Thursday, February 09, 2012

Possum Buffet

I have a place out in the windbreak, sheltered from the wind, that I dump scraps.  One evening, about dusk, I went out with some tasty potato peelings and saw a pair of eyes looking at me a few branches up in the pine tree.  Honestly, it  spooked me.

Obviously, Mr. Possum is getting more bold.  Dan spotted him this afternoon feasting on orange peels, a cabbage core and maybe a little bird seed for dessert. 


Tuesday, February 07, 2012


 Peg from Ellsworth is the only blogger I’ve actually met.  Not only have I met Peg, but her family as well. 

She posted the following recipe on her blog.  She mentions it would work well for single households or empty nesters.  I think it would work for families as well.  If the kids want some cake as a snack, they can make it themselves.  I also am wondering if this would work for Doug and Drue’s delicious dutch oven fruit cobbler made around the campfire. 

3, 2, 1 CAKE
These individual little cakes are amazing
and ready to eat in one minute! They are perfect 
for whenever you feel like a treat without all the fat
and calories that cake can have. Genius idea!

1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
1 box Cake Mix - Any Flavor
2 Tbsp Water
Makes 1 serving.
In a ziploc bag, combine the two cake mixes together
and mix well For each individual cake serving, take 
out 3 Tablespoons of the cake mix combination and mix it
with 2 Tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe
container. Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have
your own instant individual little cake!
KEEP remaining cake mixture stored in the ziploc bag
and use whenever you feel like a treat! You can top 
each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping
and/or some fresh fruit.

Helpful Tips:
This recipe is called 3, 2, 1 Cake because all you need to remember is:

3 tablespoons mix, 
2 tablespoons water, 
1 minute in the microwave!"

TRY various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple,
lemon, orange, etc. Just remember that one of the mixes has  
to be the angel food mix; the other is your choice. 
The flavor possibilities are endless!
The best thing is, you open both cake mixes into a gallon
storage bag, one that 'zip locks' or 'self-seals', or a 
container that seals tightly, shake the two cake mixes to 
blend and then make the recipe. Storage of mix is simple, 
put it on a shelf. No need to refrigerate, since the mix is dry.
Always remember, that one of the cake mixes MUST be 
Angel Food. The other can be any flavor.

Birthday’s are fun—especially mine

Sue cooked me a birthday dinner of Lasagna and cherry pie.  My local grandkids met me at a Frisbee dog show with chili dogs afterwards and my Colorado grandkids called on Face time.  It was a good day.