{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Melt-in-your-mouth Shower Mints

For as long as I can remember, my mom has been making little "bootie mints" for baby showers! ...And, ever since I've been old enough to appreciate them, I feel that a shower is incomplete if the aren't there! They are YUMMY...and you can't help but eat the 'dough' as you're spending the ridiculous amount of time making them...So, for your next shower, treat the mommy-to-be with these...she'll thank you, I'm sure! :)
Cream Cheese Mints (or "kay dee' to Quinn)
1-8 oz package of cream cheese
2 lbs. powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
choice of food coloring
Mix cream cheese and peppermint. Add food coloring until you reach desired color. Mix in sugar... kneading with hands until consistency is like stiff pie dough. Coat rubber candy mold with granulated sugar before placing mixture in to make individual mints!
This recipe makes a TON!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Jessica's Yummy Squash Dish

When we had first become friends with Matt and Jessica, they had us over for dinner and Jessica made this scrumptious squash dish. I think it was what sealed the deal on our friendship! :) It's super easy and super yum! ... And, since I forget how to make it EVERY time (I don't know why, it's not hard), I figured I'd add it here so that I can stop calling Jessica when I'm at the store! Enjoy!

Sweet Squash Side Dish
yellow squash
red onion
Vegetable Oil

Cut squash and chop onion. Cover the bottom of a small skillet with Vegetable Oil. Heat and add squash and onion. Stir in a few tablespoons of sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on medium heat until squash is done.