Thursday, November 8, 2007

Mmmm...blueberry cake...

Thank you to everyone who sent their condolences in the comments, e-mails, phone calls and cards! Every one of them meant so much to me.
About 5 hours after mom passed, a nice lady came by the house and dropped off super, and the food didn't stop arriving for days!!! Incredible stews, Chicken Fricot, sandwiches and pasta, and cakes... At the time, you would never cook yourself up a meal, let alone for 13 grandchildren, 4 children and their spouses and our dad... Your just too... well... "mindless" for lack of a better word, your in robot mode. But having the food all prepared, available whenever you got around to eating was an absolute godsend! Thank you to everyone!!!

My sister went home today to Arizona, and I spent the day wandering around my house, washing floors and baking. I am looking forward to the weekend to relax, drink wine and get ready for Monday, and to get things back to a regular routine.

One of the cakes that was dropped off at the house was a fabulous Blueberry Coffee Cake.
Whenever we saw her, my siblings and I would rush over to her, and say "ohh, YOU made the cake??? It was sooo good, it made us feel so much better"!! She ended up making 3 cakes for us!! LOL
I just have to share the recipe:

Awesome Blueberry Coffee Cake

1 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Veg Oil
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix sugar, oil, orange juice and eggs together in a bowl and beat well.

Mix the flour and baking powder, and add to the wet mixture.
Gently stir in the blueberries.

Pour into a greased tube pan.
Mix cinnamon with the brown sugar, and sprinkle generously over top of the cake. (I use about 1 tbsp of cinnamon to 4 tbsp of brown sugar, but its up to your own tastes).

Bake for 50 mins.

First some pictures of my little helper..

Awesome Blueberry Cake!!!

oh, and by the way.. anyone who is coming over tomorrow for playgroup...
can you guess what your having with your coffee?


Jamie and Angela said...

It was yummy!! Thanks for having us over today, Krista. It was so great having everybody there, and I can't wait to see the pics of them all on the couch.

Headmeister said...

That's one blueberry beauty :)

LadyBug Journals said...

Yummy ......that is all I can say :)

Mom to Kayli and Mya said...

That looks SO GOOD! And it sure looks like Lily is enjoying it also:)

Great pics!

Anonymous said...

Lissa here from Loving Lydia. Not seen a baking themed freebie, but I'll be on the lookout for one. Raspberry Road takes request it's worth the pop over.
If I see one I'll give ya a "jingle".