Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday recipes!

Sadly I have not had a chance to make the chicken spaghetti that I posted about last week.  To be honest we have only ate one dinner at home since last Thursday.  With Brock's baseball and Ava's dance recital we have been on the go so much that it has just been easier to order pizza or get subs for dinner rather than cook.  Last night baseball was cancelled because of the rain so we were able to eat together, which was a nice treat!

After work yesterday I took Ava to get some green highlights in her hair. She thought she was so grown up under the dryer-ha!  She was super embarrassed that I was taking her picture in the salon. 

After dinner Graig took Brock and Ava to the mall so Brock could look at a new phone and I decided to try to make some cookie favors for Brock's 8th grade graduation party which is next week.  I am SO bad at baking cookies.  For Ava's cookie party I always get the tubes of cookie dough and the frosting in the can.  I have just always hated making cut out sugar cookies. 

I thought it would be fun to try to make cookies for Brock's party so last week I started looking up recipes on line.  I found the blog  bake at 350 which has tons of great cookie and icing recipes with step by step instructions. The pioneer woman actually has a wonderful post about this blog and the cookies that she makes.   I printed out the recipe for almond sugar cookies and royal icing and made a sample batch tonight.I halved the cookie recipe and that made 13 cookies and I only made 1/4 of the icing recipe.    I am happy with the way they turned out!  I don't have any icing tips so I cut a small corner out of the zip lock bags to make the baseball stitches and the letter B. I would like to get the icing tip because I think that would make them look more professional.   I think I might make these for his party! 

My Dad and Vicki are visiting my sister Shelby so last night we face timed them and we gave my Dad his Father's Day gift a little early.  We got him a steak gift set from Omaha Steaks. Happy Wednesday!


Michelle said...

Those cookies look great!!! Ava is too cute in that picture, so grown up!!

AG said...

those are great!!