Wednesday, December 16, 2009

well I don't have quads just bad eyes :P

I had an opthomologist appt. today, I was warned that it was going to be long (approx 3 HOURS!) I should've been warned that doctors underestimate, it took 5 HOURS :( it was crazy boring and annoying. My 1st wait in between Dr's was the longest; I am always busy thinking about thing but this was nuts, I had the questions going through my head "Did they forget about me?"..."Did I miss something?"..."Am I supposed to know to go somewhere else? ect... and it didn't help that I heard busy commotion outside the door like a well timed intricate system that I WASN'T apart of :( I'm sure your curious on why I was there in the first place? I have been having lots of vision problems and my eyes seeing double at random and the distance on which doubling starts would fluctuate too, sometimes I could see well 15ft before I saw double, others times I only had 2ft. So by the end of this appt. my eyes were more tired and irritated than ever; they put dye in my eyes, dilated them, numbed them, did an ultrasound and took pictures! My eyes are now adjusting to a prism in my left lens of my glasses in hopes to get my problem corrected; the Dr also reviewed my MRI pictures and believes that a lesion in my brain (due to MS) is affecting my left eye. My wonderful husband came along for the appt. as well, cause driving is practically impossible for me right now unless I cover one eye (that's a little dangerous don't you think?), I felt so bad for him waiting and waiting for my endless appt to be over AND to top that off he made me dinner tonight too, he's amazing and I love him so much.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Eggnog Cream Pie

Eggnog Cream Pie
1- 9" baked pie crust (if you have extra pie dough, cut & bake a festive shape to decorate the top of the pie)
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
dash of salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 cups milk (regular OR soy)
3 egg yolks (beaten and sitting aside)
2 T butter
1tsp vanilla
In sauce pan mix together sugar, flour, salt, and nutmeg; then stir in milk, stir constantly over medium heat (regular stirring makes for a smoother filling). Once the mixture starts to bubble cook for 2 more minutes. After the 2 minutes, remove from heat and stir a little bit of the hot mixture into the egg yolks then add egg mixture back to the sauce pan; return to heat and once the filling starts to bubble cook for 3 more minutes, remove from heat and mix in vanilla and butter til smooth. Pour filling into baked pie shell, chill for a few hours before serving, ENJOY and Happy Holidays!

Apple Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pumpkin Pie (preheat oven to 400degrees)
single pie crust pressed and pinched into 9" pie pan
Apple Layer
2 med apples peeled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsps flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Mix all the apple layer ingrediants and place in bottom of pie.
Pumpkin filling
1 cup pumpkin (fresh or canned)
6 oz evap. milk OR use soy milk like me if you can't have dairy :)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs(beaten)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
dash of cloves
1/4 tsp salt
Mix all pumpkin filling ingrediants until well combined then pour over the apple layer. Bake @ 400 degrees for approx. 40 mins or until pie slighty jiggles and knife comes out clean. Enjoy this festive combo warm or cold!

Winter is here yet it is not

Officialy it will be winter on Dec.21st BUT it sure feels like winter has come in full force. We just had a big snow storm and got up to 15" and today's high is 16, we have yet to get to todays low even, they say the low is 6 degrees but we've been at about 2 all morning LOL.

Holiday baking has begun! In the last 2 days I've made 7 pies for the freezer, 3 apple and 3 apple pumpkin (which I'm very excited for :) recently I also made an eggnog cream pie, very yummy! My goal is to make my Christmas pies ahead of time when I have the ingrediants on hand, can you tell what I've had an abundance of LOL.

The boys are doing well, Korvin is working his way on to Santa's good list and this Saturday he will see him, Korvin is very excited about all things Christmas this year. Although he's a bit confused, whenever it snows he thinks that it must be Christmas day; we are counting down though with our mouse advent calendar, which is one of my favorite Christmas traditions cause its the same calendar that was at my Grandma's when I was a kid. Blake amd Barrett are doing well, Barrett is more of a talker and Blake is so generous, he's always bringing his brothers their loveys, so sweet.