P is for Pop!

I just returned last night from a week in Southern California. This is my dear old Pop. He is 92 years old and he is living with my sister Kathy and her family. We had lunch together on Sunday and enjoyed some story telling from him on his family’s escape out of Russia to Persia in the early 30’s and his time living in Iran before he, my mom and sister Kathy immigrated to the U.S.A. I provided dessert for our meal together which happened to be a pastry ring that looked a lot like this Bear Claw Pastry I bought from the same bakery on Saturday morning on my way to the hospital to see my BIL. Proof is in the Pudding on my re-fluffing.

The name of this bakery caught my eye because of Pondside’s name for her husband on her blog…The Great Dane!

My Pop had stood up from the table to go get more comfortable as my sister opened the box that the pastry ring came in and he looked at it and promptly sat down again saying “Oh!” He really enjoyed the pastry with soft yummy dough like my mom used to bake.

Since we are on the letter P for ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and carried on by Roger and the ABC team here are a few more P’s I encountered in Southern California.

I was staying with my sister Vera in Huntington Beach and took a walk down to the beach my last morning in town where these palm trees line PCH (Pacific Coast Highway).

My BIL is still in very serious condition and I thank you for your prayers, a very powerful P word. Prayers are supporting my BIL, sister and their children as they pass through this storm. In the midst of the storm God is our Peace.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 (ESV)

Foodie Friday ~ Cherry Platz

It’s time to get your cooking on for Foodie Friday. Gollum at Designs by Gollum is our trusty hostess for this event. Oh I forgot the theme this week is cakes but this can qualify as a big sheet cake or we’ll call it coffee cake!


I decided to try Betty R.’s recipe for Cookie Sheet Cherry Platz for my treat for our Women’s Bible Study this Friday. To see the whole recipe and Betty’s pretty Platz click on over to the Mennonite Girls Can Cook Blog. Here are my collages from my prep and the results…


I should have followed Betty’s lead and used a can and a half of the filling. I felt mine was a little short.


This recipe makes a nice large cookie sheet of Platz to cut up and serve a crowd. I hope the ladies like it. It sure looks good enough to eat!

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