In our school we spend the first three days meeting the children and their parents one on one. The first day of teaching will be next Monday.
I know I won't be able to make my blogging visits to everyone in the morning once I get back to school. I'll be sure to visit you after my day is done.
I have a personality "quirk". We have to be in our classrooms at 8:15 in the morning. I usually get to school between 6:30-6:45. I like the quiet of the school and not having to wait to use the copying machine...etc. On the other end when I can leave at 3:15 I am out the door LOL!
On Sunday I made Rich his belated birthday cake. When I was a little girl I spent lots of time with my great grandmother. She used to make this wonderful orange cake. For years and years I looked for a recipe to make one like hers. I searched and searched the Internet and last year I found a couple of different recipes that I chose from and made an orange cake that was much like my great grandmother's. Rich liked it so I made one for him for his birthday. It is so good but very sweet. I brought some to my neighbors, shared some with Britt and we still have another two days left of cake to eat!
FRESH ORANGE CAKE
1/3 c. butter
1/3 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. grated orange rind
2 1/2 c. sifted cake flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. orange juice, fresh
Cream butter, sugar, shortening and orange rind. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice.
Pour batter into 3 greased and lined 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350º for 25 minutes. Fill layers with orange filling.
2/3 c. sugar
3 tbsp. flour
1 c. orange juice
2 egg yolks, beaten
2 tbsp. butter
Mix sugar and flour in saucepan, add orange juice and egg yolks. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook for 1 minute. Add butter, stir well. Cool before using. Fill layers of cake with filling. I added grated orange rind.
ORANGE BUTTER CREAM FROSTING:
8 tablespoons butter
4 cup confectioners sugar
4 tablespoon milk or water
4 tablespoon orange juice and a little grated rind
Cream butter and sugar well, add the flavoring and liquid until mixture is smooth.