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FULLTIME MOM/ STUDENT MAKING TREATS FOR HER SON!

Ringing in the New Year


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Last night was the end of 2011, and the beginning of a brand new start! Last night we started the celebration with a continuation of Jaden’s birthday party. We invited a few friends and all my family to the gathering…had great food and a fabulous dessert, we played games and hung out with the babies. We kicked the night off, meeting and greeting old and new friends, then we rocked out on ROCK BAND 3, and everyone that knows me, knows that I can get down on the ROCK BAND, GUITAR HERO AND BAND HERO…this is my nitch, besides cooking and baking.

One of my best friends, Lacey, is pregnant with her 2nd child, and she introduced us to her new beau…he played rock band with us and complimented on my food, so to me he is a keeper! (LoL just kidding, I’m not that much of a push over! You have to earn my respect!) He seems like a nice guy. We had the kids playing with toys and Rock Band also, but this probably wasn’t a great idea! There is nothing more beautiful….then having an 8yr old, two 5yrs olds, and two 2yr olds beating away on drums and singing “Your Cold as Ice” and “I heard it through the Grapevine” that makes a mother’s heart pitter patter…lol and laugh hysterically at the cuteness!

On the menu, we had Spicy Coconut Curry Chicken and Rice, then dessert was a Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse Cake…I will have to re-create this masterpiece, because when i went to take a picture, it was all gone! LoL….the curry I barely got to taste it, but it’s me favorite recipe to make so I will have to post the video of how I make it…and I will post it soon!

Well I want to wish everyone a happy, happy, joyous NEW YEAR and may all your hopes and dreams come true!!!

P.S. I start school on Thursday..wish me luck! WOOOOOOOT

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Jaden’s 2nd Birthday


JADEN

JADEN

Today is the best day in the world….IT JADEN’S BIRTHDAY! Yaaaaaaaay, well it’s his born day…..2yrs ago today I bought a beautiful, healthy baby boy into the world, and it was the best day in the world to me! He weighed in at 6lb 11oz…a small weigh considering all my sisters kids were well over 7lbs!! It was a beautiful day, and just thinking about it know makes me teary, and makes me want to have another baby (almost..lol!!!)

He was well worth all the food cravings, long doctors appointments, bloated swollen feet, the high blood pressure,and the 9hrs of labor…LoL. He was born exactly on his 39th week … I guess he didn’t want to wait the full 40wk term. I don’t blame him, cause mommy was tired of carrying him! I just wanted him out of my belly and into my arms, so I could kiss on him and hug on him and just do the things mommies do to their babies.

He is our first child and maybe our only one, so we have to cherish the precious moments, while he is still a little one, because they grow so fast….I still don’t remember how I got to be the ripe old age of 29! Somewhere in between being a fiance and a crazy person…I matured into a mom, wife and crazier person 🙂 ! If you don’t have children, I can definitely saw when you do….your life will change for the better. They bring you eternal love and companionship…they make you feel happy when your down, make you cards on holidays cards shouldn’t be given on (mommy’s birthday! DON’T REMIND ME I’M AGING! LoL)

We will be planning a party for him, with just close friends and family…he is 2, he will only remember being able to eat more sweets and staying up late! LoL TGIF!! I can’t wait to get off work today, to spend time with my little man…I have to go get sooo much still.

Random post of the day completed, hope you all have a nice day!

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Need EXTRA INCOME


InboxDollars

InboxDollars

This post isnt a spam or anything like that…I found these site about 2yrs ago- well one was 2yrs ago the other was 1mos ago, and thought it would benefit others. I am a person that is always doing something online,whether it be – looking at videos on YouTube, Blogging, looking at other blogs, shopping or paying bills (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr). About 2yrs ago, I was on maternity leave and looking for something to do to make extra money, while sitting on my fat butt waiting for this 6lb 11oz baby to come out, so I searched “work at home mom jobs” and came across this site InboxDollars, this site claims to give you money for taking free surveys, reading emails and shopping…right there I was skeptical, but they give you a $5 sign up bonus, so I was like ok if it sucks I have nothing to lose…IT’S A FREE SITE! I used to use this religiously while on maternity leave, after I got back to work, I quit doing the surveys and all that, so it automatically cancels your account. You can receive your check once you hit $30…before I stopped participating I cashed in like 5 times (wooootwooooot) 2 months ago, I started up again and thought hey…this is something others should know about…so here is it I am sharing everything with you!

