Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's the biggest change since your childhood in the way people think or act?

People in our area don't seem to have changed that much, they're still some of the friendliest down to earth country folks I know of.

2. The Olympic Biathlon involves cross country skiing broken up with either two or four rounds of target shooting. Which part of that would stress you out more? Or would you love them both equally?

I think I would hate them both equally. I don't even want to think about wearing a pair of skis and shooting, ...... let's just say I'm not a fan of guns.

3. February is National Canned Food Month...what is your most often purchased canned food item?  What was in the last can you opened?

Sweet corn. Not a fan of store bought, but unfortunately not having a garden has made that a necessity.

4. What river (anywhere in the world) would you most like to cruise?

The Colorado River especially through the Grand Canyon.

5. It's the middle of the night and you can't sleep...what do you do? Count sheep? Toss and turn? Watch television? Or do you get up and do something productive?

I am more the get up and do something productive type. In fact most of book four in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series was written in the middle of the night.

6. How important is keeping your cool?

Very important.  I have never ever regretted times I kept my cool even though I had reasons to lose it.

7. I've got white stuff on the brain so why not run with it? White lie, wave the white flag, white knuckle it, white wash a situation, or white as a sheet...which phrase could most recently apply to your own life in some way?

Hmmm.... none of them seem to apply. White lies are still lies, I've been slogging through some things, but am in no way ready to wave the white flag, there have been no white knuckle moments, which have also kept me from being as white as a sheet.

Basically the only white things around here are the piles of snow.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Growing up we made Angel Food cake quite often. Having several dozen chickens we always had plenty of eggs and when ever we had a surplus it was time to bake Angel Food cake. I didn't enjoy it at all, having a hand cranked egg beater I always thought my arm was getting permanently damaged by the time the egg whites were stiff enough for the cake.
Since we are no longer Amish and now have an electric beater, a daughter who had never tasted an Angel Food cake and wanted to try it, we finally made one. It was a breeze to make compared to what it used to be and still every bit as delicate, moist, and simply delicious as I remembered.
I think the dreaded Angel Food cake will be made quite often now that it has lost the dreaded part.


  1. We want to visit the same river. It's on my bucket list of things to do.

    Electric is a very nice convenience. You don't realize how much until the power goes out. =)

  2. Angel food cake is one of my favorites, and my oldest daughter always asks for that on her birthday. We like it served with strawberries and whipped cream. Yum!

    #6-good way to look at it. We often regret losing our cool, but I can't think of a time I ever regretted keeping my cool. Enjoy your day!

  3. I have made a lot of angel food cakes in my time however since hubby is allergic to eggs I just buy them when I need a quick dessert.

  4. That angel food cake of yours has my mouth watering! They're so good!

  5. Angel food cake was always made for our birthdays when I was growing up. It was from a box though and I'm sure not as good as your homemade one is.

    You are getting all of our snow! We are having an unusually dry winter here. More rain than snow.



  6. I've never made an angel food cake, but I do like them...especially with strawberries! Glad you enjoyed making it with your daughter.

  7. We had chickens also when I was a child and had homemade angel food cake on our birthdays. Mmm! looks so good and brings back many good memories

  8. I love Angel Food cake, too, but always use a mix. The best is to mix an Angel Food cake mix with a can of crushed pineapple and bake it in a 9 x 13 pan. It is easy and delicious!

  9. Hi! Just got done reading up on your blog and had a quick question. I was hoping that you could email me back when you get the chance. Thanks!

    Emily : )

  10. Hi Emily, Sorry I was unable to respond directly to your comment because your profile is set as a no reply.

    Feel free to send me an email at ajoyfulnoise(at)live(dot)com

  11. I always enjoy your blog. Angel Food Cake made from a box doesn't hold a candle to one made from scratch with farm fresh eggs! Yours looks delish.

  12. The Amish bakery we used to go to in Kentucky made the best Angel Food cake. They used to make strawberry, grape, lemon, and chocolate flavors. My favorite was the grape, but my daughters was the chocolate. She said the chocolate one tasted just like a brownie.


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