Monday, January 17, 2011

THERE'S A MIX-UP AT OUR HOUSE

As most of you have heard,
our oven gets very little use -
the occasional Pot Roast,
baked potato or loaf of bread.
And of course, our favorite -
The Friday Night Pizza.




And we have a beautiful
cobalt blue
6-quart
Kitchenaid Stand Mixer -
it usually just "stands" -
living up to its name -
we see it when Mom
pulls it out
to dust it off.


Well, something has
come over our Mom -
she has started baking cakes!
The first one she tried was
The Barefoot Contessa's
Coconut Cake.


We heard it get
"rave" reviews -
we didn't get to taste it -
except for a bit of coconut
that fell on the floor.

The second one she made was
The Mitchell Cake -
our Granny's famous recipe
for a walnut cake.

It too,
got "rave" reviews.

So, today,
she is making a
Lemonade Layer Cake -
she's even been zesting!


It's just now out of the oven -
cooling on the racks
before she ices it.

Guess what we heard Dad doing -
calling NordikTrac about ordering
a new tread mill.

Sounds like someone is going
to have to pay
for trying to learn
a new skill - hehehe!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

22 comments:

Sue said...

There must be something going around. Our Mom has been baking pies and bread and cookies. We're not complaining, but what do you think caused this strange behavior?
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Benny and Lily said...

You made us hungry
Snuggles,
Benny & Lily

Oskar said...

My mom person has been wanting to try that coconut cake forever!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Remington said...

Baking is so much fun! Makes the house smell good and it tastes SOOOO good. But yes, the price to pay is more exercise. No problem for me but Beth doesn't seem to like is as much....

BRUTUS said...

No wonder you dad is going to need a treadmill! With all those tasty
baked goods around - who wouldn't???

Snorts-
Brutus & Carmen

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Those look so tasty!!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Oh gosh - that looks sooo good!

scotsmad said...

It's strange, our oven doesn't get used for months and then suddenly it's in use for a day or two.

Careful with that treadmill, we've been seeing blogs with DOGS having to run on them!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Jazzi said...

Oh mY!! Those cakes look licious, What time would you like me over??? Your mom is a whiz!!
Oh and FYI, STAY away from that new walky thing. Thats what my family got was a NOrdic trak and believe me it is SCARY!! RUN and I mean RUN if.....they try to stick you on it!! BOL

wags
Jazzi

gMarie said...

Our mom doesn't bake anything ever. But she wants one of those mixers really, really bad. That coconut cake looks lovely - our dad would like that. Beau

thevangelders.com said...

Oh my Lynn!!!! Those sound delish, the only thing I missed in my house was my mixer.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope you guys got to lick the beaters!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

houndstooth said...

Did you tell them that if they'd share that cake that they'd have to spend less time on the treadmill? It sounds like a logical solution to me!

Bunny

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Seems to us like the "mix-up" is lots of mixing up of some tasty cakes. That lemonade one sounds like it would be a big hit here.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Oh gosh, those cakes look yummy!! Your Mom is so clever!!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom is drooling on my laptop now!

Great stuffs!!!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Samantha said...

We're smelling those goodies from here heheh! Boy! Have WE been MIA - a billion sorries - lots of stuffs has come up, but we will try to be mo' bettah bloggie pals. Your cakes are gorgeous; brings to mind a recipe we stole from here a coupla years ago, T'sgiving? Baby Pecan Pies? Mamma baked them and it took a while, but everyone loved them! (Yours were more bootiful!)
xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Oz

Brenda said...

OH man I cannot believe I picked today to visit. The coconut cake looks beyond wonderful! I cannot have any thank you. This diet may kill me. Have a good day!

Angus said...

Wilf is thinking of you. Constantly !

pajudie said...

Ooooh, Lynn - you're making me hungry!!! Those cakes all look yummy :o)
Judie

scottiechronicles said...

Whoa!!!! Those look good!

I'd love a slice. Or two. Or maybe three.

My peep wants one of those mixer things. Huuummm.....

Rooo Roo! Stuart

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh yum!!! x-cassie

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