Well, it has been quite an exhausting few days! We had decided to leave around 5 or so on Tuesday to head to NH for my cousin's wedding but Lillie woke up Tuesday morning with a fever of 104. Even after a nice dose of Motrin it didn't go down much so we headed to prompt care because her doctor wasn't in. After a lengthy visit there and still with a 104 temp, we discovered she was fine, which was a huge relief! Then we headed to the Verizon store (I had lost my phone last Wednesday and finally had a new one come in on Monday but, of course, it didn't work). We were there for FOREVER! Finally though, at 3:30 we returned home with a working phone for the first time in a week! I put Lillie down for her nap and had to package up six items to get sent out and then finally started packing. Needless to say we did not get out at 5. We finally left at 8:10! It was a LONG trip, but we did make it here safe and sound.
I don't have any pics to share yet, but thought I would share one of my favorite recipes! Recipes from me will be very few and far between, because I am a horrible cook. I LOVE to bake, though (and Lillie loves to too). This is one of my favorite recipes because it is so easy and so delicous! My Aunt Patty shared it with us years and years ago and my mom, sisters and I make it on a pretty regular basis. It can be horribly addicting. Normally we make it in a regular bundt pan, but this time Lillie and I made it in a sandcastle one. My sister Jamie got me this adorable pan. It actually looks best if you make a regular lighter color pound cake, but I was craving the chocolate chip!
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake:
1 (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix that has pudding in the mix
1 (3.9 oz) package chocolate instant pudding mix
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
4 large eggs
1 carton (8 oz) sour cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate bits
sifted powdered sugar
Combine first three ingredients, stirring with a wire whisk to remove large lumps. Add oile and next three ingredients, stirring until smooth. Stir in chocolate bits. Pour batter into a greased and floured 12 cup bundt pan (any bundt pan should work). Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. Shake pan a bit when you pull it out, to loosen edges. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Let cool for a little white longer and then sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
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It is rainy here today, so we probably won't get any good photos today but I am hoping to take some of the Audrey Hepburn tutu tomorrow and will share them as soon as I do!