Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I dream in chocolate

Everyone has got me thinking about recipes today. I got an e-mail from a friend about recipes and planning meals. Normally I don't like posts that are just recipes. While sharing recipes is fun, Just seeing recipes on your blog can be...well boring. But Sunshine Scribe posted a recipe for world famous Chocolate Caramel Apple Pie. OMG. I HAVE to make this. Now she got me thinking in chocolate and all that is rich desserty goodness. Then she was entered into a dessert recipe contest Mamma M is holding. Everyone is dreaming in wafting steam of yummy things. I want chocolate!
Here is my own desserty goodness recipe.

Death by Chocolate aka Better than Sex Cake
1 box devil's food cake mix
1 jar carmel topping
1 12 oz Cool Whip
2 or 3 Heath or toffee bars

Bake the cake according to the box. While it is still warm poke the heck out of it with a toothpick and pour the carmel over it. The idea is to get the carmel to absorb into the cake. After it has completely cooled top with the Cool Whip. Crush the Heath bars. A food processer works well or place in a Ziplock baggie and whack with a rolling pin. Sprinkle the bits over the Cool Whip and serve. This is very rich so you will need milk and to walk 150 miles afterwards.

Every day Mark begs me to go outside. It has still been cool and breezy here, so I haven't brought him out. But yesterday, I couldn't refuse him again. He brought me his shoes, so I put them on. He brought me his jacket and practically put that on himself. Then he brought me his rain coat and did the same with that. After he was all bundled up he ran over to the patio doors and knocked on the glass until I took him out. He played outside for almost an hour! Just running around exploring every stone and twig. I showed him the tulips coming up and he thought was the coolest. He went from sprout to sprout feeling them. We have a tiny creek running throught the back of our yard. There is usually only water in it during the spring thaw. We sat beside that and watched the water flow for a good 20 minutes. It was a blast. The funny thing is that when Mark was ready to come in, he run over to the porch steps and asked to be picked up. I carried him into the porch and he walked right up to the back door and knocked until I openned it! This morning he was begging to go out again but I am going to wait until this afternoon when it is warmer. We host a block party every year and I want to hand out fliers for input as to the date. Mark can come take a walk with me.

My hand is fine. I feel like such a wimp for making such a big deal about a scrape. I will spare you the gorry details and pictures. Soffice to say that a remaining peice of skin had to be removed. It is a good thing Gabriel is a First Responder. He is like a walking first aid font of knowledge. I did finish some dishes last night. I stole a disposible glove from Gabriel's stash and keep the water level low.

Mark is up already. That was a short nap. TTFN


Chaotic Mom said...

Ooooohhh.... I'm gaining weight just READING the recipes! ;)

sunshine scribe said...

Yuck that you hurt your hand. So Yum your recipe!!!!

Iccle Anne said...

Woooo, that recipe looks way toooo good! The problem is you can't eat much of something that rich. With only two people in our household things either get eaten or chucked, and I know I would not be able to get my husband to resist a huge chuck of that. I think I should just go and make some banana cake as I've been promising for ages...

chelle said...

Sounds delightful, but yeah so not allowed in this house!!!