Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sometimes the food is the star...

On Monday the girls and I headed down to Wendy's for our sewing day.
As usual Wendy spoiled us with a yummy lunch!

If you head over HERE to her blog, and ask nicely, she might tell you how to make these tasty prosciutto pastry-ed quiches! 
She also made Date & Pecan cake, and her sweet-toothed hubby Joe made us Mint Aero bar slice. I told you, we were spoiled! My hips confirm the 'yum factor'.

On the subject of food I saw THIS incredibly simple cake recipe on The Organised Housewife site last week. It has just two ingredients!
On Sunday night I decided to give it a go, but I did tweak it a bit. 
The recipe uses one packet of Buttercake mix and a 425g tin of drained fruit salad, but I used a full 825g of fruit salad. 
(the photo of ingredients taken from The Organised Housewife blog)

When I drained off the juice the fruit weighed just 500g so I mixed it all into the cake mix, and then about 1/2 cup of the drained juice was needed to give the mix a cake texture.
I baked it in a loaf tin for 45 minutes at 180C (375F), and it was really good...

No eggs, no butter, no milk...just the dry cake mix and a tin of fruit salad.  How simple is that? You could teach the kids to bake it...

Mr E and Blossom had vanilla custard with theirs, and I added a scoop of ice cream to my serve.
Such an easy dessert on a lazy Sunday.

Tomorrow I have a new free Elefantz stitchery to share with you, and it comes straight from my hippie girl heart, as well as a special little giveaway. Drop by and say hi, ok?
Until then, peace....


  1. Oh YUMMMMM.... bet your lunch went down a treat! Thank you for the dessert recipe - it is on my list of to do's for today. Have a great day!

  2. Looks like fun was had by all! I'm looking forward to the new stitchery.


  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful at Wendy's. And your cake - oh my, looks wonderful.

    Have a blessed day.

  4. Jenny that cake looks delicious, have not come across butter cake mix but will check it out at the supermarket today, if they have it I will buy it!
    Not sure much sewing went on at your sewing day, seems to me you were too busy with delicious food.

  5. I like the cake recipe. Wrote it down in my 'to-cook-list'. And will try it for the weekend. It sounds delicious. And very simple of course. Thanks from the Netherlands.

  6. Thanks for the cake receipe, it sounds wonderful. Looks like you had a great day with your sewing friends. Hugs......

  7. Ik geniet al lang van jouw blogs. Jij werkt zo mooi en precies. En dank je voor het heerlijke recept.
    Groetjes Wilma

  8. Peace Heart to you too! I have a recipe for a dessert called Polynesian Fever Cake -- it's a yellow cake mix, a can of crushed pineapple and a stick of butter. It also calls for coconut but I don't like coconut anything. It's a sinful dessert.

  9. Oh sweety.......like you said, a stitchy day not a cooking day.....simple but yummy food that took nothing to prepare, but shared with those we love!!! As always, it was the best day that ALWAYS goes too quickly! xoxo Must try your dessert now.....YUM!!!! xoxox Love you

  10. Now I am hungry after seeing all that glorius food. I maybe missing in action a bit My mastectomy is tomorrow...But as soon as I am able I will be back.

  11. Love the preview and that cake! How easy can life get? Almost healthy, too. =)

  12. Yum,yum and more yum!!! Thanks for all the good ideas. Love the peace sign. How cute!!!

  13. One box chocolate cake mix. One can pumpkin. Stir stir stir. Bake in muffin cups. Yum!

  14. Jenny,
    I have enjoyed your posts last week about putting
    together the table runner.It turned out so nice.
    Also yesterday post about how to finish off manchine
    quilting was soooo helpful. I have been so discouaged
    when I do machine qullting, The quilting always comes
    out or looks really bad but yesterday I tried your method of finishing off and it looked so good!!!!
    Thank You so much!

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  16. neenajack@sbcglobal.net
    well blew it and published before I thanked you for the new stichery. Thanks. love all your work neena


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