Once again it Wednesday and I have nothing wise to say.
But I do have words.
Boy am I glad I called this Words of Wednesday and NOT Wednesday Words of Wisdom!
I'm home from my month long adventure into grandma-hood.
It was the best of times.
We ate cake.
I'm showing you this cake because I want you to make this icing. It is sooooo good. The cake recipe flopped for me. I'm sure it was user error - as in over-beating the batter. It was supposed to be 4 layers - 2 layers split. But I poured it into 3 pans. (I suffered a little from pregnancy brain) I had 3 flat layers. I will probably make a cake with this frosting again, but won't use the cake recipe.
Between the bottom 2 layers I put lemon curd. Between the top two layers I put some raspberry jam and crushed fresh raspberries with a little sugar.
The icing is made with lemon curd. I used Alton Brown's recipe. I used the leftover lemon curd on the top of the cake.
The cake was wiped out with just one family dinner.
Once the baby came, there wasn't any fancy cooking or cakes.
Just baby time.
Actually we did some projects for the nursery, which I will show you later.
This is Fisher at two weeks. He really seemed to grow every day. He outgrew some sleepers just while I was there. The next time I see him he will be HUGE!
Then Mr. Quirky arrived and Fisher and "pop" were formally introduced.
And then it was time to go home.
Since I got back I have been working.
Working to remove 4 weeks of cat hair from the floors and furniture.
Somebody did not vacuum while I was gone.
I have also been removing 4 weeks of weeds and baby elm seeds from the gardens.
Somebody did not weed while I was gone.
I've also been putting away some of the things I brought home from my parent's house. Things like crafting and sewing supplies, some tools I didn't already have, baskets, lots of small clay pots, a trifle dish, a rather large stamp collection, love letters from my Pop to my Grandmother, bunches of old pictures, my grandmother's cast iron dutch oven, and who knows what else...
My brain is still a little foggy
I keep having to look at this post to remember what I've been talking about.
Perhaps that means I'm even boring myself.
One more thing...
I left a favorite item of mine at my daughter's home -
Sometimes it takes a BIG old flag to balance out your dear racks. It's funny, you can take a fake dear head and stick it almost anywhere. But REAL dear heads, well, they are more of a challenge to integrate into your decor . . .
I think I will have to make myself another flag though. I really liked having this one around.
I miss it.
But not as much as I miss that baby!