Two weeks ago five friends and I went on a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona. Joanne Soma’s generous son Steve invited her to bring her friends to stay at his condo. We couldn’t pass up an offer like that! These are the friends that I also go up to Michigan in the summer and we celebrate our birthdays on our birthday month. Joanne and another friend, Bev Chicos had been doctoring, so we were on a walking food tour at old town where we walked to five restaurants. At the end of the tour, Joanne was limping more all the time, so we were going to take a trolley back to our starting point. We were hurrying to make our trolley when something snapped in Joanne’s knee and she just couldn’t move. A kind gentleman from our tour carried her onto the trolley. After several hours at the ER and finding out there was nothing broken, we were on our way with a knee brace, walker and pain meds. On the morning we were to go to the airport, Bev could hardly move. Her pain had come back with a vengeance, so our group limped into the airport where a kindly airport employee took us under his wing. Joanne and Bev ended up in wheelchairs. Oh yes, and Sharon Hanson was coming down with a bladder infection. The remaining three of us? Well we all have our aches and pains too. I am probably considered the most gimpy, but we were able to make it under our own steam! Regardless of our problems, we had a good time together!My recipe comes from my friend Joyce Jorgenson. If you are a chocolate lover this one is for you!
Chocolate Fudge Cake
1 chocolate cake mix
1 fudge brownie mix
1 cup oil
1 1/4 cups water
Mix all together. Pour into a prepared bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.
Heat one cup whipping cream for two minutes in a microwave, then add one cup chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Drizzle over cake.
Have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.