Text message conversation:
Me to my nephew Trey: What is your favorite dessert?
Trey: Chocolate cake.
Me: I’ll bring one to the game Tuesday.
Trey: Thank you Aunt Laura.
(I wish I had a room service cart with white linens I could push into the game.
That would really push the other men in my family-
my husband, my father, and my brother- over some fine edge.
That makes me laugh thinking about it.
Crazy Aunt Laura.)
I used Pioneer Woman’s Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe.
It is delicious and absolutely no fail .
During the reading, measuring, and mixing process,
I wished for a miner’s head lamp.
I then began to day dream about the sturdiness of working class
I am a proud Pyrex user.
Note to Daughters: I know so many cooking utensils in
today’s complicated world have become designer in nature,
but that is not your legacy.
So relax, spend less, and let that mumbo jumbo go.
That is not who we are.
PS. Sift your confectioner’s sugar and Hershey’s cocoa ( the working class cocoa brand).
And finally, I will never forget one of my first
‘dry’ ingredient baking lessons from my mother:
leveling the flour off the top of the measuring cup with the straight edge of a knife.
Life is good, and I am having fun.