Friday, February 26, 2010

Every year around spring The Wizard of Oz is shown on tv. It has been for as long as I can remember.

What a time. Back then, (here I go again on my "I'm so old and the world just isn't the same" rant) when a program was on tv, it was a pretty big deal to make sure you were available to sit and watch the whole thing. There was no pausing for bathroom breaks or getting up to grab a salty snack unless it was a commercial. It was important to see as much of the show as possible because it wasn't going to be seen again for a whole year.
With my picture perfect short term memory, I'm curious how I retained any of these annual program events.

But they stuck. From the "I didn't know you were gonna kill it!" in the opening scene of The Great Pumpkin to the scariest scene (to me) from Oz, where the petrified lion runs crying down the hallway and jumps out the window, some scenes really stuck with me.

This is my childhood neighbor and (still) good friend Leah and me at our annual viewing of The Wizard of Oz together.

Like our matching jammies and my toes?

It must be the window scene.

Speaking of rainbows, I made these yesterday after being inspired (or copying rather) a recipe in a magazine. I just wanted to know if it would work because in my experience, nothing made at home from a magazine ever looks as good as it does in the picture.

Though time consuming, they came out ok I think.

I used an angel food cake mix instead of white because that was all I had.

I love cake batter. Yellow, chocolate, it's so yummy and sweet.

Don't eat the raw batter of angel food cake. I continued to be the perfect role model for my kids as I spit my taste out into the sink while they immediately followed, vowing not to even sniff the lovely finished product.

Except Katie. She loved the batter and the cake.

She's my Toto.


  1. Those look yummy! The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite movie.

  2. If Katie isn't a picture of you, I don't know who is.

  3. Cupcakes look great!And in that pic, Katie looks a bit like her Aunt Maureen,too.Still remember the yearly showing of The Wizard of Oz(wait for the tv to warm up!),but I was more scarred of the flying monkeys!