Saturday, February 23, 2013

February Meeting Features Garden Craft

     The Monroeville Garden Club met on Thursday, February 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Monroeville Presbyterian Church.  Nancy Ziebach was hostess with Jean Booker as co-hostess.

     Following the business session, Pat Hornady led the group in painting a garden ornament which was a butterfly made using a  (re-claimed) spindle as the body and wings cut from metal flashing.

     After the craft activity, members enjoyed Red Velvet Cake,  heart shaped sandwiches of chicken salad , pimento salad, lemonade and coffee.  Seventeen members attended.

Hostesses Jean Booker and Nancy Ziebach


Pat Hornady's Butterfly





Paula Deen's Red Velvet Cake Recipe
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cocoa
1 cup buttermilk
2 oz. red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 lb. butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbs. vinegar

Preheat oven to 350.  Beat eggs, add sugar.  Mix cocoa and food coloring.  Add butter and egg mixture; mix well.  Sift together flour and salt.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.  Blend in vanilla.  In small bowl, combine soda and vinegar and add to mixture.  Pour into three 9 inch round greased and floured pans.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Frosting
1    8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1    stick butter
1    16 oz. box powdered sugar
1     tsp vanilla
1/2  cup chopped pecans

Combine all ingredients except nuts and beat until fluffy.  Fold in nuts.  Frost cake.

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