Saturday, June 22, 2013


Take a deep breath....

Can you smell chocolate?
These brownies are for a pool party and cook-out
Ellen's Challenger Baseball game tomorrow
the Coach's home.
They smell wonderful but we will have to wait to taste.
Smelling chocolate brings back many wonderful memories.
My Mother would make a chocolate cake on
 Saturday evening, the last chore of the day,
as we little girls were taking our baths.
There was a register in the bathroom floor directly above the kitchen.
The wonderful smell of chocolate cake baking
would flow up through that register.
It was wonderful!
We had to wait, most times, till Sunday
to eat it.
But I think Mother would let us have a piece of
warm cake sometimes.
Our Sunday lunch dessert ...
chocolate cake with white icing
icy cold home made applesauce.
(icy because it came from the freezer
and not yet completely thawed, the best way to eat it!)
Put a piece of cake in a bowl and
cover it in the icy cold home make applesauce.
That's the way we liked it.
I still do!
Blessings to you, this Saturday evening!


Musicaljean said...

Funny. I do not remember the Saturday evening chocolate cake as much at that house as I do at the house where you live now. But definitely the white icing and applesauce. Yum. Have fun tomorrow.

Doris said...

Jeanie, since your memory is much sharper than mine, maybe it didn't happen as much on the farm. When I think about Saturday night baths, the smell of chocolate cake comes to mind. And another memory....Mom polishing shoes, a whole long row of shoes. Maybe the cake baking was not the last chore!

Mary Ellen said...

I think Mother made choc cakes at both houses. To this day, if I make a choc cake, my memory goes to that wonderful smell when growing up at home. Another frequent Sat. evening job was making chicken croquettes. Maybe you were too young to make them. The rows of shoes being polished- yes, I remember. We got everything ready Sat. evening for Sunday church. I wish I did that good now!
I have imbedded in my brain - Mother's comment - that she just couldnt' understand how a single person could be late for church. Everytime I'm late, I hear that message!!

Theresa said...

Oh that looks and smells yummilicious:) I'll have a piece with applesauce:) Have a blessed day dear Doris, HUGS!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Prefer brownies with ice cream, Doris...and chocolate cake goes well with any type too.

Barb said...

Oh yes, I too remember the chocolate cakes on Saturday evening. And I remember the frozen applesauce but to this day I can't top my cake with the sauce. Some of my kids like it though.