Archive for June, 2005
I made this for Father’s Day this weekend and it WAS the best-ever chocolate cake that I have EVER had! And oh, so simple to make! I like that. ;~) You DON’T want to try to calculate the points.
1 (18 ¼-ounce) package devil’s food cake mix1 (3.9-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix1 cup sour cream, regular or light1 cup milk½ cup vegetable oil½ cup water4 eggs3 cups (about 18 ounces) chocolate chips (divided use)6 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, milk, oil, water and eggs. Beat until blended, then mix in 2 cups chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To make the glaze: Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat or in the microwave. Add 1 cup chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the cake. Makes 12 servings.
PER SERVING: Cal 625 (54% fat) Fat 40 g (17 g sat) Fiber 4 g Chol 88 mg Sodium 591 mg Carb 69 g Protein 7 g
I’d REALLY like to do this. Me & Rachel. Go to http://www.the3day.org to find out more. It’s September 30 – October 2 in Atlanta. $90 to register and you commit to raise $2100 per person. Walking 60 miles would be the EASY part!
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OUT FROM YOUR OWN DEATH: This will be accepted as an excuse. However, we require at least two weeks notice, as it is your duty to train your own replacement.
RESTROOM USE: Entirely too much time is being spent in the restroom. In the future, we will follow the practice of going in alphabetical order. For instance, all employees whose names begin with ‘A’ will go from 8:00 to 8:20, employees whose names begin with ‘B’ will go from 8:20 to 8:40 and so on. If you’re unable to go at your allotted time, it will be necessary to wait until the next day when your turn comes again. In extreme emergencies employees may swap their time with a coworker. Both employees’ supervisors in writing must approve this exchange. In addition, there is now a strict 3-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound and the toilet paper roll will retract.
LUNCH BREAK: Skinny people get an hour for lunch as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy, normal size people get 30 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain the average figure. Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch because that’s all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast and take a diet pill.
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Futuristic office keeps
workers fit on the job
Obesity researcher dreams up
alternative to cubicles
Dr. James Levine keeps a 1 mph pace on his treadmill while checking his e-mail May 26 in Rochester, Minn. The obesity researcher and his team at the Mayo Clinic have developed an alternative to traditional cubicles by combining a computer, desk and treadmill in one unit.