Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Citar

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
Scottish Saying

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.
~Emily Dickinson

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
~Dexter Kozen

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fat Witch Brownies

My cooking adventure today was Brownies :)  and with a name like Fat Witch Brownies how can a girl go wrong?!?!  Well for one, you do not have the bittersweet chocolates but then again when did NOT having all the EXACT ingredients ever stopped me from trying a new recipe!?!?! 

Melt 14 tbs unsalted butter 
{Hubby was like "now we know why the Witch is Fat!" }
and 1/2cups + 2 tbs of chocolate chips 
 {calls for bittersweet chocolate chips Ghradelli but I just used what I had on hand} 

cream together 1 1/4 cup sugar,1 tsp vanilla , 4 eggs

add the cooled chocolate and mix until well blended 

sift into the mixture 1/2 cup unbleached flour plus 2 tbs and a pinch of salt 
{here I used my bleached all purpose that we had on hand}

 gently mix till well blended

 pour into a greased and floured pan and bake at 350 for 33 minutes or till pick comes out clean
cool for an hour  then....
Serve with milk and ....

listen to all the nummy noises your little ones will make ;)

okay she has lashes that would make a giraffe jealous, I know that I am!

To get a printable version please visit Plain Chicken and make a batch for your ones ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's the little things...

Finally able to tie a cute bow.

 YUMMY homemade chicken soup.
 Daughters who think that you are "pretty" and want to take your photo ~

Taking the steps to make an my little Idea a Reality ;) 
{stay tuned to see my sketch in full color}

Just a few things that are making me happy today... 
What is bringing a smile to your day?

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Post It Note Tuesday

Only Parent Chronicles

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday, October 25, 2010

Class pet ~ NoT what you think ;)

 Meet Abs.  He is a leopard gecko and Peanut's Class pet.

Yup!  Suckered into watching the class pet over the weekend.  And the kicker ... I forgot we had him on Friday.  So we had to WALK home with a huge glass aquarium.  The whole time I was terrified that something in the tank was going to tip over and squish this little guy.  Saving grace.... Hubby was sweet talked into going with us to pick up the girls from school so we tag teamed carrying him all the way home :)

Peanut... aka lizard sitter extraordinaire!  She was so proud and happy to show him to her sisters and help them hold him and making sure that he was fed and such.

Squirt with Abs... I think he is trying to find an escape route :) 

Pumpkin is loving snuggles from Abs ;)

So proud of the Girls for taking such good care of Abs and surprising Mama by NOT being scared to hold him.  Quite the opposite.... we had to remind them to put him back into the tank after they each had two turns playing with him.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday's Music


 Halloween is this weekend and what better way than to play the theme song to a movie that I still have NOT seen all the way through to this day!   I am the one that has to have a blanket and my feet OFF the floor whenever there is anything scary on the telly ~ even this theme song gives me the willies!  Pumpkin likes this song then again she also does not have the association to link scary little Linda Blair to this song.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Wee Bit of Me Wednesday

{one} have you ever crawled through a window?
Nope!  I am a good girl ;p

{two} what’s one subject that you wish you knew more about?

{three} who’s your favorite villain?
hmmmm....  not sure maybe the Hamburgler he cracks me up

{four} have you ever hit a jackpot on a slot machine?

{five} what is your favorite disney movie?
My FAVORITE is Beauty and the Beast... the girls know not to ask what Movie Mommy wants to watch ;)

{six} if the whole world were listening, what would you say?
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato

{seven} if you could choose one song to describe you or your life, what would it be?

You and I  by Ingrid Michaelson

{eight} your desk: messy or organized?
I have an organized mess... go ahead and ask me for something I will go right to it

{nine} have you ever had surgery?
No.  I did however work with patients with back problems and IF eligible I enrolled them into FDA clinical trials for surgical implants 

{ten} if you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
horse... always wanted a horse ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Wordless Wendseday ~ Sleeping Beauty

sweet sweet slumber
Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Its not just for toys.....

