Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Up to my elbows in flour

Okay, so the little girl is up to her elbows in suds but it's close and I love that picture. It is by an artist named George Leslie and I think it is from allposters.com (this is from my files before I put AP next to the name). I am now a little more organized, at least in My Pictures.

I had some ponderings about fear I was going to write about today but I'm afraid they will have to wait until later. :)

After having to run unexpected errands this noon, I came home planning on getting the bedroom finished. Only one more box in that room that I need to go through but it will require some thought as to where the items can be stored. I thought I would finish today. However, the phone rang with my son telling me they want me to "bring something" to their store Christmas party tomorrow. I asked him what they wanted me to bring. Basically the answer was they want anything as long as it was a dessert.

Thankfully, there are still items in my pantry for last minute dessert baking. I had some apples that were getting a little soft so I immediately thought Chocolate Chip Apple Cake would be good (known in our family as "Sheila's Cake" after the neighbor who gave us the recipe). It is now baking in the oven. I accidentally put almond extract in it instead of vanilla. I added the vanilla, too, and tasted the batter before pouring it into the bundt pan. Yum...I may have accidentally come up with something new that is wonderful. We'll see how it tastes once it has baked and cooled.

While in town, I dropped off a lot of Christmas wrapping paper, shirt boxes, etc. at the home of a dear friend. What she doesn't need, she is giving to some foreign students she's certain could use them. She gave me an extra turkey from her freezer, that is a blessing! It was good to find a home for more Christmas "stuff".

Now, I must return to the kitchen. Perhaps if I stare at the flour, sugar, butter, and eggs long enough, they will speak to me. I also have some lemons that need to be used soon. I think we are on to something here....

4 comments:

glad2bheld said...

< I had some ponderings about fear I was going to write about today but I'm afraid they will have to wait until later. >

No pun intended of course.
hee....hee....

Brenda said...

Who, me?

lady laura said...

That cake sounds good. Whilst thou perhaps share the recipe?

Heather said...

Looking forward to your pondering about fear since I am, Lord willing, about to embark on a 12 hour car ride to Canada with 2 less than co-operative children, no husband and very little courage! My fear centers around an overnight stay at a hotel alone with the kid and/or bad weather on the roads to Northern Ontario. I'm also afraid of running out of Adventures in Odyessy c.d.'s halfway there, being stopped and searched at the border, and city traffic around Detroit, London, Toronto ... Did I mention I get lost in large bathrooms?