Well, the birds and squirrels are actually dining there. I had to put another apple out today.
Riley brought me a bird feeder that she made me last weekend. She's a crafty little one.
I had full intention to photograph it after it was hung in the tree but before I could do that a squirrel stole it. There I was in the drive-way yelling at a squirrel that was high-tailin' it over the fence laughing all the way, I'm sure. Greedy little monster.
Riley had taken a toilet paper roll and added peanut butter and bird seed to it. Then attached a wire so it could hang in the tree. It was perfect. And now we know the squirrel thought so too. Oh well, everything is hungry; that much I know.
I'll have to make an identical one soon and show you.
Is she bored or fascinated with watching me bake?
I swear she has not been in the nip.
But, she does find me delightful.
Upside-down Apple Cake
(I think it's called 'upside-down' because the apples start on the bottom)
2 organic, free-range brown eggs
1 1/4 c. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup oil (I use olive)
6 tbsp. of orange juice. I have used peach juice and that was great, too.
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
12 (twelve) small apples sliced. (I use mac)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
(You'll need a good size dish for this. 9x13 works well)
Slice and place apples in a bowl. Mix together 1/4 cup of sugar and the cinnamon. Mix into apples and place in bottom of dish.
In a bowl, beat eggs, 1 cup of sugar and vanilla. Add oil, orange juice alternately with dry ingredients.
Beat until smooth.
Spoon this batter all over the apples.
I sprinkle just a bit of cinnamon on top.
Bake 350 for one hour.
There you have it.
This is a cake you can eat at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Don't you just love cakes like that?
I had one piece left in the fridge.
and now it's gone. (oink!)
have a great day