Not sure how to describe the feelings I’m having today. Happy to say that the Dallas Police Department arrested the 2 suspects in connection to my aunt’s death. One of the arresting officers happened to be my friend. (he’s now my favorite friend) Words can’t describe the relief that news brought me today. But I never knew I could have so many feelings and emotions all at the same time. The best news is that they are being charged with Capital Murder and since we live in Texas, means the death penalty and some closure for us. R.I.P Aunt Ava you will be truly missed.
The girls love cinnamon rolls. They love bunny cinnamon rolls even more. We made these last Easter so this will have to become a new tradition. You can let the kids design their own bunny.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Separate dough into 8 rolls. Press down 1 roll to flatten slightly (for bunny’s head). Cut down the middle of next roll to create 2 ears. Press and firmly pinch ears to the top of the head. Shape cut halves into straight or floppy bunny ears. Place bunny on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining 6 rolls to make 3 more bunnies.
On each bunny, firmly place 2 raisins for eyes, 1 raisin for nose and 2 almonds for teeth.
Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Spread icing on bunnies. Serve warm.
I haven’t quite felt like blogging this last week because of a tragedy in our family. I know this isn’t the kind of stuff I normally blog about, but I’m hoping that one of you might possibly recognize one of these horrible people. And maybe this was the reason I was meant to start this blog in the first place.
My wonderful Aunt Ava was murdered in her Dallas home last week. The police have released these pictures of two people using her credit cards.
One man (or woman as some have pointed out as a possibility because of the small hands, narrow feet and possible Keds), has been spotted wearing different clothes in two stores, stands 6-feet tall and weighs about 250 pounds. The second man is about 5-foot-8 and weighs around 160 pounds, (wearing a horrible shirt that should be easily recognized). Police say they were driving an older model silver four-door compact car with a back right hubcap missing.
The video shows the first man, wearing a blue baseball cap and a tan hooded sweatshirt, walking through a Walmart. Police also released two photos of the second man wearing a black, yellow and red striped shirt.
Anyone with information on the persons-of-interest is asked to call the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-3674. A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.
I am so excited!!! (WARNING: there will be a lot of exclamation points in this post!!!) I found out yesterday that I get to go to the Cattle Baron’s Ball!!! For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to go to a ball. I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I researched this a little more and found out that the dress attire is more Texan than Cinderella. I sure hope they don’t look at me funny when I waltz in wearing my ball gown and tiara!!! (don’t worry, I’ll have my cowgirl boots on underneath) And due to this sudden (and I’m sure) life changing event, I now really, really, really need these!!!!
But sadly, those will have to wait.
3 lbs chicken breasts
1 package Italian dressing mix
2 Tbs melted butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (10 1/2 oz) can cream of chicken soup
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup chicken broth
1 (14/5 oz) box Penne Pasta
In crock pot, stir together broth, cream cheese, soup, garlic, butter and dressing mix. Place chicken in crock pot and cover with the sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken with fork. Cook pasta according to package directions. Add pasta to chicken mixture and mix until combined.