Happy Summer days to you! They are drawing to a close now and the colder days are coming. But what a lovely summer it has been! Here is a glimpse of my garden scattered with sunflowers. And our wisteria arbor all shady and green. This is a good spot for grilling out and for campfires on warm summer nights, looking up at the stars and moon, and slapping mosquitoes.
Penny has plans to make a Hot Fudge Pudding Cake to eat on the porch with her friends. You’re invited too!
HOT FUDGE PUDDING CAKE
Mix together dry ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Add liquid ingredients:
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Spread in greased 9×9 inch pan
On top of batter, place topping:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
Over this, pour
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Do not stir!!
Bake at 350° for 35 minutes
Ooooey – goooey, chocolate goodness!
On the porch, under the pink geraniums, Penny gathers with her two solar light critter pals.
Come friends, let’s sit in the shade and enjoy this snack together.
Topped with whipped cream and one giant summer raspberry.
You, my friends, can split the berry among yourselves because you are my special guests today.
Here’s a wider view of the porch where we enjoy spending our time. On this day I had been picking flowers to make bouquets, with my faithful companions, Gracie and Jasper.
I found this poem online that shares some of the fun activities and memory making joys of summer days. What are the special things you enjoy about summer?
“O Lord, how many and varied are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.” Psalm 104:24