Monday, March 18, 2013

Oh to live in bed...

To live in bed...Sounds like a sexy sentiment doesn't it?
Nope. Not this time.

Due to the brilliance of universal timing, Alpha's end of smoking (and my drastic reduction) coincided exactly with the (early) onset of my period.

Is there ever a more inconvenient time to be the parent of children who are to young to run away?

I'm irritated with blogger because all the background pictures I drool over are to big to upload. And once I shrink them, they fit funny.

And I still can't find the "Best chocolate cake recipe in the world."
Unfortunately, Alpha had a point when he laughed at me and said "You think you can just Google it?" So far I have made it about 17 pages in, and they all look just about the same as the recipe I'm bored with.

Living in bed is sounding better and better. Which is why I'm not answering the question I have waiting instead of sitting here complaining--brain's malfunctioning something fierce.
I will get to it sometime soon. Promise.

Did I mention that I tried a new chocolate cake recipe, and it is definitely not the worlds best? In fact, I have no interest in ever making it again lol.
Trying new things is so overrated.


  1. (((hugs))) I am yet to find the BEST chocolate cake recipe in the world either, my quest is further complicated by the fact I'm lactose intolerant and have to adapt recipes to be milk free...

    am also still questing for the best fruit cake in the world recipe...

    1. mamacrow,
      I may have set my sights a bit high lol.

  2. How is Alpha getting on with the no smoking? and yourself of course?

    My ex husband used to make the most delicious chocolate cake, alas i never did keep the recipe, but should you discover the perfect sure to let us know..i have only attempted to make it once and it was just too dry!


    1. tori,
      well, he's on day 3 without any, I'm down to 3 a day, the kids are still alive, and we have established that the light at the end of the tunnel is a train waiting to run my ass over. So all in all, not too bad lol.

      I have a good cake recipe, but it is a bit dryer than I would like...But when my search concludes at something close to "best" I'll share!

  3. This is a cupcake version but it can be made into a cake. I've learned that instant coffee helps boost the flavor and the moistness pretty nicely.

    Let me know how it goes!

    1. Senator,
      mmm, sounds good. I'll check it out. Thank you!

  4. It is 8:25 pm and I'm seriously thinking of going to bed. That would mean missing out on cuddling on the couch with Master, if he would even let me to go bed now. So tired...

    1. ksst,
      I have been begging for an official bedtime for ages...

  5. Living in bed does sound wonderful. I've yet to find that recipe too - sigh.

    Wishing you both well with quitting/cutting down smoking.


    1. Roz,
      And to think that I once (very long ago) hated naps!

      Thank you.

  6. I make a hazelnut chocolate truffle torte cake that is to die for, more then willing send you the recipe just let me know. The hazel nut can easily omitted from the recipe they are not desired.

    1. Pet,
      Ooh....Anything with a name like that has to be heavenly. I would love the recipe!

  7. You know if you stay in bed too long you get bed sores. LOL

    I am not a baker but I love moist cake and not especially icing. My daughter's MIL gave her this recipe, it's easy and choclately.It starts out with a dark chocolate cake mix (don't laugh, not all of us are as talented as you), add a carton of sour cream, a package of chocolate pudding mix (powdered) a package of dark chocolate chocolate chips.
    Bake and eat.

    The chocolate definitely helps with the reduced nicotene. Happy days.

    1. sunnygirl,
      lmao--well there is that.

      I won't laugh--and my recipe for the cookie exchange this year will be provided with you in mind.

      Unfortunately, have to work our way through the crappy cake in the fridge before trying more...But chocolate is chocolate!

  8. Lil: I have a few chocolate cake recipes that might be of use to you. Inbox me if you want them ;o)
    Hang in there! This "Spring" thing is supposed to be coming.


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