Well, I bought my bundt cake pan today and made a lemon bundt cake. I was so afraid it wouldn't come out of the pan in one piece, but it did! Yay! I guess the icing pooled a bit much, but I was very pleased with the results. I hope it will taste good. Notice the cake plate: it was a "found" item when we moved into our current home. When I was cleaning the kitchen cabinets, I found it above the refrigerator, pushed towards the back. I'll bet the former owner has looked for it many times since she moved, but I couldn't bear to let her know it is here. :o) In fact, with every home we've owned, I have a little piece of "something" from that home.... except maybe the last one, I can' t think of anything.
You guys probably get bored with my silly blog posts, but a lot of these posts are designed for my mother. (mama) Most of you don't know it, but I live three hours away from my family, so my blog is a way of keeping them informed of "my world." My mom also has a blog and we enjoy reading each other's.
To those of you who live near your moms, you are truly blessed to do so. Enjoy your moms! I've been away from my family for almost 11 years now and think of all the things I would like to share and enjoy with them. My mom and I are very good friends and I'm sure she is aware of how much me and my family have "grown" in the 11 years we've been gone. I think living away has allowed me the opportunity to mature and grow spiritually, in a way that I may not have, had we not moved away. However, I think my mom and I would enjoy living near each other again, and I sometimes feel I'm a different and better person than the person who moved away 11 years ago. (not that the younger me was all that bad!)
Back to the cake.... my son and future daughter in LOVE are coming over tonight to make plans for the rehearsal dinner. (wedding in May) I am cooking Paula Deen's baked spaghetti, tossed salad, and bread sticks. We'll have the lemon cake for dessert. If you like Paula Deen and like spaghetti, you'll love this recipe and it's not difficult to make. This is a dish that is served in her restaurant, The Lady and Sons.
Speaking of.... I really want to plan a trip to Savannah and dine in her restaurant. I have a few friends who have done so and have given me mixed reviews. Even so, it's something I want to do... maybe even this year.... if I can find a puppy sitter. (*hint* daughter) You want to go with us, Mom?