Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen has given us the challenge of setting an all white table for the July 31st Let's Dish. I have been working on my table, but I started thinking about one that I did for Tablescape Times Three a number of years ago. You can view the post HERE. I remember how much fun that I had setting this table. However, I am having a more difficult time finding something that I like and photographs well for Kathleen's challenge! We have had so much rain that photographing in my dining room has been a nightmare! I will have a table ready, though, but I cannot guarantee the success of it - lol!!
I want to thank everyone who asked about and prayed for my friend, Marge. I am so thrilled to report that she went home from the rehab center yesterday on her birthday. It was a glorious birthday present!! After being away from home in three different hospitals, since May 23rd, she was able to sleep in her own bed last night. What a miracle!!
Some of you might remember my post Dreaming of Peaches. Well, I am happy to report that delicious, ripe Georgia peaches are finally here. This was terrific, when I was trying out the Facebook recipe for cake in a mug. If you remember, in my last post Cake in a Mug!, I gave you my favorite cake in a mug recipe and added a new one at the end of the post that I had not tried previously.
I have had a terrible time with this recipe and wished that I had made it, before I gave it to the rest of you. I bought the required angel food cake mix and a white cake mix. I first tried the regular recipe and realized that for my microwave, the recipe called for too much liquid. I made it again with better results, but it tasted like cake mix and I did not like that. I tried, again, by adding some white chocolate and regular chocolate chips, but they all sank to the bottom (this does not happen with the first one I shared). Finally, I doubled the recipe (still cutting the amount of liquid) and...I still did not love it. Wait just a minute here - didn't I just write that the peaches were in season??? Oh, my goodness! I took the recipe that I doubled, cut the cake in half. Then, I added fresh peaches and a couple of dollops of fat free Cool Whip. Whoohoo!! Who cares how the cake tasted, the peaches and Cool Whip did the trick. This is how it looked on my Villeroy and Boch "Intarsia" dessert/salad plate:
Don't those peaches look fantastic - actually they were (not that I ate it all or anything)!! However, in all seriousness, I have not been impressed with the Facebook recipe. My sister tried it with angel food cake and carrot cake and said that she was pleased with the results. Please let me know, if you tried it and what your favorite flavor was. For now, I am sticking with the made from scratch one.
I guess that catches us up on a few loose ends, so I guess I had better sign off and continue working on my white table for Kathleen. However, just because I cannot resist, I am leaving you with a picture of my daughter and her family, while they were on a trip out west. Can you imagine two weeks in a car with three children??? Everyone survived and had fun (I think!) -18 states in 12 days!!!! I hope you and your families found something fun to do this summer. August will be the month that I really get to enjoy my grandchildren!!