Beautiful Mess

October 3, 2007

Cooking, Journal, Lauren

Visit your local library!  I had to get some stuff for school, and as I was walking through the library lobby I saw the boxes by the door just chock-full of magazines they had weeded out.  I got a bunch of Martha Stewart ones, an Oprah one, and a Rachel Ray one.  I’m set for my Wealthy Life Coaches collection.  I got them for free!  (If it’s free – it’s me!) The only drawback to these are that somebody has gone through them before and cut out a bunch of stuff, so I can’t get too invested in an article.  It might not end. 

Well, it just so happens that the other night I had a strange hankering for something chocolatey.  In the Rachel Ray magazine there was a recipe for a cup-of-chocolate-death kind of thing.  I decided to try to make it. 

It required two tablespoons of double-strength coffee (done),  one teaspoon of brandy (which I don’t have, so I used wine), three ounces of melted chocolate (but I have the squeezy tubes, so that’s easier), and then knocking the bowl over with your hand while you squeeze out the last tube. 

I think it turned out pretty well, don’t you?

So swirly

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Beautiful Mess”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Wine as a substitue for brandy?!? Silly Lauren. But I think you have that “knock the bowl over” technique down really well. Congratulations!


  2. Michele Said on:

    Those ingredients sound awesome -- I would have licked it right off the counter. Did you?


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  4. Peggy Said on:

    That is one AWESOME looking design! I’d like to see a new category … Spilled Food Art!

    It looks to me like Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge … Mmmmm!!

    (if you hadn’t spilled it, what would you have done with it? I mean how would you have cooked it, or ???? to complete it.)


    • Lauren Said on:

      It had to do with whipping eggs and stuff -- some sort of souffle’ thing. I might try it again sometime, so I’ll save it for then.


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