Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Wednesday Happenings

I woke up to the two females fighting in our bedroom about 4 this morning. Just as I was going to go back to bed the phone rang. Delayed opening for school. An hour later it rang again - no school. Both teens are still sleeping and I've been up almost 6 hours already. Laundry's done, coffee cake and muffins are made.
The reason we had no school is this : Lots and Lots of ice

I love the look over iced over plants and objects. But's really slippery out there. Poor Cliff is sleeping in a chair with towels and a quilt. See a pattern here with the cats and quilts. Even the outside stray has a quilt.

Moose is Moose and could care less that there's almost 1/2" of ice outside. Why worry when you're INSIDE with my quilt!

This our house's favorite coffee cake recipe. Being there was no school today for the teens I made them breakfast :)

Cake Batter:
2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 c milk
1/3c oil
1 TBS vanilla

mix all dry ingredients together. I give it a good stir with a wisk.
Combine all wet ingredients in another bowl and add to dry
ingredients stirring until just combined. Batter will be thin and
pour into a greased 13x9 inch baking pan.

2 1/4 sticks of butter ( I only use 2 - easier to remember)
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1/2c white sugar
3 c flour
Mix above to make BIG crumbs patting into cake batter

Bake at 375* for 40-45 minutes

powdered sugar for dusting cooled cake

I also add whatever else I like anywhere from 3/4c to 1c
of diced apples, berries, mini chocolate chips.

Totally yummy and like toll house cookies I can make w/o looking at a
recipe card.

Almost done with the log cabin blocks. Another possible layout.
Please no one comment that they look like swatikas- these layouts have been around way longer than Hilter was in power. Think pinwheels- think something nice.


Joansie said...

Gotta love Moose. He's got it made in your household.

Sleet later today in Vermont. Snow this morning. You got plenty of ice. Stay home, stay safe and quilt.

kathyinozarks said...

Ice is definately no fun, although it is gorgeous if you don't have to be out in it.
we had the last 2 winters of very severe ice storms-so I am glad these storms are missing us this year.
Your kitty looks soooo comfy--stay warm and safe

Tracey said...

Look at cliff so warm and cozy :-) Love the black and white log cabin, beautiful. Stay warm!!And aren't you a sweet mom..making the teens breakfast.

Debbie said...

We also had snow, sleet and freezing rain in NY. Being a homeschooling family we don't mind much, but it does make for an interesting ride into work for hubby.

I actually like this layout the best so far. Very striking.