But first I want to share a few pictures of Kathleen's dance class last night. I didn't tell her Jerry was coming because we weren't sure he would get there in time from work. Luckily, he got there a little late, but when he walked in her whole face lit up. She was so happy to have all three of us there to watch her. I'm such a proud Mommy. :-) She's a great little dancer.
Today we got busy baking! She helped me make the pumpkin cake up until the point of needing to add eggs.
Some of my newer readers may not know, she has a severe egg allergy.
In a large bowl sift together:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
In a mixer (or by hand)
Mix together 2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 16 oz can pumpkin
Until well blended. add dry ingredients in and mix well. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 mins.
1 lb. confectioners sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 stick margarine melted
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix well. I do this in my standing mixer, it seems to work a lot better.
Next we got busy making egg less brownies so Kathleen could enjoy them too. :-)
Perfect moist Applesauce Brownies
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sweetened applesauce
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, we left them out of ours)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 13x9x2 inch pan.
Put chocolate and butter in a medium microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 1 minute on high or until melted. Remove and stir in oil, corn syrup, water, vinegar, vanilla and applesauce. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda; with a wooden spoon, stir until completely mixed. Pour in melted chocolate mixture and stir until smooth; fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
Spread butter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 mins. Completely cool in pan.
After all that baking we decided to do some fun crafts. The first we drew ghosts on a sheet of black construction paper. Kathleen wanted hers to look like mine so she copied it. :-) Then we took a thumbtack and laid our pictures on foam board to push the pin through the outline.
This is how they looked before adding them to the window to get the effects of the light. a flashlight held up behind them, especially in a dark room is also a lot of fun!
Unfortunately we've had rain today, but we had one burst of sunshine and she went running to the window so excited about how they looked!
Next we had some fun making a marshmallow painted monster! :-)
Can you tell I'm happy to have my pictures working again? LOL.
Have a great day!