December 22, 2011

Holiday Cheer - Pistachio Cake

First things first, I have to send out a BIG kudos to the U. S. Post Office and in particular, the Deer Park, TX branch.  On Monday, my granddaughter, aged 4, scribbled on a piece of paper and proclaimed it a letter for Santa. She insisted we put the letter in the mailbox.  I folded the paper in half and wrote, For Santa.  She didn't sign it and we didn't have our address on it.  I saw the mailman come to our mailbox and take the mail.  Then Lacey and I went out to check the mail.  She was upset that the letter was gone, but I explained that the mailman was taking it to Santa, that was his job (I guess she thought Santa would pick it up himself). Anyway, today, in the mail, Lacey received a letter from Santa, thanking her for her letter. Since we didn't put her name on the letter, it was addressed to "Dear Friend," but it had our address on the envelope.  In all the years I've sent letters to Santa, I don't recall getting an answer back, so this was a huge surprise and let me tell you, Lacey is a Santa FAN! (For proof, check out this youtube video of her taken last year, while waiting for the Deer Park Fire Dept.'s Santa Visit)  She was excited by the letter! So, thank you, Post Office, for making a little girl very happy!

Secondly, congrats to Jerrica for winning last week's drawing.  This week's prize a copy of my two related Christmas Stories: THE PRICELESS GIFT and A GIFT BEYOND ALL MEASURE. These will be sent as PDF books.  So be sure to leave your comments to be eligible. I'll draw a winner next Wednesday, December 28th.

Pistachio Cake


1 box yellow cake mix
1 large box instant pistachio pudding
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
¼ cup oil
Cinnamon/sugar mixed to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a Bundt pan.
Mix together cake mix, pistachio pudding, eggs, sour cream and oil.
Pour 1/3 batter into pan. Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat layers.
Lightly sprinkle top with cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Bake 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Hanukkah is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God's image. ~Suzanne Fields


Anonymous said...

What a sweet story. Made me really smile! Merry Christmas.

Becky said...

That was a very nice thing that the post office did for your granddaughter.

Congrats Jerrica!

Merry Christmas!