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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Nicole's Day!

Memories of one Saturday, August 10:


This morning we went to McDonald’s for breakfast because Nicole loves ‘Donald’s’.  Daddy gave the girls harmonicas and I gave them school bags as they love to play school.
In the afternoon, we went to Kinsmen Park for the rides.
In the evening, I made Pizza Pork Chops and special macaroni and we had chocolate cake (Grandma Foran's recipe, of course).  

It was a lovely day.

P.S.  Nicole, who still loves pasta, wanted help twirling spaghetti just days before her 2nd birthday.  “Wiggle, wiggle,” she said, holding her fork up.

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Nicole’s art at the age of 2

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When Nicole and Kepler were visiting this summer, we went to the Price Smart store in Richmond because it has a fantastic fish department where we once selected a fish from a tank. 

This time, Nicole chose a couple of live crabs.  It was the first time we ever cooked crabs but they were WONDERFUL!  Nicole said she considered this her birthday dinner with us. 

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Happy, Happy Birthday to my daughter!

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  Grandma Kay Foran's Chocolate Cake recipe:  it's still 


  the best:

KAY’S CHOCOLATE CAKE

Grease and flour 9x9 pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Into large mixing bowl put:

1 ¾ cups flour
½ cup sugar
½ tsp. salt
3 tbsp cocoa
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
Stir all dry ingredients  to blend.

Now add:
1 cup cold water
½ cup salad oil
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Use hand mixer to combine all ingredients .  Turn into pan.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Spread with Vanilla Butter Icing.

*I love to serve cake hot out of the oven.  Just ice the pieces individually before serving. 

Ice the remainder of the cake when it cools.