Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Supper

Dear Secret Blogiary,

Sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day to make a proper Sunday supper. Today was one of those days. Between all the household chores and a house full of guests (the kind that I don't feed), there was just barely enough time to make our weekly treat. Dinner was a late, rushed and virtually pre-packaged meal.

So I present: Chicken Alfredo from not really scratch and a totally from scratch Busy Day Chocolate cake with Oozey Chocolate Glaze.

From this:

  To this:

And then right in the pan with just a little salt and pepper.

Whole Wheat spaghetti.

From-a-jar Alfredo
(to be perfectly honest, I have never mastered the art of Alfredo from scratch anyway)
In goes the sauce and the chicken.

Yummy. Quick. Mostly healthy.
(notice a lack of veggies?)
And best of all the two biggest picky eaters I know gobble it up!

Ahh... and then the cake. I use the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book from the late 70's. Which just proves that good recipes are timeless like Little Black Dresses and Martinis.
I was quite busy so I did not remember to capture the build, but the final result is oh so pretty.

For the glaze:

Two squares semi-sweet baker's chocolate...

...all chopped up.

3/4 cup powdered sugar and 1.5 tsp butter.

Melt the butter and chocolate over low heat...

Remove from heat then add powdered sugar and mix it all up.

Add about 2 tbs of hot water (more or less depending on desired consistency)

Slather it all over the cake.

Talk about pretty and shiny!

I added sugar crystals for decoration.

Moist and picture perfect!

And of course, quickly devour because *Someone* might have finished his piece while you were taking pictures and start eyeing your piece!!

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