Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hollaback Girl.

So, I was cleaning out our pantry and came across some Nilla Wafers. I had used them for something at one point, but didn't use many of them, so I had a lot left.

Anyway, from my cleaning, I decided to make Homemade Banana Pudding! Yum! I have never made it before and was really excited.

I got the recipe from the Nabisco Website.

Here are some pictures.....

The first step was to cook the vanilla pudding and add egg yolk. If you decide to make this, SAVE the egg white, you will need them for later. I did not know this, and just wasted a bunch of eggs! :) Also, it may seem that it is taking a while for the pudding to boil, but it just takes a while. Keep stirring it so it doesn't burn!

Next step was to line your dish with the Nilla wafers, and start the layering.....

But first, Chop up the bananas! ( A little song to go along with the making of this, could be, Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl", " This mess is Bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S)

Then.... Layer....

mmm boy....

Ok, All done layering.... Almost done. The last part is the Meringue on Top!

Now, The Meringue was tricky. After you blend everything together, the recipe called for "stiff peaks," when mixing the meringue. Well, I did not know what in the world that meant, until I was done baking it! All it really means, is how long you need to mix the meringue up. My peaks, were more soft, rather than stiff, but it was all good!

So, there you have it folks. My very first banana pudding!

Keep rocking, Gwen. She ain't no hollaback girl.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


So, as we know, I got a sewing machine for Christmas! I am really excited about it, but at the moment frustrated.

First, I will show you what I got....

Check out the cute sewing basket on top! So, this is what I have been working with. I have opened it, set it up, and have read the directions.

I have threaded my bobbin, and threaded the machine. One would now think that she is ready to go. Well folks, no.

I got some scrap pieces of fabric, slid them under the "presser foot" where the needle is, pressed my little foot on the foot peddle to make it go, and then thinking I am off to a good start, this happens....

Look closely, you will see a huge brown blob of thread. The directions call this a "stitch". I do not see a stitch in this, do you? I call it a thread jam...

I have been trying and trying to prevent this from happening, but I do not know what I am doing. Thank goodness sewing lessons was apart of this present!

Anyway, I am having fun with it, and hope to get going with lessons quite soon.

I have also been doing some cooking lately, but am so far behind on posting pictures, I will just let you know that everything as been great, and there haven't been many fails!
I am just going to start fresh on the pictures of food!

Well, that is all for now.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New year. New Things!

So. I am back folks. I really am.

School is done, the holidays have past, and now I have time.

I am excited to bake, cook, and now SEW new things.

That's right folks, I got a sewing machine for Christmas!
I have been working with it, but MAN I need some lessons and help!

I will post pictures as to what I am talking about.

So stay tuned for exciting adventures!!!!