Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Two of My Favorite Things

I was thinking about joining Ginny's Yarn Along today, but nothing much has changed since my last post on Friday.  I'm still crocheting and reading the same things.  The thing that has changed is my mood----I'm really grumpy.  So I thought I would share with you.  ;-)

Not my grumpy mood...but 2 of my favorite things.  I don't think I'm quite up to 5 Favorites today, but you can visit Hallie to see who is.

1. My mother's fudge.  It's the perfect cure...okay, not perfect...for a bad mood.  Anyway, it cheers me to think of her and whip up a batch for a pick-me up.  So, today I'll share the extremely complex recipe with you!

1/2 c butter, melted & removed from heat
1 tsp (or capful) of vanilla extract
1/2 c cocoa powder
1 lb. powdered sugar

Whisk all ingredients together, adding up to

1/2 c hot water

to make it smooth and spreadable.  Pour onto a buttered platter and let cool.  If you can wait.  I never knew anyone who could.

Today I added chopped walnuts for extra nutrition.  hahaha.  A couple of notes:  I always add water because I like my chocolate on the darker side.  You can use milk if you prefer a milkier chocolate.  We also use this recipe for frosting cakes---just add a little more liquid to make it the consistency you want!

2.  Praying the Regina Caeli during the Easter season.  A while back, I set the noon alarm on my phone to remind me to pray the Angelus every day.  Now that it is Easter, we pray the Regina Caeli every day---most days, not every day.  And when I'm grumpy, it reminds me that I have a very good reason to rejoice and be glad!

Queen of Heaven
V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


I'd love to know what your favorites are for changing your mood!  Help a girl out!


  1. My mouth is watering....I'd like it dark please too!!

  2. Do I get bonus points for knowing the Regina Caeli in Latin but not English?

    1. YOU win a plate of fudge, Jen!


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