Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday & Sick Boy

This week for Muffin Tin Monday I had a doctor apt. So Brooklynn went to her Grandma Oldroyd's to get babysat. She wanted Grandma to be with her for her Muffin Tin Monday. For lunch Brooklynn had Fancy Chicken Rollups, Fancy Curly Fries, Fancy Peaches and Cream, M&M's, and a yummy drink. It's too bad Brooklynn didn't eat any of it. Being sick, you really loose your apetite. Oh wait... she ate the M&M's.
So they read Fancy Nancy books and Brooklynn dressed up very fancy. She chose everything herself, even all the flowers she put in her hair. Very cute! (sorry the picture is blurry, she doesn't know how to hold still)
She asked her Grandma "Where's your fancy dress?" It was cute. Fancy Nancy books are very cute and we still love Muffin Tin Mondays.

Our little guy started getting a cough too and Ryan listened to his lungs and there is gunk in there. Right now Cameron isn't too bad and so we are waiting it out. Hopefully he gets better. It is most likely a virus and you can't do anything about dang virus'. Cameron is still quite a good baby, even when he is sick. Right now he is even playing in his exersaucer. But when he is not in there he is getting lots of cuddles from Mommy. What a good big sister... comforting our little munchin.
Cameron doesn't like to get his temperature taken. I hate seeing those poor sick eyes. He is just in such a daze.
I am glad Brooklynn is getting better, and can't wait until this is a sick free house. That is the hardest part seeing your sweet little ones suffer. I have a really hard time seeing them like this. Ryan is so good, he handles it really well. I guess that is why he is a good nurse to work at Primary's.


Lisa D said...

Here is that recipe for you! I love reading about your Muffin Tin Mondays- such a cute idea!

Chocolate Dough
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus extra for dredging)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk

Peanut butter filling
3/4 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth, your choice
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
2. To make the dough: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
3. In another medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the sugars, butter, and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and the egg, beating to combine, then stir in the dry ingredients, blending well.
5. To make the filling: In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter and confectioners sugar until smooth.
6. With floured hands or a teaspoon scoop, roll the filling into 26 one-inch balls.
7. To shape the cookies: Scoop 1 tablespoon of the dough (a lump about the size of a walnut), make an indentation in the center with your finger and place one of the peanut butter balls into the indentation.
8. Bring the cookie dough up and over the filling, pressing the edges together cover the center; roll the cookie in the palms of your hand to smooth it out. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
10. Roll each rounded cookie in granulated sugar, and place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
11. Grease the bottom of a drinking glass, and use it to flatten each cookie to about 1/2-inch thick.
12. Bake the cookies for 7 to 9 minutes, or until they're set and you can smell chocolate. Remove them from the oven, and cool on a rack.

Erin Stones said...

So... I totally know how you feel with the sick kid thing! Hannah has strep, thrush, an ear infection, and possibly RSV right now! Not to mention that she is also in the midst of teething. Needless to say, I can't remember the last time I had a good night's sleep! I hope that he is okay and gets better soon. I am sure it is nice to have a nurse in the house!