Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thoughtful Tuesday

Trader Joe's is now our favorite place.  Abram had President's day off so we ventured to the Joe to see what we could find...and we found lots!  Abram insisted on purchasing some cookies...and if you know Abram they would not have oatmeal or cranberries in them...yet, that's what he decided on.  One was enough for him, so Hal and I are forced to eat them, yes, FORCED!  I guess that's the "thoughtful" part of my post...Abram was thoughtful to pick out cookies that he knew his parent's would enjoy. They are quite delicious!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Menu Monday

As all of you know, I'm one heck of a baker, so I'm going to share with you one of my favorite recipes...of all times.  Now, for those (like me) who are on Weight Watchers, you may want to save up ALL of your points for a piece of this incredible yum!  What's not to like about butter, whole milk, sugar and a touch of chocolate...enjoy!

*** Bread Pudding ***
Tear          - 2 loaves of french bread
Melt          - 1 1/2 lbs BUTTER (6 sticks)
Soak          - bread and butter
Mix           - 1/2 gallon whole milk
              - 8 eggs
              - 3 cups sugar
              - 3 T. vanilla
Pour          - mixture over bread and butter
Bake          - 350 degrees for 45 minutes

* You can also add unsweetened chocolate, caramel, cherries etc.
** As you can tell, this will feed an army, so you can cut the recipe in half for a smaller army.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spiritual Sunday

Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You - Matthew 7:12

hanging in our home...love the diversity in the picture

Norman Rockwell, "Do Unto Others" (1961)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sappy Saturday

Date night with my hubby...
prime rib and a red beer
we liked it
his choice for movie, True Grit
we liked it
my choice, Target run
I liked it
dark chocolate wafer cookies
we liked them
a great date night with my love
sappy indeed and we liked it!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun Fact Friday

This is our first attempt at blogging...hope you enjoy our daily, really random Ritchie thoughts. 

Did you know ...
  • Autism now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
  • Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

Presenting our four times more likely, expensive, 1 in 70 boy with autism, Abram....

Abram, you have made our lives interesting, entertaining, challenging and eventful!  We love you!