Sunday

Eat Cake For Breakfast!

When my family was here for the holidays we had a special ceremony for a new sisterhood we formed: 
The Eat Cake For Breakfast Society! 


When I saw these Eat Cake For Breakfast mugs I had to have them for the girls in my family!
The guys don't care for cake for breakfast (they prefer bacon and eggs!)

My two daughters and I have always enjoyed eating cake for breakfast! 
There's one special cake that we always eat for breakfast! My grandmother's Jam Cake!


Back in the 70s my grandmother used to mail us a cake each Christmas! When my daughters went away to college they received a jam cake at the dorm at Christmastime! 

Somehow we stopped making them after Nana died, but a few year's ago 
Alyson renewed the tradition and started making the Jam Cake each Christmas!

Here are the ECFB Society members:
L to R: "Me", Heather (my grandson Tanner's wife) Ashleigh, and Alyson, my two daughters.
One other member, Emily (grandson, Taylor's wife) wasn't
present when this picture was taken. She also
has two little girls who are future members!

We love jam cake!
Especially for breakfast!

Do you like cake for breakfast?


Here's the recipe!
Jam Cake

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup blackberry jam
1 and a 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bundt pan. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add buttermilk. Add flour, soda, baking powder, spices and beat 1-2 minutes. Fold in jam, then raisins and pecans. Pour into prepared pan and bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool completely before taking out of pan. 

Let me know if you make it and how you like it!
Katherine

Thursday

Milestone Wedding Anniversary!



Joe and I have a special milestone wedding anniversary 
and celebrated it by going back to where we married. 

Do you recognize this beautiful place? St. Augustine, FL! I'm standing
in front of the Flagler College in St. Augustine.

Across the street here:
 is the Lightner Museum

 and below I'm standing in front of the statue in front of the Lightner Museum:

 Below are pictures of the koi pond in the middle of the courtyard at Lightner Museum. I'm standing on the coquina stone bridge that crosses over it:

The pretty koi fish


The pond goes in four directions:


 There are also antique shops, coffee shops and restaurants as well as the Lightner Museum.

 We also walked over to the former wedding chapel where we were married 20 years ago.
 It is a beautiful Victorian House.
 It is now empty and for rent, but still in good shape. 

The picture below shows the Lightner Museum in the background, closeby.

The owners of the wedding chapel that used to be in the Victorian house have now relocated inside the Lightner Museum building. Here's a picture of the new chapel, isn't it pretty!

A lovely place for a wedding.

We thought it would be fun to have our picture taken in the chapel!


The owners weren't there, but their grandson was and he gave us a tour!


The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed going back to where we married!
There's a reason why we didn't have family with us that day we married, stay tuned
to April and I'll tell you the rest of the story!


Katherine