To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
October 26, 2015
RAINY DAYS, AUTUMN VELVET AND HOME COOKING!
We are watching the rain.....finally!
You know Texas.....it's feast or famine regarding the weather!
We had SO much rain in a short amount of time,
that many areas, especially those towns down in the western
part of the state, experienced flooding!
So what was meant to be a Friday night homecoming
was postponed to Saturday.
Our youngest was traveling up from Austin,
but watching the weather updates carefully
showed that the interstate was closed due to flooding.
It's always a worry when traveling at night, especially in the rain.
So, Saturday morning it was...
I was getting the welcome home reception ready
in the meantime!
How about an Autumn Velvet Cake!
Chocolate Velvet, paired with Orange Velvet
topped with a little Cream Cheese Icing
I love finding seasonal baking mixes, don't you?
This would probably make adorable Halloween cupcakes too!
A festive sweet ending was planned....
it's always wonderful on a rainy autumn day
to walk into your home
and smell a big pot of soup bubbling away...
My homemade Minestrone Soup
Black Forest Ham, Smoked Turkey, Salami and Swiss Cheese Subs!
The visits are always too short,
we still make the most of our time!