Wednesday, February 10, 2010

After Book Club

The book club is a fait accompli AND the dessert was a success. The mulled wine went over well because it was a very cold, windy day. So now I can relax for another year before I have to host it again. This is a traumatic event for me. I have to clean AND cook.

The book was South of Broad by Pat Conroy and takes place in Charleston, SC so I wanted to make a southern dessert. I found a recipe on the 'net for "Incredibly Easy Mississippi Mud Cake" and that is an understatement. I wish I could give credit to the originator of the recipe but it is not possible.

1 box brownie mix - made according to directions for cake browniesEXCEPT substitute bourbon or whiskey for the water
2 7-oz jars marshmellow creme
1 can deep dark chocolate frosting.

Bake brownies - immediately on removing from oven spread the marshmellow creme over the hot brownies. Melt the frosting in the microwave until liquid (about 45 seconds) and pour over the marshmellow creme. Allow to cool completely before serving.

It can't get any easier than that. If I can do it, anyone can!!! Needless to say, I have had enough sugar for the day (or week).

Tomorrow is back to the sewing studio. I am playing with black and white with a red showing through every once in awhile. I can see what I want but seem to be worrying one part of it. Maybe if I back into it, I can make it work. That works for me when I get writer's block - go around the block and approach it from a different angle.

I still have not been to civilization for my white thread. Actually, I have not been anywhere. It would probably be faster it I ordered it on-line. Meanwhile my wall hanging is hanging on my quilt wall staring at me. One book club member wanted to know if the sewing machine dust protector could be sized to cover her large counter top mixer. Interesting, I think it would work without much resizing at all. They also liked the 'chick and chic' bag with the bright greens and yellow - called it a happy bag.

I am still working on my strip blocks. I've been working them in color groupings and then will see how they fit together or what jumps out at me.

Hugs to all of you who care to read my ramblings as I discover a completely different side of me.



  1. MMMM...could you send me some of that mud cake? Poor thing...if I could e-mail you some of my white thread, I would :)

    See why I don't do book club? Cook AND clean...too much pressure. Then again, my mom will be here from Boston next I guess I'll need to do both soon :(

  2. Or you could make her very happy and let her do it when she gets there. I'm not sure why mothers are that way - we complain if its not cleaned (silently) and we complain if we aren't needed (vocally). Not sure which is better

    Dessert disappeared as soon as Big T returned home after everyone left. Sorry :(

  3. So glad to know there's an easy way to make Mississippi Mud Cake...I've always made it from scratch! I've enjoyed reading through your blog!

  4. Annette

    Thank you for stopping by Hummingbird Treasures. Please feel free to come by often to see what trivia is going on in my life. :)


  5. Sounds like a fun time and a great dessert!

  6. Welcome back Jeannie - we missed you. I was beginning to worry about you. The event was a little stressful leading up to it but the wine and the dessert helped. (I could easily be a hermit.)


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