Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tis the Season to be sneezing

So it begins, or maybe it’s already begun for you … the Christmas Season. I’m so not ready. I’m hoping to get the tree up tomorrow, but I have to clean the closet first. I need to get to the Christmas decorations for one thing. Then there’s the fan to be stored for the winter and a place to put the pedestal table that’s where I’m going to put the tree. Fortunately, my gift buying list is rather short and I have that done already. Cards? Yeah, got those too – just need to do a little thing like address and mail them. LOL I don’t know if I’ll do any baking this year, for two reasons. First, I don’t trust this oven – I can’t seem to get a hang of its cooking time; secondly, I really can’t afford all of the ingredients. I might have a go at some fudge, we’ll see.

Still fighting this sinus thing. It doesn’t help that the winds can’t decide which way to blow, or that the temperature has been a bit schizophrenic. Add that to the tons of boxes of books people have been bringing in from who know where they’ve been stored, and that adds up to one helluva sinus cocktail.

Bebo sent me this great little recipe the other day, so in closing I’ll share it with you. Have fun!!!

The world's most dangerous cake recipe


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract

1 large coffee 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 (if using)and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). 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. EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous). And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!


Susan said...

I may not like chocolate but my mom and sister are addicted to it. This recipe will go over big with them! Thanks to both of you.

The temperature here hasn't been above freezing in almost a month. That is good for my sinuses.

Brandy said...

I have this recipe but haven't tried it yet. I hear you on the sinus's thing. I can't shake this cold or whatever it is.
Have fun decorating!

I hope you have a good day!

bebo said...

For me tis the season to be sneezin' and wheezin'. The wind is wreaking havoc w/ my asthma AND sinuses.

And I haven't tried this recipe yet, but believe me it's on my list!

catslady said...

Sounds like a kazillion calories lol. Hope you feel better soon. Our highs were in the low 20's yesterday but in the high 40's today and back down again tomorrow - arghhhh.

glenice said...

wow you do like this one don't you :)

I am in Victoria...but I think I already told you that...I will be here every week until next July!

Any special desires for your Birthday and Christmas?? I mean other than the Borders GC? LOL

OH the auction for Jo is in progress...please remember to go by and bid...all proceeds to Dotes (Lawrence) medical bills.