Sunday, July 13, 2008


Another busy weekend for me! I was hired to provide food for 40 people that
were in town for a wedding and birthday in the same family. This brunch was
the last get together before everybody left to go home. The menu included 
Smoked Salmon Quiche (x7), Broccoli Souffle, Fruit Salad, Cinnamon Rolls 
and Orange Juice.

Since I needed so many cinnamon rolls I used the recipe from The Pioneer
Woman Cooks
. It makes a GOB of cinnamon rolls and I doubled that so that we 
could have a few to eat too. I ended up rolling out 3 huge batches of dough and 
filling 7 cake pans with rolls. They were delicious! The icing on top was really 
good even though I left the coffee out of the recipe simply because I didn't know
if the customer would like it. I do know they smelled overwhelmingly good in 
the car at 8:30 this morning on the way to deliver them!

Everything was well received with a huge smile and lots of "perfect, perfect!" 

All set for a Tea Party...toasted cheese sandwich cut into bite size 
pieces, grapes, chocolate buttons and 2 little plates of doggie treats.

A Tea Party under the blanket fort with best friends and Daddy.

A Raspberry-Laced Vanilla Cake, just for us! I should have taken a 
picture of the inside of the cake once it was cut; it's really pretty with a 
layer of raspberry jam and the pink raspberry frosting in the other layers. 
The recipe is on the back of the Softasilk Cake flour box. Perfect if you need 
an impressive dessert for a few people that tastes really good. A little trick with 
butter cakes--put them in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving to firm 
them up, then pull them out to room temperature about an hour before serving.

After church the sun was shining (61 degrees!) so we decided to go out in 
the boat. The fast ferry passed us on it's way to Juneau.

We went and looked at a cabin that just came up for sale on an island.

The woodwork inside the entire cabin was really beautiful.

The woodstove keeps everything toasty and a generator charges a bank of 
batteries for electricity.

The view from the front porch--pretty sweet. Look at that ocean 
today--it was like a mirror.

Keith had surgery on his left foot this last week and is recovering for the 
next surgery on the right foot. It was scheduled for Monday, but today he 
said it may be pushed until Tuesday because of scheduling back ups at the 
hospital. He is still coveting your prayers for a successful outcome and a speedy 
healing period. Thank you for remembering him and I hope you had a great weekend
in your part of the world!


mary said...

I love the pictures of your beautiful daughter. There is nothing better than spending time with your dad (and your dog!). You are still my cooking hero!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Wow! All my favorite things rolled into one post: Great food, the sea, a tea party, family together, and all the rest. I've SO enjoyed my visit with you ... as usual.

p.s. Your bread is GORGEOUS, too. I'm inspired, but it's gonna be 90+ degrees again today ... I'll buy bread. : )

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Mary--thank you! Those 2 dogs get more treats than anybody else I know.

Debbie--thank you for visiting again! 90 degrees is a bit warm to be baking bread, that's for sure. That's something I never have to worry about in this climate. If we reach 70 degrees it feels like 80, so 65 feels pretty good. We were actually hot out in the boat yesterday!


Caution said...

I was making progress with my old enemy, envy. Now I have to start all over again.

How did you make the cake so pretty? Mine usually come out a little more hopeless looking than yours did.

Karen Deborah said...

I'm slobbering over the rolls and smellin imaginary delights and then BAM you kick it up with the only other thing more inticing than food, real estate! How much? wanta be neighbors?

little dresses said...

All that yummy food is making me hungry!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

yeah me too... I love that cabin it is BEAUTIFUL!!!! and those rolls OH MY drool! sigh.... must go to work save A LOT of money and head west WAY WAY west! for a visit!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

The cabin is $350-400,000. They are trying to decide what this slow real estate market will support. I imagine if they list with real estate the price will take another hefty jump. It sits on 2 acres of forest so pretty that I told my daughter I expect to see fairies sitting on the moss around every corner.

This year the humpback whales were thick right in front of the cabin during herring season. They have the occasional bear visitor and lots of deer. The owner even had a martin come waddling up the dock and he was calling Kitty, Kitty, Kitty until he realized what it was waddling towards him!


Anonymous said...

Kris, everything looks so wonderful!! You do such an amazing job!! I am so impressed! The cabin is beautiful ~ I really like all of the woodwork and the views are gorgeous!!

Thanks for your inspiring pictures!!



OneCowgirl said...

that cake looks delicious. I need to cake lessons from you! The cinnamon rolls look great -
I love PW's recipes too!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Sharon--thank you! Yes, the cabin was really great--it was very easy to imagine ourselves enjoying that every weekend!

One Cowgirl--thank you! I have thought about a cake making tutorial before. I wonder if anyone would be interested? I think it's easy, but that is probably because I enjoy it so much!


Janette said...

Hummm- if I got that cabin- would you care for it for us?
Wishes and dreams are what make life a diferent type of exciting.