“The trees began to whisper and the wind began to roll and in the wild March morning I heard them call my soul.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
I hope March blew in like a lamb in your area, and that she will leave in the same manner. But, in North Central West Virginia, she blew in like a lion. Bringing rain, snow, black clouds, and then, a little sun.
“First a howling blizzard woke us, then the rain came down to soak us, and now, before the eye can focus…Crocus. ~ Lilja Rogers
So, to create my own sunshine, I made a lovely pot of tea and a wonderful cake. Cake gives sunshine to the dreariest March day. And, when it is enjoyed with tea and a great book ~ ordinary becomes extraordinary. Just in case you would also like to enjoy my cake, here is the recipe. It is truly the easiest cake ever, plus delicious. You mix this cake by hand, in one bowl and do not even have to grease the pan. Easy, as can be.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 (20 oz.) can of undrained crushed pineapple
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda.
Be sure to mix this cake by hand. Beat eggs, stir in sugars and undrained pineapple. Stir in flour and baking soda. Pour in an ungreased 13x9x2 inch pan. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 35-45 minutes. Cool and frost.
1 (3oz.) package of cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups confectioners sugar.
Cream cheese and butter, with mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar and mix well. Spread on cooled cake.
Note: This makes a thin layer of frosting. If you like lots of frosting, double the frosting recipe.
So, should you be seeing cloudy skies this morning, and hearing March winds blowing ~ take heart. Spring is coming soon to your neighborhood. But until it does, find a great book, make a pot of tea and bake my cake. You will be happy you did.
~ William Wordsworth
“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”
Thanks for visiting. Wishing you a glorious weekend, and a beautiful month of March !
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13 thoughts on “March Winds”
Oh that cake sounds wonderful! We had 60 MPH gusts of wind yesterday, but sunny. Stay warm!
Enjoy the cake, Penny. More winter weather on the way for today and tomorrow.
Sandra, I love your “cake makes its own sunshine”… That it does. I hope you are copied up with plenty of cake and tea this weekend. Xo Lidy
Thanks for visiting, Lidy. We will need cake today and tomorrow – more winter weather on the way.
That wind was fierce late on Thursday night and into Friday! A good weekend, overall, to enjoy tea and cake.
More winter on the way for you and me, Rita. The cake is gone, but will be making lots of tea.
Sandra, the cake sounds scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to make this for my Easter dinner. Enjoy your day!!!
Thanks for visiting, Shannon. You will love the cake, it is so easy.
Sandra, your cake sounds delicious. Cozying up with a pot of tea, a slice of your cake, and a great book is a fun afternoon, in my opinion. Thank you for the beauty you share with us. Hugs ~
Ah, Pam thank you so much. Hugs for you also, and stay warm. Winter is returning here today and tomorrow.
Reading your blog is like opening a Victoria magazine. I feel the serenity and beauty of lovely poems and beautiful pictures. It’s a lovely feeling.
Bonnie: Thank you so much. Your words are dear to me, and are truly one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. Blessings, my friend.
What a cute quote from Lija Rogers, I like it!
You’ve certainly created your own sunshine in this post. That pineapple cake looks pretty scrumptious. And you end it all with my favourite bit of Wordsworth! Thank you!! xox
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