Tuesday, June 26, 2012

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

This is one of my favorites, thought I would drag it out of the archives.

5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE-received this in an email-Thanks Rhonda. You can also use cake mix- 10 tablespoons of mix to same amount of liquids.

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 (MicroSafe)
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. 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).

Blogging again

I have been thinking about blogging again, encouraged by my friend, Roberta, who seems to enjoy my emails.
Today is a good day to start.  It's pouring down rain, with intermittent strong winds and my body said, "enough with the naps" lol.  Daddy Long Legs, with Fred Astaire & Leslie Caron, playing on TCM.
Fred Astaire wasn't what one would call handsome, but he had grace and elegance, which in turn made him
a handsome figure.  Yep, nothing like an old movie on a rainy day.
There are things I could be doing around the house, but, noooo, not today, although my laundry has been in
the dryer for three days now. lol  I have been slapped with the lazy bug. 
My computer has been at neighbor's house over night for repair and has been fine tuned.  I am blessed with great neighbors. They help each other without hesitation.  I will blog about them later down the road.
Oh no, here come the thunder storms!
Poor Paco, he doesn't like the noise and has sprung into life, demanding his place on my lap for comfort.
I didn't get any further than that above and today is another day. 
Last night the winds and rains were so strong, thought they were going to bust through my windows.
As I sat here listening to the winds, I started to think about where in this mobile home would Paco and
I be safe.  No where!  After looking at some of the videos on the news, I came to the conclusion, if
it's my time, there is nothing I could do about it, so just relax and try not to think about it.
I did, however, close my blinds as if that could stop anything. lol
This tropical storm, Debby, has left a lot of destruction so far and isn't moving any where. Just staying in one place, flinging it's arms of winds like a child having a temper tantrum.
Gateway mobile home park in Port Richey is flooded and the only way in or out is by boat.
A mother dies, still holding onto her baby to keep it safe. Tornadoes, oh my, the gulf coast is being hit hard.
This is the first month of  hurricane season. The media has said this is a dress rehearsal for what's to come this season. Crap, I hope not.  It's 1:44PM, the rain has taken a break and we are expecting more thunder storms tonight.  "plenty more storms to go"  echoing through my head. 
As I look at the lake behind my house, the water that was so low and nearly dry, is high, thankfully, not flooded.
Look at me, started this about blogging again, turns out to end in a weather report.  Oh well, that's just me.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mrs Browns Boys

If you have never seen Mrs Browns Boys on BBC, you have missed one of the funniest shows
around.  http://youtu.be/gw03JjYeoVo
Here is another sample, enjoy.  Laughter is great for the soul.