Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Birthdays...Buns, Bugs and Baby



Good morning, Friends...
It's been a crazy week.  The kids were all going to go on a ski trip to Telluride, Colorado beginning today.  Well...Sloane has fever again so the trip has been cancelled.  The doctors have run every test they can think of for her symptoms...nothing.  I'm thinking there's a low grade infection in her ear. They say there is redness in her right ear... :O( 
But they won't prescribe anything...she has medicated ear drops that should take care of it...!!!  Well it hasn't yet!
Send prayer I don't over-step my boundaries and call that da#n doctor's office! 
UPDATE: 2/22 - It Was Her Ear!




Anyhow...It's our SIL's birthday on the 26th.  I made a Strawberry Mousse cake, thinking they'd be here this afternoon to drop off their dog, Bo, so Larry and I could take care of him while everyone's on the ski trip...not happening...and a mousse cake doesn't keep over about four or so days...I doubled the recipe and made two...one for us and one for Tim...Now, they're not coming...Gotta' think of someone to give Tim's to...Guess our friend, Henry, will be the lucky winner.






 
I made hamburger buns to go with the pulled pork I made.  Worked out great...I used my bread machine for the kneading...then shaped the dough into buns.



 
They turned out really good!
 



Can someone tell me what the heck this is?  Found it on the internet.  Never seen anything like it around here.  Alien?





It's also Samantha's birthday on the 23rd.  She wanted a Lambeth cake.  They seem to be the upcoming thing these days.  So I did my best to decorate the strawberry cake.  It was work I must say and not something I would look forward to doing again in my small kitchen.  But you do for your babies, if you can.  She loved it.








I also made a spinach, tomato and cheese quiche for breakfast on Tuesday...seriously good!















Okay!  Tell me what's creepy about the above photo!!  There are two things...Do you see them??


We picked Sloane up from daycare because of her fever...breaks your heart when they are sick!




It was 79F  (about 26C) here yesterday.  After about noon, Sloane was feeling a lot better, no fever.  But this morning our daughter Crystal, called to tell us she had fever and the ski trip was cancelled.
I got to open the windows...it was so nice and Sloane really enjoyed herself.  (It was warm or I'd never have opened the windows).

Well, guess I'll go get breakfast going.  Hope you all are staying well, warm or cool, wherever you are.

So, until next time...

34 comments:

Barwitzki said...

Oh how wonderful - I try everything, especially the wonderful cakes... happy birthday to the birthday children.
I'm a February child too :-))) Yes.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Forget the cakes! I want that quiche. I hope Sloane gets to feeling better very soon. OK I see that the comatose man has too many hands, and it's snowing in the house, but it won't matter for long because the Christmas tree is about to catch on fire, hahaa xoxo

Jeanette said...

That quiche looks really good! Do you have a recipe for it? I see the three hands on the guy but can't find a second thing. I hope Sloane is feeling better now! Jealous you got to open your windows! XO

Red Rose Alley said...

aahh, poor baby Sloane. I just said a prayer for her. I do hope they get some answers and the right care and treatment for her. I'm so sorry to hear this, and understand grandma's feelings completely. Samantha's cake is fabulous! And those pulled pork sandwiches look delicious. The veggie quiche looks amazing too. I love asparagus quiche and used to get a slice at a little cafe in my hometown. Yes, I see the creepy things in that picture, what's that all about? If you find out, let us know haha. So glad the weather warmed up a bit for Sloane. What a sweet picture of her by the window.

~Sheri

Ann said...

The cakes both look delicious. The one for Sam is beautiful. I've never heard of a Lambeth cake before.
Sorry to hear Sloane isn't feeling well. Sending prayers for her.
I sure wish we had temps like that. I'm so tired of being cold.
On that picture the guy has 2 right hands and it looks like extra fingers or something on his left hand.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I am always so impressed with people who make their own hamburger buns. This is something that I have not tried, and probably won't because I have bread yeast fear. :-) Your quiche looks magnificent!

Sandra Cox said...

Hope Sloane gets to feeling better.
Creepy picture: I saw the hands. What did I miss?
Hugs

Lowcarb team member said...

Your quiche looks fabulous.
I do hope Sloane feels better soon.

That picture is a little creepy, I spotted the hands but couldn't see what else!!!???

All the best Jan

Mari said...

Poor little Sloane! I hope she feels better.
What a shame about the extra food you made. Someone will be very happy!
Those extra hands are crazy!

Margaret D said...

Poor Sloane, hope she comes right as in health. The cake is wonderful and Happy Birthday to the birthday girl tomorrow the 23rd (time difference).
What a beautiful cake but then I look at the quiche and that is ever so tasty I bet.
Take care.

Catherine said...

I Hope Sloane and all the family will be better soon and can go skiing.
Your buns are very nice I should try to make burgers!

Linda Stoll said...

oh my! pulled pork on homemade buns! strawberry mousse cake! all so yummy.

photowannabe said...

Awww poor baby Sloane. Painful ears are a real problem and Grandma certainly knew the answer. Hope they can clear things up. So sad the trip was cancelled too.
Your cooking and baking skills are masterful. Yummm on every thing you fixed.
That picture is really creepy AI...The guy looks dead and has 3 hands and looks like an extra finger on his left hand..His sweater is 2 different colors and maybe as someone said it's snowing in the house with those candles burning in the tree...I do love the character lines in the woman's face and hand though.
We have some clear, blue skies today..so nice to have a break in the rain.
Sue

Polyester Princess said...

