Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Tournament Champions

Central Cambria Freshman Hockey Team
(Hunter is the 7th boy from the left)  Click to enlarge
Congratulations to my son and his teammates on their victory at the Thanksgiving Tournament!  It was a hard won victory.  This "vacation" was filled with non-stop hockey for all the teams involved.  The games were played with heart and spirit.  I'm proud of all the boys who played this weekend and their coaches and families for their dedication to the sport.  As hockey families know, hockey is a huge committment and becomes a lifestyle, not just a sport for the players and their families.  Go DEVILS!
~peace and blessings~

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

I made these ornaments today as gifts for my colleagues at school.  They were so easy to make!  I filled clear glass balls from Michael's with some buffalo snow, topped it with a bow, added a vinyl monogram to personalize it and added an ornament hanger. This was my first attempt at using vinyl with my Cricut and it went really well.  I am going to do some more with vinyl in the future.   
~peace and blessings~

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Birthday Gathering

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We celebrated our sweet boy's birthday last night, because on his actual birthday he will be on the
 ice playing two games.  We took him to dinner at Applebee's, then had the grandparents over for Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake and snacks.  He told me that he had a great day and thanked
 us for it.  I'm so proud of our boy...he's sweet, kind, smart, funny and the handsomest
 teenager I know!

~peace and blessings~

Pumpkin Pancakes

I made a lower-fat version of Pumpkin Pancakes today. (Obviously, I am not a food photographer!)  They were quite tasty.  I don't know how many of you know, but it has always been my dream to own/run a Bed and Breakfast or Inn.  I'm always on the look out for new breakfast recipes and ideas. We thought that this would be the perfect fall breakfast offering.   I served the pancakes with Maple syrup and light butter.  If my family enjoyed pecans, I would have added that to the top.  We also had some Breakfast Sausage on the side.  Here's my recipe:
Pumpkin Pancakes
2 1/3 cups Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix
1/3 cup canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup egg beaters, original or 2 eggs
Heat the griddle or skiller over medium heat or to 375 degrees Farenheit.  Grease griddle with Pam spray, if necessary.  In a bowl, combine all ingredients until well-blended.  For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot griddle.  Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook other sides until golden brown. Serve with syrup.
~peace and blessings~