LauraHealthy Living, Motherhood

This afternoon, we enjoyed a delightful tea party in the shade of the lilac bush.

We read encouragement from Ephesians, poetry from Stevenson and Milne, and a chapter in Charlotte’s Web.

Lia kept a British accent and a prim little chin the entire morning. She’s the fanciest farm girl I’ve ever known.

In the basket: Queen Cakes

Ingredients: 1/2 C butter, softened

1/2 C sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. water

1/4 tsp. salt

1 C. flour

1 T. flour

1/4 C. currants or 1/2 C chocolate chips


1. Preheat to 325 and grease the muffin pan.

2. Blend butter and sugar in mixer.

3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.

4. Add vanilla extract, water, and salt. Beat well.

5. Add flour, 1/4 C. at a time, beating well in between each addition.

6. Add currants or chocolate chips.

7. Fill each muffin cup 1/2 full.

8. Bake for 40 min. or until golden brown.