Having a rough day? This should bring some sunshine into your life. :) YUM!
You can thank me now. :)
Streusel Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
This is yummy and very easy. Definitely good to have your butter and cream cheese at room temperature before you start.
1 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 8-oz. packages cream cheese (room temperature)
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup flour
¼ cup sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
Preheat oven to 350.
For batter, place butter and sugar in large bowl and beat at medium speed until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix well. Spread 2/3 of batter onto bottom of a 10-inch springform pan.
For filling, combine cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl and mix well. Spread over batter in pan. Spoon remaining 1/3 of batter on top.
For topping, combine flour and sugar in small bowl. Add butter and blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
On Sunday I asked Moses if he wanted to go on a date with me the next day...he spent the rest of the day asking to go on a date...I am pretty sure he had no idea what he was asking for. :)
Of course that night he went to bed early because he refused to stay in time out...but we won't focus on that part of Monday. :)
How do you make each of your kids feel special?
We feel that a name says a lot about a person...especially a boy...who will be a man one day. We wanted both of our boys to have good solid names to live up to...something that makes a statement. :)
So there is that. :) I finally started getting those things in the shop that I promised yesterday. :)
Hope your Tuesday is great!!
p.s. I am currently searching for the perfect zip up gray hoodie...I want it to be fitted and long in the torso...if you have any ideas where I can find such a thing...send them my way please. :)
Little Bit and I start our day between 6 and 7am. We come downstairs and I enjoy some Starbucks and Fox news while he eats his breakfast.
Between 7 and 8am we hear Moses waking up...Little bit goes in the bouncy seat and sits in the bathroom doorway while I get a quick shower...me not getting a shower first thing automatically equals a less than lovely day...just one of those things I NEED every morning to feel good. :)
The best part of the noon hour is that Doug comes home sometime around then!!! This is his fabulous new schedule. :) He goes in in the wee hours of the morning but is generally home between noon and one each day! :)
3-4pm both boys wake up and they each get something to eat. :)
5-7pm We eat dinner, play, hang out, run an errand, etc. :)
7pm Moses gets a shower and is in bed...Doug goes to bed soon after.
7-8 or so...I clean up the house...sweep, load the dishwasher, make Doug's lunch for the next day, etc. :) I basically try to get as much done as I can before Aaron wakes up from his latest nap.
8-9:30 I feed Aaron and get him settled for the night and then I go to bed. :) This schedule has allowed me to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night...which makes for much better days. :)
There are also times throughout the day that I find both boys occupied...I will throw in some laundry or do some other little task...I HAVE to have a clean and neat house or I go a little nutso. :) Goes along with my chaos breed chaos theory...things seems to go more smoothly when the house is neat. :)
Hope you enjoyed a peek into our new days! :)