Perfect Late Spring Day Well except for the noise!

Danish Orange Cake

This is a moist and sweet orange cake. I do not know where it originated from, but it was a recipe that my mother had written down probably in the 1960’s

Source: Jean Losey-Mom
Cook: 70 minutes


  • 1 cup oleo or butter
  • 3 cups of Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup of sour milk*
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 2 t orange peel
  • 2 cups of raisin (optional)
  • 1 cup of orange juice (I ended up using part Orange juice and part Lime Juice)


  • Cream the following

  • 1 cup oleo or butter

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • ————————————-

  • Add alternating

  • 1 ½ sour milk*

  • 4 cups flour

  • 2 t baking soda

  • mix well and make sure you scrap the bottom of the bowl to mix all the flour in.

  • ————————————

  • Stir in

  • 2 t orange peel

  • 2 c raisins [optional]

  • ———————————————

  • Instructions:

  • Bake in a tube pan (Bundt pan) at 350 to 375 for 70 minutes

  • Remove to plate while warm and pour the following mixture over top

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • *Sour milk: To make 1 cup sour milk for baking, use 1 T vinegar or lemon juice in 1 cup of milk. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes before using. This will give the right amount of acidity for the recipe.

I missed day 4 of the photo challenge, but here is day 5 of may photo challenge Earth

I need to remember that the key to drinking more water experiment is to drink more water. #mpc

glass of ice water

Today I took a photo 🎞📸 Day 2 of photo challenge.

This morning I woke up and I looked at the weather then I looked at the calendar then I looked at weather and I said 🤬. It’s almost May it shouldn’t be in the 40’s

Mom's Spaghetti

Mom’s Spaghetti

Source: Jean Losey-Mom
Servings: Many
Prep: Unknown
Cook: 1 hour minimum


  • Brown and drain
  • 1. 1 lb hamburger
  • 2. 1 lb hot sausage
  • 3 ½ chopped onion
  • 4. Minced garlic
  • —————————-
  • Add to browned meat
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1 large can tomato sauce
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 large can crushed tomatoes-may need to add this item.)
  • ——————-
  • Add to sauce by taste
  • Salt, pepper, oregano, basil and Italian seasoning
  • Bring all to boil, than turn to low and allow to cook for an hour or so.


  1. Brown the first four ingredients
  2. Drain and toss the liquid
  3. Add the tomato paste
  4. Stir and cook for a minute
  5. Add the cans of Tomato Sauce and Dice Tomatoes.
  6. Bring to simmer then turn burner down to low and let it cook, stirring occasionally
  7. Add basil, oregano, salt and Italian seasoning to taste.
  8. Serve hot over spaghetti noodles


You can add the crush tomatoes if you want, but they are usually not needed.

A Poem by Rod McKuen that caught my eye this morning.

This tells me I need to add more fiction to my reading/listening list.

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