How is everyone doing?
I posted a new entry on my work blog
today. There are some nice images there :) I thought I would post some pictures here, too. I haven't posted pictures in a while!
Does anyone have Instagram on their iPhone? I am totally addicted to that program and I am looking for friends to follow :) Add me if you want! My username is marlenasteiner.
I made pumpkin scones with spiced cinnamon sugar glaze the other day. They are fabulous! Take a look at the picture:
It was my first time making scones, but they were nowhere near as difficult as I thought they would be. This gives me hope for the future! I will have to make scones again - maybe chocolate chip or blueberry ones.
I found the original recipe on Pinterest, which lead me to here
I also made pumpkin gingersnap parfaits. I made the gingersnaps from scratch as well. I didn't want to have to buy molasses, even though it was a key ingredient, so I decided to make a substitute made with maple syrup and sugars. The substitute wasn't very strong, especially since the recipe called for dark molasses, so the cookies ended up tasting more like snickerdoodles and less like gingersnaps - but they were still delicious! Especially when they were hot out of the oven.
The parfaits were very pumpkiny! I made homemade whipped cream and crumbled up some of the
snickerdoodle cookies between the layers of pumpkin and whipped cream.
Again, I found the original recipe on Pinterest, which lead me to here
. But I made the gingersnaps from this recipe
A few weeks ago, I made pumpkin whoopie pies. I had never made whoopie pies and it was a total experiment, but the girl who wrote the recipe explained every step so carefully - she couldn't have made it easier! They were delicious and I made them in all different sizes!
I found the recipe originally on Pinterest, which led me here
My next project is to finish the rest of the can of pumpkin that I have! It's one of those giant double-cans - cheaper than the 15oz cans! I think I am going to make some sort of cookie. Perhaps pumpkin chocolate chip cookies? That way I can have a scone in the morning and much on cookies in the afternoon :)
I watched the film "Slumdog Millionaire
" last night. I finally
watched it. When it first came out in theatres, everyone was telling me to go see it, but I just never got around to it. There was a screening at my university where they interviewed Anthony Dod Mantle (the cinematographer), but I was unable to go. And then I bought
it just so I could see it. I bought it maybe two an a half years ago. Still never watched it. I finally broke the seal on the DVD last night and watched it.
There were definitely some story flaws - I don't think Jamal and Latika's relationship was really built up much. Sure I knew they were in love and all this, but we never really felt that love building. We just saw them as kids - as friends. Then as adults, Jamal was telling Latika that he loved her. I still bought the concept and played along with it and enjoyed the film tremendously. But that was definitely a flaw that bothered me.
I really enjoyed the cinematography, though. It was great to see something so different from everything else that is in theatres today. Go Anthony Dod Mantle! :)
Also, I am pleased to say that Roger Federer won the season ending event in London this past weekend. Go Roger, go! He must have played terrific because the scores were incredible. I am looking forward to the Aussie Open!
Isn't it crazy how much confetti they pour around him?! It must be so thrilling to be in the middle of that.