One enjoyable thing about blogging is recording
family celebrations and news from the homestead.
The post can be something so simple as to how other bloggers spend their time
to include baking, gardening, traveling. shopping, decorating, visiting estate sales or just conversations held with friends and families. I find this so interesting...learning and sharing day to day living! So, with that being said....this was our weekend in Texas!
Enjoying the patio with cooler temperatures being noticed....
no longer triple digits! Fall is on the way and so is football season!
New ferns planted around the pool!
I fell in love with this Texas clay pot. A new place of honor by our front door with a gorgeous Plumbago giving you a " HOWDY......Welcome to Texas!"
I just happenned by when Mr. Bumblebee was busy at work....
a bit hard to see, but he is right there at the crimson flower!
A backdoor welcome!
Our favorite spot to relax!
New seat cushions in muted fall colors replaced the summer blues.
And of course, what could be more perfect than baking a
Texas Sheet Cake for dessert!
VANILLA TEXAS SHEET CAKE WITH CREAMY CHOCOLATE ICING
1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1 t. almond extract
|In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup butter and water to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, 1 teaspoon almond extract, salt, and baking soda until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 9" X 13" baking pan.|
|Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 to 22 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and tests done. Cool for 20 minutes.|
CREAMY CHOCOLATE ICING
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
4 T. butter
2 T. light Karo syrup
4 cups confectioners sugar
2 t. vanilla
In a large saucepan, whisk the sugar and cocoa powder. Stir in the milk, butter and Karo syrup. Heat on medium-high heat and bring to a boil, continuing to stir. Remove from heat and beat in the confectioners sugar and vanilla with a hand mixture. Pour icing over the still warm cake.