Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunlight and Super Bowl Rings

Teresa and I tried out a new place for lunch - the Firehouse Cafe. It's in an old firehouse, as if you couldn't guess that. I tried a burger, and it was okay.

They were doing a booming business, so I guess some people think it's better than just okay. I did love the sunlight coming through on the table, and on Teresa.

Most of the menu is devoted to breakfast, so hopefully I'll get to try that out soon.

I love going out to breakfast with someone. Seems like such a nice way to start the day. It rarely happens, however, because few people want to get up that early.

Tonight I went to a black history month event. It featured the African American male voices, a local gospel group I've always enjoyed.

Dr. Curtis McClinton spoke about his own life as a professional football player, as well as his early life, all while sporting a Super Bowl Ring.

He ended his presentation by singing "Old Man River." He had the deepest voice I've heard in a long time. I have to say that his presentation wasn't what I expected, from the content to the Super Bowl ring. But I guess that's part of the beauty of such an event - surprises.

Creative Sisterhood

Tonight was Creative Sisterhood and it was a very nice evening.

I had the day off today so I had time to putter around the house a bit, which was great. I had lunch with Trish, but other than that I was pretty much home tidying up a little and working on some projects.

Last night I baked a new cake to share with Creative Sisterhood. I'm not generally a big fan of cherries, but I love this cake. It's wonderful.

Cherry Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

Cream butter and sugar, then mix in eggs and extract. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Pour into 9 by 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

1 c. sugar
1/3 c. milk
5 tbsp. butter
1 c. chocolate chips

Mix sugar, milk and butter in saucepan and boil for one minute, stirring continuously. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Pour over warm cake.