Have you ever started a letter or an email as if you were still at work. Well I did that with this week blog with the phrase Please help, followed up next by Thank you for your,, Good grief, is that a sign that I have been working way to much? I need some spring weather and a chance to get back out walking in my neighborhood or down at the beach. Being cooped up in the house is not good for the body and soul. I used to look forward to coming to the Cape on vacation and I would get cottage fever when I was younger. It would get really bad and back in Ohio we never had a winter break, we could never afford to do that with all the snow we would get. And spring break wasn't until April most years and wanting the warmth and the sun and sand would just get the better of me. But living here on the Cape I think I am almost worse off, cause I can see it, I can hear, I can smell it, but yet I can not get there. My only solace is that I get to be on that beach as soon as the weather permits, and if I really want to push it, I can get this even with my hat and parka on. But that does not diminish the need to get out of my house, my office, my inclosed space. Away from the computer and take in all that this wonderful place has to offer. WOW can you tell I'm itching to get out. LOL.
Ok, time to plug one of our community non-profit's events. I have mentioned before one of our newer groups reaching out to those in need in the Wellfleet area. The 246 Community Kitchen, will be doing a Concert & Fundraiser at the Wellfleet United Methodist Church on Saturday March 1st at 5pm, a concert by Brent Vernon, featuring Sam. This is a concert that will be great for the entire family. Vernon is a south Florida-based singer, songwriter and ventriloquist, who believes God can use anyone – even the most unlikely among us – to make a difference for good. As a shy kid, Brent never envisioned himself playing concerts and leading worship, but for the past 17 years, his concert ministry has inspired children and adults from coast to coast, in Canada, Australia, Ireland and the Caribbean. The concert will be followed by a pasta and salad dinner in The 246 Community Kitchen to help raise additional money and continue this important endevour in the community. While there is no cost to attend the concert or dinner, we will ask for free will offering to support Brent’s and the Community Kitchen's ministries. This is a great project that is meeting a need in the Wellfleet area. If you are in the area I know Jeff Hyer the brainchild behind this project would love for you to come and be part of this special evening.
Is that all you might ask? just a spit of a memory and a whine of weather and an advertisement? Yup, that's it for this round. Just looking for warmer weather, and a chance to get out and make new memories. Ok, so I'm dying for some fresh mussels also, but I need a day above 32 and low tide that isn't before sunrise or after sunset. Just want some steamed mussels in Cape Cod beer, with some lemon butter on the side, a nice salad and some noodles, Yumm,, Now Im going to have to get something to eat before I head to bed, but yum I can not get past that thought. Ok that is enough, I'll make a check on the lighthouse, fill up the oil tank, trim the wick and clean the lens. Have a great and wonderful, and hope the cabin or cottage fever is not driving you to extremes. But start making your plans for a nice trip and retreat to our old Cape Cod, or if you live here start counting down the days till spring and permanent warmth to replace this wicked weird weather and until have a wonderful until we meet again.
This weeks recipe goes back to that Baptist Church collection that I have come to love. I know I have said this before, but cake is not tops on my list. Given the choice I would chose pie over cake any day, however there are many of you that are cake lovers and so I accommodate you. My wife's aunt still goes to this church and this recipe comes from the current pastor's wife's collection. So if the pastor likes it, it must be good, some would say, it's cause its been blessed, ok a little church humor there. Time to get this show on the road, this is really simple and easy. Hope you enjoy it.
Mix and bake cake according to instructions on box. Must be baked in a 9 X 13 inch pan. Let cake cool for 30 minutes. Make jello by only adding the boling water amount on package. Do not add the cold water. Use fork to poke holes in the entire cake. Pour hot jello over entire top of cake and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Top with Cool Whip.