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I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

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65 degrees this morning and foggy with the sun trying to find its way through the clouds and by the time I got home it did.

Walked all around town this morning, up and down all the roads.
Headed up Barn Sale and took a couple of pictures.

 
Walking down towards the Drane house, Farmer Marvin came along in his truck and stopped to say Good Morning and we had a little chat.

Kathy was out walking and as we passed by I commented on her colorful shoe laces.
They matched my new bright green tee shirt that I was wearing. : )

Walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 6:34
Sunset 8:07
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Ken had another day up at Happy Trails.
I stayed home getting things done around the house.

Made a Zucchini Chocolate Cake that is so very good.
Got the recipe from my friend Kim at Happy@Home.
Thanks Kim.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup oil
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1/2 cup butter milk (I used milk)
2-3 cups grated zucchini (I used 2 1/2 cups)
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts (I used Pecans)
2 cups chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips.
Add 1 cup chocolate chips to mixture and stir in.
Pour into greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
Sprinkle the other cup of chocolate chips on top.

Bake 45 minutes in a 325 degree oven

About to go in the oven.
Out of the oven and ready to eat.
I did have the tiniest little piece out of the corner.
It is really very very good, nice and moist.
I'm having a piece for my snack tonight and I just might add a bit of ice cream on top of it too. : )

I got some laundry done and a bit of house cleaning done too.

Called my friend Mary Jo and we had a nice chat.  : )

Late afternoon I went outside and did a little more weeding. 
This time by the front walk in front of the porch.
Just finished supper and work is finished for the day.
Hope your day was a happy one.
happyone : )
"Talent is God given.  Be humble.
Fame is man-given.  Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given.  Be careful."
~ John Wooden
Comment replies:
Jedidja - No running for me.  I'm a walker. : )

15 comments:

  1. I took my dog from my mother's house to live at my new house finally. I walk her down far enough to see the farm down the street. I only saw the cows once who were at least 500 yards away.

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  2. Wow, I just love your first photograph ... amazing.

    Your cake looks delicious, enjoy it with your ice-cream!

    All the best Jan

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  3. What a beautiful spider's web and an amazing photo of it! The zucchini cake sounds yummy. Alas, no zucchini around here. (Usually, it's running out our ears.)

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  4. Spectacular picture of the spider's web!

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  5. That photo lets me stare at a spider web without fear. Its actually amazing.
    Lisa

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  6. I LOVE that web shot.That is amazing.

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  7. A very impressive web shot! Well done.

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  8. Hello, I love the misty morning photos. The sunflower is gorgeous, they make me smile. Your cake looks delicious, I wish I could try a piece. Happy weekend to you!

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  9. This is the second post today I've seen with spider webs! The spiders at my house weave such a delicate web that I don't see it until I've walked into it. UGH. The photos are so pretty, with the misty quality. The cake looks good enough to eat! I wondered what you were going to do with all the zucchini! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Have a blessed day.

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  10. Your Sunflower is looking very nice as is thet delicious cake!
    Happy Weekend :)

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  11. Looks like a happy walk and a happy day and the dessert looking might delicious. I'm hungry now!

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  12. What a happy post filled with contentment & chocolate!
    I love the cobweb photo!

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  13. Now I know why I bought some zucchini at the store the other day! Yum. Going to make this today.

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  14. I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed the cake, Karen. It looks yummy. I haven't made mine yet this year, but the summer's not over yet :)
    Your spider web photo is amazing. That is one huge web.

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  15. I love zucchini, it's so versatile, and bakes up into wonderful cookies and breads--and cake!

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