Saturday, July 5, 2008

Best Buddies

AJ and PJ were best buddies this weekend. They loaded up with their video games for the drive to the ballpark for a Lexington Legends baseball game with the Dad and Grandpa. They had time to play with toys and watch a little TV. After the rain stopped and the sun came out, they jumped into the pool for a swim! And, yes, the rain held off long enough for the fireworks Friday night.

We had a traditional hamburger and hotdog cookout, but I broke tradition this weekend and didn't make my usual flag cake using pound cake slices, whipped topping, strawberries and blueberries. Instead, I made a recipe I found in a local newspaper for --
Mountain Dew Cake.
Directions follow:
Pecans, chopped
1 box yellow cake mix with pudding
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Mountain Dew
4 eggs
1 package vanilla instant pudding
1 stick butter
1/4 cup Mountain Dew
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease a bundt pan with solid shortening and dust with flour.
Place pecans in the bottom of the pan.
Combine cake mix, oil, water, Mountain Dew, eggs and pudding mix.
Pour over pecans.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes.
To make glaze:
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan
Cook untio mixture coats a spoon.
Pour over cake while it's in the pan.
Let cool completely before removing from pan.
(Recipe from Sharon Thompson, The Lexington Hearld-Leader)

By the way, (to turn this into a tea discussion) the only tea consumed at our Kentucky home during this hot and humid Fourth of July weekend was iced tea!


mjenningsdesigns said...

Peyton told me this morning he wants to go back to see AJ :-)

You forgot to mention that the girls went to Malone's for a nice dinner and a brief shopping trip to Talbot's :-)


Linda said...

Yes, we had such a nice evening out without the boys, I forgot to take photos!!


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