Sunday, November 29, 2009

Egg Nog Bundt Cake

This is a super easy cake that looks very pretty finished. It flavor is so yummy! We love Egg Nog at our house and the girls look forward to "egg nog season" every year.
4 TBSP melted butter
1 pkg White or Yellow Cake Mix
1 1/2 cups Egg Nog
2 eggs
1 tsp Rum extract
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
Bake 350 for 40 min in greased bundt pan.
2 cups powder sugar
2 TBSP melted butter
3 TBSP Egg Nog (more if you like the glaze thinner)
1 tsp vanilla
a few shakes of nutmeg
( in the picture I followed the glaze exactly as the recipe and didn't make it any thinner- that should give you an idea of how thick the glaze turns out with 3 TBSP egg nog)
The cake tastes the best after it has cooled and been in the fridge for a while- it also cuts much easier if it's been in the fridge for a few hours. Store in the refridgerator.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Easy To Freeze Meals

With Baby #4 here- life is much more busy. You can never plan when the baby is fussy, toddler needs a diaper change, preschooler has a meltdown, and 2nd grader needs help with homework. It is always right when I need to be making dinner. Juggling these four girls at this particular time in their lives has been a test. I knew life would be getting more hectic and so before Ava was born, I decided to do a little- No- a lot of cooking- then freezing. I went through my recipes and started to test if they would freeze well for reheating on those inevitable hectic days. Having dancing 2 times a week that you don't get home until 5:30 doesn't help with getting dinner ready either.

So, I have a new label over on the side that says "Easy to Freeze". These recipes I have made and froze and reheated on a busy day. I hope that they will be of help to you on your busy days too. Good luck and enjoy!

Audrey Cox