I hope this Monday has been a peace- and grace-filled one for you, so far!
Ours has been....quiet. We are taking things slow, today. :)
Last week ended up being a challenging one, as my children & I all passed around another case of the flu. We were all thankful to be healthy in time for (among other things) a nature walk with our homeschool group on Friday - and an End-of-the-Schoolyear Potluck on Sunday evening! BUT...as you can imagine, a busy weekend has left us tired. And my house in need of a good clean-up.
And so....my main task for this Monday is re-setting our rhythms here at home, once again.
I am feeling so thankful today, too.
I do believe my cup has been filled to the brim over this past week and weekend!
This camaraderie and fellowship I've found, of like-minded Mamas - both in "real" life, and every bit as much here in the blogosphere - has blessed me through and through!
Ladies who have devoted their lives to homemaking and mothering, and some to homeschooling. All, strengthening and encouraging - sharpening each other. To keep us pressing forward...to keep our eyes on the goal of our labors.
It is precious to me - and it is good. Needed.
And that's what this is all about!
Thanking God for each one of you, today. :)
Yesterday I baked a Lazy Daisy Cake, to bring to the potluck. This old-fashioned recipe came from a cookbook that my Grandma used - and was a hit with everyone in my family! It's simple to make, and uses ingredients that I always keep on hand....yet is "special" enough to serve to company. I think it would also make a lovely dessert for Sunday dinner. :)
Lazy Daisy Cake
(click here for printable recipe :)
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cups butter, melted
1/2 cup cream
2 cups flaked coconut
In a mixing bowl, beat egg, sugar and vanilla until thick (about 4 minutes). Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder & salt. Add to the mixing bowl and beat just until combined. In a saucepan, heat & stir the milk and butter until warm, and the butter has melted (do not boil). Add to batter and beat just until combined. Pour into a greased 13 x 9" pan. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes.
For the frosting, combine brown sugar, melted butter, cream and coconut, stirring well. Spread over warm cake. Broil until the top is lightly toasted/browned - about 3-4 minutes.
Makes 16-20 servings.
Wishing you a Monday filled with the simple joys of just being home!