Friday, April 30, 2010


Eric and I got to go to the play Wicked last night here in our very own DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center). Despite sitting next to a heavy smoker in the nosebleeds, it was fabulous. We were stunned by the cast, set, costumes, etc. I am so thrilled we finally saw it--it was wicked sweet.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Giving Blood Can Be Very Flattering

So I went to give blood the other day for our communities Day of Service and I came outta there feeling like a million bucks. During the screening process, the kind individual that took my blood pressure couldn't say enough about how marvelously good it was. She then took my pulse and said, "Oh my! Do you exercise a lot?" (Anyone who knows me well knows thats a LAUGH). Finally, after seeing that I had the "Give Double" (you can opt to give double red blood cells) sticker she informed me that I needed to weigh at least 130 lbs to do so and that I didn't look like I would make that cutoff. (Another LAUGH) Wahoo! How extremely flattering!
The funny thing about all this is that I couldn't even actually donate--my iron was too low. But I came out with a Lorna Doone and some new found confidence about my blood pressure level, heart rate and weight. My appreciation, Red Cross!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's Time the World Knew About These Recipes

Ice Cream Fudge

1/2 c sugar
3 TB cornstarch
3 TB cocoa (rounded spoonfuls)
dash salt
1 c milk

Cook on med until thick, remove from heat and add:

2 TB butter
1/2 tsp vanilla

Consume! Your life will be much better.
(I got this one from my mommy, Sharon Dearden)

Cowboy Syrup aka Buttery Caramel Pancake Syrup

1 tsp Karo syrup
3/4 c buttermilk
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 c margarine

Blend all ingredients. Bring to a rolling boil, then boil 5 mins, stirring occasionally. Use a large pot, cuz this stuff bubbles.
This stuff is so delicious I would eat it on cardboard.
(This one is from my mother-in-law, Connie Pelfrey)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ethan + Easter Eggs = New Found Love

Spring Time is here! Easter weekend found us hunting easter eggs, dying easter eggs and eating easter eggs. Ethan enjoyed the first two enormously, the third he found repulsive. Here is some footage of the goings on. My favorites are Ethan's face when he comes to tell me he'd found an egg.