Here is a very small section of the vast fields of daffodils in our Skagit Valley, so beautiful. The tulip fields will be next..I'll try to get some pictures of those too in a few weeks.
This next bit of info will really get you hot under the collar...Well, it did me when I went to make a pineapple upside down cake this weekend..Please don't judge me too harshly for using the dreaded 'mix'. Anyway, I got the butter and the brown sugar on the bottom of the glass baker and distributed the pineapple on top and then poured the cake batter over it all, as I've done many times in my life but this time it didn't cover the pineapple up. I thought it strange but didn't have time to fuss about it. When it came out of the oven it was really quite flat, usually it is all the way to the top of the glass container...I told hubby and he said, maybe they are cheating you by making the contents less, kind of like the cereal boxes. Well, being the unorganized person that I am, I thought perhaps I have a really outdated cake mix in the back of the pantry so off I went to dig. Yeah, there it was and the exact same cake mix, with one 'major' exception!!
The one on the left is the package used this weekend and the one on the right is our friend from the back of the pantry. You are waiting for the date on that package, aren't you? "Better if used by April '09 !!
Above, is the weight of the mix from the weekend.
Above is the weight of the box from 2009 !
Can you even believe it?! 3 full ounces difference..are they crazy doing that, no wonder my cake was flat.
Have any of you had an experience with smaller cakes?
Here is a...What is it?
The Red Door Thrift didn't know what it was. My first reaction was that it is some kind of primitive kneeling, prayer bench, perhaps for a child.
It is hand made for sure and very sturdy..it appears to be old.
I would love to find out what it is for sure, but it would be fun to hear your guesses also.
The sun is still out at the Little House, so I'm off to the clothesline to hang out a few more things before the rain comes back tomorrow.