Thursday 2 September 2010

3 things for Thursday

Fortunately no wildlife related things have happened to me today. Although I had to smile at a text message I had from my friend Jill last night. A few weeks ago, she was sitting in her lounge watching tv, looked up and saw a bat on her ceiling! I tried hard to be sympathetic, after all if it had happened to me you would have heard me screaming wherever you live in the world. But I just had this vision of Jill trying to get a bat out of her house singlehandedly and it did make me smile, just a little bit. So last night, she sent me a text to say that she was sitting down eating her dinner and saw that in the corner of the room was a frog! I would have paid good money to see her chasing a frog round her lounge, I'm not sure that it would have been easy to coax a frog out the door without actually touching it. Just one thought though, things often happen in 3s, I wonder what's next? he he he!!
Anyhow, three things I learnt today:

1. If my friend Julia gives me the recipe for her favourite chocolate fudge icing recipe, I will wake up with the single thought going round and round my brain - 'Must make cake, must make cake'

2. As soon as my son surfaces, he will insist on trying new recipe icing for his breakfast

3. Icing will be so scrummy that I really ought to share the recipe: I apologise now for anyone on a diet who feels the need to try this one out ;-)

3 oz Icing Sugar
1 oz cocoa powder
1 1/2 oz butter
2 tablespoons water
2 oz caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Sift icing sugar and cocoa together in bowl.
2 Put all other ingredients in another bowl and microwave until all is melted
3 Pour melted mixture over icing sugar/cocoa and stir quickly until mixed.
4 Try to refrain from putting finger into mixture to see how delicious it is
5 Give into temptation and lick almost empty bowl after covering cake



Sian said...

The cake looks great!

I'm not very keen on frogs and bats scare the bejeepers out of me so you would have heard me screaming too. Eugh.

Cheri said...

I once had a bat in the house. With three young daughters who were having NONE of it (they decided to hide in the garage while Mom came to the rescue). I caught it and took it outside. Something I NEVER would have done had the maternal instinct not kicked in!

And I'm going to pretend that I never saw that photo of that scrumptious looking cake.

Denise said...

That cake looks yummy and I would definitely scream a bit at a bat but not as much as ANY size spider !

Amy said...

Oh yum! What a gorgeous cake Deb :-)
We had two possums in the house after coming back from holidays when I was pregnant with the young laddie ... oh it was horrible!

scrappyjacky said...

Our Staffie once deposited a dead squirrel on the sofa...the whole neighbourhood heard me yelling!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love cake for breakfast! And my favorite is yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

humel said...

Cake.... Fudge icing...... Oh, my!! Can I come round? Please??

I could cope with a bat, or a frog. I can deal with spiders, too. Earwigs make me freak out, I hate wasps, and (as I discovered a couple of winters ago) mice make me leap onto the nearest chair and squeal like a Tom and Jerry character.....

Scrappi Sandi said...

Love the new-look header & LOL at your friends wildlife visitors & your poor half eaten Koi!!!

That cake looks just too good, so I'm not going to look at it any more...too much temptation in one post!!!!

Rachel Brett said...

Oh that looks so yummy!!!