are you gearing up for this long Labor Day Weekend? What are your plans, will you be heading to the parks, a pool party, or just chillaxin at home? I will be doing a little grilling using the Yoshi Grill Mats, cleaning out a few closets and watching movies.
This holiday is going to be bittersweet because it’s the first one without Malik and also because it’s the last official one of the summer. I keep telling myself, “this too shall pass!”
A few weeks ago, I decided to make a Poke Cake after seeing a recipe for one online.
Hubby was a little skeptical because he had never heard of pouring jello over a cake, thinking it would be too soggy so in his mind he didn’t like it even before tasting it.
Using Duncan Hines cake mix and following the box directions I allowed the cake to cool before poking in the holes.
While the cake cooled, I made the gelatin, using Jolly Rancher Blue Raspberry for a holiday “red white and blue” theme.
Using a wooden skewer I poked random holes into the cake, stopping half way through then poured the liquid gelatin across the top.
The pan was then placed in the refrigerator for approximately three hours to set. After removing the cake from the pan it was frosted and topped with canned strawberries.
I loved it, hubby, again not so much but of course my mini men ate several slices.
Have you ever made a Poke Cake? If so, what jello and toppings did you use?
Don’t forget to come back at 6:00 for the #WWDParty.
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Saturday
Can you believe that today is the last day of Summer 2013 ~ What are you doing to usher in Autumn?
My plans include working outdoors, clearing the pool deck and getting it ready to be closed, trimming the hedges and clearing out my little tomato garden. I’m sad to see Summer end but am happy that we can turn off the air conditioner, open all the windows and enjoy the cooler days and nights of Autumn.
Dead head the rose bushes
mid-day summer sun
time to close the pool
clear out the tomato garden
I’ll miss the summer breeze but this classic by The Isley Brothers will always make me feel fine.
Have a fantastical weekend – Smooches!