When the computer doesn’t work…

So this is a Happy Easter, 18th birthday, almost finals week kind of post.

The weather was beautiful for Easter! It was one of the first really nice days we had had in awhile so we were able to wear dresses…without the sweaters!! 😉 I had pictures to put up which would have made this more interesting, but for some reason they aren’t uploading…oh well.

I turned 18! Again, I had pictures, but my laptop has a mind of its own sometimes. If I can get it to work, I’ll put them up at some point. But anyway, my dad got me a beautiful locket! And my mom got tickets for us, my sister, and Noni to go see Julianne and Derek Hough on their tour!! I am beyond excited 🙂

And this is my last week of real classes, next week is finals. So I am pretty sure that we have learned all the new material and now it’s just all review. It’s crazy to think that in two weeks I’ll be done with high school! And in just over a month, I will officially be graduated!

Now to get through those finals…

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Easter

Happy Easter Monday!

I hope all your Easters were fabulous. We had a really great day with family yesterday. It was a full house:) On top of the family and food, the weather was fantastic. 70 degrees, sunny, breezy. And then it rained last night. The ultimately perfect day.

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See that gorgeous sunlight?

 

all three of us

ahh

happy Easter all!

 

I’ve got a crazy week ahead of me, but I was happy to have a nice weekend.

He is risen!!

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Peach Easter Jello

Good morning!

Like I said in another post, my traditional Easter dish is the Jello. This year I chose to make a peaches and cream Jello in a Bundt pan. I have kind of a funny story about it…but that comes at the end. I found this recipe at the Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn. I’ll put it into my own words here:)

Ingredients

2 (3 ounce) packages of peach flavored gelatin
3 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/4 cups cold water
3/4 cup cold water
2 cups peaches, sliced and pealed, or drained canned peaches
2 tablespoons (2 envelopes) of unflavored gelatin powder
1 1/2 cups (14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk

What to do

unnamed (13)Empty the packages of peach Jello into a bowl. Pour in 2 cups boiling water and stir until all the powder is dissolved. Stir in 3/4 cups of cold water. Put that bowl into the fridge until thickened but not fully set. Make sure that you drain the peaches well if you use canned peaches. Place slices of peach in the bottom of the Bundt pan. Make sure to keep some of them for later. Take the peach jello out of the fridge and carefully pour/spoon it over the peaches. Refrigerate that until set but not completely.

 

unnamed (12)While that is setting, sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over top of 1/2 cup of cold water. Let the gelatin soak up the water. Once it is soaked up, pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over top. Stir until dissolved. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk until it is smooth. It will take a few moments before the mixture isn’t gooey. Keep stirring! Cut up the rest of the peaches and stir them into the condensed milk bowl. Refrigerate it until thickened.

 

So far so good...

So far so good…

When the peach Jello is ready, carefully pour the condensed milk mixture over top. Put the whole thing in the fridge until completely set. Unmold it when set and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

I did it overnight and served it in the afternoon. Here is where the funny story comes in:) When I was ready to unmold it, we set it in hot water for about a minute. It came out of the pan easily…too easily. The hot water melted the inside! The creamy layer started to separate from the peach part and it started to slide off of the plate. We put it back in the fridge. When we took it out, it still slid. I quickly got a picture, and we dumped it into a bowl.

Sliding off of the plate

Sliding off of the plate

Pathetic...

Pathetic…

All of us enjoyed it, but next time I won’t keep it in the water for so long. Also, I will make the water warm…not hot:)

 

 

 

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My Easter Weekend

Hello to you all!

We are here! We made it to my Aunt Ann’s house today a few hours ago. I spent the afternoon playing with my little cousin Claire and listening to my mom, aunt, and Noni talk:) So on to the weekend recap.

Sunday morning, my mom gave us each an Easter present. She got Kaitlyn Dracula and Sherlock Holmes. She got me the book Gray’s Anatomy. I was so excited! I sat there and read and looked…and read and looked at it some more:)

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While I was reading, my mom baked some homemade strawberry muffins. She found the recipe in one of her mystery books, and oh my goodness, they were delicious!

Delicious

Delicious

Then we went to church and my friend, Katy, and sister, Kaitlyn, and I got Katy’s sister, Ada, to take some pictures of us in our new Easter outfits:)

Katy (Left) Me (Center) Kaitlyn (Right)

Katy (Left) Me (Center) Kaitlyn (Right)

Before we left for church, we had set our oven to cook the roast at 11:00. When we got home at 12:30, the oven was cold! It hadn’t turned on. It was ok though because it was ready to eat when my dad got home later that day. (He drives trucks long haul through the week.) So we had roast with onions and potatoes, rolls, asparagus, Jello, and a goat cheese and cracker plate. We got to use my mom’s china and a pottery platter that I made last year. This picture sums it all up.

Mmmmm

Mmmmm

And my mom took pictures of  my dad and sister and me.

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That evening, we went over to my grandparent’s house and had pizza with one of my aunts and uncles and cousin.

It was a fun, full day:) And tomorrow you will get the Jello recipe. Tomorrow I also have my first college visit here. I have the second one on Wednesday. We have a very eventful week here in Indi:) Have a good evening!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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