*****A friend gave me a recipe for a cake. She's wonderfully thoughtful and rushed the recipe to me because it contains no eggs! Perfect for Alyssa! It turns out to be a delicious and easy chocolate cake recipe that I fully intend to experiment with.
Here's the base recipe:
Double chocolate snack cake
1 2/3 c. flour
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1/4 c. cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 c. water
1/3 c. oil
1 t. vinegar
3/4 t. vanilla extract
1/2 c. chocolate chips
- Grease an 8x8 pan (I used a 10x7 pan). Preheat the oven to 350*.
- Combine dry ingredients. Add all other ingredients except chocolate chips.
- Mix well.
- Pour into pan and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
SO good. I'm going to try omitting the cocoa and adding a little extra flour and vanilla for a white cake. Maybe some nutmeg and cinnamon for a spice cake? The possibilities are endless. :)
Is anyone else in love with Redbox? We aren't big enough movie watchers for a service like Netflix to be worth the money. But Redbox - totally my new best friend. Those big red machines found near the entrance of most grocery and big box stores contain tons of great movie titles - all for $1 a night. The best part? If you sign up at their website, you can get a free movie code sent to your cell phone every Monday. It's become a great reward for my girls. Those Monday doldrums are quickly swept away when I remind them that I have a free movie code.
So that's not much of an update but it's all I've got. We're just moving our way through a very blessed and full life. Enjoying it. Teaching our daughters to enjoy it. Enjoying watching them grow and learn to understand more of God. Enjoying watching the blessing of God faithfully work in the lives of those around us. Blessed. Full. Happy. That's about it!