I had a pretty good, if low-key birthday weekend. We checked out the local yarn store Knit Happy and met the lovely owner, Sherry. I’m going to do my best to attend their Thursday Knit Night. I resisted temptation to buy any yarn but the lure of the wall of Cascade 220 is calling me back. I’ve been thinking about making up my own Fair Isle design and use it in an EZP sweater. That would knock off two of my knitting goals with one skein of yarn. Or something. I’m thinking for the design part to do something fun like fish or maybe hearts? Or pieces of sushi? We’ll see.
My husband was kind enough to make me a cake! It’s an old family recipe called Chocolate Icebox Cake.
Two Christmases ago his mom collected a bunch of family recipes and had them published in a book she called “The Good Life” and gave out copies to everyone. She was kind enough to note which recipes were Paul’s favorites (like Grandpa Cliff’s Spaghetti) and this was one of them. With good reason!
The cake is basically layers of the spongey type of lady fingers and chocolate mousse. Stick it in the fridge over night to let it all combine and enjoy with some cool whip. The layering would have been better if we had a loaf pan but we don’t. We used a regular pyrex dish that was just a little too shallow and wide. But it still tasted delicious! It was a nice change from a regular frosted cake.
A dremel tool and cake made from scratch? My husband is amazing! Oh and he can knit, too! Just not purl. But I’ll change that soon enough.