Good Rainy Morning!
Looks like we are in for a soaker. Mabel got me up way too early this morning (5 a.m. when I had not gone to bed until after midnight). I was up later doing some work (yes, work at 10 p.m. but that's why I can be flexible and go grocery shopping on a week day morning), talking to the kids (who are bracing for 20 degree weather!!), and assorted other things.
Anyway, we had a new cake last night, but before I get to that I will tell you about my day yesterday. I did go to the office and was there maybe an hour. I managed to do what I wanted to do, went through the snail mail that had come in for me or my bosses (most of it went right into the trash can). There were a few other folks in the office, but other than saying hi as I walked by a conference room where a (small) meeting was going on, I didn't see or speak to anyone. Just the way I like it!
After the office I journeyed over to Gateway (a strip shopping center). Went to JoAnn's and secured the DMC floss I need for Adam & Eve and went to the state store. I had to get this wine for the label:
Colin planned to have bees, but moving to Texas has put a hold on those plans. This is a nice Spanish red and went very nicely with dinner (grilled hot and sweet Italian sausage, sauteed onions, peppers & mushrooms).
Next up was a visit to Trader Joe's next door to the state store. Like we didn't buy enough groceries on Tuesday. But, our fresh produce was light, so I mainly got fresh veggies, some lemons & limes, some dried coconut (Fletch uses that in the trail mix he keeps around). And oh boy! I also found pretzels filled with almond butter and then coated in dark chocolate. Probably not a good thing that I bought those! I couldn't pass up getting some flowers to brighten things in the house.
I swear, TJ's carries the BEST flowers and they always last much, much longer than any others that I get at other grocery stores or even florists. They always have a great selection and prices are much lower than anywhere else.
My afternoon ended up busy work-wise, but I did find time to make a "fluffy lemon yogurt cake." I used this recipe:
and it came together quickly and easily. My pan was 9" and I did grease it and line it with parchment (neither of which are mentioned in the recipe). I dusted it with confectioners sugar and voila!
We tried it for dessert and it is good. I would not call it great and there are other lemon recipes I like more. But, it was fun to try something new. When I cut our pieces, mine tipped over and lost some of the sugar topping.
But it was still tasty! I like the fact that it is not a huge cake. It hardly rose at all and is more dense than I expected.
Lest you all think that all we do around here is eat cake, the chocolate olive oil cake that I made over the weekend has been sliced and individual slices wrapped and put in the freezer. This cake has now joined the chocolate in the freezer.
Well, time for me to get working. I've my usual Thursday financial reports to run and send out. Fingers and toes crossed that the weather in TX will not be bad. Last year in the deep freeze in TX folks lost not only power, but also water. For a week or more! So, C&M have filled all their water bottles as well as one of their bathtubs just as a preemptive strike. Hopefully totally unnecessary.
It's Friday Eve, so really just about the weekend!!