I’ve had all kinds of plans running around in my head for Valentines Day this year. As I have mentioned, I’ve been making cards for people all over the world. I did not, however, get around to making any for my own special people and I didn’t get out shopping either, due to the nasty weather.
Normally what I do is make a special supper with a Valentine type of dessert. I had a really busy day Tuesdsay, and have the same problem today (Valentines Day), so I needed something simple to make. We’re going to have a chicken stirfry with rice. I got to go grocery shopping yesterday, but was never alone long enough to sneak even a card into the basket. I got distracted by various sales, and while trying to stay within my budget, I completely forgot the little extras I needed to pull of what I had planned. My guys are going to think I just don’t care about them!
Last night I decided I’d make a Tomato Soup Cake. It’s at least red….sort of, and it will be a treat for their lunch as it does pack easily. I mentioned it on Facebook and was surprised to find someone who didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. Perhaps she’s just too young as it was a staple when I was growing up and I used to make it for my boys. Well, hey, they are 50 and 41 now, so it is an old recipe. I’ve decided to share it here, as a special treat to all of you who have not had the pleasure.
Tomato Soup Cake
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 can Campbell’s tomato soup (do not substitute!)
1 1/3 cup flour (scant)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 to 1 cup raisins
Cream sugar into shortening. Mix in the beaten egg and the soup.
Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the raisins.
Pour into a greased and floured 8 inch pan and
Bake at 350F for 1 hour.
Happy Valentines Day
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