Well, it looks like I am still in slow mode. My husband is back from Nashville, but he is resting up after all of that convention activity. So there is not a whole lot of incentive for me to jump into Take Charge and Get a Lot Accomplished Mode. The right side of my mouth is still sore from “crown” excavation, and although I am taking a lot of aspirin for the ache, pain still strikes at strange times – often in the middle of the night. Then I usually lie there in denial before I make myself get up and take some Tylenol PM, which takes a while to take effect.
Still, I did sell some things on E-Bay, and I am going to work on starting those orders today. First, I am eating a lovely Lean Cuisine Flatbread Wrap (6 WW points) with a Diet Coke (0 points). That will be followed by a small slice of the CHOCOLATE CAKE I made for my Mom’s birthday (too many Points to count…). After experimenting with some French gateaux au yaourt (yogurt cakes), I decided that the American palate is looking for something a little more decadent and sweet in its cakes.
So yesterday, I settled on the Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe – I used Hershey’s Cocoa Powder for the cake and Scharffen Berger Cocoa Powder for the icing. I made two cakes – well, two and a half – by using my four 6 inch cake pans instead of 2 nine inch cake pans. That way, Mom has a small cake to keep at home, and so do we! Not that we need it… I say 2 and a half because one of the cake layers got messed up. I set it aside and cut the remaining 6 layers in half, making two small 3-layer cakes. I made extra icing, of course, and then cut the messed up piece into two layers and used the remainder of the icing on it.
I have already sent two slices along to a friend, and Dad is coming tomorrow. There MAY be one slice left for him if I hide it from my husband… Needless to say, this week has not been an extremely successful Weight Watchers’ week. Back on the horse by Thursday meeting, though!