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)!


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.

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.

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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