Friday, July 2, 2010

Cream of the Crop

The last three days were jam-packed full of fun!!! Tuesday was an early morning start with Grams learning to make her delicious cream puffs....and with her guidance and supervision I was able to make them finger-licking good too. My Grams was so wise too-- I was asking her if I needed to sift the flour like the directions said and she claims no one sifts flour anymore, its a waste of time!!!

First I had to mix the ingredients on the stove, then whip in one egg at a time, scoop out the dough and bake the puffs at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, allow them to cool and then fill with top secret family recipe for filling. Bonappetite!

Wednesday morning I ran off with D and a new acquaintance on a quick trip to Julian, California where we walked around town and shopped and of course had my favorite pie-- apple boysenberry with crumble topping. We then drove to Lake Henshaw for the night and camped. We made s'mores with caramel and vanilla marshmallows and they were gooey caramel perfection. The next morning we went tourmaline hunting at the Himalaya Mine Dig and had a blast...I actually found some beautiful bright pink gems (at least 2 carats) that I am planning on having cut and set (someday). So I'm having a lot of fun and eating a ton of good food- YUM!!!


  1. Hey there girl! The cream puffs sound way to good just to read about them, when are you coming to bake them?!

  2. Soon I hope!!!! I know I'm back in Texas, but I miss you guys!