Christmas is coming and as usual I'm really behind. You'd think that working in a shop you could at least keep up with the Holidays, but a last I' always running to catch up. " The Hurrier I go the Behinder I get," I think I remember using this motto through out school and into my life as a mother. In our business we seem to always be making things work for other people. The last thing we think of is making things work for ourselves. So we did not get out Christmas cards, and I' rushing around looking for presents to give.
Today is Lewis' birthday! Every year he wants a special cake a dear friend first brought us 15 years ago. She gave us the recipe and I've been making it ever since. So since I can't send everyone a card or a gift this is my gift to all of you. The recipe for our Christmas Cake/ Lewis' Birthday Cake.
CAKE GREEN PISTACHIO CHRISTMAS CAKE
1 BOX WHITE CAKE MIX
1 1/4 CUP CLUB SODA
1/4 CUP OIL
1 TEASPOON ALMOND EXTRACT
1 PKG PISTACHIO PUDDING
MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS TO TASTE
USE PAM IN BUNDT PAN or an Angel food cake pan (almost easier)
PREHEAT OVEN 350
55 MINUTES TEST WITH TOOTH PICK
USE POWDER SUGAR SPRINKLED OVER
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Last night we had the Christmas parade in Kilmarnock. Everyone has a great time. People come from all over come to see the parade. The Town is all decked out in Holiday splendor. Almost every shop on Main Street is decorated. Our Window is particularly fine this year. I blogged earlier about our 7' 6" silver lady. She made it into the window. There have been no complaints about her. She stands next to our Christmas tree decked out in all silver and white for the season. Handing in the window are several wonderful Murano glass chandeliers. There is also a great silver leaf commode and a mirrored screen. If you are anywhere near our area it is truly worth coming by to see. Comer & Co. is dressed elegantly for the season as well their Christmas tree is decorated in green and bronze tones. Other shops in town are also well dressed, even the Animal Welfare Thrift Shop looks like Santa's work shop. We are going to be open on Sundays between now and Christmas. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!