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Monday, October 3, 2022

“Just Roll with It” Serving up Recipes and Humor

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Hello everyone! Beautiful weather we have been having. I’m counting down til Halloween, all the little kid’s trick or treating and dressing up brings a smile to my face. Speaking of smiles, when you have grandkids, you have lots of smiles. We all love the watch them at ballgames, cheering, and just being with them makes you smile.

This story is about my brother, Larry. He has a whole herd of grandkids and when Leah calls and tells her Papaw she is getting baptized and wants him to come, of course, he would go. It’s at First Baptist in Fort Smith, Papaw. He would be there. So, the next Sunday, he and Peggy get ready to go see this milestone in Leah’s life. They get to the church, go in, and try to find a seat. They are waiting for the baptizing to start, nothing going on. Peggy text Leah’s mom, Kelly, and tells her we missed the baptizing. Kelly says, no, I’m here and it hasn’t started. My brother, Peggy, and Raylee wait patiently, still no baptizing going on. Now if they were in a pentecostal church, they would have known when there was a baptism. That’s all I’m going to say. More texts, and guess what? They were at Grand Avenue Baptist Church instead of the Ft. Smith Baptist Church. They missed the whole thing, but they did get to fill out a visitor card and hear some good preaching.

Is my family the only ones who do crazy things? Glad Leah got baptized, sorry my brother missed it. Oh, there will be more, oh no, you usually only get baptized once, haha!

Oh no, it’s not just our family. When Jacob and Loren got married, Gina Epperson, my friend, my boss, missed the whole ceremony. She did come to the right venue and she did get there in time to eat at the reception. I mean who doesn’t look at the invitation and make sure the time of the wedding? I will tell you who, Gina Epperson! I like being early for everything or at least on time.

Since I’m on my brother’s case, did I tell y’all about the time my brother was stationed in Panama and they decided to have a yard sale? Keep in mind he’s six foot tall and a big-boned guy. When the people started coming to the sale, one of them picked up a pair of his jeans and he heard them say “grande!! grande!! grandee!!” We still laugh at that story.

This week’s recipe is inside-out cake. The first time I had this cake was when Carolyn Smith made it at a church dinner. I have loved it ever since.

INSIDE OUT CAKE
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup water
3/4 cup oil
1 can coconut pecan frosting
Grease and flour bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients and bake 45 minutes. You can use different cake mixes and icings. This one is the best in my opinion. You do put the canned frosting in the cake mix and mix it up.

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