Graycn, my granddaughter, had a Royal Ball at her daycare today.
My daughter, Kamille, snapped some pictures for me.
Check this out!
Gracyn and her king are being announced.
And, of course, the dancing!
That is a twirl!!!
So stinking cute!!
More later………… Sally
Yesterday after church we all went to my daughter, Kamille’s house for dinner.
She had a great spread.
Oven fried chicken, roasted potatoes, asparagus, rolls, rice with mushrooms, it was all very good.
As I mentioned before in an earlier post, I took her set of dishes that I collected for her over the years to her.
Here is the cakeplate underneath this banana cake with peanut butter frosting that I made.
Here is the recipe
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter or shortening
1 cup milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 mashed bananas
1 pkg of banana pudding mix
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine.
Finally, stir in vanilla, mashed bananas, and banana extract.
Pour batter evenly between two greased 9 inch round cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
2 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 cup of smooth peanut butter.
4 cups of powdered sugar
Up to 2 Tbs milk
In an electric mixer cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth and fully incorporated.
Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time and use milk to adjust the consistency to your liking.
It was pretty good, too.
These dishes are some that I have had for over 20 years.
I started buying them one at a time at the grocery store until I had the set.
They are beautiful.
The original set was a set of eight, dinner plates, saucers, bowls, and glasses.
I found four extra plates at an antique store about ten years ago.
The extras with this set are a divided plate, pedestal cake plate, and a large bowl.
The design on these dishes is very pretty.
You will be seeing these again shortly because they are going to my daughter’s house this Sunday. She is making Sunday dinner for all of us. And I am taking these dishes to her and blogging about it (of course).
When I started collecting these dishes I did it so I could give them to my daughters when they had a home of their own.
My daughter, Kayli already has hers. They were a set that my Grandma Stroup gave to me and Kayli’s dad when we got married.
Kamille is ready for hers.
Mom had her table set in blue.
It was really pretty.
This is what everyone sat down to.
After dinner she got out the carom board. Have you ever played carom? It’s kind of like pool except your fingers are the pool cues.
Mom made lasagna!!! Her lasagna is the best I have ever had. Everyone else agrees with me.
Gracy getting ready to dig in.
Then we decided that all the gifts had to be homemade.
Kamille and Justin drew out Mom’s and Megan’s names. They made candles in wine bottles that they cut off themselves. Pretty impressive.
Nic had Kamille’s name, he made reindeer out of a six-pack of beer and some coasters for her beverages.
Bill had Big Ran’s name. Trust me, he really did like his Osborn green and orange Christmas bulbs. What a hilarious picture!!!
Megan had Kayli’s name and made her a cool teacher crayon wreath and some zebra coasters.
Mom had Madison’s name. She made her a picture frame with pictures of Madison and Dad, and other pictures of Mom and Dad in their younger days.
It is awesome!
Here is a picture of the super heroes and their capes. Bill, Nic, and Justin, I’m sure they are probably wearing these capes now!!
Yes, that’s right, Mom went all out! It was a great time!!
Oh yeah, Kayli, I am still waiting on my homemade gift!!!!!
Today is Kayli and Kamille’s birthday.
They are 27.
I have a lot of pictures of them, but this one is my favorite!
You can see their children in these little faces.
My how time flies!!!
This is a recent picture of them.
They both turned out to be beautiful young women, inside and out.
I love you, both.
I have been so blessed having you in my life.