September 4, 2009

The One with the Deliciousness

I found it.
I may never try a new recipe ever again.
Which is saying alot, since I'm always trying new recipes.
But seriously, this is the. best. cake. ever.
I made it yesterday to take to worship team practice last night.
Not any particular reason.
Everyone loved it.
It was perfect.
Perfectly chocolately.
Amazingly moist.
Did I mention chocolately?
Not too dense not to light.
Perfectly frosted.
With perfectly chocolately frosting.
The frosting was so good, in fact, that I might just admit to licking the bowl clean. *sigh*

It didn't take much more effort than your average cake-in-a-box.
It's quick and easy and delicious.
I went with a bundt cake this time.
Since I had never used my garage sale find bundt pan.
And since I just thought it sounded fun (and different!)
I think I might use this super-sized-donut pan more often!
It has the elegance and height of a two layer cake but is way way easier.


I could go on and on.
But I won't.
Oh wait, I already did.

In other news, I've started yet another book.
Yes, I realize I'm in the middle of at least 3 other books.
Not to mention my magazines.
The Reader's Digest (which just isn't up to snuff anymore.)
But in my defense I have to tell you, reading is all about the "mood."
I may be in the mood for a relaxed Christian novel.
Or the next best organizational tip.
Or the keys to getting involved in your teens' schools.
But I always need at least one spiritually challenging books.
They become very devotional for me.

My newest read is Sacred Marriage.
By Gary Thomas.
It was recommended to me by Pastor Mark VV.
And Sue--my former pastor's wife who happens to be have one of the longest lasting impacts on my life.
With those two endorsements, I couldn't not buy this book.
I'm glad I did.
The premise is this:
"What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?
Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person.
It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better,
trust him more fully,
and love him more dearly."

I encourage you to read this.
If you're married or ever plan on getting married.
It's good stuff.

And now, I shall go read.

1 comment:

  1. So, Real Simple . . . I have 4 years of back issues that I'll probably end up recycling. Do you want them?


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