I knew I would think today is Tuesday and of course it is not Tuesday.
It is Wednesday, and I need to have some Yankee Belle Fun here for Thursday!!!!
But, wait.... we had a Memorial Day weekend, so there is fun to be had! We were farming and planting and watching all kinds of little kids and sweet babies and we had a wonderful time going to the annual Hilton Memorial Day parade and paying our respects to veterans... and our flag. And our high school marching band, and our first responders....
It was a lovely parade, and then some quiet time at the cemetery, planting flowers in the Blodgett garden.
We embraced service, life and loss, and it was all good!
Lacey made the creation of the day.... Patriotic cake!
Now, that's an eclectic picture, you're saying.... Why are the cakes on Barilla Fettucine boxes? Is this a new thing?
Well, this is what happens when you need to reassemble your 140 year old oak table and haven't done it yet.... and there was no place to set the cakes to cool where little kids couldn't/wouldn't get them!
These are 6" cakes, white cake dyed to the appropriate colors....
And this is triple berry sauce on French vanilla pound cake from Sam's Club... I made the berry topping by thawing triple blend berries and slicing two pounds of fresh strawberries into the berry mix, and adding about 1/2 cup sugar and letting it sit for about 20 minutes....
So we had red/white/blue desserts covered!
Happy Baby Alert!!!!
Happy Baby Alert #2!!!!!
And then here....
Finn, Morgan and MacKenzie, with a little berry snack and fun going on....
A beautiful day.... A happy day, with a few bittersweet moments, and that's okay.
We're into planting season here, and there's always a project or two going on, so as the fresh veggies go in and start to produce, we'll have some fun on the farm! And we're going to try old fashioned rhubarb custard pie, a Ruthy favorite!
Wishing you a great week from all of us at Yankee Belle Cafe, excited about summer!
Multi-published, bestselling author Ruth Logan Herne is living her dream of writing sweet books that touch heart and soul. With over 3/4 million books in print, she's loving this chance to work with multiple publishers.... and do what she dreamed of for years: write the kind of books she loves to read! You can find her on facebook at Ruth Logan Herne, ruthloganherne.com and on Twitter as @RuthLoganHerne.