Sunday, February 21, 2016

Oreo Bundt Cake [for the win!]

I am the type of person who hates to cook. Honestly, I think that has to do with the fact that maybe I am a picky eater. I am not a fan of any fish dish.

But my heart lies with sweets. Yeah, I would be the person standing at a sweet table at a wedding all night if there was one.

I have been a reader of Shay Shull's blog for at least the past year or so. She has the sweetest little family and her brother is this handsome dude, my favorite Bachelor to date! [Sean Lowe]

She wrote two cookbooks which I bought and one of them is 101 easy bundt cakes to make. Yesterday was my brother Scott's birthday so I made an Oreo bundt cake. There is still a piece waiting for me because I had to work and was not able to celebrate with the family.

Making the frosting!

Final product!

Apparently the cake was a huge hit! And honestly, it was pretty easy to make!

1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 boxes of instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cup water
4 eggs
1 container of vanilla frosting

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease bundt pan.
2. Mix cake mix, pudding, veggie oil, water and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
3. Pour into bundt pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. (I put mine in for 42 minutes as a nice compromise!)
4. When the cake is cooling, you can mix your icing.
5. Empty container of vanilla icing into small mixing bowl. Put 10 Oreos in a Ziploc bag and break into small pieces. (You can use a rolling pin but I honestly used my hands!)
6. Mix Oreo pieces into vanilla icing. Add frosting to your cake.
7. Garnish with more Oreo pieces (I did this after..used about 16 Oreos in total)

I can't wait to try making more of her cakes! Honestly, she shares such awesome recipes I can't wait to make them!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

My favorite teaching memes/pet peeves

Now that we are half way through the school year (WHAT?!), some things still don't surprise me about being a teacher.

I was messing around on Pinterest and came across from of my favorite teaching memes. I had to share them!

This will ALWAYS be my biggest pet peeve! I just want to know where they think they are going. Pencil cases were invented. This used to be my biggest pet peeve with a 9th period class. Last year they knew they had no excuse. No pencil = I have to type all my notes on the Chromebook AND rewrite them in the packet for homework. That solved them forgetting pencils.

Mainly they ask me "Does this count?!" I say that everything counts and it scares them into doing it. HAHAHAHAHA.

In 6th grade, the language class is every other day. So essentially they have 2 nights to do the homework. Sometimes I let them start in class if we have a few extra minutes. My favorite is when they tell me "I did it....but it is at home." Great place for it! lol.

I posted this the other day on Facebook. (Sidenote: The Help is one of my favorite movies!). This is so true. You spend your own money on classroom supplies/products on TpT. You're up late creating awesome lessons. Your body pretty much functions on caffeine!

My rule is they can turn their homework in the next day for half credit. Half credit is better than no credit. But after 1 day, they can't do it anymore. It would be AWESOME if they could always turn it in on time!!

Oh so true. My favorite thing to do now is just walk up to the kid, stand behind them and just wait. It TOTALLY makes them stop talking.

My favorite response to the question "Does everyone understand what they have to do?" "HUH?!"