December 6, 2010

Weekend with Friends

I had the lovely pleasure of meeting Jessica and her family this past weekend.  Jessica lives in Tulsa and is also a friend of Megan's who I met last weekend!  I feel so blessed to have met TWO sweet gals over the past couple weeks!  Jessica and Kyle were so precious, they have two baby girls named Lucy and Penny.  I think Connor found a new girlfriend in Penny :)
 Here we are at Starbucks....a.k.a the best place on Earth!
I love how Jessica asked "So, do you work at Starbucks because you sure do know a lot about it?"
ha..ha...ha..
 This is the door to my Mom's classroom
Can you tell she is a proud Nana???
 Above is our 2010 Christmas card
OWLS=Perfect :)
 Connor caught in action, he's into EVERYTHING right now!
Saturday I met up with my friend Amber and her son Kylon.  We had some yummy Mexican food with her friends and then went to Sam Moon where I got some flashing Christmas earrings!  Of course we also got our Starbucks fix too!  We went to WalMart to get cookie dough to bake that afternoon.  WalMart is a zoo right now....and I don't want to go back for a long long time! 
 Here we are with our dough.....Amber's gingerbread cookies turned out perfect.  My sugar cookies on the other hand looked like blobs of melted mess on a sheet pan!  I think it was the cookie dough because it certainly wasn't the baker :P  Thanks Amber for having me and Connor over and we look forward to many other "projects" together.  We want to modge podge something.....have any of you ever modge podged???
Red Velvet Cake Balls

Ingredients
◦1 (18.25 ounce) package cake mix


◦1 (16 ounce) container prepared cake frosting


◦6 ounces of chocolate flavored confectioners coating disks or bar (available in white chocolate, dark or milk)

Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box. When cake is finished baking allow to cool for 30 minutes. Crumble the cake into a large bowl using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Add the frosting and mix until well combined. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.


Line a baking tray with wax paper. Use a melon baller as a scooper to form balls with the cake mixture. Place on wax paper. Once you have used all of the cake mixture, place the baking tray in the freezer for 1 hour. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl of the microwave, stirring every 5-10 seconds until smooth.
Remove the balls from the freezer. Using one toothpick, pick up the balls one at a time and dip in the chocolate. Use a second toothpick to slide the ball off the first toothpick onto the wax paper lined baking tray.

Side note: Sometimes I use a bit of vegetable oil to thin my chocolate so it doesn't get clumpy.  I also let the balls refrigerate overnight before dipping.

Happy Cake ball making :)

19 comments:

Kristen and Andy said...

What a fun weekend!!! Love the Christmas card - too cute! And yes - Cannon is into EVERYTHING too!!!! Definitely worse than his big sister - which I did not think was possible! And to think he is only 'army crawling' right now - definitely not rushing him to walk...hahahaha!

And now I am hungry for those red velvet cake balls - yum!!!

Elle said...

A melon baller! I never thought of that! Much cleaner than the time I rolled them by hand...

Tristan said...

how fun!!

love your card..that is just too cute!

Todd and Courtney said...

okay Im going to attempt those cake balls again. I love them but mine just crumble. Im calling you for help when I make these if I can't figure it out :) Or...Im just coming to Dallas and we'll make them together!

Tonya said...

YES, I love Modge Podge. I've only used it once but I have some ideas up my sleeve for the near future.

I did this...
http://holdingon2myhope.blogspot.com/2009/08/b-is-for-bargain.html

And I want to do this...
http://iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com/2010/12/fifth-day-of-christmas-nativity-blocks.html

and this...
http://brassyapple.blogspot.com/2010/09/burner-covers-part-2-decoupage-it.html

Tonya said...

Sorry..I meant to add this one instead..but both from Brassy Apple are similar. I just want to do this for Christmas.
http://brassyapple.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-card-holder-tutorial.html

arsenalfamily said...

Ha, I love your Christmas card!

Angie said...

Girl...you had a great and busy weekend! Looks like fun!

I am so gonna try to make cake balls! Yummmy!!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

sounds like you had a fun weekend! i don't know how you manage to do so much after working all week. come the weekend I'm exhausted!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

love the owls...my 2 yr old is addicted to them!!!!

hmmm cake balls..i gave it a try a few years ago....will have to do it again!

Shannon said...

Your Cmas cards are so cute!

The cdc has a growth chart for breastfed only babies. Another blogger told me about it. I think it is here:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5909a1.htm

Krista said...

Mod Podging can be so fun! I made my Baby's First Christmas Ornament by decoupaging Tessa's silhouette onto a flat disc ornament that I had painted and decoupaged scrapbook paper onto. It turned out so cute! Have fun with your project!

Faith said...

I'm a little partial to owls, so I love this design. Very cute!

Thanks for joining in the fun! Merry CHRISTmas to you!

Leslie said...

Very cute. Love the Owls!!

Faith said...

I'm a little partial to owls, so I love this design. Very cute!

Thanks for joining in the fun! Merry CHRISTmas to you!

AndreaLeigh said...

sounds like you had a fun weekend! i don't know how you manage to do so much after working all week. come the weekend I'm exhausted!

Shannon said...

Your Cmas cards are so cute!

The cdc has a growth chart for breastfed only babies. Another blogger told me about it. I think it is here:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5909a1.htm

Tonya said...

YES, I love Modge Podge. I've only used it once but I have some ideas up my sleeve for the near future.

I did this...
http://holdingon2myhope.blogspot.com/2009/08/b-is-for-bargain.html

And I want to do this...
http://iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com/2010/12/fifth-day-of-christmas-nativity-blocks.html

and this...
http://brassyapple.blogspot.com/2010/09/burner-covers-part-2-decoupage-it.html

Elle said...

A melon baller! I never thought of that! Much cleaner than the time I rolled them by hand...

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