Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Smiles and Cookies

Yup that's good old Clark D smiling there. I just put him on his belly on a whim the other day and he loved it. Curtis always hated being on his belly as a baby, but then again he was a pretty miserable baby anyway you put him. Clark D, on the other hand, is so happy and smily most of the time. "They" say you should give your baby "tummy time" to help strengthen neck muscles and such for a few minutes every day.

Curtis and I made some more cookies this week. These are Martha Stewart's ice box butter cookies. I made the dough on Saturday and then on Monday I cut them up and let Curtis place them on the parchment lines cookie sheet. These are one of my husband's favorites. Very easy to make a bunch of dough a head of time so you get almost instant satisfaction come baking time.

Right now I have Paula Deen's banana bread in the oven. I'll let you know how it turns out. I seem to have manifested a lot of her recipes into my life lately and they are all good. A neighbor made this and shared a slice with me yesterday and since I had the ingredients and a craving and both boys are napping I figured I'd try it. It was really easy to make and true to Paula Deen style uses butter instead of oil. I had to tweak it a little and I'll let you know how and why later when we see if it's any good or not. The big reason I wanted to try it was that Curtis ate a piece and said he really liked it. With any other recipe I've tried for banana bread he's always said no. Of course maybe it was just because some other mom gave it to him. We'll see.



Heater Dizzychick said...

What a CUTE baby :)

Staci, Shane, Seth, Kaylee and Keith said...

Tara, just thought I'd check out the blog! Clark is darling! He looks so much like you to me! So glad he's a happy baby! Yum all that baking has me wanting cookies :) Anyway just wanted to let you know I popped in to say hi!

Anonymous said...

WOW, look at the smile on that boy's face! He must have seen those cookies. Glad to know that the second one is easier .... but just wait until the teenage years! Good luck with that!