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Spaghetti and Meatballs

A few nights ago I started cooking again!!!  I know most of you miss hearing from me (especially my Grandma Honey… sorry Honey!!!) but I finally made something really good that my brother was dieing to eat… Spaghetti and Meatballs!  I loved them they were really good and very easy.  I got some ground pork and beef and mixed them together, then I put some eggs in there and then some parsley, bread crumbs, and some other seasonings together and mixed them up… then of corse I shaped them into balls.  Then I just made spaghetti the normal way… nothin’ fancy!  It was so fun and my whole family enjoyed it!

 I did my photo shoot last night… the one I told you guys about on my last post.  It went really great!  I love all the pictures.  I asked my mom if I could put some on my blog but she said no. 😦  But I thought it was kinda cool my being the center of attention (like always!)!!!!! Just kidding!  No, I didn’t know photo shoots are so fun!  The posing part was the best ( isn’t that pretty much what a photo shoot is?, posing? Who cares, that was my favorite part!)  I think you should go get your camera right now, a family member, a couple of props, and a white sheet and do a photo shoot for yourself… you’ll have a blast!  Anyways, I guess you could say I’m back!  To finish what I’ve started and never ever quit.  I have to admit it, sometimes I feel like quitting, but you know, I’m funny, and who can’t live without Dana!!!  Anyways, I have a spa party to start getting ready for ( and I mean it… I don’t care what  you’re doing, stop and go do a photo shoot!) so BON APPETIT!!!!!



Well, I tried to make candy… but I didn’t really look through the book my Grammie got me so that probably was a bad idea, but I was just messin’ around playing with all my new stuff! I made one piece of candy, the rest wouldn’t come out of the pan. 😦 But it was fun. I have a mold that is flexible so that will probably be easier to make candy with instead of a cake pan. But like I said, it was kinda fun! Hopefully I will be making spaghetti and Meatballs tomorrow night… I really hope so because I miss my kitchen! 😦 I might be going to do a photo shoot with all my cooking clothes on. It’s for my friends’ cousin, she’s a photographer and she has a project where she has to take pictures of different people and their hobbies, so she thought she could use me as a chef. So I have to put on all my cooking clothes again and go get my picture taken!!! It should be fun. Anyway, Spaghetti and Meatballs comin’ up!

One word: wow!

Wow wow!!! I feel like I quit this blog… but I didn’t (yet! just kidding!) You know, I’ve been so busy for a really long time, I can’t believe it! Well as you probably know, I did a competition with my friend called a Small Instrumental Ensemble and we competed at my school. The competition is called ODACS (Old Dominion Association of Christian Schools).  Christian schools all over America compete in this. Anyway, back to me!!! We did our piece (it was only two of us, so we called it a duet. My friend played the cello and I played the violin.) first at the Regionals competition. If you win at Regionals, you can go to State, and if you win at state you can go to Nationals(me and my friend aren’t old enough for Nationals though). So we competed at Regionals and we tied with our other competition, then we moved onto state and we got FIRST PLACE!!!!  I was screaming when they called out my name!!! (OUR name!!!)  I also was in the school band playing my violin, and we moved onto Nationals.  Nationals was held in South Carolina at Bob Jones University.  So I got to go there for a week!!!  I got to stay in the dorms with four other AMAZING people who I miss so much, and I got to do stuff around campus anytime I wanted to!!!!  Our band competed and got second place at the highest competition anyone could go.  I was so happy for second!!!! So anyway, that’s what’s been going on.  I was gone for a week and there was no way to get on the computer but I can tell that my blog can get a little boring now! So I NEEDED to put something new on my blog! So,  I”ve had some other things going on too!!!!  Things that involve cooking.  Last night I went to the cooking class I was telling you about.  It was great.  The class was on cookies and everyone made two different kinds of cookies.  I made Almond Biscotti with chocolate chips in them!!! And peanut butter cookies!!!! One word! YUMMY!!!  I had so much fun with my Grammie!!  Before our class, my step-grandma took me to a store called Wine and Cake Hobbies.  It was amazing!  She even got me some candy making things!!! So today I’ll probably make some candy! (there’s something to blog about… finally!)  But I won’t blog about it now because that would be a spoiler!  But anyways,  I really do want to get back to cooking… which I will.  But with me playing softball (I can’t remember if I told you I play softball for the local team… well… NOW YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!) I can’t really cook my normal Mondays and Tuesdays because I have softball practice most of those nights. But, candy is comin’ up!!!!! (I promise!!!)

AHHH!!!! OMYGOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My grammie is taking me to a cooking class on thursday!!!!! Oh my goodness I’m sssssooo excited. I have to get dressed out and everything. I get a chefs coat and chefs hat and and and EVERYTHING!!! As you can tell I am going CRAZY with excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom told me and I was screaming, I’m sooo excited!! I get to be at a class from 2 p.m. to sometime around the evening!!! SOOO happy!!!! thank you GRAMMIE!!!