Friends Family and A Little Love
Sep. 2, 2010 6:04 pm
Updated: Sep. 8, 2010 2:37 pm
My daughter, who married a Canadian and now lives in Toronto, came with her new husband for the week. I always appreciate when they come because they are so gracious and accommodating. Both of them slept on the couch and endured lots of love and jumps
from Bruno and Josie, our Amstaff and Jack Russell terriers. Bruno is just a pup and probably weighs 30+ pounds, but thinks he's a Jack Russell like Josie, so he gets a little jumpy and our daughter's husband, through gritted teeth, just grinned and bore
the brunt of Bruno's so-called love. He's a good man. :)
My daughter made frequent trips to the coffee shop with my husband while her husband spent his days giving seminars. Sadly, I rarely cook since no one is ever home, and they even were gracious about that! My daughter even cleaned out my coat closet and ridded
me of some things (a push and pull kind of debate ensued) that well, she felt I didn't need. I can afford to be gracious--I guess--under the circumstances.
To end all of our festivities, they leave tomorrow morning, my daughter made
The Joy of Cooking oatmeal cake. Yummy!
Here's the recipe: The Joy of Cooking Oatmeal Cake
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13" baking pan.
Place rolled oats in a small bowl and add water. Let stand until water is absorbed (about 10 min). Meanwhile, mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
In a medium bowl, at high speed beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.
On slow speed, beat in oat mixture, then dry ingredients until blended.
Scrape batter into pan and spread evenly.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool briefly on rack.