Tuesday, July 12, 2011

For Today...




~FOR TODAY~

Outside My Window...

It's sunny and VERY Hot

I am thinking...
Where the H... does time go?

I am thankful for...

I would be thankful for a little rain, but I'm happy about the sunshine.


the learning rooms...


Always sand in the direction of the wood, my helper didn't so today It will be a challenge to correct that

From the kitchen...
supper will have to be sitting around waiting, don't know when anyone is coming home. 

I am wearing...

 painting clothes

I am creating...

no creating this week, too much cleaning

I am going...

to do my best to finish in my son's room, while my door is drying 


I am reading...
Bedtime Story, Robert J. Wiersema
still reading this one, it's VERY good but long.

On my mind...

my mom, she's not feeling well

Around the house...
everyone is off to work, I think they may not want to help me around here, work is so much easier.


One of my favorite things...

cake

I made an interesting cake this past weekend, it's one of those embelished cake mix things.

3cups chopped rhubarb                                            1 small strawberry jello
3/4 cup white sugar ( I think next time I will try to reduce this amount)        
1 1/2 cups water                                              1 white cake mix
one bag miniture marshmallows.

Bring rhubarb, sugar and water to a boil.  Add jello and set aside.  Grease a 9 x 12 inch cake pan and cover the bottom with marshmallows.  Prepare cake mix according to package directions.  Cover marshmallows with cake batter.  Pour rhubarb mixture over the top. (it will look really runny, and you'll think the pan is going to overflow)  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (keep checking, my was ready sooner) or until cake is lightly browned. Serve with vanilla ice cream. 

This is a fun cake to watch develop.  You'll think the rhubarb will be on top and the marshmallows will burn but it doesn't. When you cut it flip it over and serve with a scoop of ice cream.  I served it to some weight watchers with  lemon sherbet, (imagine eating all those calories and then worrying about the ice cream.)
Didn't take a picture of this one, it was gone too quickly.

next cake adventure... The Pioneer Woman's Pig Cake.

4 comments:

Jenny the Pirate said...

Girl it is soooo hot here too. I almost cannot stand it so I stay indoors whenever possible. We desperately need some rain too. That cake sounds amazing and so sweet, even with my prodigious sweet tooth I'm not sure I could add lemon sherbet (which I love all by itself). I hope your mom feels better soon, dear Irene!

Nise' said...

Sorry your mom is not feeling well. Say if you find where the time goes, PLEASE let me know!

Jenny Girl said...

mmm...i love me some cake! Hope you have a lovely day and that the weather breaks soon :)
and best wishes to your mom as well.

bermudaonion said...

We finally have a much needed break from the heat today.

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