I’ve gotten a lot of inquiries as to my whereabouts the last 2 weeks. That is, if you count my mother as a lot of people. Which I definitely do. The truth is, I was spending the time getting ready for the April cover of Maxim, on which I’ll be featured.
Or was that Pathological Liars Monthly? Details, details.
In all seriousness though, we had a carbon monoxide scare at my house and I just flat hadn’t felt like blogging. But everything is good, we’re all safe – Thank God – and I’m ready to blog again. Special thanks to my furnace repairman, DJ, who followed a gut feeling and came out when I called him, for saving our lives.
The week before last (the day before we got CO poisoning), I received this RAK from Colleen over at Not Quite Vintage http://www.notquitevintage.typepad.com/. (Grrrr. It really upsets me that I can’t get a link to post in here.) It’s a cool little roll to hold my crochet hooks and I heart it. Thank you, Colleen!
Here’s the package it came in, it was so cute that I almost didn’t want to open it! Almost.
A few days ago, Shelby and I made cake. She was my big girl helper. Isn’t she cute in her little apron? She did an excellent job stirring the batter for me.
This cake is really good. I got the “recipe” from Hungry Girl (www.hungrygirl.com); I have been making it for a few months and love it. The only ingredients are a cake mix and a diet coke. Any flavor of each will work. My favorites are strawberry cake with diet strawberry coke and chocolate cake with diet creme soda.
I’ve found that it’s best if you put the coke in the bowl and let the fizz go down before adding the mix. Then just stir it up good and bake according the the instructions on the box.
There are many low-cal ways to ice it (although this tends to be pretty moist, so you can forgo the icing if you want). My favorite icing is just some marshmallow Fluff – which is what I put on the strawberry cake. Another good way to ice it is to mix some Jello sugar free pudding (or the fat free 100 calorie packs) with fat free Cool Whip.
Here’s the final product of Shelby’s cake. It had a brownie-like consistency so I didn’t ice it.
Here’s the strawberry one I made and iced with Marshmallow Fluff.
Have a great Valentine’s Day, everyone! As for me and my family, we’re going to have TACOS!