Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day 11: My Good Friend

My good friend, Mischief, hosted the book club I'm in this past week. She was kind enough to let me take her photograph and post it. Wouldn't you just love to have a name like Mischief, and isn't she beautiful?


I really admire her intelligence and sense of humor. AND, here's a recipe that she made for our book club. I don't think she'll mind that I post this, but I have to tell you, it was incredibly delicious!

Cranberry Cake
Cream together:
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp soft butter
1/4 tsp salt
Add alternately:
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
Add 2 cups raw cranberries, whole
Bake in greased 8X10 pan at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serve warm.

Sauce:
Mix and let come to a boil:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cream

Pour hot sauce over warm cake. Cake can be made ahead and reheated.



And, many of you did figure out my husband's Christmas ornament. It is the leg lamp from the very funny Christmas Story movie. We love watching this movie during the holiday season, but I told my husband that I worry about how the dad's are portrayed in some of the movies these days. I mean, think about it: there's the dad in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Homer Simpson, the dad in Christmas Story. . . not the most competent, shining examples of brilliance. . . but they do have a lot of heart.

21 comments:

Cari said...

Ok what a unique and cool name. Great shot...and I guessed correctly!
I love that movie!
Cari

Becca said...

Love the twinkle in her eye! Nice job!

Kelly said...

Great portrait...

Carey said...

Great photo.

Love her name.

CindyTykie said...

What a unique, she is beautiful and her cranberry cake sounds delicious!

pat said...

I love the warmth and character in her face. She looks like a fun person to be around. That cake sounds divine--I love crannies.

Rachel said...

Awesome name. Wonderful portait of her.

Amy said...

What a name! How fun. The photo is great.

~Jenn H~ said...

I love the name, and I LOVE the spunk you caught in this. She looks capable of much 'Mischief".

pakosta said...

what a great name! and she is sooooooo pretty!
tara

Michelle said...

She is just lovely. And with a name like that I bet she is just fun to be around.

Mary said...

What a sweet face! Her eyes just sparkle.. About the name :)

melissahattaway said...

She is beautiful!

Reds said...

Beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady! And that cake looks like something I should try!! :)

Jason said...

What a great name and an awesome shot!

Maria said...

What an interesting face. She is truly beautiful. I would love to have a friend named "Mischief."

Linda said...

That is a *gorgeous* photo!

shirley said...

Great shot and I may have to try the cranberry cake recipe.

I also have the link for the Label Cloud I use on my blogs:
http://phy3blog.googlepages.com/Beta-Blogger-Label-Cloud.html

The instructions are good, and the label cloud is so much fun!

Tracy Utter said...

Nice job on the photo, and the recipe sounds YUMMY :)

~*Steffie*~ said...

Such a sweet looking lady. I have an elderly neighbor that I hang out with and have margaritas!

--sme said...

What a beautiful lady!