El día de acción de gracias

El jueves fue el día de acción de gracias aquí en los Estados Unidos y por eso, quiero decir “gracias” a todos mis clientes, amigos, y por supuesto, familia.  Tuvimos un buen día llena de comida, diversión y hermandad.

Y mi contribución: Los panes.  Ya sabemos que no soy cocinera, pero también le aduyé a mi mamá con la preparación de la cena.  Ayer regresamos a Atlanta y gracias a Dios, no participamos en la locura que es, “el Viernes Negro”. Estoy feliz a regresar a casa, pero espero que pueda pasar más tiempo con mis padres.  Aunque, necesitamos regresar al trabajo…pero nos vemos pronto para la Navidad.

¡Feliz día de acción de gracias a todos!

El lenguaje

“Si sólo hablásemos cuando tenemos algo que decir, el uso del lenguaje desaparecería en dos generaciones.”

If we were to speak only when we have something to say, the use of language would disappear in two generations.

Noel Clarasó

Una receta nueva

Hummingbird Cake has been around forever, well maybe not forever but when I was looking for a ‘new’ cake to make for my someone special I came across this recipe.  While searching, one web site popped up with a link to the magazine Southern Living.  The magazine had catalogued the appearance of the hummingbird cake recipe in its magazine over time.  I think the first appearance was in 1971, but I’m sure moms and grandmas have been making this cake for much longer.  I guess the best way to describe this cake is that it’s very similar to Italian Wedding Cake, which has nuts, spices, and I believed is topped with cream cheese frosting.  However, the Hummingbird Cake has other yummy ingredients, like crushed pineapple, bananas, pecans, and cinnamon.  I did end up frosting this cake with cream cheese frosting, which I thought was a bit too sweet.  So, if I were to do it again I think I would just lightly dust the top with powdered sugar.  Recipe below, enjoy!

Hummingbird Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour (I used GF flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar (I used 1 3/4 cups)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (didn’t have this on hand so, I splashed a bit of rum in there…)
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, un-drained
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups chopped bananas (5 or 6 bananas)

I did top the cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, but I would recommend dusting with powdered sugar

Recursos

  Just thought I would let my readers know about some great people and resources I’ve learned about through my business here in Atlanta.  Just in case you need it, because we never know.

Education:

The Whole Child Learning Company– provides great enrichment programs to daycares in the Alpharetta/Roswell area i.e. Spanish, Computers, Legos, and soon Chinese

So Much 2 Learn Homeschool– Girls home school in Decatur, GA

Little Voyages– Language Classes for young children in Sandy Springs, GA

In-Home Tutors– for various subjects, the tutors come to you.

And of course, don’t forget us here at the S.T.A.T. Project, we come to you and are available on-line or in person

Health:

Clear Path Wellness Center– Provide reflexology massage, ionic foot baths, colonic hydrotheraphy, suana services, etc.

So, I know it’s not a lot to share, but every little bit helps.  I hope that you find something, helpful, useful, or interesting!

Chau chau–until next time!