27 November 2006


I really love the team that I'm on. We just got back from Czech. We were there for Thanksgiving. I think it will always be sad to not be in the Stepanian Home on a holiday, but this is family, too. And I really, really loved being thankful with them.

The girl on the right is our new team member. Her name is Erin. She's funny.

15 November 2006

coffee cake muffins.

2 c flour
1/4 c sugar
dash salt
3 T melted butter
1 egg
1 c milk, plus more maybe

1/2 c brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
1 c finely chopped walnuts, pecans, or cashews
2 T melted butter

Preheat to 400 F. Grease a 12-compartment muffin tin. Combine topping ingredients.

In a big bowl, mix dry batter ingredients. In another bowl, mix wet batter ingredients: egg, milk, butter. Add half of the topping ingredients to the wet ingredients.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Combine swiftly without beating. Stop as soon as everything is wet. The batter should be lumpy, not smooth, and thick but quite moist. Add a little more milk if necessary.

Spoon batter into muffin tins. Filling them about two-thirds full. Sprinkle on the remainder of the topping. Bake 20-30 min or until nicely browned and they pass the toothpick test. Then eat.

09 November 2006

saint nick

I laughed really hard today. In Slovene class we were reviewing holidays and holiday greetings and holiday etcetera. The teacher asked where Sveti Miklavz (Saint Nick) is from. The guy next to me is Camaroonian. He answered, "Camaroon." The whole class lost it for about 15 minutes. It was funny. :)

I'm confident that I am more fluent in Slovene than any other Stepanian. But still... learning Slovene has been crazy hard. I'm praying that things will stick in my mind.

07 November 2006

update on the stanovanje

Here are the painters:
Christina, Ana, Anna

Here are the shoppers:
Anna, Christina, Johnny
(ten minutes in IKEA and...TA DA!)

Here is the home:

What do you think??
I like it.