Melinda (left) and Cheri (right)Melinda knows how to put on a party, even from a rustic cabin built in 1917!
Melinda knows Mark loves deviled eggs, and she makes them for him every yearCheri didn't know Mark and I were coming, so it was fun surprising her. I made the cake. I'm including the recipe below because this little guest really enjoyed it. She licked that plate clean.
1 pkg white cake mix
1 16-oz. pkg of frozen strawberries, thawed
1 3-oz. pkg strawberry jello
2/3 cup oil
Beat eggs and add oil. Add cake mix and jello. Beat well. Add all but 1/3 cup thawed strawberries and beat. Bake at 350 according to package directions.
Icing: 1 box powdered sugar, 1 stick butter, 1/3 cup reserved strawberries. Beat together and spread on cooked cake.
NOTE: For some reason the icing didn't taste like I remembered so I added about 1/3 cup of sugar free strawberry jam. You know, because frosting can never be too sweet.
These quilts returned home this week from the publisher, after being on the road for the last seven or so years. They were my first published patterns. After Mark looked at them, his first comment was, "Wow, that sure isn't your style anymore, is it?" Probably not. But I'm going to wash them up and donate them for charity auction next April.
The smallest pattern, Charm Parade, is still one of my favorite patterns. I have made it in many variations. So one of these days, after I complete the Amish solid version, I'll have a "Charm Parade" parade of quilts.
Is there a musician or group you would spend significant money to see live and in person? For me, it's this guy. Such good music.