A sock monkey wedding gown.
Maybe a prom dress? You certainly wouldn't wear this to do the laundry.
How fine, how amazing.
Blogger has been eating my posts and my comments elsewhere.
Why do I have a Mac laptop?
I WISH I had a laptop that I could actually use... but no, crippled with one I can barely turn on. Not that I am too good at turning on much of anything, let alone engaging in some sort of relevant activity.
I had a perfectly adequate post ruminating on the sorts of people who are able to carry off "themed" weddings. It was just devoured by MacBlogger. Oh well. I guess that is my literary critic? A technological disconnect.
Well, I get a kick out of carefully planned weddings, especially ones with a theme.
a sock monkey wedding. This idea delights me. The groom would wear a monkey suit. Guests would be served the lovely monkey cake pictured at right (from Confetti Cakes).
Sock Monkey Dreams is a book from the Red Heel Sock Monkey Shelter. Haven't seen it, but I would like too! A lovely set of wedding photos from a "real" sock monkey ceremony posted at Sadie Lou, a creator/refurbisher of sock monkeys.
No, I am not being sarcastic. I like sock monkeys. Had a most sincere post on this topic.
MacBlogger ate it.
Anyhow, here is a public service announcement.
Well, kinda sorta.
A recipe, one that will heal whatever ails you.
My family's secret to happiness: cake is better than chicken soup.
There is one special cake, that my family made pretty often.
My daddy would whip this up. Mama, most often, or, not infrequently, my sister and/or my brother and/or me. Sometimes a collaboration, sometimes a solitary effort. Always appreciated, by the family. A yummy cake.
This cake is delicious! After a few days, it does NOT get stale, just more flavorful. Very moist, very yummy.
(If you hate raisins or walnuts, just omit them. If you hate oranges, well, then you are hopelessly weird and should not eat this cake. It has vitamin C.)
The cake recipe posted here won the Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off competition in 1950 and Mrs. Wuebel recieved the $25,000 Grand Prize. The contest is still going strong, but now the winner gets a cool one million dollars plus a whole bunch of appliances. A recent winner was Baked Chicken and Spinich Stuffing. Yuck, ingredients include Pillsbury Dunkables Frozen Waffle Sticks with chicken and spinich. I would rather eat cake...
Orange Kiss-Me Cake
Grand Prize Winner by Mrs. Peter Wuebel, Redwood City, California
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 90
1 cup raisins
1/3 cup walnuts
2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened, or shortening
Reserved 1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 . Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. Squeeze orange, reserving 1/3 cup juice for topping; remove seeds. In blender container, food processor bowl with metal blade or food mill, grind together orange peel and pulp, raisins and 1/3 cup walnuts. Set aside.
2 . Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine flour and all remaining cake ingredients at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in orange-raisin mixture. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.
3 . Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle reserved 1/3 cup orange juice over warm cake in pan.
4 . In small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in 1/4 cup walnuts; sprinkle over cake. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
Thursday, May 03, 2007