Tuesday, July 13, 2010

End of School Year & Tradition!!

Another school year has come to an end for us and look at these AWESOME girls!
They are all posing and showing off their awesomeness of reaching their goals. Our elementary has an award system set up for all the students to reach different levels of the Rocky Ram Award. This year, not one, not two, but all three of our girls achieved the Mastery level-the highest level of the award. Way to go, my little darlings! I'm so proud!! We have amazing, talented, smart young ladies. Look out world, 'cause here come the Hansen gals.
And to go with the end of the school year comes our family tradition. We have waffles and ice cream. Well, I forgot that kindergarten got out a day earlier and Miss Laney Banes wanted her special dinner too. I didn't want to do waffles and ice cream two nights in a row, so enter funnel cakes. Yummm-my! It was enjoyed by all and made them all want our night of waffles and ice cream that much more, but alas, they had to wait one more night.
Easiest recipe ever! I love making these. I believe I have finally perfected my recipe as of last September when we had them after our State Fair day. They're light and tasty, but you still can't(or shouldn't)have too much of them, gotta preserve those hips ya know.
Funnel Cakes:
3 eggs 2 cups of milk 6 Tbsp. of sugar
3 3/4 c of flour 3/4 tsp. of salt 3 tsp. baking powder

I mix it all together and use about 2-3 cups of oil in a skillet. Cook it for about 2-3 minutes, flipping over when it starts to brown, and place it on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Eat and Enjoy!

Here's our official end-of-the-school-year celebration dinner. I use to have these when I was little with my dad. I was in love with them after he introduced me to waffles and ice cream. It's not the greatest/healthiest dinner, but for a celebration, they are GREAT!! We made beligian waffles and the kids chose what ice cream they wanted and topped it with some hershey's syrup and whip cream. Another yummy dinner treat(hence why we only have it once a year).

Here are all the kiddos ready to dig in to their yummy desert dinner. Gotta love the smiles and faces. This really has become a family tradition. Every year when the kids are getting ever so closer to being done they ask if we're going to still have ice cream and waffles. I love that they are remembering our family fun and special things we do. I love raising my bunch.
We have since been very busy with crafts, outdoor activities, holidays, and big changes are happening in our family. Who knows, but maybe the changes will come sooner to us! As soon as they do we'll let you in on our newest adventure that we are headed into. I love summer and the changes it brings!

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic tradition! That sounds like so much fun, and it's so sweet you're carrying on something you and your dad used to do.

    Now, leave it to me to need clarification on the easiest recipe ever, but after you've mixed the batter, do you pour it into the oil in a bit at a time into the oil (in one continuous piece) in a swirl pattern? Inquiring minds want to know!