Morning Meanderings… A Bit of This and A Bit of That
How is everyone surviving the Thanksgiving weekend? Honestly I feel soooo behind. I have had the best of intentions to post reviews the last few days and the fact is… I need to write them first. My week has been busy with not only Thanksgiving prep and crazy hours of shopping, but also a good friend of mine’s sister passed away on Wednesday and I have been spending time with her as well as she goes through this hard time.
Yesterday College Son (Justin) spent all day with me from the crazy shopping to afternoon errands to lunch at a Chinese restaurant. It’s hard to catch him when he is in town as he is off visiting friends but having him all day on Thursday and most of Friday was a blessing. He will be hanging out with us a while today before he heads back to Mankato this afternoon to prepare his projects for school again on Monday.
So this morning I was trying to think what pictures I was going to post for Alyce’s Saturday Snapshot as well as Candice’s Weekend Cooking post and decided if I want to add another post I have been working on this afternoon – I had to (just this once) combine the two meme’s.
In honor of Thanksgiving…. here is what I have to share.
SO… you may have heard of a very odd (IMO) tradition of stuffing a turkey with a duck and inside the duck a chicken? (ughhh…. I so dont even like the visual image of this). It is called Turducken.
No worries… I did not do it, BUT this past week I heard of something a little visually comforting and a fun holiday treat and that is the combination of a cake and a pie. (I looked it up on the internet this morning… I guess the official title is Pumpple.
I have no “before” pictures… but it is fairly easy and you can get the steps here:
you will need:
a cake mix or two
a pie or two that you think would compliment the cake mix
In this particular two layer one… the cake mixes were spice and yellow and the pies were pumpkin and apple.
Use round cake pans and put a little spray oil in the bottom and on sides. Mix up the cake mix as instructed on the box and put a layer in the bottom of your cake pan. Place your pie in the cake pan. Pour more cake mix over pie in the cake pan. Yes, you will have mix left over. Maybe make a few cupcakes or a mini cake.
Bake as instructed on the cake box. When done, cool and then frost. It looks pretty cool on a plate and when you cut into it. Its pretty tasty as well as a fun conversation piece for your next get together.
Verdict: It’s good. I liked the pumpkin pie and spice cake combo. I heard that a chocolate cake with pumpkin is really good too and since I am a fan of all things chocolate I would consider that one.
Please stop by At Home With Books to see what others are posting today for Saturday Snapshots…
AND be sure to check out Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking which always has links to fantastic recipes that make you (ME) run right out the door to get the things to cook them!
Today is going to be a low-key day and I am sooooo excited for that. I am going to write the missing reviews and between today and tomorrow get in some good reading time as well. I hope your weekend is a fantastic one.