Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012 Yummy 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

I found a really yummy Rice Krispie Treat recipe that is made with brown butter and sea salt.  It was in an email from a business I get emails from.  The original thought that came with the recipe was about the end of school so I just changed it up a bit. Changed the thought to say: 
'hope your July 4th will snap crackle and pop' Such a perfect thing to say about Rice Krispie Treats!

I made the Rice Krispie treats and these cute little boxes to put them in  to take to the ladies we home teach and that I visit teach.  If you like the signage you can click on the photos below to enlarge them and then save them to your computer.  Even if you don't ever make the boxes you should make the Rice Krispie Treats because they are yummy!!!

 Here is the recipe:

1 stick unsalted butter   
1 10-ounce bag marshmallows
1/4 tsp. coarse sea salt   
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large pot.  Stir frequently.  Butter will foam, turn clear, and then start to brown.  Once butter has browned, remove from heat and add marshmallows.  Stir until marshmallows have melted.  Add cereal and sea salt-spread into a buttered 13x9 pan. Chill.  

Happy July Fourth!

Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Monday, July 2, 2012 Birthday Weekend Photos

Wow, I cant believe it is already July, this year is half over....that is hard to believe!!!! Here are some photos from all the company we had last week, you will see we had a really great time.  

Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 30. 2012 Got the Newsletters Copied Today

Here are a few the cute graphics I used in my newsletter.
I got the newsletters copied today and will give them to the people who hand them out tomorrow.  

                                                Anyway, Happy Fourth of July a few days early.

Friday, June 29-Ward Newsletter Time

     I write the newsletter for my ward and it comes out at the end of the month, so that has been my project today.  I collect all sorts of things over the month and put them together the last couple days of the month.  We always have a message from a member of our bishopric and one other member of the ward leadership.  Sometimes Russell even gets a chance to add a message.  I am big on graphics and calendaring and cool thoughts so I spend a fair amount of time looking for that kind of stuff on the internet.  Pinterest has been a great source of neat thoughts.  I always have a theme so that helps while looking for fun thing to use.  This month is about Pioneers and Independence Day. ( Real original huh?)
      Anyway, it may seem like it wouldn't be a very spiritually uplifting calling but it actually is.  I try to make a cute quote box for each of the month's Ensign messages so I really study those each month and then try to add something that might help be uplifting to others as they study the messages themselves.  I am also really trying to keep track of the goings on of our ward so that keeps me on my toes.
     One thing that is interesting about this newsletter is that I have a older gentleman that lives in our ward, (my building), who does not come to church but has started giving me information for the newsletter.  He does not have a computer so does not have the internet or an email address so he leaves me health related articles under my door.  He does not have long distance on his phone so he can't call me because I have an Idaho phone number.  We have actually never met but he seems like a really nice guy.  I know he is pretty old and has lived in our condo for over 30 years.  I was just 24, 30 years ago.....
     Another cool thing about doing the newsletter is that it use to be hand delivered and is now sent to over 150 email addresses of ward members.  That was a pretty big job, setting up all the email addresses and then correcting all the ones that were incorrect but I liked doing it.  We still hand deliver about 95 newsletters each month, which is understandable considering the average age of my ward is 76 so many older people do not have email addresses or computers.  Anyway, the story I wanted to tell about doing the newsletter over email is that one month I got a reply from a ward member who was in the armed forces and he had been deployed and had just read the newsletter where ever he was.  He just wanted to say thanks and that he appreciated being able to keep in touch with the events happening in our ward.   I have also gotten thanks from ward members who are on missions who are able to keep in touch through the newsletter, so it is a pretty rewarding thing to be a part of.  
     It isn't really anything I can put on my blog but just wanted to write a little about is something I love doing.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hello out there.....back to town and sanity!

The past week has been one busy week!  My birthday was last week, we had lots of fun company, Russell and I went out of town and now, I am back home.  What a busy time that all was.  I am entering this post during a lunch break at a computer class I am attending today so  don't have access to my pictures so will put them on at a later time.  Just know we had such fun with the kids here last week.  We had:
Meredith, Wes, Saria, Easton, Sadie, Kennedy, Brittany, Colby, Jim, Kimber, Blake, Lindsey, Caleb, Spencer and Ethan all together and it was CRAZY FUN!  Sure love them all and am so thankful for the chance to spend some time with them last week. 
Thanks for coming to celebrate Wes, Easton and my birthdays.  Colby made the famous Munson yellow cake with chocolate sauce for my birthday and it was delish!!! I haven't made that for a long time.  We had another cake for Wes on his birthday so we were caked out, it was all yummy though.
After a church meeting on Sunday morning Russell and I headed to Sun Valley to the Utah Bankers Convention for four days. We luck out when we go there because it gives us a chance to spend some time with Eric, Chandra, Ali and Myah while we are there since they live close to Sun Valley. 
Now back to real life......atleast until the next fun adventure next week at the Munson Family Reunion.  Can't wait.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012 Cutie Little Hootie Owls

Today my project has been to finish up some little hoot owls I have been trying to get finished for little baby Kennedy.  Before she was born her mommy made her some really cute bumper pads for her crib and a matching blanky.  The fabric has really cute little hoot owls on them (see the blue owl above), so I decided to make her some little matching owls for her bed.  The owls were already cut out when I started working on them so I just had to sew the wings, add the nose and eyes and sew them together.  Saria and Easton, who are here to visit for the weekend, helped me stuff them later this afternoon.  One more project on my summer list finished. Yeah!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Cookie Day!

I have lived in my condo since October and I can not remember baking cookies since moving in.  Well, I know I have made several batches of sugar cookies, (my favorite!!!) but not any other kind of cookie.  We are expecting quite a crowd around here the next couple of days so I decided to bake some cookies for the masses.  It was quite nice working in my newly organized kitchen. I made one batch of cookies and while those were finishing up baking I made another batch.  I just hope they taste okay, like I said I haven't baked cookies forever.  I was planning on making chocolate chip cookies tonight but then I remembered that two of my daughters that will be visiting are nursing babies and so are not eating chocolate so I decided I better make another kind of cookie and decided on oatmeal. Something else that is kind of funny is that Russell is on a no eating diet for two days so I have had to bake them while he is gone to a meeting so he wasn't tempted to eat them.  The cookies are done and ready to be refrigerated until the company gets here. They look good, just hope they taste good.

Also today, I left this morning and headed to Provo to visit Colby and Kimber.  We had a fun day together.  Here is a funny picture of Kimber.  Study it carefully.  She was laying on her tummy and rolled her stomach and head over but her legs are stilling facing down. Kind of freaky!!! She is one limber Kimber.