and all is right with the world :)

So, I had a really good week.

1) I discovered the other day that the world is not in fact flat - and that if you go to what you think is the edge you won't fall off into an abyss ;)

2) I got 100% on my first French Quiz (which is nothing to brag about since it consists of regurgitating what I'd just read).

3) I determined this morning that endorphins are my new BFF. Seriously! I made time this morning (and gave myself a little pep talk) to do 20 minutes of ballet, and somehow the whole rest of the day went really smoothly - wasn't dragging or grumpy in the least.

4) I finally baked!! Ok, so it was ready-made cookie dough that I pulled apart, but it was a step in the right direction (have been meaning to bake something - anything - for weeks now). Normally I drift into a very Zen space when concentrating on mixing things - but even when the prep involves nothing more than slitting open a package and plopping something onto a cookie sheet there is still some sort of invaluable aromatherapy at work. I don't know if it's some connection to happy childhood memories of baking with my Grandma Ludi, or it's it's just that warm sugar smells like happiness to all human beings everywhere - either way, baking makes my day. And I got a gorgeous new green and cream colored bundt pan at Wal-Mart yesterday that I'm hoping to put to good use next week (preferably something chocolatey)!



4 comments:

TaroPhoenix said...

Try this recipe for your new Bundt pan! Guaranteed to Please!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Mix following ingredients as each is added:
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup vegetable oil
2-1/4 cups flour
1-3/4 teaspoons baking soda
dash of salt
½ cup cocoa
1-1/4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pour into bundt pan that is sprayed with no-stick spray.
Cook for about 30 minutes or until toothpick says it’s done.

Icing
Mix following ingredients in pan on oven, stirring thoroughly as added:

1 stick of melted butter
4 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound of powdered sugar
1 cup of chopped pecans

I poke holes in the cake and put the icing on warm cake to let it drizzle all through the cake.
Enjoy!

TaroPhoenix said...

P.S. Pretend that's a low cal recipe ok? I'm supposed to be on a diet. . . uh. . .

LuluBunny said...

Oh - that is AMAZING sounding ... I'm totally making that next week! THANK YOU for sharing - I'm drooling already ;)

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