A cheerful good day to you, lovelies!
It's Wednesday and sometimes it's easy to get the middle-of-the-week downs.
Join me for a cup of tea and cake that is sure to leave you smiling
and ready to conquer the remainder of the week :)
Grab your favorite tea cup, fill it with tea or coffee, sit somewhere comfortable,
and relax - cake will be served shortly.
And if you did grab a tea cup than I would love to hear the story behind it - why is it your favorite?
Here is my tea cup and this is its story.....
I saw it at the consignment store and was waiting for the price to drop.
When I went back to purchase it, it was gone!
I kicked myself for being "cheap" and walked away empty-handed.
Several weeks later my mom told me about this beautiful blue tea cup
she found at the Thrifty store and as she was describing it
I thought to myself that it sounds just like the one I had my eye on.
Well, she eventually showed it to me and guess what?
It WAS the same tea cup!
The consignment store never sold it so they took it to the Thrifty
where my mom was blessed to come across it.
She never even knew I had seen this tea cup or that I had planned on buying it.
Anyway, dear, sweet mama gave it to me as a gift
and now it's even more special :)
Now, how about some banana cake?
This tasty cake is my precious Grandma Betty's recipe and has always been a favorite of mine
which is interesting since I do not like banana's.
My Grandma would always make this when we visited her...
when I eat it, it brings back so many memories.
And I must confess that when I made it for the first time I cried thinking of her - is that odd?
Let me serve you a slice as you sit here enjoying your hot drink while you relax :)
The recipe is quite simple and I would love to share it with you.
Let's pull out the original recipe written by Grandma and take a look at the ingredients....
2 cups (Cake and Pastry) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mashed bananas
2 eggs, unbeaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 x 13" pan
or two cake pans.
Place flour in a large mixing bowl and add baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar;
stir until combined.
Add shortening, milk, vanilla, and bananas and mix until damp,
then beat for 2 minutes at low speed.
Add eggs and beat for 1 minute.
Bake for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool.
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup mashed bananas
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Mix all ingredients until well combined than icing the cake and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this calm and quiet moment
and may your day be beautiful, just like you :)
My dear friends, your visits and comments bless my heart and I just want to say thank you
for always showing such sweet kindness.
And before I say goodbye I wanted to show you
a few of the items I have been working on. . .
A lovely pillow with lace and more lace :)
You can add a picture of your loved one into the pocket or leave it empty.
Several hanging pillows that are loaded with lace and pearls.
And embroidery hoops with a sweet pocket that are perfect for holding letters or pictures.
Hugs and blessings to you!
"The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights
in the stormiest of nights."
~ Giotto di Bondone ~