Oh my Y'all. I just finished my exercise. And probably will have to do so three times a day for a week.
But it was worth it....
Last night my family feasted on Melissa Moore Fitzpatrick's, Roasted Chicken Breast with Lemon, Garlic, Rosemary, and Potatoes. And it was very good. Oh, yes! My children ate it and only one said it was too spicy (that would be the black pepper, which she fusses about for every livin' thing we make). And my Chris said that perhaps next time I should use bacon grease to pour over the potatoes. Which, in fact, is an awesome segue to the next person, who happens to love bacon and things cooked with said grease...like any good southern girl would!
For dessert, I prepared Sophie's (BooMama's) Fig Preserves Cake. The kids had left with my Chris for a couple of hours. And the girls, Meredith (Life at 7000 Feet) and Su (Su from Colorado) came over to help me package 100 cookbooks to ship today. I was making the icing, right when they came.
I wish I had had Sophie's phone number, for I would have asked--serve it hot, warm or cold? I didn't have it. So I went for hot. And OH MY! Hot was the right answer!
These are the comments from us girls, as we chatted and delighted in this fabulous dessert:
No words--just MOANING. Ummmm. Ummmmm. Ummmm. Can't talk, it's too good!
Then shamelessness, as we headed for seconds!
We succumbed. We sacrificed all dignity. We licked the plate.
Yes, it was everything Sophie warned us about by saying this in the cookbook, "Good luck eating just one piece of that fig preserves cake, by the way. In fact, the fig preserves cake and I were caught up in a bit of spiritual warfare over the weekend. I told Sister that I just wanted to grab a fork and the cake plate and sit down and GET IT OVER WITH, but in the strong name of Jesus, I was able to stand firm in the midst of all the spicy sweet temptation. We are more than conquerors, y’all."
I looked all over creation to find fig preserves...and then remembered that my sweet Mother-in-law had given me some. It was waiting in my pantry for this cake. Such a proud little jar, ready for greatness.
This morning, I made another of Sophie's recipes for our Bible Study brunch kick-off. It was the Apple-Craisin French Toast Casserole.
It was down to the last, tiny piece by the time I got there in line (now this is with six large tables overflowing with good breakfast foods!). What I heard from some of the ladies was this, "Oh, this is good!" And "Was it easy to make?" Both of my responses were, "YES, it is good! And yes, it was easy."
SO, tell me in the comments. What have you tried?? Describe your experiences and share!
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