Thursday, July 1, 2010

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

We are SO excited! We have company coming for a few days and lots of plans for FUN!


I woke up and realized something I have done wrong with my health lately. (My Dad used to say, I wake up in a new world every day! lol)

We came to the mountains of NC from Florida and I always experience some affects of the elevation change. It makes me a little dizzy for a couple of days. But this time….I cut off my source of Vitamin D. I had been sitting outside in the sun every day in FL …..working on my tan and enjoying the relaxing benefits of the sun. So when I got to the condo….I stayed inside! And then I wondered why I felt so tired.

So we have some outdoor activities planned for the weekend….and I took a Vitamin D with my Multi Vitamin this morning! I’m sure I’ll have LOTS of energy to keep up with grandkids! Hope this stuff works FAST! teehee!

I made an Oatmeal cake using a recipe I have had for years…and made many times before!


Oatmeal Cake

1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup oats
1 stick butter
Mix these 3 ingredients , cover, let stand 20 minutes.

2 eggs, beaten
1 cup brown sugar
Mix these together.

1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Stir together.

Add flour mixture and oat mixture to sugar and eggs.

Bake at 350 in greased 9 inch square pan, 40 minutes.


4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup sugar
Boil 5 minutes.

Add 1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup coconut (organic,unsweetened)
1 tsp vanilla
Pour over cake and return to oven to brown

I used about twice as much coconut and pecans for this cake! YUMMY! I’ll eat the fruit….really I will! lol


Thanks to all my blogger buddies that wrote to me with such encouraging words! What a difference it makes to share things with your girlfriends and get that pat on the back or hug…even if it is from far away! Enjoy your holiday! I’ll be off the computer for a few days. Talk to you soon!


Happy Holiday!


Happy@Home said...

Enjoy your visiting time and have a great weekend. How could you miss with that delicious cake? :).

Creative Carmelina said...

Well! i do hope you feel better..and get some much needed vitamin D into your system!

I like what your father used to say...and I think I shall adopt that saying as well....I certainly woke up in a new world this morning today too! lol I think it's a better thing to say than the old saying, "woke up on the wrong side of the bed" I right!!!!!

have fun, with your friends!

and thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Vee said...

Just started taking Vitamin D myself and have noticed some subtle changes...a bit more stamina. Have great fun with your friends! How exciting! That oatmeal cake looks something like one my aunt used to make only yours looks even better!


Have a wonderful time with the Grandkids and all...the cake looks very yummy :)
Happy 4th of July!
deb ;)

Boo-Bah said...

What a wonderful recipe. I bet it is delicious.

I haven't been on for a few days as I have been with my granddaughter who is visiting me for a few weeks.

I went back throught a few of your earlier posts. I am glad that you have figured out why you are so tired. I hope that vitamin D kicks in quickly.

I loved your dolls on Wednesday, I would have to say Angelique is my favorite. She was so pretty in all that beautiful pink.

Have fun with your company.

Iris said...

Hope you get your energy back! I am glad all our comments made you feel a bit better too. The cake recipe is lovely, I will have to try it sometime. Have a lovely weekend! Suzie xxx

Jackie said...

Happy Holiday back to you and I hope you have a very special time with your guest. Starting a July give away. When you have time, Aunt Hattie is waiting to give you a squeeze...her version of big hugs...

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

Enjoy the beautiful mountains of NC! I spent time in Blowing Rock once and loved it up there!

Happy 4th!!!!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
What a lovely mosaic and the oatmeal cake looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Yes, the lack of Vit.D can really slow us down. I bet you'll have your energy back in no time.

I also was sorry to hear you had a little rough patch. I hope you are feeling better now and looking forward to a fun time with your company in N.C.

Have a special 4th of July.
Your friend, Hugs, Celestina Marie

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Draffin Bears said...

Happy 4th of July weekend, Diane and enjoy the time with your family.
Love the pretty flowers and the Oatmeal cake looks good and healthy.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Manuela@TPOH said...

Your oatmeal cake looks so good! I love anything with oatmeal so I'll keep this recipe and try it later.

I had to take Vitamin D by prescription last winter. It was so horribly cold I hardly went outside!

Have have a wonderful 4th!


Q said...

So glad you realized you needed the vitamin D! Having the grandkids around will lift your spirits too.
They are sunshine for the soul.
Happy 4th.

Jans Creations said...

so Diane, do you still have your home in North Carolina? I bet it is lovely too. How are the beaches where you are. That is so unfortunate to put it mildly. Its actually tragic. I do hope that they can find a way very soon to stop the flow. Fortunately we don't see any of the spill on the west coast so far.
Your cake looks so yummy minus the large coconut. Just can eat it. I love it but it doesn't love me back. said...

That looks so yummy!!!