Tuesday, March 10, 2009

House Cleaning Items and Awards

Week 10's photos are up on my photo blog.....Shutter Clicks. Be sure to stop by and let me know what you think of them.

I'm very tardy in getting this award posted to m
y blog. A dear blogger friend, LuAnn, was gracious enough to nominate me for the Great Attitude/Gratitude award. Thank you, LuAnn!

Yesterday, I received this lovely award from another dear blogger friend, Gigi. She finds some of the most unique images on the internet to go along with her stories. And her grandchildren are about the cutest children ever. She has a powerful testimony of God's plan being worked out in her and her hubby's lives. Thank you, Gigi for your prayers, encouragement, and friendship.

Rick, over at Organized Doodles, asked me to post a picture of me and my scooter. This was taken last year right after I got it. I've changed a couple things since then and will post more recent photos once riding season is in full swing. There is a current picture of my bike on this week's 365 project. Hop on over and check it out. If you're not familiar with Rick's artwork, I highly recommend a stop at his blogspot. He does some amazing work.

One last item. A while back I posted a photo of the Pineapple Upside Down cake I made on my photo blog. It's a very simple Pampered Chef recipe. You bake it in a skillet. Yep. And it's wonderfully moist and delicious. I've included the link to their website, but here it is:

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

1/2 C butter or margarine (I use butter)
1 C packed brown sugar
1 can (20 oz) pineapple sliced, undrained
5 maraschino cherries, drained and halved
1/2 C chopped nuts (I use pecans)
1 pkg (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 C vegetable oil
1 C thawed, frozen whipped topping

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in 12-in non-stick skillet (do not use stainless cookware) over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar until well blended.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set aside. Arrange pineapple slices over brown sugar mixture in skillet. Place a cherry half in center of each pineapple slice. Sprinkle with nuts.
  3. Add enough water to pineapple juice to measure 1 1/3 C liquid. In bowl, combine cake mix, pineapple juice, eggs, and oil; whisk until well blended and smooth. Pour over fruit mixture in skillet.
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes. Carefully loosen edges of cake. Invert onto large serving plate. Cool slightly; serve w/whipped topping.

You will love this cake. It's quick, easy, super moist, and very delicious. Make it to your taste. Sometimes I use nuts and sometimes I don't. Cause sometimes you feel like a nut....and sometimes you don't. lol (sorry, couldn't resist). I rarely do the cherries, cause I rarely have them on hand. Be sure to use pineapple packed in juice.....not syrup; and you can use whatever you have on hand. I've used chunks, tidbits, and crushed instead of the sliced.

I have traveled many roads in this life, but the path I'm currently on with Jesus is by far the most exciting and rewarding. He reveals something new to me every day...... about Himself or about me. Sometimes both. No matter the circumstance, He is cause to celebrate and rejoice today, This Day!

Peace and Joy,

1 Peter 3:15 (NIV) But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,


Rick said...

Hey, Hey, Hey! That's some set of wheeles you got there girl. Your reads need to appreciate that your bike is not only a Harley, but it's a big one!

And boy (or girl) am I jealous! I love it - the two tone paint, all the leathers... you got it all going on there girl.

Come on over to the Oregon coast and I'll show you a few roads that will get your heart pumping.

Thanks for the kind words, and for the links, Keep the rubber side down.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Congrats on your awards Susan!

I haven't had Pineapple Upsidedown Cake since I was a little girl.

I will have to try this; it brings back warm memories!

gigi said...

There is no better path than the one we walk with the Lord. Amen.

Love the picture! You are just one hot mama! Pink bike and all!

I'm like Katherine, I haven't had a Pineapple Upside Down Cake since I was a lot younger! This is such an easy recipe. I should try it soon!
Blessings on your day!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

WOW! That is a SCOOTER?!?!? I am quite sure I could not handle that much scooter! But it looks like fun!

The cake sounds yummy too! I think I am going to make my sister's peanut butter cake today. I am having a bit of a craving. :)

Have a great day!

LuAnn said...

Thanks for the receipe. I will make this next week. I haven't had that dessert in a long time. Love the scooter!

Mrs. Peterson's Place said...

Whoa! Congratulations on the awards. You are blessed, two fold!

McNew Family said...

Oh- this is the same recipe that I have used for over 30 years for pineapple upside down cake - it rocks! You can also modify it SO many ways - peach upside down - etc.