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07/09/2011

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Phew, it has been a long time since I’ve updated this thing. So
sorry! I will try to fill you in on what has been going down around
here…

Well, I ended up making those fluffernutter bars and they were
only alright. I really liked the filling though, so I would just eat that with a
spoon if I were to make it again. 

I also made a crazy cake. I wasn’t sure if it was the right recipe, so I asked Chris’ Uncle Randy for it, and it was the very same! The cake was sooo good. I didn’t do the same frosting because I didn’t have the recipe yet, and the one I did was kind of weird but it actually tasted great on the cake. It was so moist.

Do you know what crazy cake is? Well, I didn’t either, and I still don’t. I just
know that Chris’ grandma used to make it and everyone loved it. So I got the
recipe here and told someone at work that I was going to make it. He asked what
a crazy cake was and I told him it was a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. He
told me that didn’t sound crazy, and I agreed. Then I read the steps in the
recipe…maybe that’s why it’s crazy?? Check them out:

  1.                     Sift flour,
    sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. 
    Make three wells.  Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into
    third well.  Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.               

  2.                     Bake at 350
    degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted
    comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.

I followed the directions exactly with the exception of sifting, because I don't have a sifter.


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the three wells
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pour wet ingredients into wells
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Pour water over the wells and then mix, mix, mix! I forgot to pour the water before I mixed...
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Ta-da! Time to bake!
Anyway, I will make this again soon with the thick, fudge-like frosting from the “original” recipe.

On some Sunday a few weeks ago, we stole our nephew Zack from Cindy and Bobby and hung out with him all day. We took him down to Orangevale because Chris needed to get fitted for his tux for Jason’s wedding. Poor Zacky fell asleep in the car, so I tried to drive very slowly to Target so he would get a longer nap.

One we arrived, I asked if he wanted to get some popcorn. He said he wanted popcorn
and a blue drink (blue Icee). We got to the Icee machine and I told him what
each flavor was. He choose the strawberry lemonade flavor. I told him that it
was pink, but he still wanted it! We shared it and it was so good!

Zack choose this creepy movie as his present for the day. Sorry, Bobby and Cindy!

After Target we headed over to the mall to meet up with the boys. Once we got Uncle Chris back, we went to the park to play a little bit. Zack almost fell asleep on the swings with Uncle Chris. Then we came home and watched the creepy movie. It was a great day!
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Last night Chris and I wanted to take Ari over to Blue Oak so he could run around and get some energy out. We decided to call our sisters and see if they wanted to bring the kiddos so they could ride their bikes and play on the playgrounds. Desi and Paul were on their way to run errands in Folsom, so they just dropped Porter off and took Sam with them. Cindy came with Alex and Zack and we had a pretty good night! I promise, the boys did ride their bikes but I don’t have any pictures of that :)
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Alright, well I hope it isn’t too much longer before I decide to post again. Hope you are all (all three of you) having a great summer!! 
 


Comments

Cindy
07/09/2011 22:27

Good pics! We need to make Pep Patties again!

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