Happy Easter to Everyone

I hope everyone is having a Happy Easter doing traditionally what Easter means to you.  Last night our family was together at my mom’s place for a lovely Easter dinner.  This being the first Easter since my father passed.  She put together a lovely and delicious dinner, I brought over a salad, lemon meringue pie and a pineapple upside down cake.  Madeline seemed only to be “just looking” at chocolate eggs with her hands and then somehow we all missed the rest until she was savouring their yummyness and she experienced some sugar fix.  It was a nice get together.

I should tell you about the pineapple upside down cake I made for the first time from the “What’s Cooking” magazine.  This is a wonderful, free, Kraft Foods magazine and the Canadian version published every 3 months I believe.  There is an American version of it called Food & Family.  It is a glossy, full of pictures magazine of recipes that are easy and yummy.  When you subscribe by email you also are able to access the recipes and magazine and receive all sort of recipes and ideas along the way.  So, if you are unable to receive the magazine sign up to receive the emailed recipes.  Well worth it. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Anyway the Pineapple Upside Down cake is an easy a yummy version.  It calls for a box of yellow cake mix which you make up as directed on the box.  Spray a 9×13″ pan.  Sprinkle a small box of Jello powder evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan.  Open a can(s) of 12 pineapple rings and place them on the jello in the pan, place a marachino cherry into each of the rings.  Pour the prepared cake mix over and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let the cake rest for about 5 minutes and then invert it onto a large enough plate and voila!  All done.  You can cut it into squares according to the pineapple rings.  Top off with a bit of Coolwhip.  Simple and yum!

Later at home Marc and I watched the 10 Commandents on TV with Charlton Heston until about 12:30 a.m.  We have watched it so many times since we were small.  This morning many people would be going to church.  We shared our Easter this morning at breakfast.  Its a beautiful bright, sunny day but its still rather cool. 

Tina Turner & Beyonce at the Grammies Feb. 2008

On Sundays during breakfast we often listen to CHFI 98.1 which plays oldies and goodies on that morning.  The music and periods of the songs varies each week ranging from the 60s and 70s, 80s and 90s. 

Following a Tina Turner song they reminded us about the Grammy Awards in February and the performance by Tina Turner and Beyonce.  If you scroll down you can watch her sing 3 songs.  The last song is my favourite, Proud Mary which she sings and dances with Beyonce.  It is hard to imagine she is 68 years old.  She looks, sounds and dances amazingly. 


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