The Cartoon of the Week summer hiatus is over. Lots of good ideas stockpiled during the break. With my current heavy workload I can’t guarantee a new one every week but I’ll not let it go more than two weeks.
The air here in Chicago is cold, damp and fallish already. It’s like the summer switch was suddenly turned to the “off” position when we hit September. Good weather for staying in, getting a ton of work done. Also baking is great to do right now — it takes the chill out of the house without having to turn the heat on prematurely. Fall squashes are starting to arrive, or try my current favorite coffeecake treat:
Grandma’s Plum Cake. It’s the tail end of the Italian plum season – grab them while you still can. Spray an 8 or 9″ baking pan with Pam or the like. Take a roll of Pillsbury crescent rolls – don’t separate them, just roll the dough out on the floor of the pan. Wash and cut the plums in half, laying them cut side up on the dough. In a separate bowl, using a fork, mix 3T softened butter, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup flour until crumbly, then spread that out on top of the plums. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 to 40 minutes. Mmmmmm. Life doesn’t get better than a fall sweatshirt and a piece of Grandma’s Plum Cake. Enjoy.