Wednesday, December 12, 2007

bah humbug

Sure not in the mood for Christmas this year, haven't got the tree out of the shed yet, still have gifts to buy. I am going to Kamloops tomorrow and try to get it all finished.. the Gimp and i decided that it was my turn for a big gift this year, i think i will get one of those 'wolfgang puck' mix master thingys.. Larry wants me to make bread and i find kneading bread is really hard on my shoulders, I am not interested in a bread maker, i find the bread is this one has lots of motor power so i can just throw everything in the bowl and walk away and leave it... let it rise and throw it in the oven.. nothing i like better than 'sticky buns' I have all next week to get baking done, and decorate the house and the yard. Weather has been okay, not too cold, just enough to keep the snow for Christmas..How about a really good Christmas square.. very old family recipe called " Fudge Cake".... not a brownie... a fudge cake, I have been making it since I was 8...simple
1/2 cup of melted margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 T cocoa or more if you like
3/4 cup flour
1 cup of nuts, any kind
mix as listed, put in 8x8 pan and bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees, NO MORE than 25 minutes or it will go as hard as a rock..there is no levening agent.. so it is really like fudge... and i ice the cake with icing while it is hot, or make the icing and throw it in the microwave and then pore it over the cake...hope ya like it...
OH yes... i finally finished the "flower basket shawl" and i used a GRAPH for the whole thing..haven't got a picture of it yet, maybe on Friday..can't believe that i used the graph for the whole thing..was much easier than i thought... although i had to get the graph enlarged so i could see it... I should have done another set or two of the 2nd pattern, it is smaller than i thought it would be, but i do like it.... and will get a picture on here asap... Larry's peg leg too... nite nite Sheila

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