Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Little of This and A Little of That

I have to start this post with these little sweets.

Do you remember the "Pay it Forward" I posted awhile back? Well, Tina was one of the first three to leave a comment and look at what that sweet lady sent to me, just as a thank you! (On that note, I haven't forgotten your little somethings, Tina, Julie and Becky... they are in the works.)
Back to Tina... if you haven't seen her creations before, go look. She sells here, here, here and here and if you live in Denmark, you can see her in person, because she is always doing shows. Everything she makes is little, including those adorable tiny bears... those are some of the most darling bears I have ever laid eyes on. I kid you not! Again, thank you so much Tina!

Several of you asked about the Dutch Babies. Now, if you are sitting at our table and you happen to ask "what's in a Dutch Baby?", you end up getting a very satirical, Jonathan Swift-like answer, that could possibly last the entire duration of the meal. But lucky for you, we aren't at the table and I'll give you the real answer. Dutch Babies are also known as German Pancakes. They are mostly all egg and are not sweet like our pancakes, until you do them up. When they come out of the oven, you slather them with butter, dump (no sprinkling here, please) powdered sugar all over them and then squeeze fresh lemons on top of all of that. They are extremely unhealthy, which of course makes them taste all that much better. Here is the recipe I used. I used the larger recipe and made two of them. They were all, but maybe about one fourth of the second one, devoured by a Farmboy, a granny, a bottomless-pit 12 year old pirate and a 16 year old boy (no description needed here) and little ol' me. The tip my mom gave me, was the more eggs the better the pancake and what it says in this recipe about using the bread flour is very true... they will puff up even more than if you use all-purpose flour. If you have a 10 inch iron skillet, give them a try... believe me, it will be worth it.

Diane is having a giveaway over on her blog.
(photo taken from Diane's blog)
A darling tea cup nest. She has been making these great flowers out of sheet music, which you will find in the nest. You have until Sunday to post a comment here.

Silver Bella!!!!

Are you signed up? I am and I got all of the classes I wanted...
Pam's "Lineage of Love"
Teresa's "Victorious Medals"
both of Rebecca's classes "Cigar Box Assemblage" and "Hodge Podge Journal"
and Kaari's "Vintage Charm Bracelet"
Sooooo excited!!!

I'm sure I have more to share, but I need to get moving. I have a Marie Antoinette canvas calling my name.
Have a beautiful Thursday!


the wild raspberry said...

i may have to give the dutch baby a try....just tried out a new french toast bake. mmmm. it was good. slather it all with syrup. sounds healthy right?

Polka Dot Moon said...

I'm starving now ;)

Must have dutch babies!!

Jenn said...

What sweet goodies... ah, and silver lucky lucky gal you. I am so very jealous!

tina said...

Oh, you're so bad!!! I know what we're having this weekend. My husband will thank you.

Beautiful creations from Tina! Wow! I'll have to check her out.

Swoon! Silver Bella! (sigh!) maybe one day.

Anonymous said...

I love love the little pillow up there with all the buttons.To cute!I love as well Tina's creation,very nice.Im off to check her out.Thanks for sharing Alisa.

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Oooooh! I can't believe you never told me about the tiny little Dutch bears! You know how I love miniature things! These ARE the cutest little itsy bitsy bears ever! I've got to find a way to add one of these to my Amazon Wishlist!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I've never heard of Dutch babies but they sound delicious!

Anonymous said...

Alisa, thanks so much for posting about my tea cup give-away.

natalea said...

love the goodies you received and glad you got the classes you wanted! have fun Alisa- I'll miss seeing you this year! xo natalea

Mary Wadsworth said...

Oh those dutch babies sound so yum!
I love the little bears and button heart pillow so sweet, lucky girl!
Have a great weekend.


Maija said...

See you at Silver Bella, Sugar!!!

Jen**SugaredSongbird** said...

Ooo! I have some of those classes, too, hope to meet you there!

Beth Quinn said...

hey girl !! so glad you are coming too !!1 yeah , can't wait to see you ! xo,

Elly said...

What a sweet little presents! The heart is just gorgeous with all the buttons! I've been thinking about the Dutch Babies (hey, I'm Dutch you know!) But I don't know exactly what they are. I think to big to be called "poffertjes", so I think they are Dutch pancakes, so called "pannekoeken".
Owww... you lucky girl! Silver bella sounds everytime I read about it as sóóó much fun!
Have a nice day!

Brandy Faulkner said...

Wow you get to go? YOu lucky girl. You MUST take lots of pictures and tell us all the details.


drooz studio said...

silver bella! I'm going for the first time! love your blog- so sweet! can't wait to meet everyone and get creative! :)

Jenny Fowler said...

Oh I wish I was going again this year but I'll be nursing, lol! I know you will have a blast though. Glad you got your classes!