Let me ramble for a bit and then I promise to reward you with a new recipe. I know that I sometimes write about my family on the blog/ correction I write about my family A LOT on the blog. I love them/ they are amazing/ and they keep me sane so… here we go:
You can imagine the surprise in my voice last week when I spoke to my mom and she told me that she set her alarm to wake her up at 1:45 A.M. on a weekday morning to order the iphone 4 through Verizon. My mother, who poked fun at me from the beginning when I got an iphone, is now picking her iphone up right now as you read this. (I LOVE IT!)
I am, some would say, a prodigy of my mother. We look pretty similar and we act quite similar too! I have always confided in her and have always respected, most of her opinions. I have though not completely followed some of her fashion / technology advice. For some reason she was against the idea of me buying Uggs in college. Then after a trip to Chicago I sent a picture of my feet adorned in red,fuzzy,warm, sensible Uggs ( for the Indiana Winters of course) and her response was to poke fun at my new shoes. I tell you this story because now 4 years later she owns a pair of uggs and she loves them! This long ramble I will now wrap up by saying that my mother will now own two things that she was totally against in the beginning. (Maybe I have taught her a thing or two now about technology/ fashion) But I love her and was happy to help send her advice on what iphone case to purchase when I spoke to her yesterday.
Here are the two that I suggested:
This is the current case that I have on my iphone. I love that it is a hard case and that it can withstand my occasional clumsiness. http://store.apple.com/us/product/H2841ZM/An=iphone4&fnode=MTY1NDA0NA&mco=MjA0MjE5MzI
I had this case before my polka dotted one. It is also a hard case and was also able to withstand occasional drops. (oops)
Now a new recipe: some call it Mandel Bread and some call it Kamish Bread but who cares: I simply call it DELISH!
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix in the order listed and form 2-3 loaves on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. Then slice it with either a pastry slice or a knife (just be careful not to use a really sharp knife on your cookie sheet because then you will have marks all over it). Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on one side and then bake for 3-4 minutes. Then take it out of the oven and sprinkle the other side with cinnamon sugar and bake again for 3-4 minutes. Pull out of the oven and place on a trivet and let cool. I ended up storing mine in a glass container on the counter. Personally, I think it tastes even better the day after. Enjoy!
Side note: Thanks to my mom who got this recipe from her friend. I will definitely be making this again.
One more thing: Do you have a friend/family member who resisted a form of technology but now loves it?
Do you have a great recipe for mandel bread/ kamish bread?
I’d love to hear from you.