Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Belated Easter Post

Look out Fatali ! ( One of Robert's cool pics in Zion)

We had a great time over Easter break. We too went to Utah. Mackay had been there for a week with his Grammie and Papa and so we went to pick him up. We went hiking in Zion. We took the kids to the lower Emerald Pools. They enjoyed exploring and getting there hands wet in the waterfalls. After our hiking trip everyone was hungry and so Grammie treated us to pizza at Pirate Island. Then on Saturday we had some cousins from Cedar come down for an Easter egg hunt. It was fun because this year is the first year that Hallie finally got into the hunt. She got more candy then her brothers (of course she had a little help). After the hunt we had a BBQ and the kids spent the rest of the day swimming. It was a great little get away with the family.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Good Times With Family Home Evening

Last month in the Relief Society Newsletter they posted a recipe for chocolate cake in a mug. I decided since my family's blood type is Hershey we would test drive the recipe. I took a risk and let each of the kids make their own. Yes they were a little messy but they had fun and that is what counts. It was really cool. You bake them in the microwave. When you put it in they just start growing up over the cup. The amazing thing is they don't explode and they do not spill over the cup. They taste like a chocolate chip muffin. They were pretty tasty. You should try it your kids will love it. If you did not get the recipe her it is:


4 Tbs flour
4 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs cocoa
1 egg
3 Tbs milk
3 Tbs oil
3 Tbs chocolate chips
a splash of vanilla
1 large coffee mug

*****Add dry ingredients to the mug and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and the vanilla and mix again.
*****Put your mug in the microwave and cook 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug but don't be alarmed. Allow it to cool a little bit and then tip out onto a paper plate if desired. And enjoy!