November 25, 2008


We are still waiting in limbo to close on our house. It has been one delay after another. We finally got the papers to the finance company November 17th. Now we are waiting on the appraiser. Ugh!! We just want to close and get moved. Hopefully at this point we will be all moved in before Christmas. We have missed the original promise of Oct.31st and now we are about to surpass the 2nd promised date of Nov 28th.

Not only were we promised to have already been in our house, we were promised several remodels. We were told we could have a side by side refrigerator. We were told it won't happen they will only put a regular fridge in there. We were told they would paint all walls and the kitchen cabinets. We found out they won't paint one bathroom and the kitchen/dining/utility room. We were told they would paint the kitchen cabinets brown and now we find out they won't. Supposed they have to repaint them the original color of white. We were also told we could get a ceramic flat top stove

So now I will have to paint once we move in. The bathroom and kitchen/dining/utility room are a hideous pink flower wallpaper. Well I guess I could pick out my own wallpaper now.

November 02, 2008

Doesn't this look delicious?

Cool Whip Chocolate One Bowl Bliss Cake

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 2 hr 20 min
Makes: 16 servings


1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix
5 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
1 tub (8 oz.) plus 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
1 Tbsp. powdered sugar


HEAT oven 350F. Prepare cake batter, in 2-1/2-qt. ovenproof bowl, as directed on package; scrape side of bowl. Bake 1 hour 5 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake 10 min.; loosen from side of bowl with knife. Invert onto wire rack; remove bowl. Cool cake completely; cut into 3 layers.

MICROWAVE 4 chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min., stirring after 1 min. Cool. Add 1 tub COOL WHIP; whisk until blended. Stack and fill layers with chocolate mixture. Frost with remaining COOL WHIP.

MAKE curls from remaining chocolate square. (See Tip.) Arrange on cake; sprinkle with sugar. Keep refrigerated.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Sweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Source: KraftFoods
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