Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Yummy Cake

So I got this super cool Bundt pan for christmas from Williams Sonoma and I have been dying to try it out, since I was moving I hadnt had a chance, but finally the day has come and I got to make a recipe I've been dying to make in this new pan I've been dying to use.

So here goes...


3/4 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. sour cream
Filling (recipe follows)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 cup bundt pan. In large
mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat
on medium speed for 2 minutes. Mix in flour, baking powder,
baking soda and salt alternately with sour cream. Spread
1/3 of batter (about 2 cups) in pan and sprinkle with 1/3
of filling (about 6 tablespoons). Repeat twice.

Bake 60 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. This is my best coffee cake recipe and the
one that always gets the most compliments.

FILLING: Mix 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup finely
chopped walnuts and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.

The cake was sooo good, the pan is amazing that cake came out perfect all i had to do was give the pan a slight tap and tada!! Out it came perfect

Oy Vey!

What a day!! It was kinda crappy, one of those days where its just one thing after another after another. The events in themselves are not horrible just kinda crappy but alllll added up they equal MAJOR CRAP.

To start off I'm woken up at 5am to realize my cat has diarrhea AGAIN! We just went through this last week and i took him to the vet and they concluded i have a "nervous" cat who internalizes his stresses and expresses them through gastric problems really!?!?! its a cat!!! well he was treated with some meds and he was doing great, until this morning when i wake to him laying next to me i had heard him in the litter box scratching around for a while and i knew something was up he never "plays" in his litter unless somethings going on so hes lying next to me and i move him and sure enough a smear of cat poo (which was stuck on his hair, he has long hair) on my new duvet cover which I just washed a week ago due to the same thing happening (luckily my duvet is cotton and machine washable). What a great way to start my day so now i cant use my cover and its FREEEEEZING, and I'm now worried about my high stress cat, so i try to lie there some more and conclude i cant sleep so i wake up at 630. wait till 700 to call the vet and make ANOTHER appointment. Damn, more money down the drain on this freaking cat good thing hes cute and funny or he would been toast a LONG time ago.

So then I take the dog for a walk... he does really Good YAY, and continues to be well behaved all morning until 830 when he decides something outside s worht barking and growling at RRRRRRR I HATE his bark... moving on

Make some phone calls.. RRRR ... more frustration, enough said on that topic

I go to the vet ... another high vet bill RRRRR not good when I'm not working yet and am living off my savings acount.

Then I check the mail... RRRR... More bills, once again not good when Im not working yet and am living off my savings account

the night goes smoothly I make my Favorite Burritos, chill with my good friend SAM ADAMS ... then...

The dog had been in the kennel because I don't like to deal with him while I'm eating, and a few hours had gone by and hes whining so I decide to be nice and let him out NOPE give him an inch and he takes a mile, I have a metal shelf thing in the spare room where his kennel is and he charges out and acts all crazy as he always does and KNOCKS THE WHOLE METAL SHELF TO PIECES CAUSING ALL ITEMS TO FALL ON THE FLOOR. I AM LIVID the blood is boiling!!! As I'm putting it all back together he charges back in the room and gets in my face soooo back in the kennel he goes, I have a pounding headache and cant stand to deal with his craziness right now.

So that has been my day like I said in and of themselves each thing was really no big deal but allll added up it equaled a super crappy day.

Thanks for listening

Monday, January 5, 2009


Its actually almost a week into 2009 already, so crazy, and my life is a whirlwind!!

I'm starting 2009 in a new city, with a new job, a new crazy dog to train, and in one new apartment with my life crammed into a million boxes in the living room where they Will remain until next week when we (Me and M) can move into a bigger apartment.

In the mean time like i said my life is crammed into a million boxes, I cant unpack, and I feel unsettled. I also have this crazy dog of M's whom I'm home with all day and he doesn't listen so well doesn't walk on a leash so well and weighs a ton so its not like i can just pick him up and toss him (not really) But he's really big and in my opinion unruly.

This is going to take time, the training thing. I am going to enroll him in beginner training classes, i bought him a special leash and I'm reading Ceasar Millans book about becoming the pack leader. I WILL be the pack leader, this dog WILL NOT control me!!!

Today, someone knocked on the door I thought it was M as we only have one key right now, and so i just opened it not thinking to look through the peek whole like most common sensed people do... It wasn't M it was the FedEx guy and the crazy dog charges out at this big man who FREAKS OUT!!! Now crazy dog is totally harmless but if a big black dog charges you most people would freak out, all he did was run at this man (who freaks out) and fall at his feet and act like a cockroach, legs flailing in the air while on his back. I thought it was hilarious the FedEx guy didn't, i apologized a million times and took my box and went on.

Confirmed... I have my task for 2009... to train crazy dog... I don't make resolutions they are made to be broken so I'm not making a huge list of resolutions but one of my goals is to train this CRAZY @$$ DOG!!!
I'm Katie a 27 year old mommy and wife. Welcome to my blog where I will chronicle the happenings of my life as I find the balance between being both SAHM by day and CVICU nurse by night.

I love Jesus and strive to be more like Christ every day. Running, reading, and cooking are some of my favorite past-times. I love photography but I am no pro, but it helps I have such a cute subject to practice on!!




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