craving: My daughter's lemon cakes (she made today)
Salam Alikom (Peace be with you) to all my Muslim readers and Hello to all my non-Muslim readers.... I hope y'all had a GREAT weekend, it's the start of y'all's week today. Now Monday's to me aren't hated like they were when I lived back in the west. Actually, I don't hate any day anymore since I got married and don't work. LOL
Today was a cleaning day, again. I got up, checked my email, checked my forum, ate and then started to clean. I had some "me" time, since my little boy was still sleeping. He woke up a little while later and I washed him up and fed him some breakfast (he didn't eat much). Soon after that I had to start cooking lunch- Chicken with rice, Mexican style. Fed my little boy again, because he was a hungry monster. LOL
My daughter got home from school and she ate and after that she made her amazing little bitty lemon cakes. We like to send food to our family members, so the little cakes will be going out tonight. They look a little strange, but are truly good. She said they overflowed haha. Her rainbow cakes are so good and they look really nice.
I still haven't given my tiny little itty bitty gift to my dearest Mother in law. I always think of her when I go out. I love buying for her and my sister in laws. They're so special to me. Look what I got her. She loves this kinda popcorn, so I had to throw in a box of Orville Redenbacher. LOL Look how precious these tea cups are. The saucers are at the bottom, so you can't see them. I love them. She'll be getting some of my daughter's delicious lemon cakes tonight and some of these nice little bitty tea cups, and her popcorn for her late night munchies, while she watches her favorite soaps.
My daughter's little rainbow cakes. They rave about these. We use betty crocker.
They look like paints. We have so much fun making these together.
My daughter's yummy lemon cakes..
"For it is in giving that we receive."
"There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving"
This is a TRULY AMAZING recipe. It's so good, your family and guest will rave about it. I promise. I haven't made it here in UAE, yet. I just ran across the recipe on my forum today. I truly need to make it this Jummah (Friday) Insha'a'Allah (God's willing).
I remember the last time I made it. We were leaving Germany and we were invited to one of my husband's friends home. I made cake and everyone just loved it. It takes a lot of preparation time, but so worth it. My husband said, even the men we're asking what it was, so they can give the recipe to their mom's when they would come back to UAE (they were single guys).
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cup of oil
2 cups of raw carrots, grated
8 3/4 ounces of crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup of nuts <<< we didn't do the nuts
1 cup of margarine We use butter always...
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 pound of confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add sugar, oil and eggs. Mix well. Stir in carrots, pineapple, nuts and turn into a 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake 35 to 50 minutes or until it springs back when touched lightly. Let cool. Gradually add sugar. Add vanilla. Spread on a completely cooled cake.
I got the recipe here
Bonus pic of the day!!!! YIPPIE!!!! My husband finally hung the clock I purchased over 2 months ago. The houses here are very different than the homes in the States. We have cement walls, in the states the walls are sheet rock and I can easily hang anything. We have to drill here. Not fun. So, I had to wait and wait and wait for my hubby to do it. Finally!!! Tonight, it took him about 10 minutes!!!!
Isn't it nice? ;)
Have a nice day/evening, everyone!
Final whisper: "The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving."