rooster and table

Sunday, April 18, 2010

books and veggies

Cooking with vegtables is always so colorful, and healthy! We are so excited about planting our garden this year, Little Mae Mae ask almost every day "is it time, mommy to plant our garden" and I respond with we have to wait till after the FROST, wow that is hard to explain, but not really just "google" everything and it will not only explain but show images... what did our parents do, before "google"? I remember do you all remember the man coming to the door all dressed up in a suite carry these big thick books with gold on the outer pages, awe yes...Britanica World book... & YES We were ONE of those families that proudly displayed the American flag and the whole set of World Book Encyclopedia.
Back to veggies I love vegtables and can not eat enough of them, I will say I get my full servings in the summer time, that is for sure!

Fresh tea & summer veggies

Saturday we had my parents over for dinner, it was as my father said "The first grill of the season." I know summer is approaching when I start brewing the tea, and the tomatoes are red and plump, Jeff Loves his tomatoes red, with salt, pepper, italian seasoning & chilled...the smile on his face, when I open the refrigerator and pull out his mother's platter covered with red tomatoes lights up like a little boy in a candy store, confirming to me that its all worth while serving him!

One of our other favorite things to do is to take a potatoe, slice it open and add oion, salt & pepper wrap it in reynolds wrap and put on the grill, delish ( you will see this word a million times over!!) Then I took fresh zuccini & squash and seasoned with salt, pepper & oion, vala!!

Coffee & dessert!


■3 sticksButter

■3 cupsSugar

■5 wholeEggs

■1 teaspoonButter Flavoring

■2 teaspoonsLemon Flavoring

■3 cupsAll-purpose Flour

■1 cupSprite, 7-UP, Or Sierra Mist

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream butter. Add sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing after each addition. Add butter and lemon extracts and mix well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add soft drink, then mix together until combined. Scrape sides of bowl, then mix briefly.

Pour into a greased Bundt pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until the cake is no longer jiggly.

Remove cake from oven and invert pan until cake drops out. Slice and chow down!

*This is by far one of the best cakes I have ever made and it is all by scratch. Simple Delish

Simple Sundays

Well we all sat outside enjoying the sun, and Nemo Love (as Lily Mae calls "HER") was showing off her talents to us, she was truely excited to be outside in the sun, she keep swimming around and doing turns and all, it was pretty funny!

for some reason when I hang out laundry I feel like I have achieved so much that day.... When I look out my window, you can see the crosses D made for me and the coffee sign Jeff gave to me, so sweet!

Everyday living with the Danglers

Everyday living with the Danglers
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