Crepes

From Heidi Mitchell

1 cup flour
1 2/3 milk/water (interchangeable or combinable, but milk is best)
3 eggs
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients together, preferable in a blender or using a mixer. Heat a non-stick or buttered pan on medium to low heat. You can test it by splashing a few water droplets on the pan if they “dance” its ready. Always spray pan each time or coat with butter. Pour a small amount of batter in center of pan (around 1/2 c.) turning pan so that the batter will spread out evenly.
Watch that it doesn’t burn, and cook both sides. Its best to cook with low heat and slow instead of higher heat and faster
Serve with Nutella, fruit, or brush with lemon and sprinkle with sugar. One of my favorite things the Stevenson’s introduced me to.

Fall Update

It’s getting colder here in Logan, and this morning there was a little snow on the tops of the mountians. I have a few sewing projects to work on; a halloween table cloth and a biscuit quilt (I’ve been working on this quilt for over two years). About finished with a website for Barbara’s employer (check it out: www.outdoorsman.com) The earnings from that project will be invested into the CNC machine (Mark and Gary are very excited to get this project done). It looks a little something like this Except for bigger. It will be about 4×4 feet.

Fresh Salsa

1-2 small-medium tomatoes
1 can of Rotel, undrained (with the green chilies in it)
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 small fresh jalapeno pepper, without seeds (adding more seeds will make it hotter!)
1/3 c. chopped fresh cilantro
1 small yellow onion
3 drops hot pepper sauce
1 clove garlic, minced

In a blender/food processor, chop each ingredient to desired consistency. Chill until ready to serve. It’s all a matter of taste, we like less cilantro and onion, and more garlic and jalapeno. If your unsure, start out with a little and add more to taste.

Mark and I love this recipe, and it costs about as much as a bottle of salsa, just a bit more effort.

Soda Machine Mania

We’ve aquired two soda machines. The first one is a 7up machine, works great, needs some work on the outside. We would like to change the artwork to a generic vintage rootbeer type machine. The second one we have, I actully got for “my” birthday, its a coke machine, not quite sure yet if it works, haven’t pluged it in yet, but it looks pretty nice and has some fun features about it that the other one doesn’t have. This one I can choose what the artwork is going to be and we can keep it or we can sell it. Either way its pretty fun.

Update: We’ve sold the Coke Machine and we’ve begun to turn the 7up machine into a custom Root Beer machine. Once we are finished with this project, we’ll create a new post for it.

New dessert

Mix together, one tub of cool whip, one package of vanilla pudding, one lrg thing of vanilla yogurt, and frozen mixed berries (its the best with blueberries, blackberries, and that sort of thing.) It is so good!

Tri-zone

Nothing too exciting lately. We’ve been having fun playing our new pinball machine. I love how it graces our kitchen! It’s a pinball machine from 1979 called Tri-zone. I’m pretty addicted to it. If you come over to our house, any one is welcome to play it, but they have to beat Mark’s high score! check it out….

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

I started a Dutch Oven Cooking Class last week, with two of my sister-in-law’s, Korby and Heidi. Its on tuesday nights for two hours. So far I like the class. We help prepare the meals, then help eat them. I’m excited for this summer to try out the recipes and go camping!

Working a little

I started working a little at my in-law’s audiology clinic. I love it so far. I get to work with the nicest people, the best hours, and I rarely get yelled at (just kidding). I’m there just a few hours a week, but that suits me well right now, so I can keep up on homework and my calling.