Sunday, April 28, 2019

Cake Experimenting...

I'm experimenting with different recipes for Italian Cream Cake.  Samantha said it was a favorite for her fiancĂ©, Everett.
They're going to have a December 7th wedding and she wanted me to make the Groom's Cake.  Never have I done anything like this but, I'll try anything once.  This is their sample cake...  She'll let me know if I need to keep trying or if we have a winner.

Everett and Samantha (granddaughter)

Larry said (hubby) I'd been working too hard on that cake...I needed a break...geeez...I can Not stay on my locarb diet will power!

Makes getting the cake out of the tin, effortless!  Aluminum handles!  I cut a cardboard round,  placed two strips of foil under the round,  folded over the tin's edges...Placed the ice cold cake on the cardboard round and placed it in the tin.  When the kids go to eat it, they can take it out easily!

And it was Libby's dreaded day to visit the vet for her nail clipping... :o(

Not a happy camper...she stresses out, poor baby...but it always ends up well and with a treat.

SO...That's been about all I've been up to this week.  It rained here earlier in the week...almost four inches!!  We have great drains for just this reason in the back yard but hard and fast is always overwhelming.  It let up about the time we started to worry!  But, all ended well with nothing in the house ruined.  The water came up on the patio but not high enough to reach the back door...dodged a bullet!
Well, y'all be safe and warm or cool my friends!  Hopping over to check on you!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Not Doing a Blooming Thing...

My Hibiscus tree is blooming

Chicken Supper

Our Buddy

Our Libby

Chicken Supper Prep

Our friends, Bill & Wanda were up from the Valley for a visit, headed to NY State for the Summer so we ate donuts, drank coffee then headed out to the Mammoth exhibit...

Bill & Wanda (known since we all were kids in high school)

Crystal came up for a visit so we took her over to see her PawPaw (Larry's Dad)

Larry and his dad, Gerald (93)

Our Crystal Anne... 

Talk about boring!!  Not much happening here, for a change.  Had visitors, ate good food...cleaned out a bunch of books, saw our daughter, Crystal...yep, just boring.
Binge-watched Hannah, on Amazon Prime.  It was good but you need to listen to what's going on.  Another show is Bosch, also on Amazon Prime.  There's a new season out now. 
Anyhoo...guess I'll get this posted and come visit you.
Stay warm or cool my friends...