Monday, July 13, 2009

Just Monday

Not much excitement on ye ol' homestead today. Getting laundry done and recuperating from a busy weekend.

The only thing that got done in the garden today was a good watering with the sprinkler which my husband engineered and was in charge of. Bless him. Dry, dry, dry is the current state of the soil right now. We keep getting the promise of rain dangled before us but it doesn't materialize. It's amazing how fast everything dries out when you don't receive frequent doses of rainfall.

I picked strawberries yesterday so had quite a few (still have some) to deal with today. I know it was a bad thing to do since there are just the two of us here to eat it but . . .

I discovered this recipe only last year and think I've been waiting since then to have the fresh berries to make it again. You bake the shortcake in an 8" round cake pan and then (very carefully) slice it in half to make the two layers.

Knowing this was waiting in the wings for dessert, I made only a tossed salad for dinner. Then (woo-hoo!) we dove into the Strawberry Shortcake. Oooof, I be stuffed right now. But not to worry. The feeling will pass . . . and I know what I'm having for breakfast.


Chicken Mama said...

Holy HANNAH, that looks delicious!

Ya know . . . you haven't made my birthday cake yet this year . . . . Maybe I'll request THIS instead of my usual coconut cake!


Mama Pea said...

Chicken Mama - I think that can be arranged . . . then I get to eat MORE of it!

RuthieJ said...

That cake looks very yummy!
Could you make it with raspberries too?

Mama Pea said...

Ruthie - I'm planning on giving it a try with raspberries as soon as they're ripe!