Sunday, May 24, 2009

Suzi's Flowers

Suzi and I are ready to take advantage of the warm sunshine.
We're going to be outdoors more.
She loves feeling the warm wood of the deck on her bare feet.

Suzi planted a package of mixed flower seeds . . .

watered her garden every day and . . .

blew lots and lots of bubbles . . .

discovered and played with her shadow and . .

at last . . . some of Suzi's flowers sprouted!

She is going to have a wonderful time watching them grow.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Jordan's Chocolate Cake in a Mug

My favorite son-in-law, Jordan, and granddaughter, Suzi, at the Cabbage Patch last September.

On Mother's Day afternoon Jenny and I were wishing for chocolate. Jordan made this for us. It was just what we needed.

Chocolate Cake in a Mug
(this takes 5 minutes to make)
In a small bowl …..
(it can actually be made in the mug, but it's difficult to stir)

Mix: ¼ cup sugar
¼ cup plain flour
2 tablespoons cocoa

Add: 1 egg
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons milk
1 splash vanilla flavoring
Chocolate chips or broken bits of candy bar (optional)

Spray a large mug with oil spray and pour in mixture.
Microwave for 2 ½ minutes in a 1100 watt microwave
(3 minutes in a 1000 watt microwave . . . or adjust to yours).

Don't panic when it rises over the edge of the mug, it will be fine.
Let cake sit in mug for a few minutes before serving.
Serve warm with ice cream on top. Drizzle on chocolate syrup, if you like.

This recipe makes two very generous servings or four small servings.