Another one of our friends just had a baby so after going to meet him this week Christopher and I began talking about baby names again. But before I tell you about that…
So Christopher starts coming up with some names he thinks would really be rather excellent for our future children which led to me posting this Facebook status:
There are 30 comments on it so it’s too long to copy and paste it all, but our friends and family were very helpful in helping us pick names. Not only did they vote on their favorites from Christopher’s list, but also added a few for us. These included, but were not limited to: William Wallace, Clark Kent, Frank “The Punisher” Castle, Castle, Gandalf, Bob, Samwise, Wade, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu, Yoda, Viggo Victor, Verity Valentina, Vendulina Vilhelmina, Brunhilde, and Thorfinn.
Yeaaaaah. Our friends and family are so helpful, haha! 😉
On a totally unrelated note, Christopher and I made snicker doodles last week that he raved about. Know where the recipe came from? A cook book. Like, an actual cook book that is on my bookshelf. Crazy, right? Ever since I discovered Pinterest I have been really bad about using cook books so I was pretty excited to actually have a book open on my counter instead of my laptop. So thanks to Better Homes and Gardens, I give you… snicker doodles!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
2.In a small mixing bowl combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (we used parchment paper).
3.Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 36 cookies.