Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. My own poor mother came down Friday and then got sick today. Thankfully, we got a chance to go to see The Great Gatsby and go out to dinner yesterday with some work friends before she got sick. Today she has basically been on the couch, drinking tea and Sprite. Sad!
As mentioned in my last post, this last week we had our AP Literature test. I swear I stopped sleeping, and in its place I had frantic dreams that I was teaching Elizabethan sonnets, lecturing on Oscar Wilde, and quizzing them on essay writing. I'm glad the test is over now and I can look towards the end of the school year! Can I believe it's almost here? Yes. I'm feeling it this year, more than ever before.
I'm starting to think about what I'd like to accomplish over the summer, which includes getting my health back on track and reading some more literary fiction. I'm excited to tackle a different set of goals and focus on me. I know that sounds selfish, but it's so necessary!
Dad's Texas Sheet Cake
(Modified by my Dad, over 20 years ago...Thanks Dad! This is exactly as he wrote it.)
Yields: One Large Sheet Cake Pan
Mix in a large bowl: 2 c. sugar and 2 c. flour. Set aside.
Boil: 1 cube butter, 4 Tbsp cocoa powder, 1 c. water, and 1/2 c. oil. Boil these together in the microwave for a minute.
Mix the hot cocoa mixture into the flour and sugar. While still hot, add 1/2 c. buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. soda, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well and pour into a well greased and floured cookie sheet pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Weekend Cooking is a great, weekly post run by Beth Fish Reads. There are some really great food-related posts there. Stop by to check out other great posts from this weekend.