Sunday, September 13, 2015

Quick Cake

I have been so busy this past week I have not had time to voice any thoughts. Busy work helps. Makes me tired and easy to fall asleep.

That's not to say I haven't been thinking of my Dad. It has been hard not to. Every thing I see and do makes me think of him. I know he would not have wanted any of his family to be sad.

Getting ready for a wedding has helped me. A happy celebration. The entire family together in one place will be quite the accomplishment! The sewing is done and now the packing will begin. We will be taking the dogs with us in our new (to us) motor home. Thought about taking along Martha, the boy cat, but I don't think that would be a good idea. Martha is not accustomed to confinement. He loves to roam. We have our favorite kampers to watch things while we are gone and they will let him in and out to eat.

Speaking of eating ......... We close early on Sundays and eat a little early. So, we were sitting here thinking about snacking, while watching TV. I offered to bake a cake, but neither one of us wanted to wait 30 minutes while it baked, then have to wait for it to cool off.

I trolled through the pantry to see what I could see. Nothing appealing and cake was sounding better and better. I had several cake mixes just staring at me. Yellow, white, chocolate and lemon. I even had two tubs of icing ...... cream cheese and raspberry. Yes, raspberry. It was on sale after Easter.

So, I decide on chocolate and raspberry. I carefully split the cake mix in half, then mixed half with the other ingredients (also halved), and heated the waffle iron. It made three waffles in my iron ( a small round one). Took just minutes to "bake" the waffle cakes and we ate them hot with the raspberry icing. It was actually very good.

Now I am off to bed, having satisfied my sweet tooth. Feel free to steal my waffle iron trick for a quick snack.


Val said...

So crafty, even with half a cake mix! I hope the wedding trip is a blast. And that you can remember the good times with your dad as you are ready to deal with the thoughts.

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh wow! You are on to something here with that waffle cake. I must try this. Enjoy the wedding and your trip with your pooches. Your dad's memory will always be on the periphery. Smile when you remember.