Re: February 2013
posted at 2/16/2013 8:50 AM EST
Snow is coming down, big, light, fluffy flakes. Just risked life and limb and went out and filled the feeder. Since the perching rod has been broken, they've gotten used to eating seed I spread on the ground. Now, this morning filling the feeder itself and not scattering any, the silly birds are scratching in the snow underneath instead of flying up where they could perch on the sides and have a banquet!
I had a banquet of a breakfast, French toast with syrup and powdered sugar. Delicious.
Hats, I published the orange coffee cake years ago here, but it's among those that never made it when they changed over systems. However, if you go to Allrecipes.com, and put in Hot Orange Coffee Cake, you will pull up Aunt Mamie's. It's a duplicate of mine - annoyed me no end because after mine had appeared in these columns, it appeared there, with no reference to the original poster (me), or the original (as far as that site goes) C.C. Mine is yellow with age, cut from somewhere, probably 30 years ago at least - I used to make it when the boys were young. That being said, it is definitely a coffee cake, a grainy consistency, definitely not the fine texture birthday cakes are usually made from. It is a delicate orange flavor, however. After a couple of days, I freeze mine, because I find it's best in the first couple of days. That's why I've decided to bake it in muffin form today. Enjoy.
ETA: Corrected other poster's name to "Aunt Mamie".