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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lazy Saturday morning : just how I like 'em!

So glad those green mesh bags from the dollar store came in handy!
We headed to the market armed with one in each of our hands.
Our list:
:: apples ::
:: pears:: 
:: broccoli ::
:: corn on the cob ::
:: grapes ::
these are the biggest carrots I had EVER seen :: big around as nice size potatoes!
:: my sweet boys ::
:: flowers Taylor + I found ::
I couldn't get over the color.  Beautiful, bright pinkish-red. 
They are now brightening up our kitchen...
:: we discovered these victorian wild flowers symbolize humor, warmth + silliness :: hmmm...same three words I would use to describe Taylor!
Indian corn hanging... :: love it.
so much to see :: second story scenic ride courtesy of dad
mix of heirloom baby tomatoes :: my favorite :: they were delish - especially the purple ones!

waiting for our breakfast :: starving + a little less enthused to be in a wonderful smelling bakery + have to wait our turn...
they did patiently, however, let me take their pictures...
nothing passes the time or gathers more stares from on lookers than portraits in a bakery {the lighting was too good for me to care}!
we munched on polish sweet rolls + my favorite : chocolate croissants.
with rootbeer no less.
then Taylor said as she finished the last gulp...look what I can do mom!
We're so proud.
Anyone care for some apple, pear, broccoli, corn + grape soup?? It's delicious~
Especially if you have this afterwards for dessert!
Best sheet cake I have EVER had...trust me :: have I ever let you down?
WHITE TEXAS SHEET CAKE
(courtesy of Jen & Kasey) 
1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 t. almond extract
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt

FROSTING:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 t. almond extract
1 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350. In large saucepan, bring butter + water to boil. Remove from heat, stir in sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond extract, flour, baking soda + salt. Pour into large greased sheet pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool 20 minutes or more.

for frosting: In a large saucepan, combine butter + milk. Bring to boil. Remove from heat, stir in sugar + extract. Spread over cake. Sprinkle almonds over top.

:: have someone to share it with :: it's a GIANT sheet cake :: guarantee it will be GONE in 2 days or less...

20 comments:

Alisha said...

You are seriously amazing! Are you sure you sleep? I thought for sure the drive last night would have wore you out :) I miss the market. Great pics!

[BrookeO] said...

I just hung up the phone with you..
Me:"what did you do today Jaim?"
You: "Oh nothing really."

WHAT?! Why didn't you tell me about this?!!

Jared and Jessica said...

Ok, so I'm with Alisha. Do you ever sleep? When I think of lazy Saturdays, I'm really being lazy (sleeping in while the kids watch cartoons)! Your kids are gorgeous. I wish I lived closer now for a photography session with you!

mckenna said...

tay is so funny! love ya

April said...

oh the cockscomb and the Indian corn are gorgeous! I've never had white texas sheet cake (just the brown chocolatey kind) - I'll have to try that one next.

I love that your boys have different colored eyes - so handsome.

Rachel said...

I am sooO making that cake. Yum also I really really want to live where you do, it's so cool there!

Vanes said...

Have I told you before... I love your blog? I love your photography? Love your darling family? ;)

Jared and Jessica said...

I made the cake last night and it is so yummy! It's Jared's new favorite - thanks for the recipe!

ReadingFamily said...

It is so fun to catch up on you guys through your blog. Your kids are so cute. It's fun to see all of the pictures. You do such fun things, you are amazing.

Kari and Ryan said...

Like I said...could you please be my next door neighbor?? I loved talking with you the other day! Your kids are so beautiful! Can't wait to see you!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

That market looks so quaint! I tell you this everytime...but I love your pictures! :)

Kim said...

Okay,so I've been wondering what kind of lens you shoot with? I'm looking for a portrait lens. I also keep trying to invite you to my blog but I need your e-mail to do it. Could you send that to me? Mine is theyoungbergs@gmail.com that would be great. I love all the pictures. What a fun place to live.

Threlfall Mysteries said...

Hey there Jaime, seriously where do you get these recipes, and how do you find the time to make all this yummy stuff? It is so fun checking it all out.
I was wondering too, if you have had a chance to send my pictures. I sent you our address in Indiana to your email, did you get it? I hope so, if not, I will send it ASAP so we can see our pis. We are just so excied to see them. I sure hope things are going well, we sure miss you and I would love to get together with you guys if it works out some how.

The Larson's said...

That cake looks delicious! I will definitely make it seeings how I am a Texan and all :)! What cute kids you have. I love going to the farmers market, it is the best!

Betsy said...

I love all of the Lemons, and fresh market goodies =0). Looks like fun!

Hirschisquirts said...

You have such a gorgeous family! I so wish I could fly on out there and see all this stuff you post on your blog - it looks awesome. Oh, and thanks for the awesome cake recipe. My husband's grandmother passed away and I am using it at her funeral luncheon. You are incredible! Is there anything you can't do?

Stephanie said...

Where are you? I miss you!!! Come baaaccckkkkkk......

Lindsey said...

Okay, it's been too long... Where did you go?

Jaime said...

I tried to call you but it wouldn't let me leave a message. I would love to teach you stuff, I don't know that I know all that much really! I was going to tell you of some great digi sales going on for the weekend, stuff for a dollar. If you get this call me back! Let's do set up a time and I will walk you through digi stuff and sewing stuff :)

Jaime said...

Hi,I was just passing through from another blog and had to stop and tell you that your an amazing photographer!! I Love Love Love the farmers market pictures!!