Woke up this morning to 28 degrees and snow. The weatherperson is calling freezing rain and up to 3 inches of snow. I am not sure if I am ready for this. Thank goodness we were out yesterday and Saturday getting Christmas gifts. We are staying in today. The wind is really blowing today and I can’t always tell if the leaves or snow are falling. The poor birds can’t tell what is going on… You can hear them chattering out side my window.
We are still adding names to the drawing so you have until Halloween to keepadding your name. Just comment.
Today I will be making bread and Date Cake. Hubby loves it and his mother made it for him at Christmas and now I am making it for him only make them small loaf sizes and freezes them. Then he has about 4 servings when he wants them.. I do the same with bread. Days stuck inside are great days for sewing and baking.
If you are interested in a Date Cake recipe that has been used for 3 generations.
1 lb dates cut up 1/4 tsp salt
2 c sugar 1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs 2 1/4 c flour
2TBS butter 1 c walnuts
1 tsp baking soda 2 c hot water
Pour hot water and soda over dates and let stand while you nix the batter. Mix sugar adn butter, add beaten eggs, add water off dates, flour, and vanilla. Add dates,nuts . Pour into a Bunt cake pan (I use small loaf pans).Bake at 350 for about an hour or until done.