By Sheri Hopkins
Sure enjoyed my three-day weekend. Hope everyone had good food and fellowship.
I know I spoiled Jacob and I spoil my three Es. I also spoiled my nieces and nephews.
We sure had some good times when they were younger. My niece, Kelly, my brother Larry’s daughter, is a prime example of our shenanigans. My brother was the bus garage supervisor and drove a school bus a lot. He always had to drive by my house, so I would help Kelly hide her car. He wouldn’t see it so she could skip school. That girl missed more school than anybody I know, oh except my friend, Lisa Smith Favela. She skipped every Monday our senior year in 1981. Back in the good old days, you didn’t get a nasty letter saying you were going to get in trouble for your child missing. I always say “what happens at Aunt Sheri’s, stays at Aunt Sheri’s.” Hey my niece didn’t turn out bad, she’s a wonderful third-grade teacher and her students love her. Skipping didn’t hurt her too badly. I mean I convinced my mom in 1981 that I had to skip on senior skip day, I said, “it’s a rule, I have to.” She fell for it, hook, line and sinker. Uh oh, I forgot my brother Larry gets the newspaper. I guess confession is good for the soul.
This week’s recipe comes from a lady that reminded me of my Granny Morgan, Deanna Lowe. To know her was to love her. She was an awesome cook and I loved to sit and talk with her. She also reupholstered furniture and done a chair that was my Granny Morgan’s. I cherish that chair. She has two children, Tawana Williams and Phil Lowe. If you ever stopped by her house there was always something good to eat. Her cinnamon rolls were the best. This cake made with apples is delicious. I’ve never tried it with squash.
SQUASH CAKE/APPLE CAKE
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup oil
1 cup nuts
2 cups squash/or you can use chopped up apples
Beat the eggs, sugar, and oil together. Add dry ingredients, mix well. Then stir in your choice of apples or squash. You can also add a tsp. of vanilla, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg or Allspice if you like. Deanna did not use nutmeg. Pre-heat oven to 350 and bake for one hour.