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Jenna: Video report and upside-down cake

Jenna: Video report and upside-down cake

(Post was originally for 6/28/10 but the video wouldn’t upload. Oh the joys. :] )

Deerfield, Kan. – The exciting news for the day is that our friends, the Rathes, who are on the road with the New Holland Harvest Support crew, are now parked next to us! (Read more about the Rathes on a previous blog: Rathes) Since the harvest support trailer is stationed in Garden City, we talked the Rathes into staying here in Deerfield with us for the couple of days that they’ll be around. It’s definitely fun having them as neighbors. The girls, Brooklyn and Jillian, even helped me with supper, and there’s a recipe for the dessert that we made at the bottom of this post.

Here’s a video with the wheat report for the day. (Decided to mix it up a little.) Sorry about the low quality – it’s the best I could do with my internet connection!

Below is a recipe for our family’s version of the classic upside-down cake. The recipe was given to my great-grandma, when she was on harvest, from the wife of a farmer who my great-grandparents cut for in Medicine Lodge, Kan. Since then, it’s sort of become a dessert staple during harvest for our family. I remember Mom making it when I was little…now I’ve got helpers making it with me.

Upside-down Cake

1 large can of crushed or sliced pineapple
1 large can of cherry pie filling
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter or margarine

1. Pour pineapple into bottom of a greased 9×13 pan
2. Pour cherry pie filling in top
3. Sprinkle box of cake mix over top (dry)
4. Slice stick of butter over top
5. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees

Pineapple upside down cake
Brooklyn and Jillian taking care of steps one and two of the upside-down cake recipe.

Pineapple upside down cake
Now step three (which was surprisingly less messier than I expected – they did good!).

Pineapple upside down cakeStep four.

Cake Callie displays the final product.

Jenna Zeorian can be reached at jenna@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2010 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

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3 Comments
  • Michelle in Hoxie
    Posted at 19:54h, 29 June

    Keep up the wonderful photos, Jenna! Hope the weather holds out for you guys!

    Do you drain the pineapple for the cake? Thinking of making it for the 4th! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jenna
    Posted at 05:11h, 30 June

    Michelle, I usually just pour a whole can of crushed pineapple in (undrained). But when I made it the other day, I used sliced (drained). So either way I guess! :]

    It would definitely be a good 4th of July dessert – if you try it, let me know what you think! And thank you for the well-wishes!

  • Robbie
    Posted at 03:56h, 02 July

    Awesome to see another young person interested in agriculture! I have loved it since I was "knee high." I listened to your interview today spraying in our family fields in Aneta, ND. You the best interview of the day! Great job. As you reported, wheat here on the edge of the Red River Valley is looking very good as well. Check our family farm blog at Griggsdakota.blogspot.com for specific details, or you can always email me and ask. Farm kids stick together!