We’ve reached the end of our kids’ summer vacation. My two officially start school on Monday. I’m not excited about the early wake up time and all the alarms I have to set, but I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine. And we’re only a week away from college football! I know that doesn’t excite everyone, but it also signals the countdown to autumn, which I love. Before my brain thinks about colorful leaves, pumpkins, and bonfires, I want to share some things from this past month along with all my friends who take part in the monthly Share Four Somethings link-up with Heather Gerwing.
We had a family wedding this past month. It was an outdoor wedding, with the reception in an enormous tent with a live band. The weather was perfect, and it was great catching up with a bunch of people we hadn’t seen since last year’s family wedding. We danced and ate and talked and laughed all night. It’s always wonderful to be part of a celebration of love and I look forward to doing it again next year!
My grandmother-in-law is well known for her angel food cakes. I was gifted the recipe and tools needed to make it myself years ago, but hadn’t tried to make it until I put it on our Summer To-Do list a few months ago. I read the recipe, gathered the ingredients, and went for it. It looked amazing when it came out of the oven, but ended up falling/sliding out of the pan and becoming a crumbly disaster. It tasted good, which was something. I sought my mother-in-law’s help in figuring out what the problem was with my attempt. After discussions with her mother, and a text containing my MIL’s version of the recipe (which differed slightly from the one I received) we decided it was probably because the egg whites weren’t room temperature and/or not whisking them until frothy (neither of which were in my original recipe). My second try turned out completely successful, including being light and tasty. I’m confident that I will make delicious angel food cakes in the future.
Do you make an amazing sweet treat? Share the recipe with me in the comments!
The last Monday of each month I post memes on my Facebook page. As such, I tend to screenshot and save funny ones I find online. I’ll include a few from this month’s stash for your enjoyment. If we’re FB friends, come see the rest on the 29th!
I spent a good portion of this month working on the book that’s coming out next month. I worked on the cover and interior formatting to make sure the paperback version looks right. I ordered a proof copy to see how my attempts turned out and was overall pleased with how it looks. I made a few changes and hope to be satisfied with everything so that I can get everything set for the book’s release.
What was something awesome or interesting that happened to you this month?