To celebrate Fathers Day with my husband, I made three yummy meals and for the evening dessert, chocolate cake.
Grandma's Chocolate Cake
Mix up 2 eggs, 3/4 cup oil, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup maple syrup
Add 2 cups flour (I use white, whole wheat and millet flours), 1/2 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup boiling water.
Pour into greased and floured pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes in a bundt pan. 25 minutes if using two circle pans.
(My own father lives about 4 hours away, so I was not able to see him.)
Abby made some delicious fresh mint ice tea by simply pouring hot water over the mint leaves in a mason jar. She let it cool a bit, and then put the jar in the refrigerator. The tea was very good. We would have normally put the jar in the sun for the day, but it was cloudy and stormy off and on all day.
We had hoped to go for a hike in quest of a letterbox but the storms kept us inside.
Here is Mike ending the day reading to the two young ones.
Finally, I want to share with you the difference between a store bought egg and a free range egg (our own). It is worth it to buy local, fresh, preferably free-range, eggs if you can. And please if it is truly not a hardship, don't fret over the dollar or two difference compared to factory produced eggs. So much better for you and the chickens.
Happy Summer and wishing you a beautiful day.
Warm wishes, Tonya