Saturday, November 21, 2009

You can thank me later.

* I maintain a W2W Blog for our church.
   This is a copy of a recent Post on that blog.
   It's "Yummy" so I KNEW you would enjoy it!
      ~lagirl/Sweet Tea

It's holiday time!
Thanksgiving week.
Food, Family. . .

and never quite enough time!

Here's a present for you!
The following are two
"tried, true and oh-so-tasty" recipes from
two of our great RVC cooks.
They are both easy and fairly quick
and would be a great addition to any
Thanksgiving meal.

"Johnny Appleseed Cake"

I wish I could claim this recipe was an original of mine but actually it was given to me by Ethel Sale.  NEVER was there an easier cake to make and the results are "out of this world".  I gave the recipe to my daughter and she has made it into a "show-off" dessert by topping it with a dollop of Cool Whip and a light sprinkling of cinnamon when she serves it.  No one would ever guess how EASY it is!!

   Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix
   1 can Apple Pie Filling.

1.  Combine the 2 ingredients
     (No water, No eggs, No oil)
2.  Mix well with a mixer - batter will be very thick.
3.  Pour into a greased/floured  9X13 pan
     and bake according to directions on the cake box.

No frosting is needed.

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"Easy Italian Creme Cake"
This cake has been tasted and LOVED by our RVC Bunko Group!
The group thought this version was BETTER than the Italian Creme Cake we have purchased from high dollar bakeries.  We begged Dana Hicks for the recipe till she broke down and gave it to us. 
Thanks Dana!

1 white cake mix (w/pudding in the mix)
3  eggs
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup veg. oil
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
2/3 cups chopped pecans (toasted)

Beat the first 4 ing. at med. speed for 2 min.
Stir in coconut and pecans.
Pour into 2 rounds or 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 for 15-17 min.  (rounds)
or about 27 min. for the 9x13.
Test with a toothpick for doneness.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese (softened)
1 stick  butter (softened)
1 16 oz. pkg.  powder sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup of chopped pecans (toasted)

Beat cream cheese and  butter at med. speed until smooth.
Gradually add powder sugar beat until light and fluffy.
Stir in vanilla and toasted pecans.
Ice the cake when cool.

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Give these recipes a try and you can "thank me later"!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Yes Virginia. . .

Yes Virginia,
there really is a Turkeyville.
Anyone ever been here or heard of this?
Who knew?

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Words from The Warden

Were my eyes playing tricks on me?
Huh?  Huh?

My eyes were assaulted  greeted by this sight  as I peered into the bathroom cabinet yesterday. 
How could this be?
Surely my teenaged daughter had not hidden her "snack trash" in this cabinet...
Would she?
Was she capable of such a crime?
Heaven only knows it is SUCH a long walk to the kitchen trash can.
I can just imagine her pleas for leniency when I confront her with the evidence after school today.

Bwaa Ha Ha!
~The Warden

Monday, November 9, 2009

a sad, sad, story

I wish I had one of these. . .

and one of these. . .

and one of these. . .

Oooooh. . .and one of these. . .

Guess who's on a  _ _ _ _?
*sniff  *sniff
"day 11"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tornado Aftermath

We were on a street of severely Tornado damaged homes,
but we seemed to have gotten the least damage.
Thank you God!

This is my next door neighbor's garage.
The tornado tore the garage door off
and tossed it back into the garage
on top of his vehicle.

This is my other neighbor's  window (2 houses down from us) which was blown out by the tornado.
These people had severe damage to their home
and have moved out while it is being repaired.

There was a fence dividing these two yards.
It was completely blown down.
Do you see it laying on the ground?

I had just returned home from picking Princess up from school.  We were eating a snack and watching TV when a friend called to say she heard there was a Tornado in our area.  We hung up and ran to the back closet.  We'd only been in the closet for a couple of minutes when I HEARD "IT".  Then it sounded as though all the doors in the house were being slammed shut. 
Princess cried LOUDLY.
I prayed LOUDLY.
And we scared poor Kramer to death.
Then, it was all over in a matter of 10 seconds.

What we thought were doors slamming was instead debris being blown
against the house.  MANY of our roof shingles were scattered in our yard and around the neighborhood.  Our Privacy Fence will have to be replaced and we will have to have a new roof put on our house.
Our damage is very slight in comparison to some of our other neighbors.
No one in our neighborhood was injured.
Praise God!

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