Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cranberry coffee cake

We had leftover cranberry sauce in the fridge (homemade with love by Jaden) . . . what better way to use it than to make a yummy cranberry coffee cake!

After a quick call to Nana to get the recipe, we got started - Lael and Jaden helped by adding the cranberry sauce layers!

 Here it is - hot out of the oven . . .
 . . . and with the glaze added!
 So delicious . . . Lael and Jaden pronounced it "the best coffee cake ever"!
And here's the recipe:

Cranberry Coffee Cake
Cream:  ½ cup butter
             1 cup sugar
Add 2 eggs (1 at a time)
Sift and add dry ingredients alternately with 1 cup sour cream:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
½ tsp. salt
Add 1 tsp. vanilla extract (can also use almond extract)

Put a layer of batter in greased and floured bundt.  Add a layer of cranberry sauce  (1/2 can).  Then put remaining batter on top.  Top with remainder cranberry sauce.
Bake 350 degrees for 55 minutes.  Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.  Spread topping on while still warm.

Topping- ¾ cups conf. sugar
2 T. warm water
            ½ tsp. vanilla extract (or almond)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Eve

We had a wonderful worship service - so special to bring in the New Year with brothers and sisters in the Lord!  Afterwards there was a time of fellowship in the auditorium.  Last year, we left before the New Year due to sleepy kids - but surprisingly, this year they made it til midnight!

We had fun getting dressed up . . .
My precious big kids
 Ready to make some noise!
 Noah couldn't quite comprehend what all the noise and fuss was about!
 The auditorium was beautifully decorated . . . Jaden was fascinated with this one!
 My sweetheart and me
Happy New Year!