Sunday, March 20, 2011

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can. ~Sydney Smith

 

My heart is breaking for the people of Japan. Please, whatever help you can give, however large or small, please give.

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Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami

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Japan Tsunami: 20 Unforgettable Pictures

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The Red Cross, Salvation Army and Doctors Without Borders are some organizations you can donate to in order to help.

It was another quiet week in the Detweiler house.

The weather is definitely improving here.  We rode around with the top down on the convertible one day.

Yesterday, Sonja and I went up the mountain to Nemacolin Woodlands.  Sonja had never been to Nemacolin, and I was curious to see what, if any, of the animals were out.

Here is Sonja.  This pretty much sums up her personality.

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The animals were out..yea!

Awwww, babies.

 

lions

We looked around awhile, then we went and met Phil for lunch.

There is a house on the way to Debra’s house that I am fascinated with.  I finally stopped and took a photo this week and then painted it in FotoSketcher.

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Recipe this week: Brownie Pops

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You can use box brownie mix, I made Baker’s One Bowl brownies.

Things you'll need:
  • Your favorite brownie recipe or mix
  • Mini muffin pan
  • Ziploc or piping bag
  • 1 package (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 2 tsp. shortening
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Sprinkles and other cookie decorating supplies
  • 1 Styrofoam bricks

Instructions

  1. Make brownies as directed on the package or use your favorite from-scratch recipe.
  2. Spray the mini muffin pan with the cooking spray.
  3. Fill a piping bag (or cut the corner of a Ziploc freezer bag and use as a piping bag) and fill the mini muffin cups with the brownie mixture. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. Insert lollipop sticks into the center of each brownie from the flat side up, so the rounded top remains the top of the pop (be careful not to push through the top of the brownie).
  5. Microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on high for about one minute; stir until smooth.
  6. Dip the top half of each brownie into the chocolate; decorate with sprinkles and your other cookie decorating supplies.
  7. Insert the sticks into styrofoam brick (found at floral and craft suppliers) to dry.

Got a few bird shots this week.

 

 

This is what I won this week:

A cookbook from

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From http://galexicupcakes.blogspot.com/

 

Wilton Prize Pack from http://reviewsfromthenuthouse.blogspot.com/

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And a pendant from http://www.lisablogs.com/Lisa_Blogs/Blog/Blog.html and OHLOOT

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