Monday, May 23, 2011


I made frosting from scratch for the first time tonight. I was so excited I didn't wait for it to cool before putting it on the cake so it was super runny, which is catastrophic when your so focused on scraping the bowl you don't notice it over flowing the pan! AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! But it was good which made all us Anderson's happy including Ruth who got frosting by the spoonful from Mike:)

P.S. She's turning 1 year old in 4 weeks!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


These were my project this week. A friend sent me to this site for some cute bow patterns that are super easy. Ruth hates headbands so these won't be worn till she has hair which is many, oh so many, moons away. Poor bald baby. Thats a lady bug on the red one.
I finally finished The Ruther's Easter Dress and she weared it today:)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ruthie's Swimming Suit

This is her new Go To Face. It's hard now to get that cute smile or just about anything else besides this. We call it the Grimlin Face.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wingless Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This is one of my favorites!!! It's a Rachel Ray Recipe.

  • 3/4 pound chicken breast cutlets
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 2 teaspoons grill seasoning, (recommended: McCormick Montreal Seasoning) eyeball it
  • 1 pizza dough, store bought or from your favorite pizzeria
  • Cornmeal or flour, to handle dough
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, eyeball it
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot sauce, medium to spicy heat
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, a few generous handfuls
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Preheat grill pan to high.

Place chicken on a plate and drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over the chicken then season with grill seasoning. When grill is hot, add chicken and cook about 3 minutes on each side.

Stretch dough to form pizza using cornmeal or flour to help you handle it. If you let it rest and warm up a few minutes it will handle even easier. Set pizza on pizza pan to the side and clean board.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter and stir in Worcestershire, hot sauce, and tomato sauce.

Remove the chicken from grill and thinly slice it. Add chicken to sauce and coat. Cover the pizza dough with the saucyBuffalochicken, cheeses, and scallions. Bake 18 minutes or untilcrisp

Note: I only baked mine for 10 minutes and it almost over cooked so keep an eye on it!!!!! And 2 Tbsp. of Chalula Sauce makes it just spicy enough without roasting my face and Ruth would eat it. And that McCormick Montreal stuff is a new staple in my kitchen. I use it just about every time I make chicken now.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Things That Happen......

Yesterday Ruth and I were having a jolly time playing on the floor when I noticed her diaper and pants were sagging dangerously. So I pinched the diaper pants and gave them a good tug. A few moments later my eye started to water so I rubbed it with the same hand. Then I noticed a funny smell coming from my finger. My thoughts: Why does my finger smell? Did my eye make my finger smell like that? (Do another Good Rub STUPIDLY) What is that? It's kinda like stinky belly button smell? What have I touched recently? Wait.....AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Yes. I hadn't noticed that Ruth's diaper was full of poop and on my finger from tugging her diaper pants and I wiped it on my face. Vigorous washing ensued.