Our basketball team lost in the sectional round of the IHSAA tournament. And when a few of my 1st grade boys discovered I was friendly with a few of the players, they asked me to get autographs for them. B was amused by it, but agreed to sign the scraps of paper and get the other to do it also.
Still no word on my release date. I'm trying to keep the paranoia down; after all, I do have a contract, and I do have cover art, and everyone involved knows my email address, so I don't feel as if I need to hound them about it. However, if I haven't heard anything by Monday, I may shoot another email out, asking what's going on.
In the meantime, I'm participating in the SCP Dessert Hop.
Gretchen's Chocolate Cake:
Stir together in large bowl:
2 C flour
2 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Mix in separate bowl:
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 c milk)
1 tsp baking soda
Melt til boiling on stove:
1 C water
2 sticks of butter
3Tbsp baking cocoa
Cool; pour over flour mixture. Add egg mixture and beat well.
Pour into greased 13x9" pan and bake at 350 for 20 mins or until done.
Top with desired icing, or my personal preference, w/o any, it's THAT GOOD!
When I've made this for my friends, it is usually half gone before the cake is even cold. Take it from a devout chocoholic; this cake needs no icing, and I've even been known to cut the recipe in half, or even down to 1/4 and skip the baking part, indulging in the wet cake mix. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear you....salmonella. I've been doing this since I was given the recipe at age 15, and have never gotten sick from raw cake mix, or even raw cookie dough. I dare you; leave some 'extra' in the bowl after you've poured it in the pan and see if I'm right, lol:) Oh, btw....I never cool the chocolate before adding it. Maybe it kills the germs?
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Thanks Gretchen....now I need to make this again. Yes, it is time consuming, but WORTH IT!
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