Friday, May 8, 2009

Our granddaughter has arrived!!!!

Our granddaughter arrived last night!!! she was born at 7:44, weighing in at 9 lbs 13.5 oz. , has been named Amelia Renai, and will be called "Millie". Mother, Daddy and Millie are all doing great!! She is just precious!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sewing for a cause

I have been asked to participate in a silent auction to raise money for a local cancer center in Savannah, Tennessee. This little sundress, handmade by me, is my contribution. I hope that if you are in the area, you will make it to this worthy event.

Living Service & Lifetime Awards
The Hardin County Community and Healthcare Foundation, Inc. and Hardin Medical Center are proud to present the 5th Annual Hardin County Healthcare Living Service & Lifetime Awards honoring Helen Garner, R.N., and Randy Rinks, Former State Representative, and remembering Rev. R. W. Moore and Dr. Otis M. Whitlow for their commitment to improving healthcare in Hardin County.Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the Pickwick Inn.Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a silent auction.Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m., with Entertainment by Cosmin Majors and John Simmons, followed by a Live Auction of Very Special Items and the Awards Presentation.All proceeds will benefit The Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center.Seating is limited. For tickets please contact Hardin Medical Center Administration at 731-926-8121.
5/12/2009 6:00:00 PM

Skillet Cake

To go along with the fresh strawberries, our family has always enjoyed Skillet cake. No store-bought sponge cake cups for us!!!! We grew up on this and other homemade goodies from my mother's kitchen.

This little delicacy looks surprisingly like cornbread, in part because it is made in a black skillet, but don't be fooled!!!! It is sweet and very light. And when just out of the oven, it is delightful all by itself, with no other adornment.
But when you add fresh strawberries, it is heavenly. Now about the strawberries, I never slice mine. Rather, to get the best effect, meaning JUICE, they have to be smooshed. This can be accomplished with a potato masher or even with your clean hands. Add some real sugar and let them sit and the sugar will draw out even more of the juice. You want all that juice so that the cake can soak it up. MMMM-MMM!!!
Skillet Cake
1 stick butter--softened
1.5 cups sugar
3 eggs
1.5 cups self-rising flour
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp real vanilla
Grease and flour a black skillet. Cream the butter and sugar, add eggs, beat well. Add the flour, milk and vanilla and pour into the skillet. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes until golden on top and firm to the touch.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Berry time in West Tennessee!!!

For a little fellow who adores strawberries more than just about anything, what could be better than a trip to the "Pick-UR-Own" patch? Maybe it is picking and eating all you want, right off the vine and Mr. Farmer not minding one bit and not charging your aunt and uncle for all those you ate, because he is so enamored of your cuteness!!!!
Our whole family loves the juicy red berries grown so abundantly here in West Tennessee but none more so than my grandson Holt. I try to keep a carton here at my house, year 'round, when I know he will be coming. Anyway, the trip to the patch was a tradition we started last year and one we hope to keep for years to come, or as long as he will go with us!!!!
These are last years pictures and my sister and her husband took him Saturday, but I have no pictures of that trip. Guess we'll just have to make another run in a few days!!!
I feel a shortcake coming on!!!!