Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Today is the first day of summer!

Considering that our temps have been over 100 for weeks now -- I look at the first day of summer as being closer to monsoon season and the rains here in AZ. There are usually some very intense and dramatic thunderstorms during monsoon season -- including torrential rainfall which can cause short-term (but FAST) flooding. Our first summer here I went in to get my hair cut. The sun was shining when I went in, but the rain started while I was in the hair salon. When I left (maybe 40 minutes later?) the parking lot was flooded past my ankles!

But, in the honor of the first official day of summer - I'm going to make a watermelon cake today. Just a white cake, colored with cherry Kool-Aid, with some mini chocolate chips mixed in to look like seeds. Then, frosted with green around the edges (rind) and pink on top with more mini chocolate chips sprinkled over the top. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to use a boxed cake mix, or one from scratch? If I use a box, I'll end up with 2 cakes - which I could share with the neighbors? Hmmm, maybe I'll do that!

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