Monday, April 11, 2011

been up since five...

diggin in the garden... its so much easier to do when there is no sun... i have one and a half more rows to do and one row along the fence... let me go take some pictures real quick to add to this post.

my four oclock plants in the front yard.
my garden... its coming along
my garden.. notice the orange tree on the side.. i am going to plant more fruit tree along that side.. to add some privacy.
my pea and bean poles i cut this morning.. hard work that was!!!

I am going to add a planting schedule here as soon as i get time to figure one out!! lol

Friday, April 8, 2011

one bowl chocolate cake...

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon saly
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water

Grease 2 9 inch pans... preheat oven to 350

Mix all ingredients together except for the boiling water.. that goes in last.
Add boiling water and pour into pans....

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

ENJOY.... (well after you frost it you can enjoy it).

 AND I HAVE TO BE CLEAR.. THE MIX IS GOING TO BE VERY THIN.... BUT LET ME TELL YA THIS CAKE CAME OUT OF THE OVEN PERFECT. NO HARD EDGES... NO PUFFED UP IN THE MIDDLE... JUST PERFECTION... AND SOOOO MOIST. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER CHOCOLATE CAKE OUT OF A BOX AGAIN IN MY HOME!!


red velvet cake...

1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup oil or butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 oz. red food coloring
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon white vinegar

icing:
1 cup milk
5 teaspoons flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

grease 3 9inch pans... preheat oven to 350
mix together buttermilk, salt, vanilla.. set aside.
cream together oil, sugar and then beat in eggs one at a time.
stir in cocoa powder food coloring
beat in buttermilk mixture and alternate with flour just till incorporated.
stir together baking soda and vinegar and then gently fold into cake.
pour mixture into the three pans and bake for thirty minutes.