Saturday Night – Spaghetti, Sour Cream Apple Cake (feast) and Feast of Love

I really enjoy a good apple cake and thinking about it also lemon cake (no contest next to chocolate though).  I tried a new recipe this weekend and it was very very yummy.   I had some sour cream I wanted to use up.  The sour cream helped make it so moist.
Sour Cream Apple Cake
1 c. butter/margarine, softened
2 1/4 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. coarsely chopped peeled apples
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. chopped nuts
Mix together the butter/margarine and 2 cups of the sugar until light and fluffy and then add the eggs one by one.  In another bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder.  Next beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture alternating with the sour cream.  In another bowl toss together the 1/4 cup sugar to the chopped apples and hand mix that into the cake batter.
Combine in another bowl the brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon.  Scoop 1/2 the batter into the greased cake pan, then add the brown sugar mixture to that and follow with the second 1/2 of the batter.  Bake for about 70 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
IMMEDIATELY when cake is done turn it over on a plate to cool.  Now I didn’t read that part and left it to sit for about 20 minutes before I realized what I was supposed to do.  Some of the top of the cake stayed in the cake pan.  I was able to remove it and “pack” it back on the top of the cake and tried to disguise the look by dusting icing sugar over it.  It was an amazing tasting cake though.  Next time I will really grease the pan well and perhaps flour it  and then remember to IMMEDIATELY turn it over when it comes out of the oven.
Spaghetti Dinner and Movie for 2
We were supposed to have dinner guests on Saturday.  Unfortunately my girlfriend’s husband has Norwalk Flu so we decided we couldn’t get together.  Marc and I decided to make spaghetti for dinner..well this particular dinner he delights in mastering himself.  He makes fabulous spaghetti.  He rolls the perfect meatballs  (adds just a touch of ground pork to it), then he adds Italian Sausage and pork.  He cooks it for a number of hours and it is soooo delicious!  

We decided to rent a video again.  We searched and discovered a Morgan Freeman movie called Feast of Love.   The movie had been on about a minute when we looked at each other and realized we’d seen it before.   After quietly watching it for another 20 minutes we looked at each other and decided we were really enjoying it the second time.  In fact we weren’t even remembering it all, so we watched it through again.    Its really a sweet movie.  If you haven’t watched it do so.  Morgan Freeman has such a calming, pleasant voice.  He could adopt me too.  :o)

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