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Old 01-27-2015, 10:51 AM   #1
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Is chocolate cake on your menu today, 1-27-15?

Just discovered it's National Chocolate Cake day! None for us though. Cream of broccoli soup and homemade cracker bread, maybe the rest of the flan for desert if we're still hungry.

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Old 01-27-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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Not today. I am waiting for Valentines Day to make a German Chocolate cake that has been requested numerous times.


Will be away much of the day and plan on spaghetti and meatballs when I get home.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:16 AM   #3
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I'm sorry to say that I no longer observe National Chocolate Cake day!

Today it is something old and something new.

Ham steak with leftover steamed vegetables, cabbage salad and chunky apple sauce.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:54 PM   #4
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No chocolate cake here.

We're having Chicken Makhani tonight, or at least that's the plan right now.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:38 PM   #5
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Just discovered it's National Chocolate Cake day! None for us though.

Awesome!! Any excuse for a chocolate cake.

Here are some of my favorites: recipe for guiness cahe: Chocolate Stout Cake - aka Guinness cake


Hersheys cocoa can cake recipe: https://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/h...il.aspx?id=184
Pic of the hersheys can cake:




Another easy one pan cake here: Best Ever Chocolate Cake | Easy

and more cake porn:




Anyone have a great chocolate cake?
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:31 PM   #6
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No, not chocolate cake today but I've been turning out cupboards and found the Aldi Stollen that I bought for Christmas (still with in it's "use by" date) so I thought I'd have that as a reward for my hard work. It was delicious with the marzipan folded round in the dough instead of just in a strip down the middle, so every mouthful had some marzipan.

I must say that Aldi have some very good Christmas stuff. The Panetone last year was the best I've ever had.


Hi Janet, my grandmother used to make a very good chocolate cake but it used Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate (a sort of sweetened cocoa drink) which I don't think you have and it doesn't work with ordinary cocoa. I do like the Guinness cake though, despite no being a great chocolate fan. Is it Nigella Lawson's recipe?
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:13 PM   #7
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Looks like none of us are celebrating National Chocolate Day properly, but I bet more than a couple of us will be celebrating a different holiday: Thomas Crapper Day


I made a pot of ham and bean soup yesterday, to eat today. I'll be heating that up a little later tonight to have with a crusty whole-wheat baguette. Perfect food for a perfectly winter-ish day.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:30 PM   #8
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I put beans in my ears. I don't want to know about Chocolate Cake today. I had two slices of tiramisu yesterday, that's enough sweets for me for the month. Luckily, a new month begins real soon.

I am making baked kielbasa with potatoes onions and carrots with a horseradish sauce along with cole slaw for dinner today. Recipe calls for a cup of beer for the braising liquid, I 'm using chix broth. I'm petty sure the recipe accidentally forgot to include caraway , so I corrected that for them.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:55 PM   #9
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Chicken sauteed in Madeira wine w/ mushrooms, walleye fishcakes, rice.
Sorry no cake!

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Old 01-27-2015, 08:45 PM   #10
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Looks good, Joey.

Janet, after seeing your pics I wish I had some chocolate cake!

I was planning on making up a loaded up salad for dinner this evening, but as time went on I wasn't into chopping a bunch of veggies. Maybe breakfast for dinner, still have lots of fresh strawberries to use up.
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