Breakfast Cake Recipe


Resa wanted breakfast cake this morning.  As I was mixing the ingredeints my mind wandered to the first time I made this for Mat.  I wanted to impress him by cooking something for breakfast.  Well, needless to say, it was a FLOP!!!

Somehow, I managed to switch the baking powder for baking SODA.  Not only did it not rise but the taste was completely off.  Yet even with that first cooking disaster he didn’t run from the house screaming.  Instead he stayed for even more cooking mishaps.  I can honestly say that he did not marry me for my cooking 🙂


4 Tablespoons shortening or butter

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/2 cup milk

1 cup flour, sifted

1/2 cup sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Melt shortening (or butter), cool slightly.  Mix in egg and milk.  Sift dry ingredients together.  Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture.  Stir only long enough to remove lumps.  Pour batter into greased in 8 inch square pan.  Bake 10-15 minutes. 


Everytime I make this recipe it brings back memories.  It was a treat when Mama Griffin or Mom made this for us.  I love it slathered with butter and a cup of coffee, but it is also good with strawberry jam.  Of course, Resa’s favorite is plain. 

Product Review for Toms Shoes

I am the queen of flip flops – not out of love but necessity mainly.

With my MS I personally find I can’t stand when my feet or neck get hot.

It is also a lot easier for me to slip on a pair of flip flops rather than tennis shoes as my everyday shoe.

With winter here my husband had a fit that I was still wearing flip flops. At the time my balance was too bad to even consider wearing my winter boots.

Another friend with MS told me about Toms and how she LOVES the shoes.

So off to the store Resa and I went. I do believe I have found my new everyday shoe. Not only are they easy to slip on, they look really cute and are comfortable.

The shoes are lightweight, which is a must for me, but the soles are comfortable with just enough cushion to your walk.

I am very hard on shoes because of the way I walk. With the balance problems of MS I tend to walk on the inside of feet. Shoe soles tend to wear out very fast for me but so far the Toms are still holding up very well with minimal signs of wear.

They also look cuter with jeans than a pair of flip flops. This summer I may just have to try out a pair of sandals. 🙂

I also liked that Toms has a One for One program. With every pair of shoes you purchase they help someone in need.

Don’t worry guys, they have a men’s line as well.

Toms also has boots and sandals available.