Friday, August 28, 2009

Quilt Finder

Have you ever noticed how cats seem to be able to find any quilt in the house to sleep on? Miss Kitty sure does and she looks so pretty among the old stuffed animals (her look says "put the camera down or ...")

Monday, August 24, 2009

Weekend

I had a pretty good weekend.

We have been going to a new church for 5 weeks now and like it a lot. Looks like we finally found one that we really can be a part of and where we can bring ourselves and our talents in to serve the community.

On Saturday we participated in a community pancake breakfast where school supplies were handed out as well. We served over 400 people many of which were there mainly for the school supplies. Times are tough and a lot of families in this area are struggling. It was a great experience, more than 70 church members working together to make this happen. We got invited to the same Sunday School class by at least three different people and we will check it out in September because next Sunday we are invited to a newcomers meeting with the pastor before the morning service.

On Sunday after church we drove to Winston-Salem to see a B-17 bomber at the local airport. I have wanted to see one of these since I watched "Memphis Belle" - which I did mainly because of Billy Zane, but that is a completely different story ;). The one landing in WS was the "Liberty Belle" out of Oklahoma. It was very impressive and here are the photos I took. My camera ran out of batteries but I still got some good shots.



B-17 "Liberty Belle" in Winston-Salem

They also offered flights on the old lady but even if I had the money I am afraid I would not have enjoyed it much, I get seasick in a rocking chair. I got a bit of sunburn on my nose but it was worth it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Birthday

Breakfast: Whole wheat waffles with blueberries and orange syrup, bacon, coffee, orange juice.

Gifts: Books from Del, my friend Sabine in Germany and my parents, British knitting magazines from my friend Liz in England.

Cake: Coffee Cream, store bought, yummy.

Spent some quality time with the lawnmower on Saturday, baked bread, had sausages, fresh homemade bread, corn and watermelon for lunch.

Sunday lunch with friends after church at a Chinese restaurant.

Another year older and wiser. ;)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Long Ago and Far Away

Blame it on Little Jenny Wren (her upcoming birthday - this Friday, why don't you pop over and leave her a note - inspired her to post some childhood photos, which in turn inspired Tina in Scotland to do the same) or on my upcoming birthday (this Saturday, not quite as round as hers - yet), but here is a blast from the past. :-)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cherry Cake

Same as the peach cake, just different fruit.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Tomato Soup

Honestly, it is. :)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Peach Cake

Recipe:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 fresh peach, thinly sliced

In a bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Add milk, margarine and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed till combined. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Add egg and beat 2 minutes more. Pour into greased and floured 9" round or square baking pan, top with peach slices and bake in a 375 F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, remove from pan, cool thoroughly on wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar if desired, enjoy.
(This is half the recipe for Yellow Cake from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook)

Well, I think I just have to go and bake another one. :)