Saturday, November 10, 2012

November 10 2012 Snow day

My Christmas Gift. 2012

Hubby has been super busy building things for my daughter soooo here is the start of Our Christmas gift.
Been 30 years but finally a bedroom set.
Made of Alder
Surprise Surprise 
You can order nice wood from Lowe's.
When they offered a 18 month interest free on our charge card we ordered wood.
Here is the first piece in progress.
Shaker Style

Calls for dato drawers and he is dovetailing
this is the practice piece

Not bad  !
He has never dovetailed anything before.
I will keep you updated on his progress.
Update  Nov 15th

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

12 inch cast iron pan
1 box yellow cake mix. 
( Best is  Betty Crocker ) NO PUDDING !
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 can pineapple slices
1/2 cube butter.
11 or more maraschino cherries
3 eggs
1/3 cup veg oil

Step 1
Preheat over to 350 degrees
Place butter into bottom of pan.
Put pan into oven for 3 mins just to melt butter.
Remove from oven and spread brown sugar over melted butter.
Place pineapple rings over sugar 
 ( Reserve juice for cake mix )
There are always extra slices 
( Reserve for batter )
Place 1 center then rings around center
Place cherries in extra holes between pineapple slices. 
( as many as you like )
My family loves them so tons !

Step 2 
Make cake mix 
Replace water with pineapple juice 
If not enough use a little water.
Mix as directed on box.
No crush extra pineapple from can and hand mix into batter.
Pour over pineapples and cherries into cast iron pan.
Place cast iron pan in preheated oven.
Bake for 35 mins and check with toothpick in center.
My cake cooks at high altitudes so an additional 20 mins.
Everyone is different.
Check with toothpick every ten mins until it comes out clean from the center of the cake.
Remove from oven and let sit for 25 mins.
Step 3
Run knife around edge and flip onto a serving plate.
At this time it will still be hot.

My photo is of the hot cake and sugar is still melted.

Cast Iron Pans.
Wait 20 mins. and wash out pan with hot water
Sugar  should come right out without sticking if you have taken good care of your pans.
Wipe dry and place back into the warm oven and heat until dry.
Once dry re oil and put back into oven for 5 mins.
turn off oven and when cool put away pan.

My daughter destroys cast iron but really there super easy to use.
Cake is really good also.