Monday, March 8, 2010

Lightening McQueen (Part 2)

Lightening McQueen (LM) was in a wreck today at Olive Garden. No one was hurt. Little Bumble and I took LM to Wal-mart for repairs. He got a new paint job and new front bumper. He is good as new, literally!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Garden Harvest Cake


1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup peeled and grated tart apple
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, preferably toasted
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
2 large eggs

Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir with whisk. Add apple, carrots, zucchini and nuts. Toss. Combine oil, milk and eggs in a small bowl. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared 8x4 inch loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove and cool completely before slicing.

This recipe is one of my family's favorites from my Cooking Light magazine. I am submitting this recipe in response to http://www.lifeasmom.com/ requesting recipes for the ULTIMATE RECIPE SWAP using flour, a common pantry item.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Lightening McQueen (Part 1)

In December, my friend let us borrow the DVD Cars. It did not take long for Little Bumble (and Daddy) to become hooked to this movie. While doing some Christmas shopping at HEB, I saw the Lightening McQueen toy car (LM) and bought it for Little Bumble (LB). Let's just say a friendship was born. At first he called him "Light the Queen." Now he says, " Li-mum mu Queen."

video

Little Bumble will NOT let go of his car. LM goes everywhere we go. LM now eats at the table with us. LB gives LM a bath and scrubs his belly. He takes LM to Tumble Bear class and parks him in the garage (his velcro pocket in his pants).
Today at the park, a boy larger than LB tried to take LM. Little Bumble got a small scratch on his nose but that boy did not get LM. Little Bumble's feelings were hurt. He was crying and holding on to me so tight. He did not want to play anymore so we left the park.

LM and LB are napping now.