I’ve Done It Again!

Ok, I’ve done it again. I’ve moved my blog. This time I’ve moved it here – http://burkholderrose.blogspot.com/

Yummy Snack (Or Breakfast)

Amanda requested Apple Zucchini Bread for snack today so this morning I made five loaves of it ( a double batch). It’s a popular bread here and never stays around very long. I am hoping to put two loaves in the freezer for later, but . . . we’ll see.

By request I am posting the recipe. Hope you enjoy it

Apple Zucchini Bread

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking soda

1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

5 eggs

1-1/2 cups vegetable oil

2 cups sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini

1 cup shredded peeled apples

1-1/2 cups chopped pecans ( my kids don’t like pecans so I don’t use them, but I’m sure they would be delicious)

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In another bowl beat eggs. Add oil, sugars, and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in zucchini, apples and pecans (batter will be stiff). Spoon into three greased 8-in. x 4 in. x 3 in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until done.  Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

I Can’t Make Up My Mind!

I have to be one of the worst at making up my mind. About anything. But right now I’m trying to decide on the layout of my blog(s). There are so many options and fun ways that this could be done and I want to do them all – at once. But that’s not going to work so for now I’m going to try to consolidate three of my blogs into one. I really don’t have enough to say to justify four blogs. I mean really, now. I do talk a lot but most of it just isn’t worth writing down. So, here’s to the new, better, bigger blog.

And while we’re on the subject of blogging, I’d like to mention that my two oldest children have begun blogs of their own. Austin, age 12 (almost 13), last posted lots of photos of things he built with K-Nex. He loves to build with them and spends hours at it. Austin’s blog can be found at http://austinwb.wordpress.com/.  Amanda, age 10, loves animals and her last post was about our cat, Scout. Her blog can be found at http://amandarb.wordpress.com/. They would love to have some readers and some comments.

Photo Gallery Tuesday July 28, 2009

We went to visit the cows today.

We went to visit the cows today.

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Look at the pretty flower!

Look at the pretty flower!

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Bubbles!

Bubbles!

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Sign language practice

Sign language practice

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Photo Gallery Monday July 27, 2009

We bought a new computer over the weekend so now Doug can use two computers at once.

We bought a new computer over the weekend so now Doug can use two computers at once.

Balloons were part of the days fun.

Balloons were part of the days fun.

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Bubbles were also a big hit.

Bubbles were also a big hit.

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Practicing ASL (American Sign Language)

Practicing ASL (American Sign Language)

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We played UNO and this champion UNO player kept beating us.

We played UNO and this champion UNO player kept beating us.

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Photo Gallery Wednesday and Thursday July 22 & 23, 2009

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Riding off into the sunset?

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Riding off into the sunset?

Riding off into the sunset?

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Lunch

Lunch

I was washing these stairs in my house yesterday and wondered what they would look like in a picture.

I was washing these stairs in my house yesterday and wondered what they would look like in a picture.

And while I'm at it here is the other set of stairs in my house. Both sets lead to the second story.

And while I'm at it here is the other set of stairs in my house. Both sets lead to the second story.

Photo Gallery Tuesday July 21, 2009

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Michael watching Austin and one of his friends play with the DS.

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Reading "The Velveteen Rabbit."

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Amanda and a friend playing "Zoo Tycoon."

Amanda and a friend playing "Zoo Tycoon."

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