It's almost time for the blasting to begin. In spite of it being illegal to shoot off fireworks in our County, especially due to the fires that are about to rage everywhere, people in the surrounding five miles will set off one of the biggest shows in the State. They have been practicing every night for the last month.
Personally, I don't understand why they would spend that kind of money to blow things up, but then again, I'm conservative ... okay, CHEAP! Truly, you can sit in my driveway and see bigger fireworks shows than they have at the fairgrounds just twenty miles away.
I would rather celebrate with FOOD!! Something with lots of sugar!! Lucky for me, it's even cheaper than fireworks!!
It is funny to note where I get recipes from sometimes. Thanks to the internet, you can pick up some really great ones, and of course ones that stink like a skunk. This time I had the TV on a house remodel channel to gather ideas for making my home decorating more upscale rather than late 1960 hoarder.
They found a recipe note in a cabinet they were tearing out in an old house down south. It's amazing that they actually read it .... Miss Dots Cake. Just a note, not the actual recipe. So they traced down the prior owner and discovered she had passed away and that her best friend was Miss Dot.
At long last it had cooled enough to cut a slice. I took that first bite and OH MY OH MY!! That's the best pound cake I've ever eaten. SO much better than Sara Lee!! Thank you Miss Dot!!!!!
I must say it would have been so much better floating in strawberries and syrup. On the other hand, a little ice cream went a long way. It was the most dense cake I've ever had in my life. That thing weighed almost as much as Cooper.
Not wanting to eat it all at once, I put half in the freezer. That night I had it for dinner. Nothing else, just cake. It's so dense that one small piece fills you up to the brim. Even better if warmed in the microwave.
So thank you Miss Dot for your now famous recipe. If I'm ever at an RV rally and require cake for 40 people, I'll make it again.
Now lets see ..... what's for breakfast???? Oh look ..... CAKE!!!