Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Week 42 Wednesday (10/29/14)

Recipe Review      
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Eyeball Cake Balls
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                           Pages: 238 - 239       Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 226 calories per serving, if 38 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

It actually looks scarier, since it is out of focus!

A whole cookie sheet of eyeballs.

         These cake pops were a real challenge for me. First of all, they were so sticky that it was hard to form them in a ball. I think I made a mistake in that I wanted to use up some chocolate almond bark and I didn’t quite have enough so I also melted some white chocolate chips, too. I think they would have looked better if I used the melting chocolate Ree recommended. I think overall, they were a great first attempt. I have a way to go to be able to match the ones in Ree’s book. Nicole made a great suggestion. I should refrigerate the batter prior to forming the balls and then they will look like Ree’s photo. I am not a cake lover so I probably will pass on this recipe next time and stick with the others that I loved.


Gabbin’ About Gratitude

         I am so grateful for my weekends. I am having so much fun being home and working around the house. I feel blessed to have a home that I love, animals that I can’t imagine living without, and time to do the things that I want to do. Life is really good right now.

Memory Musings

         One of the best things I did was to have my home built. This was home number three and I knew what I wanted and what I did not want. My friend, Donna had just gone through this building earlier, and gave me so much great advice.
         One of the best pieces was to make daily visits to the house to check on the work. Thank Heavens Donna told me that because on one visit, I realized that they had put my walkout bay window in my bedroom closet instead of in the dining room. They had the house plans flipped upside down. The good news is that they had just out on the plywood base so it was fixable with no problem. The foreman apologized profusely and had it rectified the very next day. I had no other problems thanks to Donna, one of the smartest women that I know.

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