Saturday, January 26, 2008

Another cake... and Mom

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?


Debbie J. said...

The cake looks delicious and it sounds like you are going to have a very special meal and planning session. Have fun! I also would like to go to the Lady and Sons Restaurant some day. I like Paula Deen, her cooking show and all her cook books. I don't own any, but have checked them out from the library and made a copy of some I wanted to try. They are usually "keepers". I know you do miss your Mama, and the blog is a good idea to stay in touch.

Nancy Jo said...

Don't you just love bundt pans? I got a new one for Christmas and just love it. I forgot that I liked them. Had one years ago.

ancient one said...
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ancient one said...

yes, as much as I hate to admit it, your move was a good thing for you and your family. Your cake looks delicious. Tell Will and Ashley hello from us! Love ya!!

Sandy said...

Looks great.

FabricMom said...

The cake looks yummy. I have a cake pan like that and love to make different cakes in it.

Email me. You won the Fat Quarter from last week. I need the info to mail it to you. Congrats.

Kim said...

The cake looks delicious, but a diet no no for me! I too live about 3 1/2 hours from my mom and I miss her every day. Right now, I'm wishing she was nearby.

The Babysitters Love said...

The spaghetti was so delicious I didn't have room for any dessert! Just looking at that picture makes me regret it! It looked so pretty on the counter top! :) Dinner was wonderful and I thank you very much! I'm calling today on reservations for the dinner. I'm so excited!!!

Ps- Hello to you too Grandma! :)

yellowfarmhouse said...

What a sweet post about your relationship with your Mom.

Hope you had a wonderful planning session and that cake looks yummy. I'm a big Paula Deene fan and have all of her books and watch her show. Would love to visit her spot sometime in Savannah.

Hugs - karen

Anonymous said...

Hi Momsy! I'll keep the babies! I love them - and they miss me! Ummm..since you live 3 hours from your Mama..It only makes since for you to NEVER move. That way we can always be close! LOVE YOU!

BLUE SKY said...

Oh wow - that cake makes me so incredibly hungry! It looks so good and I just lemon flavor in cakes. I love my mama too - when I lived in Boston, I just couldn't bear the thought of living SO far away that I wouldn't be able to join in family events, or have her around to help when I started a family. I'm a little over an hour away now, and it works out great. I think I will have to go get some lemon pound cake at the store now! :)

Linda said...

Hi Penny, your cake looks so turned out great and I like the cake plate too.
Isn't Paula great? I'm going to have to find the recipe for the baked it on her site?
Loved hearing about your sweet Mom. Have a happy evening. Linda