Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cinderella and Glass Slippers and recipes for the Ball

Well, okay, maybe not too much on the glass slipper side, but I did want to share some fun Cinderella paintings, graphics and vintage pictures.
Let's get started! 

"I'm having a wicked shoe craving."
- Buffy, The Vampire Slayer

To serve at the ball:
Orange Kiss-Me Cake
1 orange
1 Cup seedless raisins
1/2 Cup walnuts
1 Yellow Cake boxed mix
2 Cups powdered sugar                    Preheat oven to 350'

> Grease two 9" round cake pans. Line with waxed paper on the bottom. Grease waxed paper.
> Squeeze juice from orange, reserving 1/4 Cup juice, orange rind and pulp.
>Using food chopper with fine blade, grind reserved orange rind and pulp, raisins, walnuts. Set aside.
> Prepare cake mix as directed on box label.
> Fold raisin/walnut mixture into cake batter. Pour batter into cake pans.
> Bake 30 - 35 minutes until cake tester comes out clean.
> Cool on racks 10 minutes; remove from pans onto racks and peel off the waxed paper. Cool.

> In small bowl, with fork, stir powdered sugar and reserved orange juice until smooth. Spread on top layers of cake, then stack layers.
> Garnish with paper thin orange slices.

"If you are not willing to risk the unusual,
you will have to settle for the ordinary."
- Jim Rohn

a fun coloring page with a puzzle for little ones:

"Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased.
Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken.
But it is inscribed on a heart
and there it shall remain forever."
- unknown

a few of my bottlecap magnets for sale at:

Here's a recipe for my favorite appetizer:
Hot Olive Cheese Puffs
3 Tablespoons soft butter
1 Cup grated sharp cheese (I prefer CoJack)
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt (I usually don't add this)
2 1/2 dozen stuffed, medium green olives (helps if these have been patted dry)

> Blend butter and cheese. Mix in flour, paprika and salt (if desired).
> Shape into balls, about 1 teaspoon dough around each olive.
> Wrap in foil, freeze.
> When ready to serve, unwrap amount desired. Put on ungreased baking sheet.
> Bake at 400' for 10 - 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
> Serve warm. Makes about 30.

Keep these frozen and on hand for unexpected company.
About 1/3 of this recipe, when baked, never makes it to the guests.
I LOVE these cheese olive balls!

Well, here is a last vintage Cinderella picture for you, and finally a glass slipper!

"Some say you will be old enough
to start reading fairy tales again."
- C.S.Lewis

and here are some Cinderella slippers!


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