1-Simple Fall Dessert Squares
1 box of yellow cake mix
8 T unsalted butter, melted
4 T unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 jar Muirhead Pumpkin Pecan butter or 1 jar Williams Sonoma Cranberry Relish
1 T flour
1/4 c sugar
Preheat oven to 350, lightly grease 9x13 pan
Reserve 1 cup cake mix. In a bowl, stir remaining cake mix, 8 T melted butter and 1 egg. Pour into pan. In another bowl, stir together pumpkin butter or cranberry relish with the remaining 2 eggs and the milk. Spread over cake batter. Add flour, sugar and cinnamon to the remaining cake mix and stir together. Add 4 T of cold butter. Cut the butter in with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture clumps together. Crumble over the top of cake batter in baking pan. Bake til golden brown, about 40 minutes. Cool. Cut into squares.
Kaitlin made this with the Pumpkin Butter. It was fabulous. I will get some more soon and we also plan to try with the cranberry relish too.
2-College Football especially when my team wins
3- this week's to-do list. I need to mail some things to Andrew and Taylor, go to PT 3 times this week, eat lunch with the Wilson's at 5 Guy's, copy a map to put into the wedding invitations, help address the invitations, organize the rearranging of furniture as we shuffle bedrooms, around as my youngest seeks to fly from my nest and begin the making of his own, sit outside and enjoy fall, talk to my brother, John, and sister in law, Elaine, on Thursday, be available to the needs of all those that I am blest to have in my home.
4- Andree Seu wrote an article this week on prayer, encouragement and friends. She said that there are two kinds of counsel you can get from other Christians- that which tens to decrease your faith or that which tends to increase it. I am praying this week for friends that will increase and that I'll be one of those too.
5- The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman and The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton are the books I am reading now. I am so caught in both of them that I am surprised that anything else is getting done around here.
6- clean sheets. I just love them and the first night sleeping on them.
7- There are 16 pumpkins that I can see from where I am sitting right now. I love me some pumpkins.
8- Corn dogs. If you ever need to bring something to a covered dish lunch and are wondering what to bring, you can't go wrong with corn dogs. Add a jar a mustard and folks are all kinds of happy.
9- If you read my blog you will probably be getting an invitation to the wedding. Be sure and notice the stamps that Marisa found to use on them. If you don't get an invitation- I'll be sure and post the stamps.
10- Thanks for reading my blog. Thanks for KimT and Hazel for the encouragement to start a blog. Thanks to Lydia and Brianna for mentioning some of my thoughts in your blog. A special shout out to KimB's mama in Birmingham, who I've heard is a faithful reader. I am praying for you and Mr Monroe and I truly am sorry, for your sakes, that your team lost yesterday.