Roo's Casa

Pumpkin Pie
September 14, 2009, 5:53 pm
Filed under: Recipes, Thanksgiving

pumpkin pieThis is our favorite pumpkin pie so far.  It is from Canadian Living and the recipe can be found here.

I made the whipped cream just by whipping the cream and a lot of sugar. I added the sugar to taste.  I also left the crust off the pie since I don’t care for it.


Sunflowers 2009
September 10, 2009, 2:22 am
Filed under: Gardening, Summer

sunflowerheadThis year with the help of our squirrel trap, we were able to get sunflowers!  The squirrels did come back around the time that the heads drooped heavily with seeds and so some of the flowers got eaten a bit, but we still got to keep most of the seeds.

Sleep Masks
September 10, 2009, 2:19 am
Filed under: Crafts, Kids, Sewing

eyemaslFrank really wanted a sleep mask out of the treasure box in his class this week.  Somebody beat him to it, so we made our own.  They were pretty easy to make.  We found a pattern for the mask in a few different sewing books and decided on this one.  I sewed 3 pieces of flannel with right sides together with a piece of batting on the back.  Sew around the line you trace leaving a hole at the top to turn.  Make sure to pin the elastic carefully inside so that you don’t snag it while sewing. The last step was to do a top stitching all the way around, which also sewed the hole shut.