Monday, February 16, 2009

Washington's Birthday


Do you do anything to celebrate President's Day (which in fact is technically titled "Washington's Birthday")? Neither did I until this year. First, I studied the Constitution (and PS - Wikipedia is an AWESOME resource - great explanations for those tricky to understand articles and clauses). I still have a few Amendments to go through, but I'm glad I took the opportunity to read up.


Also, I decided to follow Martha's idea and make one of Washington's and Lincoln's favorites - hoecakes (farmers used to actually make them on their hoes!). Let me tell you - DELISH! Highly recommended with butter and honey. Next year I think I'll incorporate a cherry dessert...


And check out this other cute idea from that clever Martha.

7 comments:

AaReAn said...

what a great idea! I always wanted to do something special for presidents day since I don't think people really appreciate or understand why we even have that holiday! I will do that next year! Thanks for the tip-a-roo! how are you guys doing in good ole' ID.?!?!

Melissa Tiek said...

Mmmmm. Those look sooo good. I can practically taste them right now. I am salivating...

kannie said...

Very cool!!! So appropriate, too! :-) And what a great picture - you manage to make a stack of hoecakes a work of art! :-)

megan... said...

i've never had a president's day tradition, but I think that the reading the constitution is a fabulous idea. And some day I'll make my sister-in-law's cake...
http://katiedid.squarespace.com/katie-did-journal/2008/2/18/happy-presidents-day.html

Rachel said...

All I have to say is I SO WANT TO EAT THAT RIGHT NOW!!!

mindyk said...

CUTE

Bart and Krista said...

I do love Washington's Birthday. It's actually the same day as my brother's b-day so I never forget it. Next year I'll have to make those hotcakes for Barty. I LOVE your bag and apron you made. You are so crafty, Karla.