Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Recipe: Swedish Pancakes

In case you missed it, I did a guest post over at Come and See the Seitz

I shared a very special family recipe for Swedish Pancakes and I thought I would share it with you one more time.  It's that good. 

6 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
dash of salt
1 Tbl sugar
2 1/2 cups milk
1 stick of butter (melted)


Beat eggs till lemon colored.

Add flour, salt and sugar.

Add milk IN THREE GROUPS. Batter will be very thin.

Add melted butter
Let stand for 15 minutes.

Pour 1/4 cup of batter into a hot skillet and tilt pan to thin out and make pancake shape.  When edges are set, flip pancake.

Makes APPROXIMATELY 30-35 pancakes. Serving size is about 3-4 per person or more for the hungry guys.

We like to scoop some fresh juicy strawberries and whip cream in side, roll them up and drizzle syrup on top.  I also like to eat them with just whip cream inside and syrup.  Yum! 
Be creative.  Fill them with your favorite fruit.  I originally had this with lingon berries which is more traditional, but a bit too tart for me. I’ve never tried it, but I bet scrambled eggs and ham would be delicious.  On this day, we had powdered sugar, bananas, chocolate chips, mixed berries (from frozen bag) and some fresh strawberries smashed with sugar.

Yum and watch out! They’re so thin and scrumptious it’s hard to stop eating them.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Lovely Weekend

This last weekend was so beautiful up here in our mountains.  It was a comfortable 76 degrees or so with a slight breeze.  Yesterday we took advantage of the nice weather.  First we took Mason to the dog park, where he got to enjoy the millions of different scents.  I thought to myself, "Why doesn't he want to run around with the other dogs," then I remember he's a scent hound and this IS fun for him.  After the dog park, Rod made some sun tea on the back deck and we sat out there with our iced tea and enjoyed the afternoon.

Me sitting in the shade of our umbrella, knitting and drinking some iced tea.  Perfect relaxing afternoon.

Rod enjoying an apple and tea while Mason sits and waits for his piece. 

Carefully watching that apple.

KeKe came out on the deck too.  Here she is looking before stepping out into the sun.
Avery in her sun hat.

Later, we went inside and had some Play-doh fun.

Avery's hair is finally getting long so I put in her first pony tails.  So cute!

Cool shot.  You can see her left eye in the hole of the tea pot lid.

It was a lovely weekend!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Scarves

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!  Hope your day was special.

For my mom and mother-in-law I made them a Summer Scarf, following the tutorial from

This scarf is really easy to make once you hem the edges.  It was a little difficult working with the fabric I chose.  It was a silky polyester and wouldn't crease when I ironed over the edges so I just had to eye ball it when sewing the 1/2 inch hem.  This is when I really wish I had a serger to finish off edges.    The fun part was sewing with elastic thread.  I had never used it before and it was fun to see the fabric bunch up.

I was a bit disappointed with how short the scarves ended up being.  With the elastic they shrank more than half their original length (128").  Oh well, they still add some fun ruffel-y-ness around the neck.  I think both my mothers liked them.


 I love you mom and Judy!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Guest Post

Today I am guest posting on Come and See the Seitz!  

I was so excited when Sarah asked me to do this.  Her blog is filled with hip sewn clothes/projects and bEUTiful quilts. I'm really itching to get back to quilting because of her.

Go check out my post for a YUMMY Mother's Day Brunch idea!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vote for me!!

 I made the top 60 in Made by Rae's

I'm in the Day 2 round and couldn't be more excited!
Please go HERE to vote for my top.  You'll see the voting in the right column.  Thank you!  This is so fun.  I'm just so pleased I made it into the Top 60 out of 368 entries.