Happy Friday, TSSM! Summer has been great so far…we hope this weekend will continue the trend! There are some awesome events in the area. Enjoy the beautiful weather.
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“All In” Lacrosse Clinic for kids and teens is this weekend! Hosted at Ward Street Fields, Division 1 Lacrosse Coaches, College Players, and US Navy SEALs will be teaching lax skills. This event will raise funds for Naval Special Warfare families. Visit here to sign up for a fun event!
Mary Poppins Jr. will be showing at the Cohasset Town Hall Theatre. Sounds supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! For more info look here!
Outdoor viewing of Jaws at Kiwanis Harbor Park in Marshfield to kick off Shark Week! Bring a few lawn chairs and snacks for some family fun.
Love cars? The Quirk Cars roundup is this Sunday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. There will be cars from all eras, food, music, and more!
The weekly farmer’s markets are in Braintree and Hingham! Head over to pick up some fresh food while meeting local artisans and vendors. Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of local fish and fruit.
Where we live, history is everywhere! The Bradford House and the King Caesar House are open for house tours throughout the summer months. Teach your little ones the importance of history by seeing where these families lived and playing hands-on activities with the little ones!
Have you stopped by the Hangout at Union Point? They are constantly hosting fun events! This weekend and next, Portobello Road, a Chestnut Hill-based boutique in Boston, will have their popup shop here. They are offering deals to those who stop by all weekend long!
Barefoot Contessa Recipe
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1-1/2 sticks) at room temperature
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 extra-large eggs at room temperature
- 3/4 cup sour cream at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- For the Filling for Each Cake:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream (1/2 pint), chilled
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two 8-inch cake pans
Cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. On medium speed, add the eggs, one at a time, then the sour cream, zests, and vanilla, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix well. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. On low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine just until smooth.
Pour the batter evenly into the pans, smooth the tops with a spatula, and bake in the center of the oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then remove to wire racks and let cool to room temperature.
To make the filling for one cake, whip the cream by hand or in a mixer until firm; add the sugar and vanilla. Slice one of the cakes in half with a long, sharp knife. Place the bottom slice of the cake on a serving platter, spread with half of the whipped cream, and scatter with sliced strawberries. Cover with the top slice of the cake and spread with the remaining cream. Decorate with strawberries.
Copyright 2001, Barefoot Contessa Parties! by Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, All Rights Reserved
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