Day: January 16, 2016

Goodwill chair

the week in review-time to catch up

So last week was a busy one.

I’ve been cleaning up and organizing my craft supplies. Cleaning closets, etc.

Plus I cooked some stellar meals.

It’s been a good week. Not a week without concerns . There are always concerns, aren’t there. Always someone or some circumstance that needs our “prayer attention”.

Monday was all about some great bargains I found at Goodwill. The chair I passed up still haunts me.

Goodwill chair

I had every intention of going back the next day because they would be on sale, but a snowstorm stopped me. Went back today and, of course, nothing was there. https://faithsighanddiy.com/2016/01/11/i-found-a-great-bargain-at-goodwill/.

Tuesday was about why I didn’t want to win billion dollar lottery. No worries. I didn’t.

Wednesday was about what I learned when I added pureed squash to my mac ‘n’cheese. https://faithsighanddiy.com/2016/01/13/how-my-faith-was-really-challenged-by-simple-mac-n-cheese/

Thursday was about my crazy, funny dream and dream interpretation.

Friday was supposed to be about living a holy life but even though I scheduled it, it never posted so that will be carried over to next week.

I like doing the week in review when I do because it shows just what I did and did not get accomplished. This week I did pretty good.

God bless and I hope you have a good day.

 

 

Hazelenut choco frosting/2017

My great frosting from Giada DeLaurentis. You will love it

(Seriously, have no idea why this post didn’t get sent out this morning. Correcting that now.)

I’ve been wanting to make this recipe ever since I saw it on a cooking show hosted by Giada DeLaurentis.

Finally, I got around to it. Giada suggests you use an angel food cake or pound cake. I bought an angel food cake but if I were to make it again, I would either use a regular cake mix or make my own angel food cake. The purchased ones are just too dry.

I love this frosting so much I plan to use it often for many different types of cakes. I love the way it spreads. The recipe calls  for bittersweet chocolate but I had only plain unsweetened chocolate. Are they the same?  I think you could use semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or even German Chocolate. I also wonder if you couldn’t use regular chips, like white-chocolate, peanut butter, etc. I don’t know why it wouldn’t work. I have some whipping cream left over so I might just give it a whirl.

Also, you must make this frosting ahead of time because it has too cool in the refrigerator before you whip it up. Giada says to  leave it in  the refrigerator for two hours but I left it in about four hours. And it beat up really fast, about two minutes.

Anyway here it is:

Hazelenut choco frosting/2017

Hazelenut choco frosting/2017

This frosting spreads beautifully. This was a very small angel food cake. I would most definitely double the recipe.  However, I did have some leftover but as I said, this was a very small cake. I froze the leftover and checked it out later. I think you could even make truffles from this recipe as long as you kept them frozen.

Hazelenut choco frosting/2017

Here’s Giada’s cake. (Hey, I don’t have a professional photographer and no fresh flowers either.)

You can find the recipe here.

Giada DeLaurentis chocolate frosting

God bless and have a good day.

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