Saturday, August 8, 2009

It’s All About Absorbency

A little glimpse from babies in the real world. Yes she’s precious, yes she’s adorable, yes I could just eat her up with a spoon, but…  Emmie is what’s known as “a spitter.” Look carefully at the picture below and note:
A. Her mouth. Watch out, she’s gonna blow!
B. The pile of bibs on the floor next to her.
C. The extra clothes, also on the floor.
Katie and Josh’s apartment is a whir of activity, washer and dryer activity that is! One little baby can sure make a lot of laundry.
But this picture has still more to tell. Note:
A. The smile on Emmie’s face. She loves to “walk” with Katie.
B. Katie’s hands, patiently holding up her little girl.
Life may have its little mishaps, and we all need some extra tools around for mopping them up, but when you have someone around to hold your hand and walk you through, it’s a little bit easier.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

7-UP Pound Cake

I'm all recovered from VBS (and will NOT be posting pictures). Tonight for the church supper I'm bringing a 7-UP pound cake. When I mentioned this on Facebook (let's be friends!) someone asked first if someone had "passed" and second if I'd seen Jeanne Robertson on YouTube. No on both counts, but after watching the video clip, put me down as a fan. She's hilarious!

The recipe is pretty good too!

Cream together: zest from 1 large lemon, 3 sticks butter, 3 c. sugar.

Add 5 eggs, beating well after each one.

Add 1 t. salt and 3 c. flour, beating after each cup.

Add 1 c. 7-UP.

Bake in greased and floured bundt pan for 60-75 minutes (until tester comes clean).

Glaze when cooled with: 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar mixed with 1/4 c. melted butter, 3 T. cream, juice from one large lemon. Can thin with some additional 7-UP if desired.