Saturday, April 23, 2011

In the Kitchen

 This morning, I did my favorite kind of cooking - baking. For our Easter celebrations, brunch with neighbors and dinner with DH's family, I volunteered to BAKE. For our brunch after Mass tomorrow,  one of our family favorites  -banana bread with lots of pecans.
 Baking an Angel Food cake is one of my favorites. I don't know what I did differently, but this one baked wonderfully. (Do you know how hard it is to find a "real bottle". My handy Red Hot sauce bottle is a treasure in our kitchen)  In the morning, I will layer the angel food cake, vanilla pudding, diced pineapple, sliced strawberries and whipped cream into another one of my favorites, Trifle.
 Dear Son is home from college. He'll return to take his exams, but he is basically back from school. Since the oven was "humming", I had to make him some cookies. These are loaded with oatmeal, wheat germ, nuts, chocolate chips. Oh yes, I love chocolate chip cookies, too.
My main reason for baking was to make the Coconut Cake for dessert with DH's family. It's called Three Day Wait Coconut Cake. The fresh frozen coconut, sugar and sour cream were mixed 3 days ago. The yellow cake layers were baked this morning. I can't remember when I've baked such ugly layers. It's probably time to purchase new cake pans. Luckily, the filling and frosting will cover most of this up. Dh is now baking a ham. He does the real cooking:)

Giveaway Around Blogland

Quilty Pleasures - The Quiltmaker Blog - has a giveaway for a box of items from a Quilter's Garage Sale. Ends April 25th.

Jackie at Canton Village Quiltworks has a giveaway for the book The Quilter's Bible by Linda Clements. Ends April 28th.

Kelly at I Have a Notion has reviewed two new books from Martingale. More Loose Change and S is for Scraps. Ends. She has a giveaway ending April 30th

Lisa at The Quilted Pineapple is giving away a pattern and the 3 charm packs to make it. Ends Sunday, April 24th.

Adrianne, blogger at Little Bluebell  has a giveaway for a fat quarter bundle of Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Winner selected on May 5th.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Wow, you have really done some baking. It all looks wonderful. Have a great Easter.