How today's grandmothers have fun with, relate to, and communicate with our grandchildren
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
REVISITING CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
Nina, 9, and Anna, 16, came to visit this weekend -- and we made the chocolate cake in a mug. We benefited from the suggestions of other grannies -- to spray the inside of the mug before baking, to mix the ingredients in a separate bowl -- and to decrease the time of zapping in the microwave. We baked the cakes for 2 minutes each and also fooled around a little bit with the ingredients after Anna was horrified at one cake calling for 3 Tablespoons of oil. She cut it down, I think to 1 Tbsp, and both cakes, which we made separately, turned out fine. Each one was plenty for two people, especially with scoops of ice cream. The best part was peering through the microwave window and watching the cake rise suddenly and magically above the top of the mug. Thanks to all the grannies who did this before we did! Always good to stand on the shoulders of giants in the kitchen.
I started this blog to talk with other modern grandmothers about how you enjoy your grandchildren -- and I recently broadened the focus to include topics of interest to anyone of grandparent age, whether you have grandkids or not. My book "Super Granny: Great stuff to Do with Your Grandkids" inspired the blog, but if you go to my website, www.sallywendkosolds.com, you'll see that I have many other interests and have written on lots of them in 11 books and more than 200 articles about child development, family life, human relationships, health, and travel. As an oral historian, I have conducted video and audio interviews for several major projects. I’m an avid reader and a people-person.I would love to hear from you. Please leave comments and email me through my website.