Friday, March 13, 2009

Dinner and a Movie Friday

If you want a good laugh you need to go and see Tyler Perry Madea goes to Jail. We usually don't go and see these kind of movies. We did not know who Tyler Perry even was. Tyler plays several different parts you will laugh until you cry. We happened to see a story on Tyler Perry where he told how he was homeless, now he is making big hits in his own studio. If this show is playing in a theater near you check it out it is really funny.

My little buddy is on his way to town. Mom has Spring Break so we made some fun Spring Break Cookies. As I sit on pins and needles why they make the six hour drive home. I always feel better after they arrive safely. I don't know if I would drive 6 hours by myself with a two year old!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess while Daddy is in Afghanistan you do not have a lot of choice.
Spring Break Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
31/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Colored sugar

Mix 1 cup sugar, the butter, milk, vanilla, almond extract and egg. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Heat oven to 375 F. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Divide one part into 12 equal pieces (keep remaining dough refrigerated). Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon colored sugar on board. Roll each piece of dough on sugared board into pencil-like strip, about 10 inches long. Twist into pretzel shape on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake until delicate golden brown. 10 to 12 minutes.


Mary said...

Your little guy is going to love to love these cookies and I'm sure his Mom is going to appreciate some adult company.

Gianina said...

I love this! It looks like a lot of fun.
I used to work at a Pretzel Maker when I was a teenager and I was PRO at throwing the pretzels in the air into the pretzel shape. :-D

Joie de vivre said...

These are adorable! As the mom of small kids, (especially if my hubby were in Afganistan...I can't imagine doing it alone) I would make the 6 hour drive. It's either that, or not see grandma at all (or be able to have a break!) I'm glad you'll get to spend time with your buddy. He'll love these cookies. You rock.

Donna-FFW said...

These are so absolutely precious.I will so have to make them with my children. You will be their heroine!

Lynda said...

I just found your blog. The cookies are adorable. I'm sure your little buddy loved them!

Linda said...

I love these! I am going to try this with my grandson. You are the best!!

teresa said...

Oh how fun! I love how colorful and cute they are, enjoy your visitors!

Karen said...

Aww, how fun for him. I had a ball making cookies with my granddaughter at Christmas when I visited them. Have fun!

Julie Pia said...

These look so dang good and fun to make. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for all your yummy recipes. You are fab! love ya

Recipe Girl said...

How clever!! I once made different colored pizza crust for my daughter's sleep over. The girls loved it. But, they thought I went too far when I dyed their mac-n-cheese green and blue. The looks they gave me was pricless (wink wink).

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