Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Get Well Gift

Husband Jim had a procedure done last Tuesday.
Let's just say it involved the kidney, stones and blasting!
Dear friend Mary Margaret
made this cake for us!

A sweet gift especially for Husband Jim
who went a long time without food!
(you know the drill -- no food or water after . . . )
He was in recovery mode and so ate his from his recovery sofa
while watching television.

I was a bit more civilized.
Taking mine in the breakfast room
with coffee
Amidst the orange tulips.

It tasted nutmeggy and I'll have to ask Mary Margaret for the recipe.
It was good and one of those cakes that you can doctor up or down.
One that I would like in my recipe book!

Alas, as of now, however, I don't have a recipe to share with you!

It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I'm glad your husband is back home and able to enjoy his cake in front of the TV. My hubby has gone through that same procedure too many times. It's not much fun. The cake looks wonderful! Sometimes I prefer a plain cake that you can 'doctor up' if you wish. Thank you for joining me for tea and that's a pretty coffee pot by the way! Hope you had a lovely Easter celebration and your week is filled with joy!


Marilyn Miller said...

The cake does look delicious. I love a cake you can dress up or down. Hope your husband is doing well after his blasting!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your poor hubby, hope he is feeling better now. The cake was a thoughtful gift and I'm fond of a plain cake myself, this one looks delicious.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Home Jim is doing well. Looks like a yummy treat!

Francie Newcomb said...

Get well soon, Jim.

Martha, I loved your lilacs post!


Suz said...

Oh dear...take care of the man
How wonderful to have a friend so thoughtful...and I love plain
I laughed at him at the TV...
....but you hung in there and didn't break :)

Winnie said...

I am glad your husband is on the mend and can enjoy such a yummy treat now. Very sweet gesture! Glad you were able to sit and relax while you had yours!

Deb said...

I love the taste of nutmeg in cake. I'm sure it was delicious. "Get well soon, Jim. Hugs, Deb

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Good friends are a blessing! May Jim be better every day.

Pat said...

You "gifted" cake looks quite YuMMy!!!
For our Easter Lunch, I tried a recipe for a homemade cake from Southern Lady Magazine. Followed the directions to a "T" substitutions. . .threw the whole cake in the garbage!!! The pudding and the topping were fine, but the cake itself was horrible! I'll be watching to see if they type something in their next few issues to ammend the recipe!
For now. . .I'm staying with my "tried & true" recipes!!!