On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Musing

I can't remember if it was from someone's blog or Facebook post or a conversation with friends, on the phone, at church ... you know!!! But the conversation I remember had to do with cooking failures and the fact that we don't remember having had those same problems when we were younger. Case in point for me today:

I found what sounded like a wonderful recipe for vanilla cupcakes. Voila! just what I wanted for Jack's birthday. A good vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting. Simple. So I whipped up those ingredients, followed instructions perfectly, or to the best of my ability, and the batter was so delicious. The first two pans of cupcakes were mighty good, too. 

However, the last pan went very south!

I figured out the problem, though. The batter in the bottom of the bowl did not incorporate with the upper batter, so it consisted mostly of butter, shortening, and sugar. I did find out there is an accessory for that Kitchen Aid mixer I can get which will pick up the bottom of the batter and scrape the sides of the bowl. I had even stirred it all by hand before putting it in the pans. Oh well, none of that sad story bothered anybody else. (Actually, I had to eat five of them for testing purposes.)

Presents!?!! Cupcakes??!!!
I get the first one!

Sporting a new haircut!

All the wait staff sang to him - he was all right with that after the first,
but he DID NOT like them saying Happy Birthday Panchito!!! LOL!!
"My name is not Panchito!!"

He's the cutest even with chocolate on his face!

While we were having dinner, a very kind, elderly gentleman came over to Kate and gave her this little origami bird. Jack was pretty disappointed that he didn't get one, but he was mature about it and then said, "I think he's going back to his table to make me one, too." His mom said, no, I don't think so. 

Jack was right. Pretty soon the man was back with an origami seal that clapped its hands for Jack. He was so pleased and said, I told you so! He thanked the man and then went to the gentleman's table to tell him thank you again and that he knew he was making one for him.

I love you, Jack!

The weather this past weekend was frigid due to the high winds and low temps! Other than me going to a BSF fellowship on Saturday (which was wonderful), there wasn't much to our weekend except for going to church and to meet our kids for the little birthday celebration for Jack. His birthday isn't until next week, but we will be out of town. 


Elizabeth Day said...

Your little boy Jack's new haircut is the cutest. And what a sweet thing for the man to do. There really some nice folks in our world, aren't there. As for food messes, sometimes they taste the best and I can just imagine that those from the bottom of the bowl would be delicious. We have had some pretty severe storms the last two Fridays but thankfully, no damage. But, I sure am enjoying these cool, gorgeous spring days.

Susie said...

Nonnie, Jack has the cutest little face. Happy birthday to him How sweet . Oh my goodness that last batch of cupcakes. Good thing you had some that turned out well. LOL. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Chatty Crone said...

Who cares what those cupcakes look like - your grands take the cake - not only are they adorable, but they are so well mannered - great kids. sandie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Glad that the other trays turned out okay. Love his new haircut! Cute story, glad they both got one from the man....

Pamela M. Steiner said...

What a wonderful story. So happy that kind man did such a sweet act of kindness for both children. Now, tell me about that part to the kitchen aid mixer that picks up the bottom and scrapes the sides. I have been SO disappointed in my mixer, and knew there just HAD to be a better beater for it than what I was given. (My SIL gave me her "old" mixer when she bought a new pretty colored model for her kitchen. Mine is plain white...how sad. LOL) Anyway, I've lately been using my old fashioned mixer because I was so frustrated with the other. So please tell me about this. I guess I can look it up for myself. thank you for telling me it exists. Your grandkids are the cutest kids...and so sweet. You are blessed to have them and to be able to spend so much good time together!!!

Karen said...

Sometimes the saddest looking cakes taste the yummiest!! I love the fact that the man made the origami birds for the children. That was a real treat.

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