It’s time to make some cake for grandma (and me)! Okay, I have to admit, these days I like to keep a slice or two for us! How much cake can grandma eat anyway right?
I started with a basic mix. I love a cake mix. I don’t do many things anything from scratch!
I have been craving lemon ever since I saw these cookies on the web.
They’re made from a cake mix too. Have you tried cake mix cookies? OmGosh, they saved me during my kids elementary years at school! Very frugal and easy!
I decided to make a cake today.
I got busy mixing and then I wished that I had some lemon extract to make it really lemony. I don’t have any, but I do have this combo!
So I added some zest to the mix!
Just a pinch:
I hope this is not a terrible idea! I have never done it before!
My oven is very finicky and it burns everything, I have to turn it up and then down. So if the directions say bake at 350 I usually set it to about about 3 – 325.
Even though I think I’ve figured out how to work it; I still burn and toss too much!
But this cake turned out pretty nice.
I’ve been using jam for the middle layer. It adds a little surprise. It’s quite good.
Add the top:
Then frost. I wish you could see how lemony yellow this is!
So here is the bad news. The cake is 5 points without frosting:
The frosting is another 4 points!
So this with the Jam, I would say this is about 10 points a piece! That’s 1/12 slice!
Some decaf coffee and I cannot tell you how yummy this is. Was! Worth the price of all those points!
Yesterday I decided to go to the thrift store by my daughters school before I picked her up. I hate to be home from work. I get so bored!
Look what I found!
It needs to be cleaned, but it’s in perfect shape:
All the sequins and everything are nice and secure.
I might wear this to work cause I don’t have any other place to wear it.
I love me a good “come up”!
Have you heard the song Thrift Shop yet? Oh my gosh, I love it! The guy that does it is from the Pacific Northwest too. What is it about us Oregonians that love a good thrift shop deal? I actually think it stems from our upbringing about being environmentally conscious. At least that is my story and I am sticking to it!
Today, I am home doing laundry, baking and just taking it easy. Starting to feel a little better!