Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First Day of School/Work

Monday, Sept. 12th, was the first day for school. A couple weekends before, we went to Idaho Falls and got Trevor some new dress shirts. He got a dark purple, black, dark red, and a pretty orange one. He was so excited to wear them all. Everyone took pictures of their kids on their first day of school so we though we would take pictures of us since our kids (our fish) don't go to school.

         Trevor looking like the hunk he is.

                                                                           Me, looking awkward.

 Me and my handsome man, who I just love so much!

The classes that I am taking this semester are: World Foundations, Humanities, Education Technology, Child Development (not taught by Trevor), History and Philosophy of Education, and a Infant and Toddler class. I am looking forward to all of my class. Like I said, I love to learn. One of my teachers said this, and I really love it. He said, "There are no uninteresting subjects, lectures, or teachers-just uninteresting people." I totally agree with that. I love learning about anything. Oh, I hope to tutor a 6th grader boy, who needs help with reading and comprehension. I hope I get the opportunity, but then I am scared to death if I do. Another random comment, I am thinking about once I get my degree to teach and I get a few years of experience, I want to go back to school and get my degree to become a principal. We will just have to see what the future holds. My Child Development teacher is Trevor's head chair person for his department. Trevor actually took the same class from him when he went here. I have decided that I don't like it when my teachers find out that I am married to a professor here. I don't like being put on the spot or having the teacher make a comment about it throughout the semester. Unfortunately, they usually find out because they see me at banquets or work parties.

Trevor has been working hard in preparing for his classes this semester. He really cares about his students. He has been coming up with changes that will make his classes better and I really think that the changes he has made will help his students a lot. So far, he has really enjoyed his classes. He is excited to see what the new semester brings. I am very proud of him. We can't have lunch together anymore, so that really stinks. That just makes date night even more special and important.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Peach Cobbler

When Trevor and I went to visit his brother, Derek, and his family, in Houston this summer, they made this delicious peach cobbler. They served it with Bell Blue Homemade Vanilla ice cream, which made it ten times better. I got the recipe from Heather, his wife, off of Facebook(thank you Heather). I made it last night to take to the in-laws while we watched the BYU game. It turned out great! We didn't have ice cream, but we did have whipped cream, which was still really good. It's really easy to make and usually have everything to make it. Don't forget to serve it warm!
                                                         Peach Cobbler
          3/4 cup flour
           Less than 1/8 teaspoon salt
           2 teaspoons baking powder
           1 3/4 cups sugar                                           
           3/4 cup milk

           1/2 cup butter

           3 cups sliced fresh peaches
     Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together. Mix with 1 1/2 cups sugar. Slowly stir in milk. Melt butter in 8-by-8-by-2-inch pan (a larger pan makes a thinner crust). Pour batter over butter; do not stir. Lay peaches on batter. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar or less. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Serves 6.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Roasted Squash Soup

I found a recipe for Roasted Squash Soup in one of my Rachel Ray magazines, and since we had some squash from our garden that I had no idea what to do with, I decided to give it a try. It turned out great. Trevor loved it! He wants me to make more and freeze it. One of the ingredients is cinnamon and it makes the soup amazing! We dunked our grilled ham and cheese in it and that was even better. Trevor is not a dunker so I know that he must have really like it. So if you have extra squash you don't know what to do with, make this!
2 onions quartered
1lb squash, cubed
1/2-1 tsp. crushed red peppers (optional)
1/4 cup EVOO
salt and pepper
1 qt. chicken broth
2 tbs. brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 heavy cream
On a baking sheet, toss onions, squash, crushed red peppers, EVOO, salt and pepper; roast at 450 for 20 minutes. Warm broth in a saucepan over medium heat; add veggies, brown sugar, and cinnamon; puree. Stir in cream. This makes 6 cups.
*I added some garlic powder and a tad bit more cream.