Wednesday, October 21, 2015

JSS: Seven Months

Happy seven months to my sweet Jacob!  

Jacob gets more fun every single day.  He is the happiest boy - he wakes up practically singing, and only fusses if you delay his meals or if he is ready for a change of scenery.  He likes his "under the sea" playmat, his Air Force One plane from Uncle Joe and he continues to love to jump in the jumperoo.

Jacob has begun trying to new foods!  He has tried sweet potato, avocado, green beans, applesauce, bananas, carrots, oatmeal and pumpkin.  He LOVES to eat  play with food.   :)  

He started swimming lessons one day before his 7-month birthday.  His daddy takes him every Tuesday night to a pool where they splash and float and take a 30 minute lesson.  Jacob LOVES the water, but I also think he likes his 1:1 time with his dad.  

Jacob is a very active boy - he rocks on all fours, does "downward dog", and sits up like a pro.  He likes to snuggle when he's very tired or sleeping - and I actually think he takes his best naps snuggled next to his mama in our glider. 

Jacob, you are a joy!  We love you more than words can say.  Happy seven months! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

2) Recipe: Individual Apple Turnovers

This weekend, I felt like making a fall dessert for Matt and Kelly's visit, so I found a super easy Apple Turnover recipe and created it.  (I can't find the actual recipe now, but it was simple enough that I remember the details).

- 1 box puff pastry sheets
- 4 apples
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- granulated sugar for the top if desired
- 1 egg (for egg wash)

Peel the apple (I used a potato peeler) and slice it in to small strips.  Put it in a medium bowl and add the sugar, flower, nutmeg and cinnamon.  

Mix it up so that the apples are covered by that mixture.  

Take the puff pastry sheets and cut them in to squares.  You can make the dessert as large or small as you’d like – I tried a variety of sizes, but out of each of the two sheets, next time I’ll make 6 or 8 little turnovers.   Add the apple mixture in the middle of a square, and fold the puff pastry over the apple mix to form a triangle.  Use your fingers to seal the edges of the pastry.  Optional: spread a small amount of the egg over the top of the pastry and sprinkle granulated sugar on the top.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and fluffy.

I made these ahead of time and served them at room temperature and they were delicious – but eating them warm would be even better! 

Monday, October 5, 2015

My Uniform

Scott was folding laundry a few months ago and remarked that I wore grey shirts and black pants every day.  And while I objected at the time... he's not entirely wrong.  I try to mix it up a little at work (mostly so that people don't think I'm crazy) but at home I definitely have a uniform.  Black pants of some kind, a grey or blue durable (washable!) shirt, and comfy shoes.  Most always hair up.

Here are some of my favorites that are in heavy rotation during this season of my life: