April – Worst & Best

The month of April has some real negatives associated with it for me. 

My parents’ house in Texas was destroyed in April, 1979 by an F4 tornado – a day known afterwards as “Terrible Tuesday.”  My mother was in the house when the tornado hit. She survived because she crouched in a small hall in the center of the house. Two walls of the hall were left standing – well, sort of. One was standing, and the top of the other one had fallen against it forming a kind of teepee over Mom.  

The Oklahoma City bombing was in April, 1995. 

And, of course, there’s Tax Day in April every year. 

So, it’s hard for me to look forward to April.

Except for one thing –

One of the best things that has happened in my life. 

2nd Daughter was born in April! 

We just celebrated her 27th birthday.  (Wow – no wonder I feel older.)  I made her preferred cake – angel food with strawberries.  It’s one of my favorite recipes to make (see below for your copy of the recipe).

Here’s a picture of her birthday cake.

I’m glad 2nd D. was born in April.  That makes April so much better!

Here’s the recipe I promised you: 2nd D.’s birthday cake –

The Preparation:

  • Buy a round bundt shaped angel food cake
  • Buy 3 pints of strawberries (we like strawberries)
  • Buy one container of Cool Whip (more if you need more)
  • Rinse and slice strawberries
  • Place sliced strawberries in a bowl
  • Sprinkle sugar over the strawberries and cover
  • Place sugared strawberries in refrigerator overnight (or at least for a few hours)

The Presentation:

  • Place the angel food cake on a plate – top down
  • Separate out about 1/2 C. sugared strawberries to decorate with later
  • Ladle remaining sugared strawberries over the top of the cake, into the hole in the middle of the cake, and around the bottom of the cake
  • Dollop Cool Whip around the top of the cake over strawberries
  • Decorate Cool Whip with the 1/2 C. sugared strawberries

Now, this is my kind of cake recipe!

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About grandawn

I work as administrative support in the Oklahoma State University Art Dept. For the past few years, I have been responsible for finances, paperwork, and other decisions for my parents who lived in Texas. Working now to finalize everything after Father's death in 2012 and Mother's death in 2013. I also keep busy blogging, writing children's books, and occasionally shooting commercials. I live in Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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