This is a snapshot of my amount in InboxDollars so far, I don’t want to cash in until I get to maybe $100 or maybe I will let it go pass that!

InboxDollars

InboxDollars

     The next site I found it about 1 mon ago and it’s pretty much the

SendEarnings
SendEarnings

same thing…I dont recommend doing both, because they usually have the same email offers, the surveys differ though, that site is SendEarnings this site is prety much like Inboxdollars, but I thought hey sign up for 2 sites double my money…so far I have made about a McDonald’s Value Meal worth of earnings! I dont know what the cash out amount is here, but I believe its $30 as well…here is my account right now, its not that much, but when you tally up the amounts for both sites, I am not doing bad…I dont do lots of shopping like I used to, but they have deals where to get money for joining popular sites, getting approved for credit cards, even money for you checking your credit score for free (well you put in your credit card info, and it charges you $1–so you get a profit of $7) LoL this site helped me pay alot of bills off. . .  

SendEarnings
SendEarnings

sooooo if you want to try them, please click on the links and sign up…you have nothing to lose. The surveys are easy and they survery you about everyday things!

Enjoy the Free Money!

xoxo

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Lemon Sables


Lemon Sable Collage

Lemon Sable Collage

Lemon crisp little morsels are from a site that I am a member of Keiko’s Cake, she is a world class pastry chef- and she offers novice to expert recipes for cakes, cookies…everything! Its an awesome site, and I just wanted to share this recipe. These are lemon flavor cookies, glazed with apricot and lemon icing (delicious, yummy topped with mmmmmmm)

This recipe is a novice level, the ingredients are easy to obtain in a local market…so there is no reason or excuse you can make to not try these delightful cookies.

 

 

Lemon sable

Butter 90 g
Icing sugar 75 g
Flour 150 g
Lemon zests of one lemon
Egg 25 g

All ingredients must be cold

Icing
Apricot jam 100 g
Water 20 ml
Lemon juice ½ lemon
Icing sugar

Whenever I need to make cookies, I use a processor…unless they are piped cookies…less strain on my arms..lol!

Process the butter, icing sugar, lemon zests, and flour until you have lots of beach sand!

Lemon Sables in the making

Lemon Sables in the making

Then also mix in the egg.

Dough

Dough

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for 30min-1hr

Rested Dough

Rested Dough

Flour the table and the dough well. Roll out a 0.1 inches. Use your favorite cookie cutters, then work the
cut-offs into a ball and start over until all the dough is used up. The size of my cookie cutter
is circular 1.3 x 2in.  (I roll my dough out in between 2 sheets of wax paper! The dough wont stick to the wax paper, like it will parchment, and the wax paper wont stick to itself like cling film)

Place the cookies on the baking paper.
Bake for 20 minutes in your pre-heated oven at 180°C (356°F).

While the cookies are in the oven, bring the apricot jam and water to a boil and let it cook until the jam thickens.

Apricot Glaze

Apricot Glaze

After baking, brush the cookies with the cooked jam and set aside until the jam dried.

For the lemon icing, squeeze a lemon and mix in icing sugar until you get a paste consistency…like Elmer’s glue (LoL!!!) I used 5tbsp to 1 1/2tbsp lemon juice.

Lemon Sable Video

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Happy Holidays


happy-holidays

Happy Holidays

We at Jaden’s Treats would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa….ummmm well Seasons Greeting and Happy Holidays, from our family to yours!

 

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