Remember how in my last post I talked about how less things were needed now when we go out and about? Well, for some reason, that doesn't seem to apply when we are going outside. You never know if it might rain. Or snow. Maybe we'll get caught in a wind storm. There could be a natural disaster! If I know we are going somewhere without the vehicle, I end up bringing twice the amount of "things" that I bring if we are going for a drive. This of course is completely ridiculous seeing as it means that I actually have to carry whatever we bring, but it happens every time.
We decided our destination was the park! Growly Bear had never been to the park before, and it seemed like the perfect day to let her try the swing set for the first time! At first she was a little unimpressed...
I lucked out and Growly Bear's wonderful Auntie stayed played with her while I made my hubby dinner and got dessert ready.
After dinner, it was bath time for Growly Bear, and I walked into our bedroom to discover the 4 loads of laundry I'd done that morning and forgotten about. Our cozy, inviting space looked a little like this...
Oh, and for the record, my wonderful husband did spoil me with flowers, and chocolates, and champagne. I think I'll keep him.
Love and Hugs
Molten Chocolate Cakes
- 1 cup butter
- 8 ounces GOOD QUALITY semisweet chocolate chips, or bars, cut into bite-size chunks
- 5 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons flour
- 8 extra-large paper muffin cups (or use regular paper muffin cups, which will make 12 cakes)
- Melt butter and chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water; remove from heat. Beat eggs and sugar with a hand mixer in a medium bowl until sugar dissolves. Beat egg mixture into chocolate until smooth. Beat in flour until just combined.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard-size muffin tin (1/2 cup capacity) with 8 extra-large muffin papers (papers should extend above cups to facilitate removal). Spray muffin papers with vegetable cooking spray. Divide batter among muffin cups.
- Bake until batter puffs but center is not set, 12-15 mins. Carefully lift cakes from tin and set on a work surface. Pull papers away from cakes and transfer cakes to dessert plates.
- Top with whipping cream and enjoy!