Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A Busy Start to Summer!
Life has been extra busy at the Johnson household! Summer is always a fun time with lots of stuff to occupy our time. (so busy I forgot to blog) We started off the week after school was out with VBS. The kids just loved it and had a wonderful time. The theme this year was The Boomerang Express. Something about a boomerang and a clever verse about It all comes back to JESUS. The next week was a week of no babysitter. And yes I had confused the weeks and didn't realize it was upon me..... so I stayed home most of the week with the kids. It wasn't too bad. Well, maybe it wasn't to great either. I give a big hand to those moms who homeschool. I'm not sure I could make it. Maybe I could...
That week allowed for some time for baking. I decided to try out several different cake recipes I found on the internet. Thanks to Barefoot Contessa we all gained a couple extra pounds too. Madison has set the DVR to record all of her shows. She loves to cook too! I made Beatty's Chocolate Cake. It was the best chocolate cake I've ever made. It was a little more complicated than just the norm for me but definetly worth the effort!
The other cake I made was another Ina Garten recipe. It was a Coconut Cake. My favorite was the chocolate. I'm a big fan of chocolate. The coconut was good but it was a very heavy and dense cake. The chocolate was so moist it practically fell apart when I was icing it. Oh.... the icing was to die for. The major problem I had was the lumps in the icing. If you look close you can see them. My sifter broke as I was sifting the flour and so....LUMPS! Oh well, it still tasted fabulous. If you love chocolate then you must try this one.