Tales: When I picked up my mail at the post office on Monday, I stopped by the used book sale at the Christian County Library where the redbud tree is blooming its little heart out. Of course I bought a box of cook books and a couple of novels. You knew I would.
Tasting: The Food Marathon continues. Friend Kathy's husband has pneumonia so she couldn't leave him to go out for her birthday. My turn to be hostess for the VECC (Very Exclusive Cooking Club) lunch on Thursday (Kathy's birthday), so I made her cake and took her lunch to her on Wednesday. I cheated and used a strawberry cake mix and strawberry pudding frosting. You'll find the frosting recipe in the post from Week 2 (chocolate) and Week 13 (Pistachio). You just change the pudding flavor to match the cake. This will become one of your favorite recipes if you try it.
On Friday, Nephew Ron came down from Kansas City to sign the papers and close on Brother Sonny's property. A sad day, but one of relief that one more thing is finished and can be crossed off the "Settling the Estate List". No more Sonnyville, but in a way he's still there, as we scattered his ashes over the property he dearly loved. No more Sonny, but in a way he's still here because we have all the wonderful memories.