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Friday, June 23 2017 @ 06:19 PM EDT

My Memories and a Giveaway!

I was contacted a couple weeks ago by Liz Gardner from My Memories about testing out their scrapbook software and offering a GIVEAWAY on my blog!

I was thrilled! Why?! Because I LOVE Scrapbooking! :)

You can find the program here!

Beignets.....are those like scones?

Recipe by Our Best Bites

1 c. whole milk
1/4 c. + 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. table salt
3 1/2-4 c. all-purpose flour
1 scant tablespoon dry active yeast
1/2 c. warm (about 105 degrees) water
1 egg
Peanut oil for frying

In a small saucepan, combine the milk, 1/4 c. sugar, vegetable oil, and salt. Heat over medium heat until small bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Remove from heat.

While the milk is heating, combine the yeast and 1 Tbsp. of sugar with 1/2 c. water. Allow to stand for 10 minutes or until itís very bubbly.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the heated milk and 2 c. flour. Mix, scraping the bowl occasionally, until smooth (about 2-3 minutes). Add the egg and mix until well-combined. Add the yeast mixture. Add enough flour to make a soft dough that slightly sticks to your finger.

At this point, you can either place the dough in a bowl sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and cover with a piece of sprayed plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough up to 1 day or you can roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Either way, when you roll it out, roll it into a large rectangle about 1/4″ thick. Using a pizza wheel, cut the dough into about 3″x4″ rectangles. Slightly separate the dough pieces and cover with a clean cloth. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.

When the dough has about 15 minutes left to go, heat 2-3 inches of peanut oil in a large skillet or saucepan to 325 degrees (just use a candy thermometer). When the oil is heated, fry the dough pieces for about 90 seconds-2 minutes per side or until they are golden. Carefully remove from the oil and allow to drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet.

Place some powdered sugar in a fine-mesh strainer and sprinkle the powdered sugar generously over the beignets. Serve immediately. Makes about 24-30 beignets.

February - 6 People, 12 Times

Along with P52.
I've decided to take a family photo
EACH month, all year long.

Here is February's Photo.

Month Two - February

We had a super rocky start to our month this month. The first of February it snowed (a tiny bit) school was canceled and pretty much the city shut down for 4 days as we ran out of natural gas. Other than that first wonky week, it's been a pretty crazy month. I started worrying this week, wondering when I'd get in our family picture. Wednesday, being early day, Jenna and I read stories and then she decided she wanted to draw a picture of our family. When she was finished I knew this would be our 6 people, 12 times image for this month. It's perfect. From left to right you have Dad, Mom, Jenna, Lars, Jens and then Lindsey. I love that she drew us all holding hands. I also love the bows in the girls hair, the skull on Lars' shirt, Dads bald head and Jens spikey hair. She knows us all so well! LOL

January - 6 People, 12 Times

Along with P52.
I've decided to take a family photo
EACH month, all year long.

Here is January's.

Month One - January

Super sunny Sunday. Dad found lots of Geocaches on the walking path behind our home. We went out Saturday afternoon looking for a few. And then Sunday after church walked around hunting for a few more. Geocaching is one of my favorite things to do as a family.