My Two Favorite Girls, 8-10-21

Jenny and Hazel

The colonoscopy is over for another 5 years! Hallelujah! I think yesterday’s prep was the worst one I’ve ever done – no kidding. I was still pretty sleepy when I got home so Hazel and I took a nap in the chair. Then it was time for birthday cake – Happy Birthday, Becky!

The recipe is in the Goat Gazette Cookbook but here it is for those of you who asked.

We made this cake for every single camp we ever held – it’s my “go to” cake every time.

We are praying for rain here in North Iowa.

21 thoughts on “My Two Favorite Girls, 8-10-21

  1. Carolyn Meadows

    Did I read the recipe correctly? Do you put the uncooked egg yolks in the icing? Do you keep the cake in the refrigerator?

  2. Kathy Hanson

    Glad to hear you are done!! Hope your results are Aok!! Your “girls”
    Are beautiful!

  3. Paula Nordt

    We’ve had a whole summer of rain, but after two weeks of dry weather in the high 90’s, we again could use some rain.

  4. Shirley

    Yum. Can one still purchase the Goat Gazette cookbook?
    Let me know how if so.
    The girls are beautiful and no w they nder the smiles with the luscious cake.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo in Wyoming – oh, of course Hazel got some and licked the plates, too!

  5. Gloria from CC

    Thank you for reminding me that the cake recipe is in the Goat Gazette recipe book. That is my “go to” recipe book. I don’t bake very often but I will try this recipe.
    We had 7.6” of rain here Sunday night! Just a mile south of us had 9”. We needed the rain desperately but that was a little much too fast. The pond overflowed and took everything on the beach back out into the pond. We’ve been here 21 years and have never seen anything like it.
    Happy Birthday Becky from one August 10th baby to another!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Gloria from CC – oh my goodness! Now that’s a lot of rain! We didn’t even get one tenth!! I can’t imagine getting 7.6” of rain!!

  6. Kathy in western NY

    Happy Birthday Becky and nice to see families sharing a good cake together.
    Glad you did the right thing Mary and safe guarding your health with the colonoscopy. Prep is an annoyance for one day but then you sleep and never feel a thing during procedure. It’s funny but I will always remember the conversation I had in January 2020 with a doctor when I was with my husband after he finished his colonoscopy. I just briefly said glad this is over for another 5 years cause I am hearing about a deadly virus. He replied “ It’s serious and we will be in dire shape here taxing our health care workers and hospitals if it arrives from Europe.” I never forgot that statement as two weeks later someone a family member knew arrived home from Italy after a two week vacation and was hospitalized with serious complications from the virus.
    And the rest is history as they say.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy in western NY – wonder if the people who went to Italy got Covid, too, or just brought it home to friends and family. What a shame.

  7. Lois Ann Johnson

    I had a cake recipe similar to yours years ago called: “Toffee Bar Coffee Cake.” Now I need to get it out and compare it to yours. Either way, I am sure they are both delicious! The Summer of 2021 is going much too quickly! It has been a wonderful summer even with the threat of Covid-19 still hanging over our heads. Bailey has settled into life here with me (she’s been here 2 years) and has learned many new things since then. We celebrated her 4th birthday in May. I love showing people what a good dog she is. We are changing hearts and minds about pit bulls–that they do not have to be afraid of them. It’s all in how they are raised and loved!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Lois Ann – what wonderful news about Bailey! You have really put in the time and effort with her and it shows!!

  8. Deb

    I saved that recipe – sounds wonderful! Glad your test is over — my last one was the worst yet, too. The prep is by far the worst. We are beyond desperate for rain here in Northern California — its awful, and with the fires its even worse. We just sold our home in the foothills – the fire danger was WAY too high, but mainly its due to health concerns. We are too old to handle a property that requires lot of work to keep up. Just bought a home down here — what an experience THAT was! I don’t know how people who have small down payments are able to buy here in California. The house we bought is just under 1500 sq ft & we bid over asking price up to $475K and luckily the seller took our offer — over others who had higher sales prices. Never been in this situation before & this is the last house we’ll buy, too stressful!

  9. Jessica in Florida

    So happy your procedure is over. My last colonoscopy prep about killed me! HA ar one point I could’ve sworn the toilet seat became part of my body. When I went in for the procedure and told the nurse how it went (she asked!), she looked in my chart and said, “Wow…you had the gentle prep.” WHAT?!?!

    Sending lots of birthday wishes to Becky and love to you all.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jessica in Florida – I swear I will never do that prep ever again! I know exactly what you mean about feeling like you’re part of the toilet seat!! Haha!

  10. Peggy Thompson

    Oh Mary, I, understand. I, too, had a colonoscopy about 2 weeks ago and it was horrible!! So, sick from the prep!!! We’re also praying for rain in central Missouri near Lake of the Ozarks. It’s terribly dry here!!

  11. Diane and Squeak

    The prep should not be that horrible. If you are at LOW risk, you can do that test that the little blue guy advertises on TV. It is called Cologuard, an at home Colon Cancer test. Also, don’t forget Flushable wipes!
    My friend has to have one every two years. He said eat lightly the day before the prep and it is better.
    Love the picture of Jenny and Hazel.

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