Tomorrow will be one month since we closed on our new to us house and began to move in.
In spite of the fact that there are light fixtures still to install...
boxes of hardwood flooring and light fixtures piled in the living room...
ugly vinyl flooring waiting to be ripped up so hardwood can be installed...
In spite of all of that and more,
we've had people over for dinner three times already this month!
Ok, ok, so the first time I made homemade soup for friends that were helping me unpack.
The second time I made dinner for friends that were helping to put up the new lighting.
Today, our Truelife Espanol pastor's wife wanted me to teach her how to make my chicken and rice soup
and homemade bread.
She came over this afternoon and we made the soup and bread,
and then she and her husband and their baby enjoyed it along with us!
Earlier in the day, anticipating them having dinner with us, I made a spice cake for dessert
using a recipe from an old American Family Cookbook that my mother-in-law gave me when I was a newlywed.
Of course, I never leave well enough alone as you can see.
I think the next time that I make this I am going to use 1/2 cup of canola oil,
in place of the butter flavored shortening I used today, to make it even more moist.
I also omitted the raisins, since I wasn't sure if our company cared for them.
I frosted it with a simple cream cheese frosting that I happened to have left over
from making pumpkin bars for a church event last week.
Dinner and dessert was a big hit with everyone!
Well, it's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
SAFE and BLESSED weekend!