Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Break

We're just taking it easy. We're enjoying each other's company and eagerly anticipating a winter storm.

Wishing you gentle times in which you play on the floor, watch lots of movies, sip some hot chocolate and just be still.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Home Cookin'

My mom and I have been making a regular time to spend time together. It's been enjoyable. I've found it a fun way to prompt me to try a new recipe once in a while.

Today's recipe was one I would definitely like to make again...It's quick to assemble and smells sooooo good while it's baking and tastes DELICIOUS! Here is the recipe so you can try it, too!

Sour Cream Blueberry Cake

1 C. Butter
2 C. Sugar
2 Eggs
1 C. Sour Cream
1/2 t. Vanilla Extract
2 C. Cake Flour
1/4 t. Salt
1 t. Baking Powder
1/2 C. Blueberries, well drained

1/2 C Brown Sugar, packed
1 t. Cinnamon
1/2 C. Chopped Nuts
Mix until combined.

Cream butter & sugar; add eggs. Fold in sour cream and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to mixture. Fold in blueberries. Pour 1/3 batter into a greased and floured fluted cake pan. Sprinkle with half the filling mixture. Pour 1/3 batter over top. Sprinkle with remaining filling. top with remaining batter. Gently swirl cake to lightly mix. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour. Cool and invert onto a cake plate. Dust with powdered sugar. Serves 12 to 16. ENJOY!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Still Alive!

Yes! I am still alive!

This weekend, I got a sweet reminder from a sweet friend. It was something like this: "Just a friendly reminder that you haven't updated your blog in about a month."

I put my phone down and said, "REALLY?!?!?"

Sure as the world! I looked at my blog and she was right! I tried to update this weekend, but time just keeps slipping faster and faster.

I've been keeping myself very busy with keeping up with demands from the everyday schedule and this year, too, I challenged myself to hand knit stockings for every one in the family. WOW! I am happy to say, I just got Quincy's stocking off the needles this morning. I just have one more stocking to knit for Amanda's beau and then that project will be complete. I am very happy to have met the challenge. I love seeing all those stocking lined up in a row like that. All the different colors that each kid chose. They selected the stripes and solid patterns, too. Quincy's has ended up being everyone's favorite...I tried to get him to trade me. He said he would at first, then when he saw his cute little stripy stocking progressing, he decided that he just needed to keep it for himself. His is the one on the far right.

Thank you, sweet girl, for your gentle reminder. I really do miss this space and will keep coming back. I promise.