Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lost in Space

The sun is shining and my spirit so much wants to be outside, perhaps working in the garden at LM's, walking or just birdwatching, but my body is not cooperating. Since the colonoscopy on Wednesday, I've not come back to myself and today has been spent curled up in bed with Ms G.
Realizing I had not eaten more than a very small bowl of rice krispies early on in the day, I got myself out to buy a few groceries at 3:30. By the time I returned, I was in a cold sweat. Not sure what is happening, but this condition only has until tomorrow to disappear. In one hour I have to get myself back over to my dog sitting post and settle in there for the evening. Sad not to be with LM. He is checking on me regularly.
Feeling this way taps into my grief and it makes for some very sad thoughts.

Hopefully, you are all enjoying this spate of sun. Rain again tomorrow.

A random question to my readers....my mother used to make the most delicious cake with crushed graham crackers. Have any of you ever heard of such a recipe?? In missing my mother today (always happen when I am not feeling well), her graham cracker cake came to mind...in her last years, I collected many of her wonderful recipes, but that one escaped.

4 comments:

Happy Days said...

Gee, I can't imagine you are feeling puny. I've never known anyone to feel bad afterwards. Perhaps it's something else. Maybe your just hungry? or maybe not....At any rate, I do hope you feel better by tomorrow. I have never heard of a graham cracker cake sorry to say - I hope someone does and we can all share it!!...debbie

One Woman's Journey said...

I am so sorry. I think something else is going on with your body.
Good Well wishes are being sent your way.

Julie said...

Delicate Graham Cracker Cake


The surprising addition of graham cracker crumbs makes this tender cake an unforgettable dessert.

Prep: 15 mins - Cook: 25 mins - Cool: 60 mins

20 squares NABISCO Grahams, finely rolled (about 1 1/2 cups crumbs)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons DAVIS Baking Powder
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk


1. Blend cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder in small bowl; set aside.

2. Beat margarine or butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

3. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating well after each addition. Divide batter into 2 well greased 8-inch round cake pans.

4. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until done. Cool in pans 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Fill and frost as desired.

Nutritional Info Per Serving (1/10 of cake without frosting): 271 calories, 2 g protein, 32 g carbohydrate, 14 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 44 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 0 g dietary fiber

Makes two (8-inch) cake layers This recipe created by Nabisco.

janet said...

Hope you're feeling better today.