Looks like sharing is not only good for your toys ... will remind the Munchkins to share their happiness and joys as well ;)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Three Little Pumpkins sitting on a fence

Pumpkin puree is not common in the supermarkets now so when I saw how to make your own puree I had to try it. Here is my little pictorial adventure with this process I followed from  Annie's Eats .

three little pumpkins sitting on a fence....

this was the hardest part for me... ever since I was little I really do not like scraping out the pumpkins so icky and sticky

finally done baking in the oven... house smells so pumpkiny right now

be very careful this stuff is HoT... I was impatient and hurt my fingers

can not wait to bake with this yummy goodness... just one problem ... What to make?
{out of my little pumpkin we got a tad more than 1 cup}

And the winner is.... Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies :p

The girls and I were so happy that this adventure was a success!  Making your own puree is super EASY ~ which means a lot when I say that ;)   The puree we got from our little pumpkin had a mild flavor and would be a great way to sneak some orange into your picky eaters diet.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Wee Bit of Me Wednesday ~ my late edition ;)

Sorry so late, took a little holiday from the pc today to enjoy the sun with the Munchkins ;)

{one} have you ever milked a cow or a goat?
No thank you ;)

{two} what sound does your alarm make when it goes off in the morning?
something really annoying but NOT annoying enough some mornings.

{three} chocolate milk or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate!!!

{four} what is one of the quirkiest things about you?
okay this is a hard one!  there are so many things

{five} are you more like your mom or your dad?
I look like my Mommy but think and act like my Dad.... 

{six} do you sleep with the tv on?

{seven} if you were a crayon, what color would you be?
ocean (aka blue)

{eight} ross, joey, or chandler?
LOL.... I would have to say Chandler Bing!

{nine} do you play any musical instruments?
I learned how to play the flute and trumpet... not too sure if I could now.

{ten} what’s the worst thing you’ve ever cooked/baked?
We moved into our FIRST apartment and I got a cookbook and thought I would try a curry chicken salad, foolproof right?!?!  So wrong... not sure what happened but it was so bad and Hubby to not hurt my feelings ate his first serving and did NOT go back for seconds.  Now anytime I have a misadventure in the kitchen it still pales in comparison to my chicken salad debacle.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday, October 11, 2010

Music Monday ~ Headphones

I know that when I get into funk this is EXACTLY what I do :) 

Just Smile ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Citar

Children learn to smile from their parents. ~ Shinichi Suzuki

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Friday, October 8, 2010

I Heart ~

This week:

New Hair do~
I know!  I need to get out from behind the camera more ;)
I am loving this hair do right now and the girls love it too... now they can have cute hair even when we are running a tad late ;)  Here is a video that shows you how to do the Twisted Braid and I was thinking if She can do it then I can do it! 

I LoVe this song right now!!! 

My FaVoriTe Cooking Adventure ~ Crab Cakes

They looked horrible and had trouble staying in "cake" form but they were sweet yummy goodness ;)

What is your new LoVe for this week?!?!

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Wee Bit of Me Wednesday

{one} grilled or fried?
Fried  BUT I am being good so NOW it is Grilled ;)

{two} if you could change one thing about where you live, without worrying about money, what would you change?
The floors!!!  All hardwood floors are what we need to replace our carpet that has seen way better days

{three} what is your favorite time of day?
Bedtime for the girls they are all clean and snuggly ;)

{four} what’s your favorite cereal?
Special K Chocolate flavor of course!

{five} do you open your mouth when you put mascara on?
when I do put makeup I am positive it is open and making other interesting expressions

{six} if you could make any fictional character come to life, which would it be?
oh this is a hard one and I really can not decide.

{seven} what are your favorite pizza toppings?
mushrooms and sausage

{eight} are you a heavy or a light sleeper?
I am a light sleeper , especially when there is a sick little Munchkin in the house

{nine} what is your favorite board game?
Okay, I will have to admit something here... I dislike board games.  The only game that remember playing and liking is  Go, which I used to play with my Dad.

{ten} what star/celebrity do most people say you look like?
None... I have never been compared to a celebrity.  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010