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2pm and 87F. Thank the Lord above for A/C, how do people do without it?
Hubby saw a carpenter bee this morning that was as big as a baby bird!
Bindi is working serenely away in her corner. Another 3 weeks and she will be ready for our first attempts! Starbucks sure is wonderful and just loves to give me free bags of grounds. Aunt Ruth is trying hops in her composting, can't wait to see how that turns out! We have been religiously adding kitchen waste, torn up toilet paper and paper towel rolls and coffee grounds all along.
Bet you didn't know that today was officially National Applesauce Cake Day!!!(It's a real holiday). So, of course, we had to make some!
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 cups light raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp baking soda
3-1/2 cups flour (sifted)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cloves
2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
Sift together: Flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and stir into the nuts and raisins. Set both aside.
Cream butter until whipped soft. Add sugar a little at a time until mixture is smooth. Beat in eggs vigorously. Alternately stir in flour mixture and applesauce. When all mixed together, add nuts and raisins and mix well.
Pour batter into a well-greased cake mold. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool ten minutes, then turn out on cake rack. Frost with Whiskey Frosting when cake is cool.
1/4 cup butter
1 T cream
Pinch of salt
2 cups powdered sugar
2 T whiskey
Cream butter, add sugar and salt, then cream and whiskey. Whip until smooth. Frost cake.
Sit a spell and have a piece before you rush off to your other business: Happy National Applesauce Cake Day!!
(And, “Goodnight, Olivia . . . Good Night, JohnBoy)