3rd, 2009
Wayfarers State Park, Bigfork Day Use Area 1:30p.m. - ?
We will be hosting a Robin Hood/Maid Marian costume party. Wear a Robin Hood themed costume, (no tights please!) or your favorite medieval outfit. Be creative, come as Robin Hood, The Sheriff of Nottingham , Little John, or a peasant. (Ladies as maidens)
Please bring a no mess, finger food snack to share. (and bring your own apple maybe?)
We will have some games, and great photo shoots. Families welcome and bring friends!
If you have any questions please call Hannah or Megan. Or leave a comment . (Because this is an open blog our phone numbers will not be listed)If the date conflicts with your family schedule, contact us ASAP

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Still Gazing

I have found a new favorite site: the official Hubble Telescope gallery!! After watching Louie Giglio's Indescribable, (thank you, Ridge!) I had to go find some of those pictures. Oh my, how lovely! The gallery of images will not disappoint you, and the screensavers are delightful fun. I am decidedly not a science obsessive, but I found the enormity of these stars absolutely enthralling.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

She's Coming

More on this intriguing subject later....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Maid Marion In Progress

I know what I said about not sewing a Maid Marion costume; however, after talking with Megan, I realized that I probably do have time to whip something up. I'm not going to give the whole story yet, but here is one of the three patterns I will be using:I'm making it out of plum-colored shantung, and I'll be posting pictures soon!