Tomorrow is potluck day at church! YES! I LOVE LOVE LOVE potlucks! For someone like me who loves recipes and to try new food, it is SO much fun attending a potluck! Especially at church when all the older women make recipes they've been making for years....that is why whenever you see a church cookbook or a community cookbook, BUY IT! They are full of good 'ol recipes that you can just count on to have extreme comfort food! Our church has some pretty awesome older ladies, they are just so sweet and kind and you can learn so very much from them. It is a true blessing for me to sit and visit with older people. It is a generation and quality of people, that sadly, we will never probably see again. These older people have been through wars and depression and seen so very much and I love to hear their stories and their wisdom. Can you imagine what they have seen in their years, as technology has progressed so much? I am amazed at technology and don't know how to figure half of it out, I can't imagine what that generation thinks! I have been blessed my whole life to still have my grandparents(except one) and I have the best relationship with them and it is so fun to watch them be grandparents now to my children! They get spoiled even more than I do! That generation has respect and loyalty and morals and kindness and have worked hard their whole lives and feel blessed to have every single thing they own. They wouldn't think twice about disrespecting authority(be parents or teachers or law), like so many kids do these days. They are genuine and they truly care about people, about this nation, about everything. I know there are still plenty of terrific kids these days, but some kids just amaze me at their outlooks on life and how they think everyone owes them something and they have no respect for anyone. I really do believe the theory that if you have to work hard to get something that you will appreciate it so much more than if it were just given to you. Anyways, I could talk forever about this topic, but the next time you have an opportunity to visit with an older person, or help them, just see how much you are blessed by it and it will also bless them!
On to the recipe! This is a very simple lemon bundt cake that I found on allrecipes, it is much like the one I posted for my daughter's birthday, but even easier and this one has sprite in it. It does not have a frosting, but I think a simple lemon glaze would be great. I plan to just dust it with powdered sugar and keep it light.
Lemon Bundt Cake
1 pkg lemon cake mix
1small pkg instant lemon pudding mix
3/4C vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 10inch bundt pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix, then stir in oil. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sprite. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35min(mine took 50min), or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 20min and invert onto serving dish.