Sunday, September 27, 2009
Matt's off to the office for the day, so Vella and I are going to clean out Summer clothes and pull out what Fall pieces I have in the City (most of my clothes are in one of the guest rooms out at the house). I'm following the, "If you don't love it and haven't worn it in a year, it goes!" rule. I have a few hours of work to get through too.
Giants play at 1pm. We'll DVR it and watch it tonight when Matt gets home. Go Giants!
Friday, September 25, 2009
This one is ridiculously easy and travels well. I am not a baker and I've been known to ruin chocolate chip cookies. Even I can make this one. Happy baking and eating!
Triple Fudge Cake
1 Package Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix (Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines)
1 16 oz. Package Cook and Serve Jello Chocolate Pudding Mix (Use Cook and Serve, NOT that instant stuff)
3/4 to 1 Cup Chopped nuts of your choice, I prefer Walnuts
1 Package Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Prepare the pudding according to the directions. As it begins to thicken, remove it from the hear and pour in the dry cake mix. Stir well. Spread in greased rectangular cake pan. Top with nuts and chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven.
Cool and serve with vanilla ice cream!
You could also top this with chopped candy pieces, such as snickers or heath bar.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Matt's birthday is tomorrow. We'll be dining here as long as he can escape work at a reasonable hour. Hope he likes his fish prints (see below).
I cleaned out the pantry and refrigerator in like 5 minutes flat today (it's NYC, we don't have that much stuff!). Almost everything went in the trash. Crackers, cereal, mixes, marinades, jams, you name it, we had it and it expired like two years ago. What can I say, Matt's never home and it's me and the fur child flying solo. I'm researching slow cookers. Any suggestions? I've always wanted one and I think we'd put it to good use out at the house in the Fall/Winter. I keep getting recipes from BHG about the best slow cooker recipes. Yum.
I need to take a nap, but 2nd Avenue subway work started this week and I can hear them tearing up the sidewalk/street 26 floors below. So, I'm watching lots of fun TV...Animal Planet, HGTV, The Food Network and Travel Channel. I also have a new Better Homes and Garden here.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Etsy Seller Head Over Heels:
I'll leave you with a special order I finished for a friend. This was a birthday gift for her Mom. I love the aquamarine and purple chalcedony with a round pave clasp for Fall.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Significance: New Year
Observances: Sounding the shofar (ram's horn trumpet)
Length: 2 Days (Some: 1 Day)
Customs: Dipping apples in honey; Casting off "sins" into a river
Greeting: L'shanah tovah! (For a good year!)
We'll be having dinner with my in-laws and then heading to WH for the weekend. Traditional dishes include brisket, kugel, latkes and the list goes on and on. Trust me when I say that no one walks away hungry!
I was raised Catholic and my hubby is Jewish. We're very lucky to have such accepting families and have the benefit of celebrating Christian and Jewish holidays. I know this doesn't work for everyone and there can be challenges galore in inter-faith marriages. I'm reminded this time of year of how wonderful our families are and for that I am thankful!
Up next? A Yom Kippur post on 9/28.
Monday, September 14, 2009
And, if you don't watch/DVR No Reservation on the Travel Channel, you're missing out!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Noodles & Milk
Head to Toe
And of course, my little store Molly Rosedale. New Fall items will be up at the end of the month.
Happy searching and shopping on Etsy! So many talented people out there.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
We had a great time at Keith and Lisa's wedding. I'm a terrible photographer, but here's a picture of the dance floor. And, Vella enjoyed some quality time with her Omi while we were in Oceanside.Speaking of Vella, here's a picture of her running around the deck on Sunday. Don't feel bad for her, that red tether is 30-40feet and she literally has the run of the deck. We just use that to keep her from running UNDER the deck and getting in to all kinds of trouble.
Here's Caroline's adorable packaging. It's a tote bag! Love, love, love the ribbon too. You better believe that I saved it and it will find a good home on a future package.
A few of my favorites...oh so preppy note cards, coasters, umbrella and scarf. I can't tell you how much I love this umbrella. And, if this Fall is like last year in NYC, I'll need it! Caroline and I gave each other the same madras note cards and I also sent an umbrella for those rainy, chilly WA days...coincidence? I think not!
I feel very lucky to have met some wonderful woman in blogland. Thanks Caroline!
Friday, September 4, 2009
OK, enough rambling. Better finish laundry and go for a run in Central Park! Pics from the wedding and weekend to follow. Vella is resting up next to me on the couch.