Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sharing It Saturday

It is a cool drizzling day here in Southern Georgia, we are having what is know
as North Easters, it rains and the Ocean is churning and it is a very windy and
cool time here in Florida and Southern Ga. Our weather is much like Northern
Florida, in fact we get our local news from Jacksonville, FL we do not have a
news channel for this area.

It has been a busy week, my husband went Thursday for all his pre-testing for
the surgery he will have October 14th, he has a lesion in his throat and they will
remove it and do a biopsy on it. It is rather common among preachers, and he
has been preaching for over 35 years now, the vocal cords get strained many
times through the times of preaching, the hardest part will be keeping him down
for 3 days, and not talking, I need to get him one of those white boards to write
on for this time. Please keep him in prayer this week, and me too, I am not feeling
great either, my back and stomach is bothering me, seems every fall I suffer with
the stomach, and the wet weather is making my RA act up and I am hurting.

It has been a long week, one night we did go shrimping down at the docks, we caught
a lot of shrimp and wanting to catch even more before the season ends. We freeze
them and use them for fishing all year round. Salt water fish love shrimp, so we
can catch a mess of fish with a few shrimp. My husband likes to eat them too, I am
not much on sea food, only certain types of fish I even eat, and the Snow crabs or Dungeness crabs, now I can put them away.

I have this scrumptious recipe and it is so good so going to share with all my friends
here, hope you try it, and all your family will love it too, I will be making it for
Thanksgiving too, my family will love it, I know they love anything chocolate. So
here is  the recipe.

Chocolate Turtle Cake

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 bag (14 oz) caramels
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped pecans
1 bag (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
Ice cream or Whipped cream, if desired
Caramel and chocolate toppings,
Chopped pecans, if desired

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan).

Grease or spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan.

Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour half of the batter into pan.

Bake 22 minutes. Refrigerate remaining batter.

Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted. Stir in pecans. Pour caramel mixture over warm cake in pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Spread with remaining batter. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool at least 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream, drizzle with toppings and sprinkle with pecans. Store loosely covered.
This recipe was great - very rich!! I probably added a bit more than 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips, you can't ever have too much chocolate, right? ha. I also would have sprayed the sides of the pan after baking the bottom half and before adding the caramel. The caramel/pecan mixture really stuck to my cake pan and it was kind of hard to get the cake out. I even loosened the sides right after baking as recommended, but it still stuck a bit.


Jillian said...

I'll be praying for health and comfort in your home. I'm sorry your husband will undergo surgery, but I'm sure he'll be better in the long run as a result. And he'll have you to look after him, which is a blessing indeed. : )


Flat Creek Farm said...

For sure, I will be trying that recipe. Thank you! Prayers going up for your husband. I never thought about it, but yes, I s'pose those preachers are prone to this. Bless him and you. Wouldn't mind having a little drizzly weather here.. it's still so dry. And also wondering what it would be like to have all that fresh seafood at my beck and call?! Talk about blessings.. I'd say that's a big one ;) Enjoy your weekend. -Tammy

Grammy Blick said...

That recipe sounds so chocolatey!! Prayers accompany you and your husband. Our weather has changed this weekend, we are blessed with RAIN!!! May it stay a day or three. God keep you in His care.

Grammy Blick said...

That recipe sounds so chocolatey!! Prayers accompany you and your husband. Our weather has changed this weekend, we are blessed with RAIN!!! May it stay a day or three. God keep you in His care.

Becky (Consider Him) said...


taylormom2six said...

Can't wait to make this cake! I'll be keeping you and your husband in my prayers. My pastor has a hemorage on his vocal cords, he's been preaching for 25 years.

Hope you feel better soon, love your posts!

Phil. 4:13

HOPE said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well...I can't imagine you without a SMILE so you must be still and not showing your pain! Prayers for you!!

I'm sorry to laugh at the lesion for PREACHERS...our Pastor LOVES to talk...I'm surprised he doesn't have one! Pray that the LORD's will be done in the timing for your husband's surgery and success.

Take care...

Anita said...

Yummy! That cake looks scrumptious!

Sandra Henderson said...

I remember you talking about tje lump, but didn think it would be cancer either! So it was? Oh sorry to not kow, praying for you