Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Have A Cup-Cake

I'm sure you've heard of this before....today I made a chocolate cake in a mug. I haven't eaten it yet, but it looks good.

First, you mix the following in the mug:
4 T flour
4 T sugar
2 T cocoa
After mixing dry ingredients, add:
One Egg
Mix well, then add:
3 T milk
3 T oil
Mix well again, then add:
A "splash" of vanilla
(about 1/2 teas)
Mix well again and microwave on "high" or 1000 watts for 3 minutes. Here's a pic whilst it "baked."
Let cool in mug about 1 minute...it shrinks back down into the cup.

Once cake is cool, about 15-20 minutes, frost if desired. You may also add a tablespoon of chocolate chips before putting in microwave....mine is sans chips.

Since I began this post, Mom and I tried our cakes. It's not bad...it would be fun for kids to make. The cake is quite heavy, and definitely needs a little frosting for flavor.

Since it's a rainy day here, I'm off to the basement sewing room. Last weekend I took the remainder of my stuff that I had stored in the drawers and closet in my mom's room downstairs. You wouldn't believe it...I know I can't. I'm not sure how I got it all packed in there, but I know one thing for sure....I need to thin out the stash. I've put some cotton and yarn aside for my neighbor, who is always tickled with hand-me-downs. I hope she has a spare room ready.

I promise to show before and after pictures of my endeavor....which I'm sure will take some time. In the meantime, I'm happy for the rain, which is making the grass green, green, green.



"
To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug." ~ Helen Keller

I couldn't agree more, Helen.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter


"....be still and know that I am God."
Easter Greetings to you all. My good intentions included a post sometime last week....but you know the story. As I sat down to type tonight, this little sweetie greeted me, so I took her picture. I have never named the little doll I treated myself to some 15 years ago. I came across her at a fabric store, I think. It was a real challenge to keep her for myself and not share her with Emily. As I look at her now, she looks like an Annabelle to me.


While I was thinking of what to pack for the Canada trip, I remembered this navy print bought a few months back. I dug out an often-used pattern for a peasant blouse and made the 3/4 sleeve version. I enjoyed wearing it with my jeans.


Last Saturday Emily and I went to a vintage clothing sale at a nearby community hall. It was quite nice....you wouldn't believe the clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry to be found there. Some of the stuff dated back to the late 1800's. The vendors all dressed in their vintage clothes and the displays were really something. Here's Emily in a vintage hat.....what a doll.


My girl is a shoe nut. These shoes were cute, but not comfortable. They didn't come home with us.....however, one pair did.....but of course no picture of those.


Church tonight was very solemn as it should be. The older I get, the more I am awed by the great gift God gave us in Jesus. Tonight I couldn't stop thinking about what Jesus must have felt in the Garden of Gethsemane. I am looking forward to the joy of Easter morning, when we will celebrate our risen Savior. Oh, I enjoy the bunnies and chicks, and have a few treats tucked away for the kids and my mom, but my happiness will come from the knowledge that I am truly saved from sin, by grace, through Jesus Christ.

I wish you all a joyous Easter, filled with the joy and blessings of God....and a couple of bunnies and chicks thrown in there for good measure : )



"...And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
~Our Lord and Savior Jesus
Matthew 28:20