A package from Texas arrived this week from Joanne! She made me some fingerless gloves that will match my cuffs and a little ball of yarn magnet! So cute. Thank you, Joanne.
Yesterday was Round Table and my Dutch oven sampling is my favorite chocolate cake--Crazy Cake. It's a simple recipe, but is so good--especially when it's warm. I sprinkled Heath Bar toffee pieces on the top. It was a big hit last night. I'm getting submissions for the cook booklet and am excited to be working this Wood Badge ticket. Here's the recipe:
CRAZY CHOCOLATE CAKE—C-08-09 Lead by example; be the example (My Wood Badge course number and motto)
3 C all-purpose flour
2 C sugar
1 t salt
2 t baking soda
½ C cocoa
10 T melted butter
2 T vinegar (white or cider)
2 t vanilla
2 C cold water
2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
Sift together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add butter, vinegar, vanilla, and pour water over all. Mix thoroughly and pour in a lined Dutch oven. Bake at 350° for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Evenly cover the cake with the chocolate chips, replace the lid, and let sit for a minute or two. Spread melted chips over cake. Serve!
11.01.10 It was a busy weekend. I spent Saturday at Grey Wolf training as part of a Wood Badge ticket. It was nice to see the boys and work with some of the adults. I look forward to the Friday Feasts over the summer.
The shop was very busy yesterday. I have some new faces in my classes and that's always good. Jim was at his spin class when I got home. I made a pot of tea, built a fire and settled in to knit on the scarf. I thought I'd get it finished last night, but I still have a few more motifs to go. I had to dig through the stash for a bit of orange and had a bit of Lamb's Pride that's a close match.
The blocked handspun is gorgeous. What a difference blocking makes! Now I can dig out the pattern Carol got along with the fiber and work on the little scarf. I'll have quite a nice collection this year!
We're expecting some "warmer" temps this week, which will hopefully melt some of the ice. It's tricky on the side streets.
I like this message from a Dove chocolate wrapper--Forget the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey instead!