I've been overwhelmed by your support, prayers and notes of encouragement and love. They carried and buoyed me up through some dark and scary hours. It's been a week since my dad had his operation and he's recovering remarkably well. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And my mom and dad thank you too!
On a different note, here are a few "notes to self" that I've taken over the past week:
Note to Self: Don't ever, ever, ever go to a 3-D movie again. My family went to "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" last night and I felt like I spent two hours on a roller coaster. While the movie is cute, I got sicker than a dog during it and had to take Dramamine when I got home. Today my mind is still fuzzy and I have a terrible headache! Does anyone out there like 3-D movies???
Note to Self: Don't let the neighborhood kids come in the house with a live snake. Won't go into details about what it regurgitated on my rug!
Note to Self: This Five minute chocolate cake in a mug recipe simply rocks! It would be fun to set it up for a party or for family night treat and have everyone make their own cakes in a mug. Or--it's a wonderful little guilty pleasure that you can sneak in before going to bed!
Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake or The Most Dangerous Cake in the World
4 T. Flour
4 T. Sugar
2 T. Cocoa
3 T. Milk
3 T. Oil
3 T. Chocolate Chips
A small splash of vanilla
1 large microwave safe mug
Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for three minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little and tip out onto a plate if desired. Serve with vanilla ice cream. This can serve two if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now you are only five minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
Note to Self: Look to see what's on the end of a fishing pole before reeling it in! This is actually for my son, Collin. He can date when he turns 16 and the big day is October 8th. He got asked to a girls-choice dance last week (the big dance is on October 10th). There was a fishing pole in a bale of hay with a sign that said "If fishes were wishes and I had three, I'd choose you to go to Sadie Hawkins with me!" In the pitch dark, Collin followed the line with his bare hands to find what was on the other end. I was expecting Swedish Fish or maybe gold fish crackers. Instead he came back carrying a very large, freshly caught, bloody trout. He had to reach his hand inside of it for a note with the girls name on it. Gross!! (He answered with 50 mealworms and told her he "took the bate and can't wait for the date.")
Note to Self: I have the very best blogging friends in the whole world!
Thanks again for everything. And you have my permission to go eat some cake!