Saturday, April 23, 2011

Loving This Thing Called Spring Break

Spring break finally arrived and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Started the week off by watching our nephew play a Little League baseball game,

and all the other activities taking place at the baseball park.

Took a road trip 
 to attended a wedding in small town USA.
Attended USC baseball game....The National Champions played #1 Vanderbilt.

And won the series - Go Gamecocks! YES!

Cleaned up the flower beds and planted some new flowers. 

Had my car fixed after a limb decided to make a visit to the top of my hood one night last week. UGH!!!

And, of course, did some baking.
 Coconut Pecan Cake 
1 box White cake mix
1 (3 oz). box vanilla instant pudding
1 1/3 cup water
4 eggs
¼ cup oil
1 ½ cup shredded coconut
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
6 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 box powdered sugar
4 teaspoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup toasted coconut

1.To the cake mix, add all ingredients except the coconut and pecans. Mix completely.
2.Stir in coconut and pecans.
3.Pour into greased tube pan and bake 350⁰ for 60 minutes or until done.
4.To make frosting, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.
5.Add powdered sugar, milk  and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
6.Spread on cake and top with toasted coconut.