Monday, April 25, 2011

Let them eat cake...

I can't remember when I last did a post about cooking or baking. This past weekend, I did a lot of both and remember thinking I should take some photos in progress, but I did not. I only thought of it again after the food had a definite ravaged look! Not so pretty for posting on the blog. This cake is a favorite around here and was the second of two that I baked for Easter weekend. It's Ina Garten's Lemon Yogurt Cake (Ina never fails me). This is all that's left and it will probably be gone by tomorrow! I also baked the Ponchatoula Strawberry cupcakes from the "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea" cookbook. The grandchildren made pretty quick work of those.

There were 22 here for dinner yesterday.  Luckily the rain stopped long enough for the grandkids to get outside for an egg hunt and make several trips to the creek and barn. Since my first grandchild was old enough to walk, I've kept a collection of barn boots in all sizes for the kids to wear when they are visiting. The barn and the creek are irresistible and really shouldn't fun stuff like that be part of visiting Nana and Mike's farm? (there's also a box of clothing when a change into something dry is needed...usually following a trip to the creek) Mike's daughter, Katie, was in visiting from Iowa, so we had the whole gang here. Having all our our children here together at the same time usually only happens at Thanksgiving or Christmas, so that made the day even more special.

Spring has really sprung around here. The lilacs are just going out of bloom and the poppies are ready to burst open. I'm happy to report that my bees survived the winter and appear to being working away busily. There's plenty of work out there for all at Tanglewood this time of year. Happy Spring!


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter! And that cake looks absolutely yummy!!!

  2. The cake looks delicious! Glad you had a wonderful Easter!

  3. Dianne...I have been trying to look at the lamb cam, but it doesn't seem to be working...??? At least it isn't transmitting a picture. I am sure that if you have been having the same weather we have had here in Atlanta, that could have something to do with it...Hope all your little guys are well.

  4. Hope all are alright as your Barncam is not on !I wish you all the best --that the sun will come out soon :)

    miss u --Luna & Birdie& llamas too

  5. they look so happy to be in a warm dry room,,,so well behaved and oh so careful not to step on each other !!! Be safe little ones !