Friday, December 13, 2013

Flash! Ahhhhhhhhhh

I'm speechless at the trouble he's causing.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Got a little present for you

I sure hope my son can make it to the bathroom on time tomorrow morning!

Moist Chocolate Molten Cake in a Mug

There are so many times I have craved chocolate cake (especially the molten kind that fudge or caramel drips decadently out the middle). Unfortunately my husband hates chocolate, so unless I have company coming, chocolate cake is never in my house.  So when I saw recipes popping up on Pinterest with 5 minute microwave in a mug single serving cakes, I about lost it.  So I got to trying every recipe I found, and unfortunately each one came out dry or tasteless.  Yet, I knew this concept had to work, so I started working on my own recipe, and my friends, I figured out the holy grail of microwave molten cakes.  Now if course it can never compete with a cake mixed with love and care and baked in an oven, but for those late night cravings, this is outstanding.  So have at it, but don't come complaining to me when your pants no longer fit!

In to a large coffee mug put:
5 tbs all-purpose flour
2 rounded tbs ovaltine
2 rounded tbs sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
mix these ingredients together and add
3 tbs milk
1 tbs oil
1/4 tsp vanilla
mix it all up and here’s the great part… lick the spoon or have your kid lick the spoon… no eggs, no worries
You can add some chocolate chips, chopped up candy bar, caramel or nuts now if you want… adding a small handful of chocolate chips and pushing them down into the middle of the batter makes a great molten chocolate cake. (Push 2 chocolate reisen candies side by side in the center...soooo good)

Put it in the microwave for 1 minute, maybe 1 and a half minutes.  Check it at 1 minute though… it cooks really fast and you don’t want to over cook it or it goes dry… if the top is bouncy and a fork stuck in the top comes out clean, its ready.
It’s also really good with a scoop of ice cream dumped right into the mug or some whipped cream.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Photocopier Gone Wild

Buddy decided to take over the office tonight, and while in there he took some not so flattering photocopies of himself, including one of his bare butt.  He just seems to be getting naughtier the longer he's away from the North Pole!

Panty Raid!

So tonight Buddy decided to steal some of Connor's underwear and hang them from the fan.  And it wouldn't be fun unless he went for a ride with them!

Tic Tac Toe Turtle

Buddy finally got out of the bar once I came home, and decided to challenge Donatello in a friendly game of Tic Tac Toe.  Unfortunately it ended in a stalemate, which Donny didn't take very well since he's used to being the smart one, and not being outwitted by an elf.

Still at the bar!

This naughty elf has been spending too much time at the bar while I'm away.  Looks like he is getting a piggyback ride from a parrot (or at least I hope that's all that's going on!).

Buddy hits the bar with some new friends

I am out of town one night, an Buddy has already made some new friends and is hitting the bar.  Afraid to see what he does the rest of the time I'm gone!

Naughty little Elf

Buddy decided to recreate his favorite movie, A Christmas Story.  And of course, since he's a naughty elf, he had to recreate the scene (in the best of his ability) where Ralphie is rubbing the leg lamp.  Dirty Elf!

Buddy vs Cookie Monster

Buddy decided he wanted cookies, but didn't want to share with Cookie he locked poor Cookie outside. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Buddy the Elf is back, along with our sanity!

Buddy the Elf has arrived...and with him is almost a month of sanity. He joined us last year, and it was so amazing how well our son behaved that my husband wanted him to stick around for the entire year.  Unfortunately, Buddy had to go home to the North Pole, but he's back, and already up to no good.
Tonight is his first night here, and already he has taken El Chubacabra out for a spin.
Check in daily to see what Buddy is up to!