Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lazy Days

This past weekend was one of those weekends where we simply and honestly did absolutely nothing productive. And to be honest, it was wonderful! The weather here has been down right nasty so it was nice to stay home and enjoy each others company and hang out with our little furball. I did however try a new desert concoction I've been meaning to attempt for ages. This particular recipe has been floating around Pintrest for ages now and I had actually tried some at a Christmas party for my work. Here it is....

-1 lb large strawberries
-8 oz. cream cheese, softened (can use 1/3 less fat)
-3-4 tbsp powdered sugar (4 tbsp for a sweeter filling)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-graham cracker crumbs

1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife, if necessary (some may already be hollow inside). Prep all strawberries and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill strawberries with cheesecake mixture. Once strawberries are filled, dip the top in graham cracker crumbs. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.
*I added about 4.5 tablespoons of powdered sugar to taste. 
I have a huge sweet tooth though ;)

I also ended up just using a knife to place the filling
in the strawberries. As you can see, the bag
idea didn't turn out perfectly!

As I mentioned earlier the weather here has been rather chilly and very Colorado-like if you ask me! I thought I moved to Texas to get as far away from cold weather as possible?! Apparently not. This morning we woke up to a dense frost on the ground and we even had snow flurries down here in good ole Del Rio.

The truck with the "frost" from last night.
On another note, Mitchell is about to finish up Phase I this week (woot woot) and begin Phase II where he will actually start flying. He is scheduled to hit the flight line on Wednesday and start flying the T-6. He and I are both very excited about him actually getting in the plane and starting this portion of UPT. Although I'm sure we won't LOVE the 12 hour days starting this week, I know it will be well worth the extra time apart.

In other news, Georgia (our cat) is still missing. We have finally come to the conclusion that she has found a nice little home filled with lots of children and other kitties to play with and keep her company :) Or at least that's just what we like to tell ourselves....Winston is not all that upset to be honest.

I am still plugging away at school with thankfully only 1.5 more weeks until my spring break, wooo hooo! I'm also still working at the store down town and taking that one day at a time. 

Winston decided to climb up to get his ball, got
"stuck" 3 feet off the ground , and then
preceded to take a nap....what a goober.
I hope everyone had just as a relaxing weekend as we did!

The Etheridges

1 comment:

  1. Those look so yummy! I think I will have to try them! Congratulations to Mitchell on making it through Phase I!! I know it's early, but has he started thinking about which route he wants to go? Enjoy the snow! I miss it sooo much!