Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One Hundred Years

I get up in the dark every morning. The light switch is right next to this picture so it's the first thing I see. It reminds me to keep in perspective what's important. The picture was taken at the beach. One Hundred Years

One hundred years from now

it will not matter what kind of house

I lived in, how much money I had,

nor what my clothes were like, but

the world may be a little better

because I was important

in the life of a child.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cinnamon Apple Cakes

These are made in the small bundt cake pans with six small cakes to a pan. Using the pound cake mix makes the preparation is fast and easy.

3/4 c. crushed cinnamon graham crackers
3/4 c. chopped walnuts
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 pkg. (l6 oz.) pound cake mix
1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
2 eggs, beaten
2 T. sour cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray nonstick pans with cooking oil.
In a small bowl, mix crushed crackers, walnuts, & cinnamon. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pie filling, eggs & sour cream; beat with mixer until well blended.
Layer in each cake mold:
1)- 1T. graham cracker mixture into bottom of each greased & floured mold.
2)- 2 rounded T. batter over cracker mixture.
3)- Spoon 1T. cracker mixture over batter.
4)- 2 T. batter
Bake about 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes and turn out onto wire rack. We topped with powdered sugar icing when cool. Makes 9.

These are four cakes in a clear box with a doily and topped with packages of apple cider.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Henry's Happiness Guide

1- If I'm tired, I take a nap.
2- Always rejoice when I see someone I love.
3- Always welcome friends that come to visit.
4- Warn my love ones of danger.
5. Be happy with little things, like going for a walk, looking at the beautiful outdoors, or a ride in the car.
6- If someone treated me wrong, I forget it and don't hold a grudge.
7- If I need attention, I give a pitiful look until I get it.
8- I don't care about material things. It keeps my life simple.
9- I live everyday of my life to it's fullest.
l0- I'm happiest just to be with the people I love.