My adorable daughter. She is so talented with hair and makeup http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa_oRjyIzKk
3 cups sugar
6 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup sour cream
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
Cream together sugar and butter, add egg yolks, beat well. Blend in lemon juice, zest, vanilla and sour cream. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to batter, beat until combined. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Pour into a greased and floured bunt pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
The other day my husband and I were trying to have a conversation with our children about our plans for the summer. Our summer plans since 1997 have been Maine.
We have made many friends there and it is our tradition.
We thought that maybe our children have tired of it and thought they would like to travel to some new spots.
Well, we were dead wrong. It set our two oldest children into a tailspin. These were some of their comments in between terror and tears.
What do you mean no Maine?, We have to go to Maine…it is not summer without Maine. I hate you, I can’t believe you are doing this to us. I don’t care about seeing the world, I just care about Maine.
My husband and I looked at each other and shrugged…and I said ” Okay. Maine Forever!”.