Oh no, poor Sloane! You do worry when they're sick, don't you? I'm keeping my fingers crossed she gets better soon, poor mite.
All that scrumptious looking food is making me salivate. Samantha's cake is stunning, you're clearly very talented as it looks totally professional.
Tim's strawberry mousse cake is looking yummy too, I'd be a candidate to take it off your hands if I lived nearby :-) xxx

Sandra Cox said...

Those earaches are nasty. Hope it doesn't become chronic.
Hugs

Lin said...

Poor Sloane! Poor family who has to see her sick so often! It's hard because I think they don't want to prescribe antibiotics too often these days. I hope she outgrows this soon.

Barb said...

Hi Donna~ Poor little Sloan, earaches are so hard! I hope she's feeling better now. Cakes look amazing! Quiche, and buns look so delicious as well! No body addressed the creepy, alien, lizzard... very creepy! It looks like, Santa and Mrs. Clause to me. Santa probably needs to have four hands to deliver all those gifts! ;0) Pictures of Sloan are adorable! Have a good weekend! Barb

dori said...

I also see more hands than usual:) But I searched for a long time :) You made a rich post! You know your sweet Baby little Sloane very very good and so you knew, that the ears were the problem. What a Grandgrandma! And so much love you also have for your granddaughter: Heavy work to make this delicious strawberrywonder and the quiche! Always you have to be able to change the plans, when you have such a big family! Many greetings and blessings to you all! Stay healthy!
Your Dori from te Bavarian Forest

dori said...

Ich sehe auch mehr Hände als sonst :) Aber ich habe lange gesucht :) Du hast einen tollen Beitrag geschrieben! Du kennst dein süßes Baby, die kleine Sloane, sehr, sehr gut und wusstest daher, dass die Ohren das Problem waren. Was für eine Oma! Und so viel Liebe hast du auch für deine Enkelin: Schwerstarbeit, um dieses köstliche Erdbeerwunder und die Quiche zuzubereiten! Man muss immer in der Lage sein, seine Pläne zu ändern, wenn man eine so große Familie hat! Viele Grüße und Segen euch allen! Gesund bleiben!
Eure Dori aus dem Bayerischen Wald

Debbie Nolan said...

Ah so sad about Sloane having a fever and not getting to go on a trip. Wish I had lived close because I am sure I could have helped you out with that double cake. It looks delicious and the other is beautiful...bet it did take a great deal of work. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs

Sandi said...

3 hands, 2 thumbs?

Granny Marigold said...

Lambeth cakes look like a lot of work and I think I'd find that the amount of icing on one of those would be too sweet. The quiche looks delicious.
I'm sorry poor little Sloane was sick. I hope her earache clears up now that the doctor has found the reason for her fever ( and prescribed meds).

ashok said...

So adorable

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Henny Penny said...

I hope Sloan's fever goes away. She is such a cutie pie. The foods you make all look so perfect, and so delicious. I see way too many hands in that picture. You have such a pretty blog.

Red Rose Alley said...

Donna, I have about 30 Saints that are dear to me, and Saint Rose is one of them! Thanks for sharing your Confirmation story. I always love to see your pink roses when I come over here. Did you know that the pink rose is my second favorite rose? ; )

DeniseinVA said...

First, I always enjoy your photos of adorable Sloane, but poor sweety having an ear infection. I see I am three days on from when you posted, so praying she is feeling much better. Happy birthday to your SIL for tomorrow. That strawberry mousse cake looks delicious! I’m sure Henry will enjoy his. And wow on Samantha’s cake, it looks like a work of art. You always make the best looking dishes. I would just love to have a slice of your spinach, tomato and cheese quiche. Those rolls look great! I need to get over being intimidated with making rolls and just make some. Nothing like fresh baked is there? As for that interesting looking creature, I hope it’s fake! Wouldn’t want to wake up and see that staring back at me, lol! As for the couple sleeping, at first I thought what a lovely photo and then I saw the extra hand and maybe extra fingers on the other side, and legs sticking through the blanket??? We’re going to get weather in the mid 60’s tomorrow and I am shouting woo-hoo a heat wave, lol! Hoping dear little Sloane recovers quickly. So hard to explain to the little ones why they are hurting. Thanks for another interesting post.

Deb J. in Utah said...

Hi Donna. I hope that Sloane is feeling much better now. Ear infections in little ones can be tough. That is a creepy picture with all those extra hands! All of the food in this post looks delicious! You must be an excellent cook. I hope you have a very good week. See you again soon!

Sandra Cox said...

That quiche looks delish.
Hugs

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I hope little Sloane is feeling better, Donna! Poor little one.
You have been cooking and baking up a storm! I never heard of lambeth cake, but yours is gorgeous!! It was 90 here today; way too hot for February. I hope you have a great week!

diane b said...

You are an amazing cook. Poor Sloane , I hope she is better.

Jennyff said...

The cake is masterpiece and looks delicious. I am so slapdash when it comes to food, I cook good wholesome meals and bake regularly but presentation is definitely lacking. Odd as I am really neat and tidy person, must be my lack of patience.

Sandra Cox said...

Homemade buns would make a sandwich amazing.
Hugs,

Back2OurSmallCorner said...

Some seriously great baking this week. The cake looks looks beautiful and the quiche very tasty. Sorry family has been unwell and couldn't go away. I hope they are all feeling better.