We celebrated Youngest's birthday over the weekend. These little white crocuses swayed in the breeze all the while.
It took a mere 4 hours to prepare her favorite cake for the celebratory supper. (It's supper in the South, Y'all.) Anyways, the cake of choice was a favorite of Gen. Robert E. Lee and named accordingly. It required a full dozen eggs, much grating of lemon & orange peels and some of the juice, too. Oh yes, it was well worth all the effort.
The batter rose pretty well with eight of those dozen eggs folded in. The two layers were then cooled & split crosswise to be filled with Lemon Jelly Filling...the rest of the eggs here.
Topped with Lemon-Orange Frosting and a sprinklin' of coconut it was ready for the big day. (Maybe, the General would have approved.) What else did we have for supper, you ask? Youngest wanted a supper of Southern Fried Chicken with homemade biscuits and gravy.
Sorry, they were gone before I thought to snap a picture. Just try to imagine them if you will.
Okay...after all, this is a knitting blog; a Ballband dishcloth. Great for cleaning up after any celebration ; knit with Cool Breeze Ombre worsted cotton.
I started a sweet potato vine to pretty-up the windowsill in my kitchen. This is two week's growth. If you'd like to start one just suspend the pointy end of a sweet potato in a jar of water with toothpicks; then step back and watch it grow. Knit & plant like there's no tomorrow, Y'all! ;)