Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Honey...

My DIL and I took the grandkids to the store this morning and got ingredients for a Butterfinger Cake. Pops LOVES Butterfingers (his favorite candy bar and favorite blizzard) so the cake my DIL makes is a sure win for him.

She bought all the ingredients and we came back here. She started the cake and I heated up lunch (she brought that, too! Tilapia and brocolli... yum)

We had coffee and kept up with the kids until it was time to pick up our youngest. The same time I was walking out the door, a family friend turned family member, Timmy came over. I've mentioned him in several Home Notes but don't know if I have done so here. We met his family when he was only four years old and our boys were five, seven and nine. They live one house away from us and our land runs into theirs and all four boys ended up spending entire summers together, hung out at his parents' drive in movie theater and more. We all became like family. Anyway, he drove me to get Braxton and visited for awhile after with Blake (DH) and us. I found out the store he is working in now has a huge assortment of spices and seasonings to include a selection of exotic varieties!

I wasn't sure what we would have for dinner but the LORD provided beautifully. My mom gifted us with a bag of frozen chicken tenderloins and a generous amount of panko bread crumbs recently. She also gave us a bag of potatoes and two bags of unbleached flour! I made oven friend chicken tenders, homemade mashed potatoes, oven fried potato slices, and planned to make peas but forgot!
My DIL made sweet tea, cheddar biscuits and the cake.
My four year old granddaughter and three year old grandson  helped any chance they could!

I am in a hurry and have so little time on here I almost didn't post but if I don't find a way to share as I make things --- I will have NO record of any of it. The whole point of this blog was to journal all we ate/made each day and share it with anyone who wanted to read it.

The butterfinger cake was a prepared German chocolate cake that she poked holes all over when it was cooling on the counter. She then poured almost two cans of sweetened condensed milk over the whole thing. When that cooled down, she topped it with 16 ounces of cool whip and topped that with a few bags of broken and crumbled miniature butterfinger bars.

Cheesy Onion Biscuits
1/4 cup chopped onion (we had no onion so just didn't add it)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shortening
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup 1% buttermilk
1.         Place onion in a small microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until tender. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese and onion. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.
2.         Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll out into a 4-in. circle; cut into four wedges. Place 2 in. apart on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
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melissa said...

Yum. That's all I can say. Yum. Oh, and how wonderfully the Lord provided treats all around.

I love that (and you too, of course!)

naturalmotherhood said...

Thank you, Melissa:)
I love YOU, my dear!