October 31, 2008
Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate it! We’re having a sale that started at 11 pm last night and goes through Saturday at 11 pm (Central Standard Time). You can check out this post to see just what is included in the sale. We’re busily packing orders and getting them shipped, but we won’t be able to get through all of them today. We’ll ship the other half of them on Monday. We promise to keep working quickly, though – no trick or treat breaks today! I guess on Monday, I’ll also have to change our Halloween decorations to the Thanksgiving ones. It’s hard to believe that November is just about here. (Wondering what that beautiful yarn is in the Halloween display? A new Wollmeise colorway called “Thriller”! Our latest Wollmeise order has started to arrive – the first two big boxes so far. We’re waiting for the rest and then will put it up in increments sometime in the next couple of weeks. I still can’t figure out why the mail system can’t deliver the whole order at once. This always happens.)
We’re planning on having a great weekend. Want to know why? Because College Guy/Web Guy surprised us by walking in the door last night – he’s here for the weekend. I love surprises like that! I think I mentioned in the blog that College Girl was home a couple of weeks ago for Fall Break, but College Guy took off on a Road Trip with four friends, so we didn’t get to see him. (Here’s a photo of the Road Tripping group, visiting the Canadian side of Niagra Falls at sunrise. They traveled 3000 miles, through 17 different states plus Quebec and Ontario, between Tuesday night and Sunday night of that week. Remember college days when things like that seemed entirely do-able? They packed so much into that trip and had a great time!) I think the other reason that Web Guy likes to surprise us is so that I won’t have time to come up with a “can you fix/change/invent this on the website for me in the next two days?” list. So, we’ll just plan on a fun, relaxing weekend, instead.
I made a chocolate cake last night to bring into Loopy Central today, and wanted to share the recipe with you. The chocolate chips keep the middle gooey and moist, and it’s very easy to make. (It would also make great cupcakes.) Here’s the recipe:
1 yellow cake mix
1 lg. box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. sour cream
1/4 cup water
1 (12 oz) pck. miniature chocolate chips
Sift together the cake mix and the pudding mix. Mix liquids together, including the sour cream. Blend this with the dry ingredients, adding chocolate chips last. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with ice cream.
Have a great weekend and enjoy perusing the sale today and tomorrow!