Spring Break 2011

This week was my spring break, and although I didn’t do much, I got to have a little fun in Louisville over the weekend. Friday, after school, Chad and I (followed by the Bakers) headed for Louisville to watch the Southeast Christian Easter pageant. My mom has been attending Southeast for a while now, and she joined the pageant’s choir. Because she wears glasses (and they didn’t have those back then), my mom sang with a large group in the chapel and they helped support those who were actually on stage. So, although you couldn’t see her, you could hear her. I’m so proud of her! This was I think my 3rd time seeing the pageant, but it was the 1st time for Chad and the Bakers. They loved it. And even though I’d seen it, I was still inspired by the awesome music and the story of the sacrifice Christ made for me. I’d tell you to go see it some time, but this was actually the last year for the pageant and we went on the last night.

On Sunday, Jill, my mom, and I drove to Edinburg, Indiana to do some outlet shopping. Although it was a little windy, it was a beautiful day. We were there for hours and got a lot of good deals. We also ate at the Snappy Tomato for lunch, which was super good.

I ate breakfast with my dad on Monday at a newer place called Wild Eggs. It was really good. I had scrambled eggs and Jill had recommended an everything muffin. It was yummy. I thought it tasted kind of like a hush puppy. That would have been enough to satisfy me, but I couldn’t help getting one of “The King Would Eat These” pancakes. It was a pancake with banana and topped with peanut butter syrup. I didn’t get the chocolate chips, but it was so good! Next time, I will have to try the CoCo’s Chocolate Concoction. Check out this description: chocolate waffle, chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows, house-made marshmallow cream, toasted almonds, and powdered sugar. It sounds more like a dessert, but if I go for breakfast again, I’m definitely trying it.

The rest of the week, I’ve been home, cleaning, being lazy, and working on my Take One paper. Chad hasn’t been especially busy with work, so we’ve been able to hang out a lot. It’s been relaxing and nice. When I go back to school next week, it will be the beginning of a mad dash to get all content covered, so I’m happy to spend some time not doing a whole lot.

Halloween Treats

Last night, Chad and I celebrated halloween with our friends by inviting members of our Sunday school over.  Chad wore a Spiderman t-shirt as his costume, and I was a whoopie cushion.  We played games and ate some yummy treats.  I’ve always seen lots of cute halloween treats in magazines and wanted to make them, so this year I tried a few new things.

We had spooky green punch made with lime sherbet and Sprite.  It was topped off with an eerie hand made from freezing tropical colada juice in a rubber glove.  We lost one of the fingers as we took the frozen hand out of the glove.  The pinky went quickly after while stirring the punch.  The juice, as it melted, made the punch extra yummy.


Because it was pretty cold that night, another beverage that we offered was spiced apple cider, made just like Chad’s mom used to make.  It was good, but it was a little warm in our house, so most opted for the sherbet punch.


There were creepy finger foods too.  I made my mom’s delicious cheeseball, but shaped it into a ghost.  I added the almonds for eyes and a mouth.  I made sausage balls and inserted rice noodles to make them spider-like.  Their eyes were just food coloring.  There were also mummies, cocktail wieners wrapped mummy-style with crescents.  Chad added the eyes with mustard.  We also sliced up some full size hotdogs and cooked them to make tasty worms.

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without treats.  I made rice krispy treats, colored them with food coloring, and shaped them into balls.  The color was a little pinkish, so I had the idea of shaping them like brains.  However, when I asked Chad how they looked, he thought they were butts.  So, I added M & Ms and chocolate chips to make them look like jack-o-lanterns.  I also found a good Chex mix recipe made with Chex, M & Ms, pretzels, candy corn, and raisins coated in white chocolate.  It’s very addicting.  Along with those treats, we also had trick-or-treat candy, and our friend Jenny brought a ridiculous cookie pizza with peanut butter, nuts, icing, and M & Ms.  It wasn’t just ridiculous because it was good, but it was also the size of a large pizza.

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It was a very fun night filled with lots of good eating.  Now, I must prepare for Christmas goodies.

Superbowl Yummies

Here at the Webb home, we celebrate with sweet treats.  The Superbowl was no exception.  Check out these cute Rice Krispy Treat footballs I made for the big game.  They have peanut butter in them and are delicious!  They kind of look like meat, so Chad said to tell people they were sausage balls.  I guess you could make football-shaped sausage balls or mini meat-loafs then pipe mashed potatoes for the laces.  Who knows?  Maybe I will try it sometime.

Sugar Cookie Tree

Jennie and I saw a ginger bread house kit at Wal-Mart and I really wanted to get it, but it was like 20 bucks, and with financial apocalypse upon us, we decided to save our money for bread and water. Then later in the next aisle we saw a similar Christmas tree kit that was made with star ginger bread cookies. It was pretty cool looking and only 15 bucks. But alas for some reason in the past 6 months I have become uber cheap, so I said forget it.

Earlier this week Jennie bought some sugar cookie stuff, so we decided to use that to make our own Christmas tree. Turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. Below are some pics of the hot Christmas tree action.