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Homemade Hot Fudge Cake

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Hello everyone!  I thought I would share with you all a picture of this delicious dessert I made yesterday.  Now bear in mind that by just looking at this picture you have probably added 500 calories to your day but believe me it is SO worth it.  I made the cake from Cheryl’s recipe-buttermilk chocolate cake.  So that is the healthy part of the dessert.  Then I made the hot fudge sauce from this recipe-hot fudge sauce.  When I used to work outside the home, one of the girls I worked with always brought this to our dinners.  I had not had it in at least 15 years, maybe more.  It is delicious.  For me to say this is pretty amazing as I am not a chocolate person.

We are enjoying BEAUTIFUL weather here today.  It is 55 degrees right now with tons of sunshine.  Feels like spring!!  Tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer, I think.  We did, however,  have freezing rain this morning.  Everything was covered with ice.  The sun and warm temps have melted all of that away.  We do still have patches of snow though.

Well, I better get busy.  Lunch break is almost over.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Eagle

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Our first eagle spotting of the year.  So exciting!  We think they must travel through here every year.  They are so pretty.  I remember the first year we lived here.  The girls were very young.  We were sitting outside talking about the different birds we had saw that day.  One of the girls said “Oh, Mommy, I wish we could see an eagle”.   I remember thinking that would really be something to see an eagle in the wild.  Then that fall we saw them.  We  were SOOOO excited and we still get excited every year when they come through. 

My Grace is sick with strep throat.  Yesterday we went to the doctor and got antibiotics.  Today has been a pretty rough day for her.  We are praying that by tomorrow she will start to feel better.  She is sitting in her favorite chair enjoying a new book she just got with her birthday money. 

Hubby has been busy this morning working on the brakes on the van.  He was having trouble with them but thinks he has gotten the problem fixed.  I am so thankful he is able to work on our vehicles himself.   Hubby and I will be going up on the hill later to cut a load of wood.  Then he wants to work on Jess and Dave’s bed.   He wants to work on the stain color to make sure he has it just right.  Then it will be time to stain and poly.  YEAH.  I can’t wait to show you ladies how it looks.  It looks beautiful! 

Well, I have lots to get done so I better get busy.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Water Pictures

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Here are a few more pictures from our trip Sunday.  This little waterfall was very pretty.

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See all the cracks in the rocks.

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And last, just a little stream to listen to.  So relaxing.

The girls and I went to Roanoke yesterday.  They had a dentist appointment.  After the appointment, we did a few things they enjoy doing.  We went to Books-A-Million, which is one of their favorite places to go.  We went to Sam’s Club to pick up a few things we needed.  We then walked around a little bit in the mall.  Joann’s Fabric had fleece on sale so we wanted to go by there.  Grace will be making a top with it for her next sewing project with Mrs. Sally.  We discovered that Joann’s was no longer there.  We were very disappointed.  We wanted to stop at Fresh Market to get some pumpkin spice coffee.  It is a specialty coffee they only have in the fall.  Well, we were pulling into the shopping center and one of the girls said, “Mom, look, there’s Joann’s.”  Yea!  So, Grace got her fleece and Mom got her coffee.  Grace chose a red with white snowflakes on it.  I think it will look very good.

I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

Bread Sticks

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One of the girls favorite eat out food is crazy bread from Little Ceasars, so today I decided to try my hand at making it.  They actually turned out really well.  They tasted very similar to crazy bread.  I used my butter rich roll recipe for the dough, then when they were baked I brushed melted butter over them, sprinkled on garlic salt and parmesan cheese, and YUM!  I think this will definitely be a keeper.

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I thought you all might want to see our progress so far.  The electrical is done, insulation finished and the drywall is hung.  Hubby will start putting the mud on next week.  Thankfully, he has some work for next week. This means the room will go slower but we need the work.  I am glad to have it this close to finished.  He estimates it will be finished and everything moved in by the end of the month. 

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This has been my major project all day.  We decided to do a recipe exchange among the ladies at church.  We ended up with about 40 recipes. We thought it would be nice to have them in their original form so most of them are handwritten.  I arranged them into categories today.  I have only a few that I need to find out who donated them.  I hope to find this out tomorrow, then I will put them all together into books.  This has been a really fun project. 

Cooler temperatures have arrived here once again.  We had a fire yesterday and last night however we didn’t need one today.  Temperature is about 58 degrees here now with lots of sunshine, quite a brisk wind though.  If you are outside, a lightweight jacket feels pretty good.  I think I will enjoy some of that sunshine while we still have  it.  Enjoy your evening and God bless.

Fire

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For those of you who do not have the comfort of a wood fire to enjoy, I thought I would share ours.  One of the girls(I’m not sure which one) took this picture.  I thought it looked so warm and cozy.  Today I cooked chicken and dumplings over that wood fire in my cast iron kettle.  YUM!   Very cold temperatures this morning made us really appreciate that wood fire.  The temperature was around 8 degrees with a below zero wind chill.  COLD!!!  Today it warmed up to the mid 20’s and the wind has laid down some but it is still very cold.  Oh well, I quess it’s that time of year.  Today was bible study day here at my home.  One of the ladies brought some wild rice soup to share with everyone.  Thanks, Barbara.  We have about 2 weeks left on our Peter study and then in January we plan to start Beth Moore’s Esther study.  We will be taking a 2 week Christmas  break.  Well I guess I better get some work done.  I am working on a quilt.  I will  try to post a picture when it is finished.  God Bless.