Okay, so it's Tabetha's job to do the dishes after dinner and when I came into the kitchen the other night after she had gone to bed this is what I found. At first, I was quite happy that she had taken that much pride in her job to make sure she had gone above and beyond what was expected to make it look so nice and orderly. (Which isn't always the case.) But, the more I looked at it the creepier I thought it was. To me it looks like a surgery tray. I was a bit worried she might be preparing for a late night surgery and that I might not wake up with both of my kidneys.
Maybe this is her subliminal way of getting out of doing the dishes. Have I mentioned before that this girl is smart. Maybe too smart.
This is the perfect recipe for anyone who a) likes chocolate, b) likes cake, and c) likes chocolate cake. I will confess that this is Tabetha's recipe. I found out that she acquired the recipe while online one day and then was making these for herself when she was home alone. That girl is smart I tell you. It's like a mini little party by yourself with very little evidence left behind for others to notice. She also makes these for the kids she babysits. Is it a bribe to get them to want her to babysit again? Could be. Smart remember. She finally made one for me the other day and mmmmmmm was it good.
You want me to just get to the recipe already. Okay, here it is:
Chocolate Cake in a Cup
1 T. + 2 t. cocoa powder
3 T. flour
dash of salt
1T. + 2t. sugar
1/4 t. baking powder
3 T. milk
1/4 t. vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a mug. Then sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Cook in the microwave for 30 seconds. Voila! It's done, and it's so quick and easy. Tabetha says it won't look cooked from the top but it is. Enjoy!
If you haven't heard the news by now, we bought a horse. (Yes, we are crazy, I freely admit it.) In order to make room for a barn and a corral we first had to clear the brush and the trees on our property. I told Shawn I was a bit traumatized when I came outside and saw what he had done. This whole area used to be trees, and I liked my small bit of untamed wilderness.
To get rid of the big pile of brush and dirt at the back of the property and to even out the ground, Shawn dug a huge hole with this monster and buried all the brush.
After he dug the hole for the brush we ended up with a massive dirt pile the kids had so much fun playing on.
Once the trees were in the hole, he buried it all, and then smoothed it out.