Monday, February 25, 2008

February 2008 Pic of the Month

Ethan Helps Mommy Make Mango Bread

Mango Bread (from Jennifer Jennings)

2 c. flour
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. cooking oil
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
2 c. peeled, diced mango
1/4 c. walnuts
1/2 c. shredded coconut

Mix the dry ingredients (the first five). Make a well in the dry ingredients and add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour into two small or one large greased and sugared loaf pan(s). Allow to stand for 20 min, then bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

To Do List Blog

I write a lot of To Do lists. I have one on my computer desktop all the time; I only look at and update it about once a month, but writing things down seems to make them happen a little easier. I suppose some other people have found this as well; one of those people has actually found a way to make a career out of other peoples' lists. I visit the To Do List blog from time to time to see what matters to other people, and to see if they've found any must-do's that I should add to my list as well. This one is just plain classic: Ways to Prove We're Ready for Marriage. Top of the list: Do laundry more regularly. You bet. I could work on that one, too. Actually, I think I was pretty regular with the laundry until I got married. I just did it whenever I ran out of underwear. Now, it's a little trickier. My suggestion to the couple wanting to get married: get exactly the same amount of underwear, and wear it at exactly the same rate. This will save you some grief in the long run.