Baked a cake this afternoon. I have been meaning to make something for Gladys, an elderly lady who owns a convenience store near our house. She is 82 years old and spent 52 years as a nurse. She told me that when she retired and her husband passed away she had to stay busy so she opened a store. I think that is pretty brave, ambitious and admirable for a woman her age. A couple of weeks ago I had worked in the yard for four days or more and had bug bites all over. Apparently we have an abundant population of chiggers in this part of Texas. When we stopped into the store I was telling her my dilemma and she gave me a bottle of something called Super Green (made in Texas) that is sulfur and alcohol based. We of course offered to pay her for it but she insisted that we take it without charge because after all she said, we were regular customers. Hard to find folks like that anymore. Needless to say, I wanted to do something nice for her. I used a recipe from my Paula Deen cookbook for Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake and cut it in half to make six of these Texas sized heart-shaped muffins.
She was thrilled to get the muffins-said she would enjoy them with her coffee. She also told me she is planning a 300 mile Memorial Day weekend trip to put flowers at the graves of her husband and sister. Like I said before-brave lady. We wish her safe travels. 🙂
Have a great afternoon! 🙂