Sunday, September 10, 2006
I wish I could share the 'Friendship Cake' recipe with you but I was only given a 'starter' of it. My friend calls it the 'Amish Friendship Cake' and I know its a sourdough recipe. Sorry I can't help other than that. Maybe a search engine could come up with the original recipe...someone out there has it, thats for sure. If I ever find it, I'll post it. This starter gets 'fed' 1 cup of flour, milk, and sugar on the 6th day, and then on the 10th day it gets 'fed' the same, plus divided for baking.
I got to bed late last night, and have paid for it today. I enjoyed our church services, but have to admit I was looking forward to a nice nap in the afternoon, which never happened! And, I'd love to have the time to do some needlework of any kind tonight...that is so relaxing, but..I need the sleep more =). Its great to be at the cozy end of the day now. I just washed my hair and oh luxury....whoever invented shampoo gave us a great thing, thank you...thankyou! I remember my Grandma's kitchen sink, where my Aunt used to wash up. The kitchen table piled with mail and homemade bread and jams and applesauce. Cats rubbing against your legs and purring away with contentment. Books and needlework strewn all over the living room amidst the houseplants. A feminine castle to be sure. My castle is different from thiers, for mine has a king (hubby) to rule, while the queen bee..(me) (smile) has so many projects at hand she needs ladies in waiting to help her. I try to keep my projects out of sight mostly...but they surface quite often...and make havoc with neatness untill I tuck them out of sight again. Thats ok, I love them anyway! Speaking of love, I'll leave you with this beautiful thought....
"Be absolutely certain that our Lord loves you, devotedly and individually, loves you just as you are.....Accustom yourself to the wonderful thought that God loves you with a tenderness, a generosity, and an intimacy that surpasses all your dreams." Abbe Henri De Tourville
"Just as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!"
Just as I am, and waiting not...To rid my soul of one dark blot, To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!
Just as I am, Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve; Because Thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come! I come!"Charlotte Elliott/William B.Bradbury