Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Indulgence

Like no other day of the week, Saturday is a day to indulge. Whether it's sleeping in late, taking a long soak in the tub, wearing your sweats (whoops, I do this everyday) or having a movie marathon, Saturday is a day for relaxing (your mind, body and standards). This Saturday morning I indulged by making pumpkin waffles. This is something I would never do during the week...too much mess, too much work, too little time. They were delicious. They were so good on their own that we didn't even need our Wisconsin pure maple syrup.

All I did was follow the Bisquick pancake recipe but added about a 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, spices to taste (cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice) and about 3 T of brown sugar. My husband even cleaned the waffle grates - now there's a sweet Saturday indulgence!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Superhero Capes

My son is a superhero fanatic, especially for Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and the Hulk. I made these two reversible capes to help him battle the forces of evil.

I found a great superhero cape tutorial at I suggest making a pattern out of heavy cardboard so when your child asks for another cape, it'll be easier to whip up. I also used sticky velcro circles that I found at the fabric store. For my son's Spider-Man themed 3rd birthday, I made one-sided spider capes for all the kids.