Saturday, October 17, 2015

Crazy Cake

My cousin from Let's Make Mud Pies posted a cake recipe and asked what our favorite was. I replied that Crazy cake was a favorite growing up and it's my favorite chocolate cake. She hadn't heard of it and I promised I would write a post about it.

Here's the recipe:

3 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
6 to 8 Tbsp Cocoa powder
2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp Vinegar
2 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Oil
2 cups Water

 In a large bowl sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt
 Make three wells in the mixture.
 In a separate bowl pour in but do not mix vinegar, oil and vanilla. Pour into wells. Pour water overall and  beat by hand. Do not use mixer. Pour into greased and floured pan.
 Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until tests done with toothpick.
It comes out almost black and the top is a little firm. Oh so yummy.

Sonoma County Fair

Growing up we visited the fair as often as we could. It was always a great adventure for me because my mom would let me go off with my two girl cousins and meet at designated times for a meal. This was before cellular phones and we always knew we could find our moms hanging out near the pavilion and the food under the shade enjoying the free music.
This time we went just us four - the hubby, me and the boys. Hubby and the youngest loved the tilt a whirl.
I was excited to find my favorite foods a cinnamon roll and a combination plate from the mexican  food vendor.

The hall of flowers is always amazing. It is best to go the first week because towards the end the flowers start to die.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Family get together

My amazing aunt decided to have my uncle invite everyone over for a meal potluck style while we were visiting. There were about 35 of us there. Three generations.
Left to right. Ron, Skip, Teri, Cleo (my mom) and Daniel (my oldest).
Me, Tania and Cindi - we spent many summers having fun together.
The descendants from my great Aunt Arlean.