Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Give It Away Wednesday--Spreading the Spirit!!

This weeks winner was Jaden,winner of 2 cotton lycra tops. Go check out her poetry, very inspirational!
I have to confess I am being a little selfish here. One of the reasons I am doing this weekly give away is to change my life on a profound level. I am stuck in some lifelong routines that don't work anymore, and that's all I will say about that! Sorry I missed Talk about you Tuesday, this week it will be Talk about you Thursday! We are having a very BIG Halloween Party Thursday night in my very SMALL apartment. A little overwhelmed here!
This week's give away is for a sweet pink cotton peasant top, a "must have" in every little girl's wardrobe. You can leave a comment here until next Wednesday at 10:00 am. Lot's of pretty things have been given away already!
Also check out Chasing Moments Photography, the wonderful photographer/mom of this little beauty here.

As always, if you know of a child in need, please let me know.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Recipe Monday

"Antique cast-iron baking pans not only are beautiful reminders of days gone by, but they also make the best muffins you've ever tasted." Beth Kidder, New England baker
Just like a lot of other blog writers, I LOVE colecting almost anything (old)! I started collecting these old griswold pans a few years back. As quoted, they are beautiful and useful. I think there is something special about having a pan that is just for a certain muffin. When we make popovers my daughter knows that this is the "Popover Pan". It's a great way to build traditions and memories.
There is a special upkeep of these that I will try and post about later. The following recipe is delicious. My hint this time is don't get creative with the flour, I tried using a whole wheat flour and the popovers never popped, the flour was to heavy. Am I the only one who doesn't know these things?! Another hint, the hotter the pan, the better the muffin. Heat the oven with the greased pan inside, the batter should sizzle when its poured in.
Grease the pan thouroughly including the top and place inside oven. Heat oven to 400
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Sift flour and salt in bowl then add milk and eggs. Beat until well mixed which won'lt take very long. Ladle into pan, no more then 2/3 full.
Bake for 35 minutes or until popovers are very brown and puffed.
Remove from pan immediately and serve hot.

If your interested in starting a collection, they're available on Ebay.
Remeber to scroll down for my "Spreading the Spirit" give away!